Interactive Movies and Performance

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From a lecture at University of Calgary in Performance in Film and Videogames.

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Interactive Movies and Performance

  1. 1. Interactive Movies and Performance Screen Tests
  2. 2. “Gamification” • Originally developed by marketers who applied game mechanics to incentivize behaviour. • More recently the concept has come to mean “applying game-design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging.”
  3. 3. Gamification of Movie Characters • Give audiences ability to choose plot progression and viewing of certain characters. • The promise of cinema experience interactivity has been eclipsed by videogames. • Most popular use is still by advertisers and pornographers. Still room for artists?
  4. 4. Ellen Page as Tracy Berkowitz The Tracy Fragments (Bruce McDonald, 2007) Director made available the raw footage for people to experiment with their own edited versions. Interactive movie in the Creative Process. Oscar winner Juno. Screen Test Ellen Page as Genre? Her ideology? Symbol of Idealism? Typecast?
  5. 5. Ellen Page Roles include X-Men: Days of Future Past | Kitty Pryde, 2013 To Rome with Love | Monic, 2012 Inception | Ariadne, 2010 Juno | Juno MacGuff, 2007 The Tracey Fragments | Tracey, 2007 Hard Candy | Hayley Stark, 2005 Oscar nomination, Juno. Screen Test Ellen Page as Genre? Her ideology? Symbol of Idealism? Typecast?
  6. 6. Oilsands Watch Climate Change Denial (created with CrazyTalk) Some of my work
  7. 7. And … Speaking of Screen Tests TALENT! Raw, Natural, Authentic The Camera Loves You Baby! Marlon Brando Marilyn Monroe

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