Crossing Borders

Posted on Feb 2, 2010 in Film, Photography

A visualization of private spaces in public photography. A design probe on digital mannerism by choy ka fai


Telling stories with interfaces

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 in Film, Information design, Interaction design, Media

“But where does it go from here? Is this really just a micro-genre best suited to ads for internet companies? Or does the fact that we spend so much time on this stage our selves mean that it really can be the venue for more (and more kinds of) storytelling?

via Telling stories with interfaces « Snarkmarket.

Parallel tracking and mapping for small AR workspaces

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 in Film, geography, Mapping

bq. AR in unknown scenes is always going to be difficult without a remote expert to annotate the map. Here, we restrict ourselves to finding a dominant plane in the scene, and then running simple VR/AR games on this plane: essentially, you can have little AR critters running around on your tabletop. At present, no attempt is made to exploit the map to e.g. find occluding geometry; this is an area of future work. (From Georg Klein).

I love how it goes in and out of register, and how it ‘picks up’ the registration from an initial set of objects. People will end up intuiting that AR works in certain ways “not around trees” for instance, or only in “static scenes”.

YouTube – Parallel Tracking and Mapping for Small AR Workspaces (PTAM) – extra.

Film books

Posted on Sep 23, 2002 in Film, Reading, Television

Film Art

David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson. Classic textbook, required reading. /

Sculpting In Time

Andrey Tarkovsky. /

Time Within Time

Andrey Tarkovsky. /

Kieslowski on Kieslowski

Danusia Stok, Krysztof Kieslowski. A thorough insight into Kieslowski’s process, thinking and ideology. Wonderful. /

The Art and Science of Screenwriting

Philip Parker. Essential reading for screenwriting, not just the usual Hollywood basics. /

Film Architecture

Dietrich Neumann. /

Audio Vision

Michel Chion. Essential for anyone thinking about the interaction between audible and visible. /

Directing: (Screencraft Series)

Mike Goodridge. /

First Cut: Conversations with Film Editors

Gabriella Oldham. /

The Director’s Journey: The Creative Collaboration

Mark Travis. /

Making Movies

Sydney Lumet. /

Film Directing: Shot By Shot

Steven Katz. /

Directing the Film

Eric Sherman. /

Making Movies Work: Thinking Like a Filmmaker

Jon Boorstin. /

Narrative books

Posted on May 15, 2002 in Art, Film, Media, Narrative, Reading, Research, Television

Hamlet on the Holodeck

Janet H Murray. /

Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative

Mark Stephen Meadows. /

Computers As Theatre

Brenda Laurel. /

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell. /

Interactive Acting: Acting, Improvisation, and Interacting for Audience Participatory Theatre

Jeff Wirth.

Tell Me a Story: Narrative and Intelligence

by Roger C. Schank, Gary Saul Morson. /

Understanding Comics

Scott McCloud. /

Comics & Sequential Art

Will Eisner. /

Graphic Storytelling & Visual Narrative

Will Eisner. /

Interaction and narrative workshop

Posted on Feb 11, 2002 in Conferences, Film, Interaction design, Narrative, Television

This lecture covers some specific ideas that are aimed at traditional designers or filmmakers that want to make narratives involving user/audience interaction.

It was first given at Channel 4 in London, to filmmakers on the digital animation Mesh Scheme.

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