Considering the idea of animating a piece of paper being folded into an origami bird which is then brought into the story (animated so it flies etc.)
Ego, (2011) “Animated and Alive Paper Sculptures by Jeff Nishinaka”, retrieved from http://ego-alterego.com/2011/05/animated-alive-paper-sculpture-jeff-nishinaka/#.UTcEPI5u-pE on 6.3.2013
Turner, C., Friel, H., Deacon, J, “The Lifecycle of a Drop of Water”, retrieved from http://www.good.is/posts/the-lifecycle-of-a-drop-of-water-via-animated-paper-sculpture on 6.3.2013
Ivey, P., “My Paper Mind”, “Animation Trends: 3-D Papercraft/Cut-Out Animation”,
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/animation-trends-three-d-papercraft-10474.html on 6.3.2013
Caliri, J., (2004) “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”, retrieved from http://watchthetitles.submarinechannel.com/articles/0019-Lemony_Snicket_s_A_Series_of_Unfortunate_Events on 6.3.2013
“12 Principles of Animation in After Effects”, “Digital Tutors”, retrieved from http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?pid=746 on 6.3. 2013
Axiom Design – Brent Watts Used storyboarding to convey idea for credits.
http://vimeo.com/7872163 – walk cycles etc.
http://videohive.net/item/3d-city-animation-fly-through-showcase/86446 3D fly through style (shading too)
Video Copilot for After Effects tutorials.
After Effects – import into InDesign?? To investigate.
Apple interface sizes
||IPHONE / IPOD
||IPHONE / IPOD RETINA
||320 x 480
||640 x 960
|| 768 x 10241024 x 768
||320 x 480
||640 x 960
||768 x 10041024 x 748
|Web clip icon (recommended for web applications and websites)
||57 x 57
||114 x 114
||72 x 72
|Document icon (recommended for custom document types)
||22 x 29
||44 x 58
||64 x 64 & 320 x 320
Other inspirational apps
ABC Artmaker App
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Can technology be used to engage kids in the real world?
Does the use of stimulating imagery, movement and sound desensitise kids to the creative opportunities around them?
Create an interactive pop-up storybook allowing kids to follow a character who shows them fun tactile activities based on everyday objects from around the home. The story can pause and give kids the opportunity to try these activities themselves, photograph them, and add them into the story (much like a drag-and-drop online scrapbook). All instructions are written into the story so children know what equipment they need and what they need to do step by step. They can pause, and go back if they need to see the step again.
Possible activities to incorporate:
– making a fort
– cardboard box animals
– flax woven mats
– paper snowflakes and people
– shadow puppets theatre
– cardboard kaleidoscope
– potato prints
– planting plants
Preliminary research: define objectives more clearly
- Statistics on industry
- Statistics on target group
- Previous similar examples/competition
- Prepare questionnaire and survey target groups
Use specific case studies to bring writing to life.
What are audience trends? What do people enjoy? What do people want? What can I offer to e-books that are a new experience or approach?
“Interactivity: a cyclic process in which two actors alternately listen, think, and speak.” (Crawford, p. 5)
The difference between interaction and reaction – interaction must run two ways, not one. Both actors must perform all three of the above actions well for interaction to be really successful. Form and function need to intertwine from the beginning of the project, as interactivity can’t be achieved by applying it at the end.
Book design can’t always considered to be interactive – the author can’t hear you. What if the author could? What if your choices in the app could result in change? What if you can add to the story and the creator can animate the scene?
Crawford, C. (2003) “The Art of Interactive Design”, Publishers Group West, Berkeley CA, USA retrieved from http://books.google.com.au/books?id=lefh5rSLbVUC&pg=PA25&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false on 6.3.2013
Mod, C. (2010), “Books in the Age of the iPad”, retrieved from http://craigmod.com/journal/ipad_and_books/ on 6.3.2013