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Overview

The project is a film that incorporates various social networking sites into the storyline. This will create a digital media story with a more immersive and “real” experience than traditional film. The story will take a look at how technology has affected relationships.

Context

Contextual Topics

  1. Human relationships
  2. Social media
  3. Transmedia

Research Questions

  1. What are some ways technology has affected human relationships?
  2. How does social media affects people and their use of it?
  3. What are the benefits of a transmedia approach to storytelling?

Sources

What are some ways technology has affected human relationships?

Turkle, S. (2010). Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. New York, NY: Basic Books.

“People are lonely. The network is seductive. But if we are always on, we may deny ourselves the rewards of solitude.”

“We romance the robot and become inseparable from our smart phones. As this happens, we remake ourselves and our relationships with each other through our new intimacy with machines.”

James, C. (2014). Disconnected: Youth, new media, and the ethics gap. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

“Whereas blind spots are unconscious, naïve, and unintentional, disconnects are quite conscious, even mindful.”

“More than half of the youths who evinced a free-for-all mindset conveyed fatalistic arguments about the viability of the “old” model of the creative industries, given digital technologies and Internet culture.”

How does social media affect people and their use of it?

Seiter, C. (2016, March 7). The psychology of social media [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://blog.bufferapp.com/psychology-of-social-media

“The “looking-glass self” is a psychological concept that says that we can never truly see ourselves—we need our reflection from others in order to understand who we are.”

“Online, we have time to construct and refine. This is what psychologists call self-presentation: positioning yourself the way you want to be seen. The feeling we get from self-presentation is so strong that viewing your own Facebook profile has been shown to increase your self-esteem.”

Boyd, D. (2015). It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

“Listening to teens talk about social media addiction reveals an interest not in features of their computers, smartphones, or even particular social media sites but in each other.”

“Teens are desperate to have access to and make sense of public life; understanding the technologies that enable publics is just par for the course.”

What are the benefits of a transmedia approach to storytelling?

Carter, J. (2013, March 7). What’s the value of transmedia storytelling for organizations?. Retrieved from https://www.artsfwd.org/whats-the-value-of-transmedia-storytelling-for-organizations/

“Organizations should begin each season asking: What story are we telling this year? Once you choose the story, look for ways each platform can feed the overarching narrative that celebrates your special season.”

“Your audience wants to discover cool and inspiring tidbits about your organization or production… It’s a chance to start the dramaturgical conversation before your audience enters the theater.”

Jenkins, H. (2007, March 21). Transmedia storytelling 101 [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2007/03/transmedia_storytelling_101.html

“Transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience.”

“Transmedia storytelling is the ideal aesthetic form for an era of collective intelligence.”

Design

Research Questions

  1. What are some ways to create an intuitive website with social media integration?
  2. What are some inspiring aesthetics that movies use to help convey their stories?

Sources

What are some ways to create an intuitive website with social media integration?

Laja, P. (2012). Intuitive web design: How to make your website intuitive to use. Retrieved from https://conversionxl.com/intuitive-web-design-how-to-make-your-website-intuitive-to-use

Boag, P. (2012, June 4). Social media is a part of the user experience. Retrieved from https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/06/social-media-is-a-part-of-the-user-experience

What are some inspiring aesthetics that movies use to help convey their stories?

Aguirre, A. (2016, December 20). Moonlight’s cinematographer on filming the most exquisite movie of the year. Retrieved from http://www.vogue.com/projects/13514953/moonlight-cinematographer-james-laxton

University of Montana. (2014). Aesthetics and visual composition. Retrieved from http://www.umontanamediaarts.com/MART101L/aesthetics-and-visual-composition

Technology

Technologies

  1. HTML5
  2. Final Cut Pro X
  3. DSLR (Nikon D750)

Sources

HTML5

Mozilla. (2017, July 26). HTML5 – Web developer guides. Retrieved July 27, 2017, from https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/HTML/HTML5

Final Cut Pro X

Roberts, C. (2016, November 7). Final Cut Pro X 10.3 review. Retrieved from http://www.macworld.co.uk/review/video/apple-final-cut-pro-x-3-review-3526427/

Apple. (2017). Final Cut Pro X help. Retrieved from http://help.apple.com/finalcutpro/mac/10.3/

DSLR

Koo, R. (2012). The DSLR cinematography guide. Retrieved from http://s3.amazonaws.com/nofilmschool.dslr.guide.pdf/rwtyw45/DSLR_Cinematography_Guide.pdf

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