Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling: Creating Immersive Stories Across New Media Platforms, 1st Edition


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Table of Contents

Introduction
  • Who is this Book For?
  • Defining Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Stories
  • The Author
  • New Modes of Storytelling
  • A Summary of the Chapters
  • Commercial Imperative
  • The Command to Read
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Pitching your Idea
  • Developing an Ideas Book / Visual Diary
Traditional Narrative Texts
  • Talking Pictures - Finding Narrative in Photography
  • Geometry in Photo Composition
  • Story Sequences in Stills
  • Pedro Meyer’s The Illusion of Real Space
  • Navigating Linear Texts
  • Verisimilitude
  • Brechtian Realism
  • Aristotle’s Poetics
  • Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress
  • Baudelaire’s l'Art mnemonique
  • Film Editing - Walter Murch
  • The Rule of Six
  • The 3rd Effect
  • Eisenstein’s Diagrammatic Score
  • Precipitant Sounds
  • Embodied Sounds
  • Narrative Progression
  • Interpreting the Author’s Intent
  • Narrative Reality versus Audience Reality
  • Text on Screen
  • Constructing a Storyline
  • Narrative Distance, Depth and Alignment
  • Bazin’s Invisible Witness
  • Story Rhythm - the Haiku
  • Silent Era Techniques
  • Bonitzer on Hitchcock
  • The Macguffin
  • Zizek on Hitchcock
Subjective Interpretation
  • Narrative Perspectives
  • Entgrenzung: The Dissolution of Perspectival Boundaries
  • Linguistic Flexibility: Blending Words into Chords
  • Narrative Deconstruction
  • The Loop: IF, THEN, GOTO
  • Cause and Effect
  • Relinquishing Authorial Control
  • Attentional Blink
  • Confabulation: Emotional Experiences Without Context
  • Evolving Language
  • Calvino: the Malleable Relationship between Reader and Narrator
  • Subjective Responses to Colour and Form
  • Active and Passive Colours
  • Emotional Responses to Colour
  • Digital and Analogue Colour Palette
  • Instinctual Responses to Geometric Forms
  • The Will-to-Art
  • Knowing Your Audience
  • Controlling the Narrative / Owning the Text
  • Kandinsky’s Chain of Related Sensations
Sound Design
  • Primal Responses to Sound
  • Classifying Harmonics in Terms of Emotional Response
  • Narrative Soundscapes
  • Affective Audio
  • Cueing-In Emotions
  • Separating Dialogue from Background Noise
  • Prosody and Syntax
  • Musical Motifs
  • Representations of Emotions
  • Universal ‘Palette’ of Sound
  • Memories of Feelings - the Limits of the Codification of Musical Forms
  • Anticipation and Resolution
  • Rhythmic Organisation and ‘Percussive Barriers’
  • Psychological and Ontological Time
  • Musical Notation
  • Accidental Counterpoint
  • Communicating Emotion through Music
  • Syncopation
  • The Soundtrack
  • Cinematic Allusionism
  • Sound Elements of Film
  • Imitative-Denotative Instrumentation
  • Limitations of Visual and Dialogue
  • Leitmotif
  • Empathetic / Anempathetic Soundtracks
Visual Montage
    • Montage: Juxtaposing Visual Elements
    • Affidavit-Exposition
    • Vertical Montage
    • Photo Montage: Hockney’s Joiners
    • Burroughs’s Literary Cut-Ups
    • The Lettrists
    • Brueghel’s Micronarratives
    • Marker’s La Jetée
  • Spatial Representation of Temporal Sequences
  • Multiple Narrative Perspectives On-Screen
  • Vertov’s Kino-Eye
Codifying Story Elements
    • Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale
    • Narratology: How Narrative Structures Affect Our Perception
    • Narratology Terminology: Synecdoche, Contiguous, Metonym
    • Embedded Narratives: Fabula and Syuzhet
    • A Perspectival Approach to Narrative
    • Subjective Retroversion
    • The Photograph: A Message Without a Code
    • War Primer: Brecht’s Photo-Epigrams
    • Talking Pictures: Photographic Stills and Audio Vignettes
    • Perec’s ‘Infra-Ordinary’
    • De Quincey’s Record of Regency London
  • The Photograph: Flat Anthropological Fact
  • Brecht’s Theory of Distanciation
  • Primacy of Lexis Over Plot
  • Visualisation of Large Data Sets
  • Metadata - Tagging Archived Content
  • The Photo Archive
  • Photogrammetry: Cyber-Archaeology
  • Trend-Identifying Algorithms
  • Netflix Quantum Theory
  • Authoring Multiple Narrative Trajectories
  • The Database
  • Hypernarrative
  • Extractive Hypertext and Immersive 3D
  • Associative Linkage
  • Genre Classification
  • The Cinematic Metaphor
  • Non-Traditional Film: Gordon’s ‘Temporal Deceleration’
  • Emergent Narratives
  • Triangulating Content
Interactive Narratives
    • Textual Interaction
    • Char Davies - Osmose
    • Proprioception
    • Artist and Audience: Atherton’s Interactive Discourse
    • Non-Linear Texts
    • Syncretic and Synaesthetic Language
    • The Disrupting Effect of Latency Within Simulated Stories
    • Interactive StoryTelling
    • Immersion in the Textual World
    • Visual Writing
    • Temporal Immersion
    • Backstory
    • Ergodic Texts
    • Constant Recontextualisation
    • Depth-First Exploration
    • Structures of Interactivity
    • Spatial and Emotional Immersion
    • The Greek Chorus
    • Audience Participation: Living Theatre
    • The Perspectivist Approach
    • The Freytag Triangle
    • Narrative Constraints
    • Joyce’s Epiphany
    • The Language of Television
    • Impositional and Expressive Narratives
    • The Objective Correlative
    • Virtual Identities
    • Flat and Round Characters
    • VR Storytelling Techniques
  • Performative Gestures
  • Gesture Controlled Interfaces
  • Technology and Art
  • Hoey’s The Weight of Water: Manufacturing Presence in VR
  • Mixed Storytelling: Fran Bow
  • Interactive Poetry: Dear Esther
  • Location-Based AR
  • The Narrative Architect
  • Experimental Narrative Riffs: Grammatron
  • Remediating Stories
  • Interactive Design: Twine
The Business of Transmedia Storytelling
    • #FindTheGirl
    • Blast Theory - Ivy4EVR
    • Karen
    • Content Creation Departments - Going Viral
    • The Digital Newsroom - Transmedia and VR
    • Storytelling on Social Media Platforms
    • Data Analytics
    • Story Development Tools and Technologies
    • Augmented Reality
  • Recreating the Theatre Experience

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