Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Future Of Storytelling

The results of this recent study are fascinating...
The Future of Storytelling Trailer from latddotcom on Vimeo.

 The study found that
78 percent of people want to “friend” a character digitally – meaning they would receive updates via platforms like Facebook or via SMS – and would like to be able to sway the outcome of a particular decision, as they would with real friends, perhaps.
Other findings included that 87 percent of people want to be able to get more perspective on a story by seeing through a particular character’s eyes or changing the point-of-view altogether and switch to a different character.
For those of us creating works for children and teens, this study brings up a lot of questions - and perhaps, inspiration.

Illustrate and Write On,


Anonymous said...

This is really interesting, I definitely see the potential for inspiration.

The idea of a reader or viewer communicating directly with a character is particularly fascinating to me, and instantly makes me wonder how that could be done.

Could an actor make himself/herself available, on Skype, or online, and BE that character? If so would they use a script as a jumping off point or just improvise? Could an author do the same thing, through writing, on twitter and fb? Think I've seen a little bit of that already :) The possibilities are endless :)

Great post!

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Thanks, Mimi - I agree that there are so many fascinating possibilities!