GOING BEYOND THE STORYWe give readers far more than books on screens.
They can explore beyond the narrative
and with all sorts of rich media, enter
the world of the people, places and objects
that interest them within the story.
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In partnership with New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures, the co-producers of Thunderbirds Are Go, ITVS GE has teamed up with innovative digital company BeyondTheStory to produce exciting new digital content that will support the upcoming Thunderbirds Are Go TV series.More
New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has invested in a local digital firm that specialises in creating storybook apps. BeyondTheStory will work with Pukeko on a collection of eBooks based on the latter’s preschool series The WotWots. Sir Richard Taylor, co-owner of Pukeko Pictures and special effects firm Weta Workshop, said: “BeyondTheStory has developed a highly imaginative way to work with our assets to create episode-by-episode quests and expand feature story lines.”More
In a first for the Dutch market the enhanced storybook app is launched today by Dutch publisher Prometheus, at the beginning of the play “Anne”, currently running at the Theatre Amsterdam. UK digital company BeyondTheStory first created the English version of the storybook app to acclaim in 2013 in the UK, and the Dutch and Belgian release today marks the beginning of the global rollout of the digital version of one of the most famous books of all time.More
Co-Owner of Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop
Actor, comedian, author, journalist, broadcaster, film director
Journalist, The Guardian
Head of Franchise Development, Overbrook Entertainment
At last authors and readers will be able to create and manage their stories. Publisher+ will offer authors more than books on screens – they can go beyond the narrative with all sorts of rich media. Books, screenplays, TV scripts: fast, cost-effective, accessible. No need for traditional publishers any more. Publisher+ is the only platform that offers the tools to manage each step of creating and publishing richly interactive narratives for tablet.
Publisher+ will pave the way for authors to create beautifully rendered narratives that go beyond the story with words, images, audio, video, 3D content, and active links.
CONTENT IN CONTEXT
Storytelling comes alive with augmented reality – with words, images, audio, video, 3D content, and active links, all embedded within the narrative.
Readers can pinch and zoom between timelines, seeing the relationships between parallel events. Semantic mapping means they can jump from an event on the time line straight in to the narrative in the book, or highlight a key location in the book and be transported to a map showing where it took place.
Using 3D immersive technology, users can be placed directly into places and events. By holding their phones or tablets aloft, and turning around, they can see a visualisation of a scene as though they are there. With headphones, they can hear ‘positional audio’ as they move.
We can integrate 3D maps within the app. A time slider will enable users to focus on events or places that interest them.
Going beyond the narrative and into the world imagined by the author, including giving readers choices of how they consume the content.
With expert narration, we can provide insight in the form of curated guides around the app’s content. The reader selects a theme, and then the virtual expert ‘takes over’ the app with another layer of information.
Users can personalise their experience of the app. They can connect their Facebook or Twitter accounts. In an app from an item, they can tap a button and add a comment, and see comments from people in their own social media groups.
Jen Porter November 12th, 2014
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