New Narratives: Building An Interactive Storyworld
The landscape of interactive documentaries is exploding, so where are all the interactive narrative films on the web? Answer: right here.
Join the Independent Television Service, San Francisco Film Society, Murmur, and Storycode, as we discuss the emerging genre of interactive narrative film, its opportunities for next-generation web series, and for creating immersive storyworlds around feature films to draw new audiences.
We will preview an innovative new web series created by ITVS and designed by Murmur: a cohesive storyworld populated with short film content from some of today's top indie filmmakers, and presented in an immersive, user-driven, participatory manner. We will conduct a case study, offering best practices and lessons learned.
We also feature the work of Storycode, a community that conducts story hackathons to create original cross-platform fictional narratives, and examine one such project that was incubated at a recent story hackathon hosted by ITVS and SFFS.
- Most web series today are structured to mimic TV series. But how can we harness an immersive and user-driven design to reinvent the web series as a uniquely online experience?
- How is this new content genre becoming important for feature filmmakers? What benefits are there to creating a greater storyworld of online content to surround your feature?
- How does one develop an immersive storyworld? What partnerships, collaborations, and processes are necessary and desirable to execute these kinds of projects?
- How can the hackathon model be adapted to develop fictional multi-platform storyworlds? What are the advantages to rapidly prototyping a fictional story?
- What funding opportunities are available for fictional transmedia projects? What is the cost of creating an online storyworld?
- Karim Ahmad, Senior Programming Manager, The Independent Television Service (ITVS)
- Mike Knowlton, Partner, Murmur
- Aina Abiodun, Founder, Storycode
- Ted Hope, Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society
Karim Ahmad, Senior Programming Manager, The Independent Television Service (ITVS)
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