Telling stories through Web Made Movies

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Filmmakers + web developers = Web Made Movies! This is the secret sauce WebMadeMovies is cooking with. Ah... ok. So what exactly is WebMadeMovies?

WebMadeMovies is Mozilla's open video lab and production studio. We're bringing together the world's most innovative filmmakers and web developers to show what open video and HTML5 can do. Producing cutting-edge examples and reference implementations that showcase new ways of telling stories online. And collaborating on new web tools for filmmakers and developers everywhere. Our goal: a new kind of cinema that works like the web.

As far as I can tell, WebMadeMovies is a Mozilla Drumbeat project.

Mozilla Drumbeat is about keeping the web open. We want to spark a movement. We want to keep the web open for the next 100 years. The first step: inviting you to do and make things that help the web. That's what Drumbeat is — practical projects and local events that gather smart, creative people around big ideas, solving problems and building the open web.

Take a look at this one. This is a WebMadeMovies demo using a framework called Popcorn. (OK, popcorn.js is actually a JavaScript library - but who cares about details?) Try viewing it with Chrome or Firefox.

While the movie is playing, several components (Flickr, Wikipedia, Google Maps...) load and update themselves, depending on what the movie is showing. Interesting take on storytelling, isn't it?

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This blog is a companion to the UX Storytellers project. You will find everything that's currently going on, what has happened so far and what is planned for the future.

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The best way to learn is through listening to stories. The best way to teach is through telling stories. Are you a UX Expert with stories to tell? We would love to hear your story.

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The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
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