Rat. Rats. Everywhere. Too many rats.
Guillermo del Toro sure knows how to stealthily get the word out about his projects. Before launching his recent Cabinet of Curiosities sketchbook, word crept out over Reddit that drawings from the book had been left behind in a taxi. So it should be no surprise to see that there is already found-footage-style content online promoting del Toro’s new vampire series, which premieres in spring 2014 on FX….’
Writing exposition is the bane of a writer’s existence - what do I reveal, how much do I reveal, where do I reveal, when do I reveal, have I revealed too much. Tyler Weaver breaks it all down.
good basics here…
'Three key takeaways:
1.) Fragmenting a story across media: a film, a television show, a comic book, etc.
2.) Each piece deepens, but stands on its own: you have to tell a complete and satisfying story within each media fragment. Like comics, each fragment may be someone’s first exposure into your world, but it could also be their last. Satisfy them.
3.) Choice. The audience decides how deep to go based on the quality of your stories and the technology easily available to them….’
Storytelling via the Internet needs a better name.
"Before climbing onto the project, Hollow’s producer Nathaniel Hansenand I had for a couple years asked ourselves a question, roughly:
is it even possible to produce interactive online cinematic content that maintains strong narrative and is as engaging as traditional forms of media?
Our assumption was that “interactive storytelling” on the web is like the wild west of non-fiction filmmaking, with very few rules, artists working to stake their claim, and unlimited virtual land up for grabs.
Yes, the technology is young, but it’s also a blank canvas, with endless possibilities. Further, because the Internet connects both individuals and technology across time and space, there’s a contextualized “hyper” element that no other medium can employ as cosmically among disparate communities and storytellers.”
by Robert Hall - web developer for Hollow