Comparative Narrative Story Structures Charted!

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Comparative Narrative Story Structures Charted!.

Lots of people have come up with lots of ways to map, chart, categorize, name and formulate story patterns and structures. Also see The Story Structure Countdown: How Different ‘Experts’ Say You Should Structure a Story.

TMH5, Panel Three: Second Screens, Connected Viewing, Crowd-funding and Social Media: Re-imagining Television Consumption on Vimeo

TMH5, Panel Three: Second Screens, Connected Viewing, Crowd-funding and Social Media: Re-imagining Television Consumption on Vimeo on Vimeo

As the television industry has been remapping the flow of media content, as new forms of producers and distributors enter the marketplace, there has also been an accompanying effort to rethink their interface with media audiences. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a renewed emphasis on audience engagement strategies which seek to ensure consumer loyalty and social buzz as a way for individual programs or networks to “break through the clutter” of the multiplying array of media options. New metrics are emerging for measuring the value of engaged viewers and the kinds of social and cultural capital they bring with them when they embrace a program. So, for example, the rise of Black Twitter has been credited with helping to rally support behind new programs with strong black protagonists, such as ABC’s “Scandal,” Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” and BET’s “Being Mary Jane.” Second-screen apps are becoming ubiquitous as television producers seek to hold onto the attention of a generation of viewers who are prone to multitasking impulses. The successful “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign opens up the prospect of fans helping to provide funding in support of their favorite stars, creators or series. And the commercial success of “50 Shades of Grey,” which was adapted from a piece of “Twilight” fan fiction, has alerted the publishing world to the previously underappreciated value of women’s fan fiction writing as a recruiting ground for new talent and as a source for new creative material. Yet, for all this focus on engaged audiences, does the industry value some form of viewers and viewership more than others? Which groups are being underrepresented here and why? Are the new economic arrangements between fans and producers fair to all involved?

Panelists:
Ivan Askwith – Lead strategist, “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter Campaign
Vicky L. Free – Chief marketing officer, BET Networks
Nick Loeffler – Director of business development, Kindle Worlds
Stacey Lynn Schulman – Senior vice president, chief research officer, Television Bureau of Advertising
Sharon L. Strover – Professor, College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin

Moderator:
Henry Jenkins – Co-director, Transforming Hollywood / provost professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education, USC Annenberg School for Communication

via Transforming Hollywood: The Future of Television Conference Videos (Part One)

The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic | Maya Eilam

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The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic | Maya Eilam

My take on visually presenting Kurt Vonnegut’s theories about archetypal stories, designed after researching the subject. Prints are available on my shop on Etsy.

Google Project Tango: 3D Indoor Map by Matterport (No Sound) – YouTube

Google Project Tango: 3D Indoor Map by Matterport (No Sound) – YouTube.

Watch an exclusive look at a real 3D indoor map of a room captured with one of the prototype devices by Matterport.

How Criterion Collection Brings Movies Back From the Dead on Vimeo

via GIZMODO – How Criterion Collection Brings Movies Back From the Dead on Vimeo.

Star Wars UI/UX Design + Animation on Vimeo

Star Wars UI/UX Design + Animation from Noel Rubin on Vimeo.

From an alleged early writer’s guide to LOST, this clipping is my favorite. Contradiction reveals itself over time, I guess.

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From an alleged early writer’s guide to LOST, this clipping is my favorite. Contradiction reveals itself over time, I guess.

Via Boing Boing

Computers Watching Movies (Exhibition Cut) on Vimeo

Computers Watching Movies shows what a computational system sees when it watches the same films that we do. The work illustrates this vision as a series of temporal sketches, where the sketching process is presented in synchronized time with the audio from the original clip. Viewers are provoked to ask how computer vision differs from their own human vision, and what that difference reveals about our culturally-developed ways of looking. Why do we watch what we watch when we watch it? Will a system without our sense of narrative or historical patterns of vision watch the same things?

Computers Watching Movies (Exhibition Cut) on Vimeo on Vimeo

Lights and Shadows in Graphics – Computerphile – YouTube


Lights and Shadows in Graphics – Computerphile – YouTube