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  • Future of Storytelling | Weekly Roundup 2/6/15
    Studio the FoST alums who made headlines at Sundance a news app called Timeline and Snapchat s newest feature Discover The Awl ran an interesting think piece on the migration of people from traditional internet browsers to apps and the ensuing competition between the publishing and communications industries over a finite amount of advertising dollars Fusion the millennial aimed journalism venture from Disney and Univision launched Real Future an editorial outfit focused on unearthing the technologies and ideas remaking our world The Space compiled a list of ten games for people who don t ordinarily like them or play them featuring a number of narrative driven titles that we ve previously covered like Mountain and Kentucky Route Zero Micro narratives on social media and serialized storytelling are both trending right now Look to Gap s latest Instagram campaign and Matter s newest serialized miniseries for standout examples of each NFB teamed up with Vincent Morisset to create Way to Go a panoramic interactive web experience featuring handmade animation that they are describing as a walk in the woods FastCo covered the regrettable phenomenon of musicians getting paid in data rather than cold hard cash And finally we know that things

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  • Future of Storytelling | Timeline
    mobile app Timeline offers users an easy way to better understand the present by giving them a lens into the past Timeline gives historical context to daily headlines providing a detailed chronology of today s most prescient events It also publishes a healthy mix of global affairs and cultural trends to ensure that readers will be able to discuss both international politics and the origins of Groundhog Day with confidence As an example the article Can Recording Artists Survive Spotify harkens back to 1846 when sheet music was introduced and enterprising songwriters began to make money from copyrighting popular songs and collecting royalties from each printed copy sold The story moves through other examples of how artists have had to shift their business strategy to comply with new laws and innovations from the 1909 Copyright Act and the introduction of LPs in 1966 all the way to Taylor Swift s decision to remove her music from the aforementioned streaming service Interactive features include videos photos graphs and quotes that allow the user to dive deeper into the story across various media In an interview Timeline founder Tamer Hassanien said that the app seeks to elevate the discussion to bridge the

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  • Future of Storytelling | Connected Immersion
    of wisdom as evidenced by her widely celebrated initiatives like Why So Serious which promoted The Dark Knight and Year Zero the Nine Inch Nails concept album In Bonds s opinion good storytelling is not enough you ve got to create an experience The journey is created together Join us for our next Google Hangout this Wednesday February 4th at 12 30 p m EST as FoST Founder Charlie Melcher

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  • Future of Storytelling | FoST Alum Round-Up at Sundance
    City but this year s Sundance Film Festival featured a number of our FoST community members and their groundbreaking work FoST Founder and Director Charlie Melcher moderated a panel exploring the creative and monetary potential in newly available storytelling technologies and platforms President of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures and FoST 2014 speaker Ze Frank was one of the panelists alongside a fellow FoST 2014 speaker Interlude CEO and Founder Yoni Bloch FoST Prize 2014 judge Shari Frilot is a Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer and curator of the New Frontier exhibition which highlights projects that feature transmedia storytelling and multimedia installations and films FoST 2013 speaker Chris Milk had his virtual reality film Evolution of Verse on display in the exhibition as were two works that were on display in the 2014 Story Arcade both last year s FoST Prize winner Possibilia and 2014 speaker Nonny de la Peña s Project Syria Last but not least three different works by FoST 2014 workshop leaders Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël were also highlighted in the exhibition One of them was most notably the premiere of their immersive three minute short Wild The Experience based on the recently released Reese Witherspoon film Suffice

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  • Future of Storytelling | Snapchat Discover
    the Fall of 2013 was the first feature to appeal to a more narrative minded community Now comes Snapchat Discover a new kind of feed that includes videos photos and articles from big brands like ESPN Vice and Comedy Central Each of the channels dubbed Editions has advertising that can be swiped away in the same manner as any of the stories or videos that don t hold your attention Staying true to Snapchat s ephemeral ethos the content curated by each partner s editorial team will vanish after 24 hours Snapchat even has it s own Edition on Discover and will be launching its first scripted short form video series Literally Can t Even starring Sasha Spielberg and Emily Goldwyn of Hollywood royalty Discover is perhaps the biggest play to date by Snapchat to engage it s audience for longer periods of time without having them head over to YouTube Vine Twitter Instagran Facebook Amazon Yik Yak etc Between crafting personal narratives on Stories sending silly Snaps perusing editorial content and now watching original programming the Snapchat experience may actually become less short lived than its origins suggest One of its cleverest features is the need to keep your

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  • Future of Storytelling | Oculus Story Studio
    short film Lost a product of the newly formed Oculus Story Studio Lost an animated CGI production centers on a giant robotic hand following you throughout a darkened forest Made for the prototype Crescent Bay model Lost will track you as you crouch recoil in terror and move about the shadowy wooded landscape The experience is so immersive that it compelled Verge writer Byran Bishop to pen a review exclaiming I just saw the first movie from Oculus and it is the future Lost is only the first project of many shorts which the studio plans to produce Releases on the horizon include Bullfighter an experience that places you face to face with a raging bull Dear Angelica which transports you to life inside a comic book and Henry centered around a cartoonish Hedgehog and his silly antics At the helm of Oculus Story Studios is creative director Saschka Unseld a former Pixar executive who has worked on projects such as Toy Story 3 and The Blue Umbrella While Oculus was created by a gamer founder Palmer Lucky primarily for use with games seeds for what would later become the Story Studio were sown when CEO Brendan Iribe spurred by investor Marc Andreessen began speaking to Hollywood directors The technology was ripe for artistic experimentation and Iribe had the instinct to bring creative content producers on board but quickly realized that there was one common question posed by all How How does one make a VR film While developers had experimented with the medium early demos were disparate improvised attempts and there did not exist any protocol or set of guidelines for filmmakers to follow when making experiences for the Rift After being acquired by Facebook Oculus was in a position to change that And so Oculus Story Studio was

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  • Future of Storytelling | Microsoft Hologram & HoloLens
    HoloLens By Andrew Kennedy on January 29 2015 Share Microsoft is the latest player to enter the AR storytelling arena with last week s launch of its holographic software and standalone HoloLens goggles Already the potential implications for the workplace new money making ventures travel uses and gaming applications are pouring in The technology has made a few people uneasy and if the proliferation of screens makes you a little bit anxious than the thought of virtual characters superimposed in your day to day might make you freak Unlike virtual reality experiences where you re contained within a created 360 degree sphere augmented reality like the HoloLens blurs the lines between the real and constructed worlds Although early promotions for the HoloLens have been largely targeted at the business professional class soon enough the creative industries will begin to explore the entertainment and narrative possibilities Microsoft Xbox s chief Phil Spencer stressed that there s not a successful consumer electronics device on the planet where gaming is not a primary app category and I think HoloLens will work the same way So while early demos have featured a few Minecraft inspired prototypes it s safe to say that this is

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  • Future of Storytelling | Weekly Roundup 1/30/15
    to capitalize on exclusive viewing windows Snapchat launched Discover this week a new feature that will allow users of the ephemeral social platform to access content from the likes of ESPN Vice CNN and others With each of the participating media companies curating a list of Editions or stories it deems must see it s a major move in the drive to monetize Snapchat Sundance was the big news in the storytelling world this week with FoST Founder Charlie Melcher moderating a panel at New Frontier titled Opportunities on the New Frontier Creating and Money Making with New Forms of Storytelling He also weighed in for this Bloomberg piece on the virtual reality revolution There were also a few nice roundups on the cutting edge VR projects featured this past week at New Frontier along with a piece on Mashable titled Sundance Valley or Silicon Film Festival The Super Bowl is on Sunday and usual the ads are being dissected more than the Seahawks and Patriots Pepsi is going all in again this year with an advertising blitz combining sponsored events crop circles social media Katy Perry and the standard thirty second ad that cost 4 5 million big ones Read more about Pepsi s advertising strategy for this year s Super Bowl Starchitect Bjarke Ingels and his architecture firm BIG are currently getting the retrospective treatment at the National Building Museum with an exhibit titled Hot to Cold It examines how climate influences architecture and promises to display a range of BIG s narrative inspired Worldcraft A congrats is in order to OK G0 and its music video for I Won t Let You Down It s officially in the running for the Grand Prize at the first ever New York City Drone Film Festival Tickets sold out quickly

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