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: Week 1 Digital Narrative Analysis

Soul-Patron is an interactive documentary made by Federick Rieckher as part of a masters degree in 2010. The documentary explores Japan and more specifically Mizuko Jizo. Mizuko Jizo is the guardian of children who have died and are thought to have lost their way in the afterlife. Mizuko Jizo rescues the dead children by folding them in … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 1 Digital Narrative Analysis