Every Photo is a story: the photos of Frances Benjamin Johnston
In this five-part series, Kristi Finefield and Sam Watters discuss the ways to uncover the story in photographs, specifically a series of hand-colored lantern slides of historic gardens and homes created by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the early 20th century.
Another story: Trinity
When talking about collages, a friend of mine asked me why I think that making a pictorial story would work because as far as he knows most imagery, a catch all phrase for pictures, photographs and other ways to display (un)reality, is often one single depiction of a single event. Like a snapshot or a…
Story Telling: Mass Effect 3
An article that investigates on how choices in series of games can have serious consequences for making a good or bad story.
“There is something special about having a vampire for a lover”, Liz said to her one true love with a sigh. Lina, her arms around Liz’s waist, stiffened and then frowned, “Vampire? Where did the vampire part come in?” “I was meaning to tell you.. Nadja.. she.. she is also a vampire. I meant to…
Storytelling: The old testament
Introduction The other day I happened to look at the College Tour. The College tour is a Dutch program in which the host Twan Huys invites famous people to talk about what made them famous and allow the audience(students mostly) to ask them questions. In this particular episode the guest was John Cleese. During this interview someone…
Story-telling: The hobbit – The battle of the five armies.
Yesterday I saw the Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies, and wrote a short scathing critique of the movie on metacritic. This third episode is simply a long series of fights interspersed with some dialog. However, besides giving criticism I want to learn from such movies, so I am going to write a few short notes the…
Story-telling: Jurassic Park 3/3: Patterns, Patterns
Welcome to the third part of my posts about Jurassic Park in which I am trying to delve into the story as to learn from it. Perhaps this is useful, or perhaps it is not. As already mentioned there is little to no character development in this movie. It is simply not that kind of…
Story-telling: Jurassic Park part 2/3 : The T-rex, the raptors and the naked monkeys.
Welcome to part second part of the movie Jurassic Park in which I am trying to analyse the story-telling. In a previous post I discussed the first fifty minutes of the movie including the introduction of the central characters. In this part I am going discuss the remaining two hours of the movie which might conceivably…
Storytelling: Jurassic Park(part 1/3): god, the devil and lunch!
I write reviews, but not because I want to criticize things. Actually I like to learn how to write and tell stories, so that is why I write them. On one level to learn to write the reviews themselves and on another level to analyse the storytelling of that which I am writing about.…
Red Flag is a movie based on an art installation called ‘threatened’ made by Asmita Duranjaya in Second Life. I do not like to explain too much about it as i like people to make up their own stories.. to let their mind go and thing.. what is going on? For me the movie…
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