Digital Storytelling. A creator's guide to interactive by Carolyn Handler Miller

By Carolyn Handler Miller

Both invaluable for professional pros and people new to the sphere, Carolyn Handler Miller covers powerful innovations for growing compelling narratives for a large choice of electronic media. Written in a transparent, non-technical sort, it bargains insights into the method of content material production through an individual with lengthy adventure within the box.

Whether you are a author, manufacturer, director, venture supervisor, or dressmaker, 'Digital Storytelling' supplies all you want to increase a winning interactive undertaking

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Within the first year, it sold 45 million TV shows. In addition, the iPod can be used to watch full-length movies and play simple video games. It can also be used to watch or listen to podcasts (Internet audio and video broadcasts that can be watched online or downloaded to mobile devices). The iPod is probably the best-known portable media device, but sophisticated cell phones and other types of mobile devices can also be used to enjoy all kinds of audio and video content, as can many types of video game consoles.

The same can be said of the MMOG, which takes full advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet. Developing works for digital media has presented challenges never faced before by the creative community. For example, how could you tell a story using interactivity and a nonlinear structure? And how would the user be made aware of the interactivity and know how to use it? THE PROFOUND IMPACT OF DIGITAL MEDIA Since the days when it was first called ARPANET, the Internet has matured as a major medium of distribution.

It has spawned new forms of drama, as we have already noted, such as webisodes and fictional blogs, and new types of storytelling for children. In addition, broadband has facilitated the development of sites dominated by user-generated content, such as virtual worlds and video sharing sites. Furthermore, digital technology is providing creative individuals in the fine arts with new ways to express themselves. Types of User-Generated Content Unlike other types of digital entertainment, the material found on sites that support user-generated content is largely created by the users themselves.

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