New Directions in Narrative: Week 8 – media convergence

How has media convergence influenced my approach to designing and marketing digital narratives? It’s a really interesting time to be creating projects that engage with one or more media platforms as this provides the potential to develop a concept, build user engagement and expand story out of its traditional linear format. For fiction content transmedia has had … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 8 – media convergence

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New Directions in Narrative: Week 3 Audience analysis

This is an initial audience analysis for my web documentary proposal on homelessness. Why are you creating this story? Goals, rationale, purpose, premise? What do you want your audience to experience or understand? The story I want to explore is changing focus as I undertake research into the issues of homelessness. See my recent blog post … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 3 Audience analysis

New Directions in Narrative: Week 2 Digital narrative project idea

Shelter: a web documentary The digital narrative project I am planning to undertake will be an web documentary exploring some of the services being provided for people sleeping rough in Melbourne. I am particularly interested in looking at the range of small projects that are arising to provide specific support to homeless people. These include: … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 2 Digital narrative project idea

New Directions in Narrative: Week 5 – Storytelling Simulations

Week 5 Homework: Storytelling Simulations When thinking about simulation and storytelling the most obvious place to go is to games. Games today can simulate any kind of environment, real or fictional and they allow players to be fully immersed in that environment. Gaming site Raptr lists the top games of 2015 Raptr list of most played games … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 5 – Storytelling Simulations

New Directions in Narrative: Week 4 – Digital tools for digital narratives

Shelter – a web documentary discussion of potential digital tools At this stage of the process I am still very much working out how I want the web doc to work. Of the tools I have considered, the ones below are the most likely at this stage. The options are either one of these tools … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 4 – Digital tools for digital narratives

New Directions in Narrative: project research

This page will be used to post my research into my digital narrative project which at this stage is the homelessness and the services that support those sleeping rough in Melbourne. Number one place at the moment is the Homeless of Melbourne Facebook community. The key organisation to check in with is Launch Housing which … More New Directions in Narrative: project research

Industrial Media – Analysis and Reflection 4 – Q 1 Colour Grading Exercise

Colour grading is a new area for me but already it’s clear that using colour grading well can have a startling effect on the look and feel of a film. I recently watched The Book Thief (a surprisingly good interpretation of a great book) and really noticed the use of colour grading and how it enhanced an … More Industrial Media – Analysis and Reflection 4 – Q 1 Colour Grading Exercise

Industrial Media – Analysis and Reflection 1- Q 5 Lenny

Pre-production We had a team of six students, two who started the course on the second day of the intensive and one who just joined us for the afternoon shoot. We organised ourselves quite well spending some time planning at lunchtime. We prepared a shot list and this was useful in our shoot. However with … More Industrial Media – Analysis and Reflection 1- Q 5 Lenny

Industrial Media – Analysis and Reflection 1- Q 4 Nostalgia for the light

Nostalgia for the Light by Patricio Guzmán This six minute opening to Patricio Guzmán’s absorbing 2010 documentary is rich with images, sound and metaphor contrasting both light and dark and the esoteric and the mundane to set up a journey into seemingly unrelated topics – astronomy and the lost victims of Pinochet’s reign of terror in Chile. … More Industrial Media – Analysis and Reflection 1- Q 4 Nostalgia for the light

Industrial Media – Analysis and Reflection 1- Q 3 Conventions in Sound

Uncluttered reality – is it real? Conventions in Short Documentary by Jeffrey Ruoff, Cinema Journal 32, No. 3, Spring 1993 This is such a great article that it’s hard to find just two points in it that excite me and are new to me. In a big picture sense Ruoff provides a succinct summary of the … More Industrial Media – Analysis and Reflection 1- Q 3 Conventions in Sound