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adventures in immersive storytelling technique with a NW twist
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Bringing Storytelling Back to Music with Paul McCartney and VR

Bringing Storytelling Back to Music with Paul McCartney and VR | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 12, 2016 1:47 AM

 

Alex Kane:  '“Today’s most innovative artists are always looking for new ways to push boundaries, with their music and their means of connecting with fans,” says [Lucas] Wilson. “[...] We’re used to going to concerts, but very few of us have actually been on stage. We’ve grown accustomed to hearing from our favorite artists on social media, but rarely do those words come directly from their mouths. VR is changing all that. It’s the most personal way of connecting with your fans.”'

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Alex Kane:  '“Today’s most innovative artists are always looking for new ways to push boundaries, with their music and their means of connecting with fans,” says [Lucas] Wilson. “[...] We’re used to going to concerts, but very few of us have actually been on stage. We’ve grown accustomed to hearing from our favorite artists on social media, but rarely do those words come directly from their mouths. VR is changing all that. It’s the most personal way of connecting with your fans.”'

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Bernie Su On New Thriller Socio And The Future Of Transmedia And TV

Bernie Su On New Thriller Socio And The Future Of Transmedia And TV | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 8, 2016 7:38 AM

 

Stephanie Coats:  "Bernie Su has already changed the way millions of people watch television and he’s done it without ever putting a show on a major network."

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The Evolution of Vrse (To Within), and What It Means for VR Storytelling

The Evolution of Vrse (To Within), and What It Means for VR Storytelling | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 30, 2016 1:03 AM

 

Alejandro Dinsmore:  "Chris Milk, one of the leading creators in the VR space is moving away from thinking about VR as a medium in which the author tells a story, and toward thinking about it as a medium in which viewers can, for the first time, step directly into the world of the creator."

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SeriesFest: How To Make an Indie TV Pilot

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 28, 2016 3:11 AM

 

Chris O'Falt and Sarah Colvin:  "IndieWire examines how much money, crew, time and equipment it took to shoot the 34 Competition Pilots that screened in Denver. [....] What we learned was that shooting an indie pilot is not terribly different than shooting the micro-budget features that find their way to film festivals."

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The First-Ever Snapchat Movie is Here, and it's Horrifying—Go Behind the Scenes

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, June 27, 2016 11:57 AM

Sickhouse - the first SnapChat-based film--brought to mind Blair Witch Project.  Both are revolutionary in their use of media to capture authenticity, breaking the fourth wall, and capturing the audience's imagination by fiddling with reality vs. fiction.  Using SnapChat is a clever device to make the film timely and raw.  

 

First adopters always have the advantage of challenging the audience's existing mental models about where and how reality ends and fiction begins.  This is a nice metaphor for social technologies as an extension of the social space rather than "some other place."  It is exactly that understanding that made the initial launch so powerful.

 

SnapChat also demands a 'Heminwayesqe' brevity and succinctness to scene construction, especially in real time.  Creating a horror film is a bit of a cheat as all that heightened anxiety increases the "need to know" among the audience that encourages following the story through.  Nevertheless, with so many moving parts, it makes sense to use a genre with wide socioemotional appeal.

 

The irony is that it didn't all disappear in the SnapChat way, and thus challenges how we understand SnapChat as well.  I have wondered for some time, given the creativity that SnapChat unleashes, how long people will be willing to just let their mini-artworks go into the ether.  When we create, it is part of us.  We have a long history of documenting acts of creativity because it is how we share our most human qualities.  

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, July 2, 2016 5:52 AM
Snapchat movie Sickhouse was a real success. "Everyone was hooked. People trust that what they are seeing on their snap stories is real", said he director Hannah Macpherson. One key was to cast a protagonist who already was a social media pop star (Andrea Russett). She posted the videos from her own account. 
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Immersive storytelling is everywhere and there’s no going back

Immersive storytelling is everywhere and there’s no going back | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 2, 2016 12:53 AM

 

Melanie Arrow:  "Immersive storytelling is a technique that is finding its way into new spaces such as theatres, games, documentaries, advertising and journalism. The aim is to give people the feeling of really ‘being there’, calling on 3D gaming, virtual and augmented reality technologies in the process. Tech is making our media more entertaining, hard-hitting and unique."

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The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 21, 2016 5:53 AM

 

Kevin Kelly:  "Blockbuster MR and VR worlds will require the highest level of world-building. The inherent freedom of the audience to move around, to peek at the underside of things, to linger and appreciate the details, means that great effort and skill will be needed to preserve the chain of persuasion for all the things that make up that world."

 

DRC:  An in-depth look at virtual reality, mixed reality and the future of world building.  [This is a long read but well worth the effort!]

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating 360° VR, from the Makers of the 1 Trillion Pixel Cat Video

A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating 360° VR, from the Makers of the 1 Trillion Pixel Cat Video | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Michael Morgenstern:  "My other films are narratives which seek to understand the human experience — YouTube 360º isn’t quite ready for that. What it is ready for is an lulz-filled environment with something interesting happening in every corner, where people can watch for thirty seconds or two hours."

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Agence White Dog's curator insight, March 13, 2016 6:03 PM

 

Michael Morgenstern:  "My other films are narratives which seek to understand the human experience — YouTube 360º isn’t quite ready for that. What it is ready for is an lulz-filled environment with something interesting happening in every corner, where people can watch for thirty seconds or two hours."

Aki Puustinen's curator insight, March 14, 2016 5:59 AM

 

Michael Morgenstern:  "My other films are narratives which seek to understand the human experience — YouTube 360º isn’t quite ready for that. What it is ready for is an lulz-filled environment with something interesting happening in every corner, where people can watch for thirty seconds or two hours."

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 15, 2016 7:58 AM

 

Michael Morgenstern:  "My other films are narratives which seek to understand the human experience — YouTube 360º isn’t quite ready for that. What it is ready for is an lulz-filled environment with something interesting happening in every corner, where people can watch for thirty seconds or two hours."

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4 Ways Drone Technology Has Changed Storytelling and Expanded Creativity

4 Ways Drone Technology Has Changed Storytelling and Expanded Creativity | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Rob Kleiman:  "The impressive capabilities of drone technology are pushing a selection of filmmakers from every corner of the globe to create media using drones."

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Devadas's curator insight, March 10, 2016 12:31 AM

 

Rob Kleiman:  "The impressive capabilities of drone technology are pushing a selection of filmmakers from every corner of the globe to create media using drones."

steve batchelder's curator insight, March 10, 2016 2:21 AM

 

Rob Kleiman:  "The impressive capabilities of drone technology are pushing a selection of filmmakers from every corner of the globe to create media using drones."

Maria Claudia Londoño D.'s curator insight, March 16, 2016 1:51 AM

 

Rob Kleiman:  "The impressive capabilities of drone technology are pushing a selection of filmmakers from every corner of the globe to create media using drones."

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VR reality check: in praise of the lazy audience

VR reality check: in praise of the lazy audience | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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imm3rsive:  "Digital storytelling keeps promising to put the audience in control. But as viewers, how much do we really want that?"

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 16, 2016 4:11 PM


imm3rsive:  "Digital storytelling keeps promising to put the audience in control. But as viewers, how much do we really want that?"

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How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 6, 2016 2:51 PM


Charlotte Sabin:  "We’re entering a new world of storytelling, in which digital exists as an experience; a visceral exploration of a story outside of a print book."

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, February 7, 2016 7:47 AM

YES: "It isn’t romanticised print-book-in-hand ideologies that concern us as we plunge into narratives, it’s the voice of a storyteller."

 

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Virtual Reality is Here, But What is VR Storytelling?

Virtual Reality is Here, But What is VR Storytelling? | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Jan-Olof Steen's curator insight, February 5, 2016 1:29 AM

 

Sue Ding:  "At Sundance's New Frontier, creators push the boundaries of storytelling and search for a new lexicon for VR."

Jan-Olof Steen's curator insight, February 5, 2016 1:31 AM

 

Sue Ding:  "At Sundance's New Frontier, creators push the boundaries of storytelling and search for a new lexicon for VR."

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 5, 2016 2:05 AM

VR + Storytelling.. mmmm.... juicy!!!!!

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Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Get The Most Out of Twitter

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Get The Most Out of Twitter | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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READ MORE: Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's the Online Community You Need to Know About

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 17, 2015 5:25 PM


Jesse Zook Mann:  "From hashtag etiquette to scheduling tweets, this is the guide you need to read about Twitter workflow."

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, July 18, 2015 10:35 AM

añada su visión ...

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GOING IN CIRCLES - A Primer On Virtual Reality Production

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 8, 2016 7:48 AM

 

Brian Seth Hurst:  "Producing for VR is a virtual hack-a-thon right now but hopefully this primer will give you some insights into the production process, the technology and the workflow."

Rick Shaughnessy's curator insight, July 9, 2016 3:28 PM
not a bad primer
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Bernie Su On New Thriller Socio And The Future Of Transmedia And TV

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 8, 2016 7:38 AM

 

Stephanie Coats:  "Bernie Su has already changed the way millions of people watch television and he’s done it without ever putting a show on a major network."

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4 Tips for Journalists to Master Snapchat Stories

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 29, 2016 6:08 AM

 

Mignon Fogarty:  "Snapchat is no longer just a private messaging tool for kids" ....

 

DRC:  These are useful tips for all Snapchat storytellers :)

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 29, 2016 11:06 AM
Goed om te weten als je een Snapchat verhaal wilt maken. Zeker als je - zoals ik - er net mee begint. ;-)
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SeriesFest: How To Make an Indie TV Pilot

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 28, 2016 3:11 AM

 

Chris O'Falt and Sarah Colvin:  "IndieWire examines how much money, crew, time and equipment it took to shoot the 34 Competition Pilots that screened in Denver. [....] What we learned was that shooting an indie pilot is not terribly different than shooting the micro-budget features that find their way to film festivals."

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Aardman Animations And Rapt Media Aim To Make Interactive Content More Emotional

Aardman Animations And Rapt Media Aim To Make Interactive Content More Emotional | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 2, 2016 7:11 PM

 

Meg Carter:  "The folks behind Wallace and Gromit and the digital storytelling company want to expand your idea of what interactive video can do."

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Indigenous Media quietly just released a feature film on Snapchat

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 5, 2016 6:24 AM

 

Saba Hamedy:  "Over the weekend, Indigenous Media released a feature-length horror thriller.  But the film didn't bow in theaters or on a streaming service. Instead, it was quietly uploaded onto Snapchat."

Nancy Wah Day's curator insight, May 8, 2016 6:57 AM
Potential for students to engage in innovative authentic learning experience.
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The Uncanny Valley of VR

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John Jones:  "How the latest virtual reality tech is opening up a limitless, yet uncanny, world…"

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Laborious Cretin's curator insight, March 19, 2016 7:47 AM

The Uncanny Valley, VR immersion, VR adds, and VR sickness. As the article shows. They are planning to push adds in VR and why you may want to make your own spaces walled off from adds and manipulation of emotions like facebook and other social media does. To go with this article as they did use uncanny valley in VR. The more uncanny or unrealistic some thing is the faster some can become sick from the experience. The more un natural some thing is to the brain seems to cause a reaction of feeling sick or woozy. IE fly 2 planes with each eye and arm or hand and watch how fast some one feels ill, Vs. a humanoid avatar and both eyes getting similar input from one reference point. The other thing I would say is the multitaskers do less than the single tasked. IE if you split your attention into 2 or 4 things it does not scale out with zero loss. 2 things may get only 40% each and 4 maybe 5%-10% Vs doing one thing at a time at 100% or even 90% rate.


"VR looks like it could become common in areas like virtual ‘hands-on’ skills training, next gen video conferencing, experience marketing, architectural visualisation, immersive journalism – imagine the emotive impact of ‘being’ in Syria, the remote control of robots, discovery-based education, scientific modelling of microscopic manipulations, and so much more."


 That may sound nice, but remember if you have locked in platforms like playstation or occulus rift linking to facebook. You may want to think twice before you get a set. Facebook locked me out of an account so I stay away from their products like occulus. With the social manipulation study's they did on people, it is hard to trust them now. Also adds you will have to watch out for as they are a security threat. Part of why you may want to have your own VR spots made so to say.


"what will happen when virtual worlds become more appealing for many people than their real world?"

A few things to this part. First I would say it is not hard to make VR more appealing than real world or real life. You only need to look a little bit to see how bad people are in the real world and how crappy different parts of society are. Digital enclaves will spring up similar to what is done now in other areas. From atheist to religious to technology to cat's. people will self organize or at least they should in theory. Yet some others may go for human & A.I./bot further detaching them from other humans. The VR/AR storm coming splits off many ways. 2016 is only the beginning of the second push into VR/AR with billions put behind some things.

Karlton B McIver's curator insight, March 19, 2016 9:19 PM

 

John Jones:  "How the latest virtual reality tech is opening up a limitless, yet uncanny, world…"

Devadas's curator insight, March 19, 2016 11:22 PM

 

John Jones:  "How the latest virtual reality tech is opening up a limitless, yet uncanny, world…"

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Hollywood Learns a New Storytelling Language for VR

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Ryan Nakashima:  "Much the way early cinematographers had to discover cuts, wide shots and perspective, VR filmmakers find themselves making things up as they go along, often mashing up traditional movies and video-game techniques along the way."

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Aki Puustinen's curator insight, March 12, 2016 2:31 AM

 

Ryan Nakashima:  "Much the way early cinematographers had to discover cuts, wide shots and perspective, VR filmmakers find themselves making things up as they go along, often mashing up traditional movies and video-game techniques along the way."

Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, March 13, 2016 5:09 AM

 

Ryan Nakashima:  "Much the way early cinematographers had to discover cuts, wide shots and perspective, VR filmmakers find themselves making things up as they go along, often mashing up traditional movies and video-game techniques along the way."

Sara Caspani's curator insight, March 13, 2016 3:31 PM

 

Ryan Nakashima:  "Much the way early cinematographers had to discover cuts, wide shots and perspective, VR filmmakers find themselves making things up as they go along, often mashing up traditional movies and video-game techniques along the way."

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The 15-Second Films Taking Instagram By Storm

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Melissa Locker:  "Shield 5 is a lot like Homeland or 24 but it lives on Instagram, and each captivating episode is just seconds long."


DRC: You can follow Shield 5 here.

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Melissa Locker:  "Shield 5 is a lot like Homeland or 24 but it lives on Instagram, and each captivating episode is just seconds long."


DRC: You can follow Shield 5 here.

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How Google Is Reimagining Books

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 8, 2016 2:43 PM


Meg Miller:  "Editions At Play sees designers and authors working simultaneously to build a new type of e-book from the ground up."

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10 reasons virtual reality 'films' are still a pretty terrible experience

10 reasons virtual reality 'films' are still a pretty terrible experience | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 4, 2016 10:11 PM


Josh Dickey:  "To read all the hyped-out coverage of VR at Sundance, you’d think we were in the midst of a storytelling Renaissance. But it's still the Dark Ages."

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Making a Murderer: the Netflix documentary beating TV drama at its own game

Making a Murderer: the Netflix documentary beating TV drama at its own game | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Gwilym Mumford:  "The true-crime series about a man accused of murder, and a police department accused of framing him, tells a complex story without insulting viewers’ intelligence" ...