A Thin Black Line

A 12 minute animated documentary VR project for SBS (Gear VR, Go), I was brought in as a Narrative Design consultant by VRTOV. I worked with Douglas Watkin, Oscar Raby, Katy Morrison, and Brooke Mags. An animated documentary in interactive VR, A Thin Black Line is directed by Douglas Watkin with artwork by Vernon Ah Kee and is … Read moreA Thin Black Line

8 Word Story

On 10th October 2017, The Queensland Writers’ Centre opened submissions for a special story competition. Called “8 Word Story”, the competition invited writers to submit a story in 8 words maximum. If selected, it would be displayed on digital billboards around Brisbane. Mine was selected, and broadcast on 24th October to multiple locations. There were over … Read more8 Word Story

Announcing UC101's first "playful story": Authentic in All Caps :)

Hello everyone! As many of you are aware, for the past few years I’ve been concentrating on two things: finishing my PhD (which I submitted in 2009), and working on great projects conceived by other people. I’ve conceived, designed and executed some small alternate reality games, but all the major projects were work for other … Read moreAnnouncing UC101's first "playful story": Authentic in All Caps 🙂

Transmedia writing article for if:book Australia

if:book, the Institute for the Future of the Book, has organisations in London and New York. It now also has one in Queensland, Australia! “if:book Australia promotes new forms of digital literature and explores ways to boost connections between writers and audiences, and is a small think-tank and part of the Queensland Writers Centre”. Recently, … Read moreTransmedia writing article for if:book Australia

Videos and slides from Power to the Pixel

As I outlined in a previous post, I was fortunate to be invited back to be a part of Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival 2009. The videos and slides are now online and so here is a selection of ones I’m sure you’ll enjoy/get something out of. 🙂 Take Back What Has Always … Read moreVideos and slides from Power to the Pixel

Next public event: Power to the Pixel, London

Hello everyone! I haven’t been updating this site for a while. That will change. 🙂 My next public gig will be at Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival. As you may recall, I did the keynote and a workshop there last year. So, I’m thrilled to be invited back again. Ted Hope will be … Read moreNext public event: Power to the Pixel, London

Ep 004: Tim Wright Interview

  Another podcast! Yay! At this rate I might even crack three podcasts a year. hehe. Joking aside, I’m excited about our guest today. UK digital writer Tim Wright shares his vast experience with over a decade with online interactive drama and more recently multiplatform storytelling. Below is a time guide showing you topics Tim … Read moreEp 004: Tim Wright Interview

Techniques for Segmenting Content Across Media

Hello everyone! Today we’ll delve into segmentation techniques. By segmentation I refer to the various ways unique content can be continued across different media platforms. This doesn’t mean cutting up content created for a single session (a feature film for instance) and then delivering it in parts (although you can do that!). But here I’m referring specifically writing or designing the production with a certain episodic structure in mind. While the notion of episodics is fairly understood, what isn’t is the variety of episodic techniques available and how these can be utilized in a cross-platform project. So, in this post I’ll outline ways a production can be designed for multi-platform segmentation.

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Death of a Blog, Birth of a Podcast

Well, not quite ‘death’ but an indefinite hiatus. I’m powering down this blog for a few reasons, one of which is my desire to finish my PhD. I’ve tried for the last year and a half to do PhD writing and work and this blog, but found the mindsets are somewhat incompatable. I’ve decided therefore … Read moreDeath of a Blog, Birth of a Podcast