New Multimedia and Storytelling Resources

If you’re trying to keep close to your cash. Watch out. Don’t read any further. But if you’re looking for some inspiration and/or some resources in multimedia storytelling, iPad storytelling or a slick musical instrument, check this out. In the last couple of weeks, a few iBooks and Apps have come out that is worth the download:

MediaStorm Field Guide
by MediaStorm
(iTunes | More Info)

iPad Design Lab: Storytelling in the Age of the Tablet
by Mario R. Garcia
(iTunes | More Info | Poynter)

Borderlands Granular
By Second Story's very own Chris Carslon (via: @westert)
(iTunes | More Info)

The Wider Image
By Reuters 
(iTunes | More Info)

Frankenstein - App for iPhone and iPad - Trailer

Frankenstein is a literary app, written by Dave Morris and developed for iPad and iPhone by inkle. Frankenstein creates a new kind of interactive reading experience, adapting the original text to immerse the reader into one of the world’s most powerful classic stories.

Looks interesting and promising for interactive stories on the iPad.

Unboxing the iPad (Rerun)

With the release of the new iPad (v3), I thought I’d re-release our “Unboxing the iPad” (Pocket Memories) video which we produced for the original iPad back in April 2010. Frankly, if I pre-ordered the new iPad, I’m sure I would have redone this. But, alas, I didn’t order one cause frankly I don’t use it as much as I thought I would to justify a purchase. My iPhone 5, however, is nearly always on.

Same can be said with the little one that was pre-natally featured in this video. My daughter is drawn to the iPhone more than the iPad. 

Q. During meetings, you like to take notes on your tablet, smartphone or laptop. Is that acceptable?

A. “As soon as you take the device out, tell the other attendees, ‘I use my iPad or phone to take notes.’ That way, no one will question if you’re paying attention,” he says.

We were talking about this just the other day. Will giving folks a heads up enough? And also, does typing notes on an iPad seemingly less annoying than an iPhone?

Once books stop being only finished, whole things — when they can also be works in progress, works in development — the possibilities for journalists open up. Imagine a book on the health-care reform debate that could be updated with each twist and turn, adding profiles of the players, daily news updates, legislative summaries, and more as the story developed.

Not a bad idea.


Juicy Bits

Just great.


Most of my friends know that I’m always working on side projects. And if you don’t know what side project I’m currently working on, that doesn’t mean that I’m taking a break. It just means that I’m being quiet. ;-)

This side project began as an experiment in March, 2009, and over the past 2½ years, it’s become my new full-time job.

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