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Friday, March 28, 2008

DYNAMIC STORY TELLING

It is a brave new world, but in a good way. In recent months "The Community" has seen a new mode of story telling. Well, new for vlogs at least. With a normal web series the producer essentially has total control of the story. They might play with interactivity but in most cases where decisions are being made the result is dictated by a prewritten story line. All of that changes with dynamic story telling.

Just think of it in a similar way to a role playing game, but one in which the result plays out as a web series. A prime example of this is the series "Creature, Inc" which was recently featured on InsideLG15. Like any web series there is a basic story premise and characters. However this is where it gets dynamic. You are invited into the story as a participant. You can either create a normal response video or on a more exciting level you can create your own character and enter into the story.

The entire series is coordinated by the series producers who more rightly could be considered "puppet masters" since they have the power to accept your character actions or not. If accepted you are expected to "respect" the story and you may be given specific suggestions by the PM. The rest is up to you.

Dynamic story telling is not just isolated to "Creature, Inc". The Coalition is probably the best known for experimenting with this type of story telling all be it in a slightly more controlled environment. Also in the LonelyJew15 series the character of Lonelyfrenchman15 sprang from nowhere and was embraced by the series creators.

So is it time for you to jump in and take a side?

impulse said...
If I may, this is what the Coalition is all about, and this is why Creature Inc is part of what we're trying to achieve. Lunasapphire is another great example of what is happening at the Coalition. What's next is entirely up to you!


Related Links:
http://www.youtube.com/user/lunasapphire

http://www.lg15.com/lgpedia/index.php?title=Lunasapphire

http://www.thecoalition.tv

immo1 said...
Collaborative fiction has been around in text form forever. When lg15 announced that the audience could be apart of the story I was hoping that they would take collaborative fiction to the next level by interacting with UGC.

There are usually guidelines but the main principle is to let the story write itself. There should be no forgone conclusion that anyone is steering you toward.

Learn more:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborative_fiction

7 comments:

  1. If I may, this is what the Coalition is all about, and this is why Creature Inc is part of what we're trying to achieve. Lunasapphire is another great example of what is happening at the Coalition. What's next is entirely up to you!

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  2. VIVA LA COALITION!

    These PM's have created something great. Something never done before, true interactivity, and I am very happy to see other creators jumping in and participating. If you aren't watching videos in the coalition universe you are missing some really good stuff.

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  3. Collaborative fiction has been around in text form forever. When lg15 announced that the audience could be apart of the story I was hoping that they would take collaborative fiction to the next level by interacting with UGC.

    There are usually guidelines but the main principle is to let the story write itself. There should be no forgone conclusion that anyone is steering you toward.

    Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborative_fiction

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  4. I couldn't have said it better myself Roger :)

    LunaSapphire is some great stuff, the new video is simply amazing.

    Most definitely Immo, it's great to see collaborative fiction take such a large leap with the inclusion of vlogging. And of course, without such great ARG's as what the coalition is offering, Year Zero (One of my personal favorites), and even OpAphid the playing ground would never even exist.

    The real question is, how far can we go with this?

    Personally, I think the sky is the limit.

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  5. Well of course, almost all new characters in LonelyJew came into being because Jenni was approached by someone. Never be afraid to persue something! If all else fails, atleast you can say you tried!

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  6. I agree greg. I think this is clearly where the "pros" are missing the boat. Take Heroes for example, they asked for people to video their theories when they should have encouraged people to vlog IC about powers they had and were discovering. Maybe they could have even given a walk on to the best one! Think about the response that would have gotten.

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  7. YAY! thanks for being featured on LG15today! I... ahem... Dominic and I really appreciate it!

    -LF15

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