We've been looking at ways to make story come alive. Whether it's brand journalism, personal narrative, or reportage...how do we use all the pieces of story to make something interesting?
1 -- Mark Blaine -- firestarter and UO brainiac -- turned me onto the pecha kucha phenomenon. What a cool way to bring people together and connect with smart content. Created by designers who wanted to gather to show material from multiple producers quickly, the concept is one that lends itself to getting ideas produced and shared.
2 -- Mediastorm is remarkable. It is photojournalism, photoblog, multimedia platform, podcast, and signals the next chapter of connective journalistic visual reporting. Brian Storm has produced a series of strong stories. For anyone interested in crafting a compelling multiplatformed approach to understanding people and their stories. For brand afficionados, an authentic approach to connecting ideas to audiences.
3 -- From reportage to fanciful...flipbooks and zoetropes are mediatoys that also have beautiful application for telling a story in a different way. The digital flipbook is hot right now, but the old-fashioned diy version makes such a cool tactile moment that you really can't pass it up. A soundtrack for your zoetrope world? Oh my.
This photo by Andrew Dunn 04, www.andrewdunnphoto.com
4 -- People telling stories in multiple forms...visual, performance, conceptual. Go back to the remarkable Danny Gregory and look through the archives to see stories take form in multiple media, experimental form through drawing and journaling. He is so nimble with doing ideas that we should all have the WWDD homage tattooed on our psyches. What would Danny Do? Other folks to look at craftmonkeys, zefrank on punctuation, korzekwa.
5 -- Maybe it's just about crafting the perfect sentence.