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Level 10: Nonlinear Storytelling « Game Design Concepts Last time, we learned some basic linear storytelling principles, as told to us by people that worked with books, plays, and movies. And this is fine and good for games that have a linear story. Many video games work this way, where the story is essentially told as a movie broken up into small parts, and the player has to complete each section of the game to see the next bit of movie. I do not mean this in any kind of derogative way; many popular games work like this, and many players find these games quite compelling. Even personally, I have had times when I would be messing about in the subscreens optimizing my adventuring party, only to have my wife call from across the room: “stop doing that and go fight the next boss so you can advance the plot, already!”

Definitive Guide to Transmedia Storytelling - AT&T SHAPE Blog Stories are an innate human need. We crave it. The best movies, multimedia projects, and brands employ excellent storytelling. The variety of devices and platforms now available mean that people also crave innovative uses of these platforms to extend story and garner immersive and memorable experiences. This is the world of transmedia storytelling. 4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Storytelling Layla Revis is vice president of digital influence at Ogilvy PR Worldwide. Her specialties include international affairs, tourism and multicultural marketing. In 2011, Sundance Film Festival created The New Frontier Story Lab, an initiative created to foster the development of a new style of media production. As media began to depart from traditional, linear films intended for a passive audience, the launch represented an innovative new era in entertainment.

Sarajevo under siege By: Abdulah Sidran Much has been written and said about the heroic defense of Sarajevo. A self-made army of young men in sneakers created a miracle. Without weapons – except those hijacked from the attackers – it defended the citizens of Sarajevo from the kind of slaughter that happened throughout the homeland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Bijeljina to Brčko, Zvornik, Višegrad, Bratunac, Foča, the Herzegovinian village of Ravne, to Prijedor, Kozarac, Krupa and, at the very end, Srebrenica. Many books have been written and are yet to be written about the heroes of Sarajevo's defense. Yet, besides them, Sarajevo's heroes whose faces and names we know, there are unknown and unseen heroes of the city's defense, too – without whom it would not have been possible.

untitled I find the potential of Transmedia Storytelling to intrinsically motivate literacy engagement in the classroom astounding. Pence (2011) describes Transmedia Storytelling, as enhancing a central story, with a variety of elements that provide extra information. Transmedia harnesses the participatory culture our students already engage (Jenkins, 2013). They are ‘Transmedia Navigators’ that seek, evaluate and integrate information over a multitude of media platforms, such as YouTube, social media, television or movies, to enhance their understanding of a central story or subject (Jenkins, 2013). Algorithm-Powered Movie whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir Computes at Sundance A scene from the computer-powered film whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir. PARK CITY, Utah — It’s never the same movie twice. [bug id="sundance"]Eve Sussman’s experimental cinema project whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir uses a computer to build a movie out of 3,000 video clips, 80 voiceovers and 150 pieces of music. Though it makes choices in largely random fashion, the computer is surprisingly adept at editing together a pretty good movie. Sometimes.

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story The afternoon of our third meeting, about two weeks after our first, Snowden comes to my hotel room. I have changed locations and am now staying at the Hotel National, across the street from the Kremlin and Red Square. An icon like the Metropol, much of Russia’s history passed through its front doors at one time or another. Lenin once lived in Room 107, and the ghost of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the feared chief of the old Soviet secret police who also lived here, still haunts the hallways. “Principles of New Media” from The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich (2001) PowerPoint Presentation - ID:6087822 “Principles of New Media” from The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich (2001) Purpose • To identify some of the key differences between old and new media5 Principles • Numerical Representation • All new media is made of numeric (digital) codes • New media described mathematically – image or shape • Subject to algorithmic manipulation • Industrial Revolution – discrete units; factory systems2. Modularity • Media elements are independent of one another, but come together to form a greater object • Image in word document • QuickTime movie • HTML doc – GIF, JPEG • www • Structural computer programming – will not work if delete a module3. Automation • Due to digital code and modular structure, media creation can be automated • Low-level automation – modification by computer user • High-level automation – modification by computer • Photograph – Film vs. digital4.

Online screening: Journey To The End Of Coal A project powered by Klynt Editing & publishing app. Journey To The End Of Coal tells you the story of a sacrifice. A sacrifice millions of Chinese coal miners are making everyday, risking their lives and spoiling their land to satisfy their own country’s appetite for economic growth. Your journey begins in Datong which is located just a couple hours away West from Beijing.