Diydays LA

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My DIYDays LA Presentation: Storytelling as Software. I've added a few more details to the presentation for this upload, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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Diydays LA

  1. 1. Mark Harrishttp://www.desperatecomfort.commark@desperatecomfort.com● Theater – 8 yrs professional actor● Film – 1 Web series, 6 shorts films, one feature● Technology – 13 yrs software architecture, server, web, mobile
  2. 2. THE LOST CHILDREN STORYWORLDTHE LOST CHLDREN cult, and their arch enemies, THE SHADOWMEN.THE LOST CHILDREN believe they are aliens from another world.THE SHADOWMEN worshipancient alien Gods, the Almighty KTaan.
  3. 3. THE LOST CHILDREN FEATURE FILMEvelyn Hamilton joins THE LOST CHILDREN cult.
  4. 4. THE LOST CHILDREN FEATURE FILMThe LOST CHILDREN are led by Chance Sturges.
  5. 5. THE LOST CHILDREN FEATURE FILMThe LOST CHILDREN have enemies, THE SHADOWMEN, who performdark, unspeakable rituals to their Gods, The Almighty KTaan.
  6. 6. THE LOST CHILDREN FEATURE FILMThe Almighty KTaan are coming to the Earth to feed.
  7. 7. THE LOST CHILDREN FEATURE FILMBut THE LOST CHILDREN believe that their starship is also approaching, hiding withinthe Tioga Comet.
  8. 8. THE LOST CHILDREN FEATURE FILMEvelyn Hamilton believes that if she can get to their starship and warn them, they can stopthe KTaan and save the Earth.
  9. 9. THE LOST CHILDREN FEATURE FILM● IFP Narrative Lab 2011● IFP Film Week● Power to the Pixel Cross Media Forum 2011● Festivals● Buyers and Sales Agents● DIY Distribution?
  10. 10. THE LOST CHILDREN Story Revealed & Deepened Through Multiple Platforms Character diaries, and short video content beyond main narrative.Mobile guided location-based Websites, immersive &immersive Shadowmen mobile cult experiences.experiences. Main Narrative Version of film which alters Documentary on near Earth objects, in real time based on crowd, live meet-ups, star-gazing & Tools to allow users to remix workshops from real astronomers about Elements from storyworld. NEOs and Astrobiology
  11. 11. IntegrationMobile location-based experience:THE MISSING FILM + TECH + THEATER
  12. 12. Storytelling as Software
  13. 13. Storytelling as SoftwareHow can software tell stories like nothing else?
  14. 14. Storytelling as Software● Apply rules to the story in real time● React to audience in real time● Stories can look like what were used to now
  15. 15. Crowd-influenced storytelling at the 2011 Sundance Film FestivalSocial media translated into spread of a fictional virusStory told at global level Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
  16. 16. Film as Software
  17. 17. THE LOST CHILDREN believe their shipis hiding within the Tioga Comet.
  18. 18. Crowd-influenced tablet version of film altering itself in real time.April 2012
  19. 19. May 2012 – HollandSay there is a UFO spotted and all of the social networksstart buzzing about it
  20. 20. The crowd-influenced tablet version of film alters itselfin real time, base on the influence of the social networks.May 2012
  21. 21. Crowd-influenced tablet version of film altering itself in real time.April 2012
  22. 22. Crowd-influenced tablet version of film altering itself in real time.May 2012
  23. 23. Film as SoftwareFilm, like website or social network, changes in real time along●with the world around it.Increase Engagement●Encourage multiple viewings●Encourage active participation●
  24. 24. Other ApplicationsHorror Film that gets scarier each time you watch it●●Horror film where monster is programmatically added andremoved.POV of film changes over time due to reaction from audience.●
  25. 25. Story Remix Tablet AppOur story elements out oforder. User must work outthe story. Elements mightBe video, audio, text.As you work out the story,you unlock new elements,And get deeper story.Drag elements into timeline. Play your own version and save it for others.
  26. 26. Story Remix Tablet AppSuited to “found footage” stories.Suited to how we discover elements onlinevia social media, blogs, etc. and putstories together in our minds.
  27. 27. Mark Harrismark@desperatecomfort.comhttp://www.desperatecomfort.comhttp://thelostchildrenmovie.com

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