Hyper Cinema – Blog Post

Seances is a very interesting experimental film project. I think it’s very idiosyncratic as it allows each viewer to play a direct role in choosing their own uniquely generated film that can only be viewed once. The interaction in Seances only commences at the start when viewers choose which assembled film to view. The story of each film is one of a kind since the algorithm generates scenes created from…

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Hyper Cinema

I think there is a distinct difference between a game and an interactive narrative. Bear71 was the later. There was a story to be told that had a beginning and an ending but had things to see along the way. No matter what you clicked on and what you viewed the ending would not change but it gave a glimpse into the life of bear 71. Through the use of…

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Bear 71

The interactive piece called Bear71 organizes its narrative by utilizing media elements in fragments to tell a whole story. By combining the video, text, and sound, it allows the viewer to interact with the story in a much different way than ever before. The interface creates context for exploration and discovery by allowing the viewer to interact with the story at their own pace and allows them to advance in…

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Dylan Niehaus – Final Description

Final Description:   The idea of my final video is to create a video essay/documentary hybrid that explores the ways in which I enjoy video games. The main focus would be on the ways in which I collect and display my games, How I went about finding the best ways to display my old consoles on newer TVs, how I’ve gone about repairing old consoles found at goodwill, and how…

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Dylan Niehaus Blog – video essay

Video essays are unique in that they involve narration, but this narration comes from a person’s own point of view. They are using spoken words along with video and text to support an argument or to tell a personal story. Many video clips used in video essays are there to give visual evidence or to supply a visual aid to what the narrator is speaking about. If a video essay…

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#9: The Video Essay

The video essay is a fairly new form of content that has really changed the way language is heard and processed. The TED talk mentions how you tube really changed how the video essay is perceived but I would argue that you tube and the content creators on that platform popularized and together as a whole created the video essay as we know it today. The closest thing we had…

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