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  • Future of Storytelling | “Social Video” Algorithm
    have seen the light of day However social video as researchers at Disney call this type of footage still lags far behind professionally shot film when it comes to creating a pleasurable viewing experience Much of this video content is shot in the first person and is often poorly directed and redundant To combat this problem Disney Research has come up with an algorithm that can take in multiple streams of social video and merge clip and edit them into one seamless cut The program first determines the subject of a scene by consensus if most people are looking at one thing it s probably the center of attention right So by calculating a sort of average gaze of the cameras the program decides what to focus on from the multiple video feeds The tool then produces a professional and coherent cut of footage by focusing on the subject and following other rules of cinematography such as the 180 degree rule and avoidance of jarring jump cuts The tool also prioritizes higher quality video content while doing this hoping to fully optimize the final cut While videos produced using this tool may lack the narrative focus or human touch of

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  • Future of Storytelling | Weekly Roundup 8/22/14
    storytelling with character and plot arcs spanning movies comics and cartoons Badass Digest has the story The New York Times recently took a closer look at the sustained success of the immersive theatre show Then She Fell inspired by the Life and Work of Lewis Carroll Interactive Google Maps visualizations with terrain comprised of textures lifted from Van Gogh paintings courtesy of the Creators Project Tory Burch had no design

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  • Future of Storytelling | BuzzFeed
    branded content offering and restructure to allow acquisition of new companies Don t fret cat videos will still be around it looks like they ll just be joined by a lot more serious organized and trustworthy content This is not the first time the company s made us do a double take BuzzFeed launched in 2006 as a pure tech platform aiming to crack the viral code availing itself mainly of repurposed content like animal videos and nostalgic lists about the 90s The first plot twist came in 2011 when co founder Jonah Peretti brought professional journalist Ben Smith of Politico repute on board as BuzzFeed s first editor in chief They began to create original news content Since Smith was hired as Slate reports BuzzFeed has grown from a relatively obscure viral content skunkworks to one of the most widely read media outlets in the world Slate notes BuzzFeed is the 44th most popular website in the United States placing it among the ranks of media mainstays like Fox News and The New York Times according to Web traffic analytics firm Alexa And in the past three years we ve glimpsed some of BuzzFeed s own journalistic prowess as the company has made interesting news partnerships and emerged as a voice of reason in a mess of breaking news stories Sunday s announcement seems to say this is only the beginning In an effort to emphasize the credibility of its news content BuzzFeed will separate BuzzFeed News from two other content buckets Buzz for experimental buzz seeking content and the new BuzzFeedLife for lifestyle content like parenting tips recipes and how to guides based on the success of sites like Pinterest Neiman Journalism Lab writes As its begun to do in the past few years the news team will

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  • Future of Storytelling | Hyperlapse
    the past few years Gripes about Go Pro Bro s and Glassholes aside the immersive nature of extreme and tame first person footage coupled with the ease of sharing it helps explain some of the appeal Even as first person POV footage becomes ubiquitous on news feeds it s usually a nice change up from the musings links and hashtag activism typically encountered Unfortunately first person footage tends to be shaky especially when it s of the action variety The shakiness is usually manageable in realtime but speeding it up a process referred to as time lapse exacerbates the problem The general consensus is that unless you re putting your life on the line people aren t all that interested in watching a shaky time lapse video Thankfully a team from Microsoft Research recently announced that its developing an algorithm and potential Window s App that can transform shaky first person time lapse footage into a noticeably smoother finished product Referred to as hyperlapse the algorithm transforms time lapse footage by generating a less volatile computer generated camera path and pairing it with freshly rendered images Indiscernible from the original less the shake it s an exciting development for creators

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  • Future of Storytelling | Weekly Roundup 8/15/14
    15 14 By Andrew Kennedy on August 15 2014 Share The Future of StoryTelling Weekly Roundup features the latest news articles research events and other highlights from the storytelling world The Giver starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep comes out today Based on the beloved 1993 Lois Lowry children s novel we covered the interactive marketing campaign here Hohokum released this week for the Sony gaming systems looks absolutely brilliant Check out this video on the collaborative creative process between Honeyslug the game s developers and a few of Ghostly International s acclaimed recording artists for the games soundtrack My momma always said Life was like a box of chocolates You never know what you re gonna get Tom Hanks releases an iPad typewriter app Robert Krulwich of NPR Radiolab fame had a nice writeup earlier this week on the storytelling glue of sculptor Thomas Doyle Read the piece here A major gaming collaboration was announced earlier this week between industry titan Hideo Kojima and renaissance man Guillermo Del Toro If you ve ever dreamt of flying then you ll love this VR experience from a team at the Zurich University of the Arts Games that force you to touch

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  • Future of Storytelling | Lechal
    for the Sega Dreamcast whereby players hands shook uncontrollably like a deranged cab driver racing for a fare A handful of recent developments in the field that have caught our eye include projects at the MIT Media Lab The Girl who was Plugged In FoST write up and the Disney Research Center s AIREAL FoST write up One recently developed wearable from the India based Ducere Technologies signals the next step in haptics seamless integration into the everyday Lechal are bluetooth enabled sneakers insoles outfitted with vibration technology and an accompanying phone app with map integration iOS Android Windows compatible Once a destination is set within the app the shoes do the rest with the right and left foot vibrating to indicate which way to go Initially conceived as an aid to the visually impaired the developers Krispian Lawrence and Anirudh Sharm of the MIT Media Lab soon recognized a broader clientele base with fitness and calorie counters now baked into the app as well Runners bikers trail navigators aside the storytelling applications aren t apparent at first but with a little imagination the possibilities start to come out of the woodwork What if the shoes were required as one

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  • Future of Storytelling | Possibilia
    the digital media company Interlude and the acclaimed directing duo DANIELS The short film starring Girls s Alex Karpovsky and The Mindy Project s Zoe Jarman is about a couple in the middle of a messy breakup As the conversation unfolds viewers can pick from thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to affect how the scene plays out The script is the same throughout but in each scenario the lines are delivered differently to make for several choices of tone and action The result is a fractured emotional indie film where the couple continues to fight in the garden smash things in the house relive good times in flashback or fall into each others arms The Dissolve How are interactive films different from video games that are particularly story centric like Heavy Rain The boundaries are difficult to draw Someday we re going to have to define lines again director Daniel Kwan explains But for now we re in this messy no man s land Possibilia premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival After the screening the attendees were invited to step outside to engage with the film individually the way it was intended to be experienced As director

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  • Future of Storytelling | Fusion
    was conceived in 2011 but market research and reflection led to the realization that Good content for Hispanic millennials is good content for any millennial Fusion s chief executive Isaac Lee remarked in a 2013 New York Times article Covering the economy entertainment music food immigration pop culture education the war on drugs politics health wellness and other topics the network tries to touch on all the issues that resonate with engaged and curious millenials It s a competitive landscape with the likes of Pivot Huff Post Live and Vice to name just a few but Fusion sets itself apart as the most buttoned up of that group albeit one that still features a chief cannabis correspondent and a traditional morning show broadcast in prime time from a distant universe Fusion s top programming includes America with Jorge Ramos Alicia Menendez Tonight Fusion Live and Good Morning Today each informative opinionated and amusing not unlike The Daily Show with John Stewart in his less satirical moments Fusion s decision to brand itself as a home for all millenials not just those who speak Spanish or have a Hispanic heritage is in line with other eureka moments taking place across the

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