switching over from cold to paranoid…Alan to Charlie to shoot (& reshoot) extension inserts

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Re:Google TV delay –

As I told them last year…they need to start with keyboardless interface (keyboard should be in the secondary stage). …and before that they need to figure out how to get quality story-based, long-form, indie interactive content that is built for it.  An issue that could’ve been taken care of 6 years ago if they didn’t try to play games with us.  Yes content now can go make their own stuff and retailers will deal directly with them.  Precedent will be set and all other signatory agreements on an open web will be secondary to placement of integration in production architecture.  Tried to explain that.

I have had angels in my life.

Yes I say angels to describe people in events in my life that have had profound shifts as I was going over a cliff. People who just by the grace …of something, were better than many…to a stranger.  I try to emulate these people every day.

I wanted to highlight one or two extraordinary strangers…the unexpected ones…

In Los Angeles I had troubles after I had worked on a few films in production.  I wasn’t sure where I should go or do.  I did not have the skills to understand the basics of rent and food etc.  I took on a job at minimum wage (I think it was 4.25 at the time) at a video store.  Quickly I could not pay my rent.  At the same time I found myself in a personal paradigm shift as I was finally brave enough (and far away from home enough) to deal with being gay.  Long before I found myself making some very bad choices.  My roommate at the time started to ask me to get out. My car was repossessed, I did not have the money to eat and pay for student loans…and at that time student loans still won out. I chose to spend my nights hiding until the wee hours of the morning trying to find a way out of this mess.

On occasion I would go home with someone or sleep on a park bench to avoid going home.  I did not have anyone to turn to and made excuses to my parents as to why they could not reach me by phone. I could not reveal to anyone how bad it was until one day when I came home to find all of my things dumped on the sidewalk.

One cold wet night at the end of this period I remembered that the apartment below ours was being repainted and left open to air out the smell.  I had already known that my roommate had changed the locks. The building is one of those classic old apartment buildings on Crescent Heights with a large iron gate and a fountained open courtyard.  After I waited until I knew no one would be around to see, I climbed between the Bougainvillea and over the 10 foot gate…and walked up the open stairwell to find the abandoned apartment.  When I walked in it  still smelled of paint as I had thought.  I walked to one of the back bedrooms and laid down on the floor to sleep.  Before sunrise I got up and went to wash up at the sinks at the video store before anyone would notice. The painters continued there painting for a few more days.

I knew that it would be a few days before someone moved in or they finished so for the next couple of nights I repeated this.  Climbed the fence, mounted the stairs, found the door open and laid down… …and fell asleep.

On the third night a voice woke me.

“Hello?  Who’s there?”

I abruptly jumped to my feet to see a thin woman in her forties standing in the silhouette of a distant light.  She had moved into the apartment that day.

So imagine this.. You are a single woman, lying in your new upscale apartment in Los Angeles and are woken up to someone moving through it at 2am. You are brave enough to walk down the hall to investigate and see (for all intensive purposes as young as I was) a man.  Lying on the floor of your bedroom… instead of immediately calling the police.  She says “Hello?”

and the man springs to his feet. Approaching her.

Apologizing faster than his mouth can move. What would you do?

Well, this woman said…

“It’s okay, It’s Okay”

I got out enough of an explanation about getting kicked out of my apartment out and here this woman said… “It’s okay, It’s okay.  Go back to sleep.  I’ll wake you in the morning”

..and asked if I needed a pillow, before going back to her bedroom.

I laid back down believing…no, knowing that the police would be there any moment…and my life would be over as I knew it.  But that never happened.

In the morning, I woke to the smell of breakfast. I got up off the floor and walked into the kitchen where she had a plate waiting for me.  She asked if I was okay and I asked her the same.  She chuckled, she explained how she had just gone through a terrible divorce and “how stupid she was for leaving the door open”.  I thought at that statement… for the rest of my life this woman has given me two gifts.  a second chance…and a bar to live up to.

When I finished breakfast I left thanking her again profusely never to see her again.  Only I see her every day.  She is angel #1 in my list.  For the next few months I will write about 2-12.

Storycube vs. Storyline – Tools/Technology Architecture

Disclaimer…these are tests for linking the new Wave API’s using an old outline for the book.

StoryCube vs.Storyline – Tools/Technological Architecture
breaking down the works, architectural design and structure of a new industry and interactive transmedia integration…

…a new industry, a new medium. evolution of story.

(The following outline is an initial outline…building the details on other Waves for each point anyone who has interest should just email me as I hope we have the linked Waves with the a more specific breakdown in each subject done in the next few weeks)

Hypervideo/Hypertext
(and/or “Hyv” Production & Implementation systems for content production …and future standards for interactivity)
The crux- Which came first the new story structures or the newest technology. Understanding how technology effects story/how story may effect the landscape of the new technology
The “Video Platform” – delivery, exhibition, interactivity, landscape, extensions (organic symbiotic parasitic) and future.
HTML5 and the Cloud – game changer (&virtual appliances as story applications/tools/choices)
HTML6 (Movement for Hypervideo Overlay included and transferable?)
LIRC/Open Remote – Linux Infrared
Bluetooth
Virtual Tours Camera Technology and Fish Eye Lenses – 360, VR Bar etc
Geo Location and Audience
Ambient Streams
Geo-Mapping Story and Geo Story search
The Fake Photosynth of virtual story being integrated into Bing Mapping
Twitter and Geo the ramifications of a new api
The Magazine StoryCube – (The SI Tablet see at design co. http://www.thewonderfactory.com)
AR -Augmented Reality integration into script. Tagging, caching prep, pre-prod designs/systems. Layar, Brightkite, Tonchidot, etc.
AR/Geo-Location/3D -Movie as a tour/Tour as A Movie
Social Build and Crowd Sourcing (see also sharing authorship)
Independent Music Industry and the Integration/cross collaboration of content, markets and marketing.
Integration, Interface and Interactivity. “Knots” speed & change of story current.
New Transitions (between platforms and the importance of the strength and seal of “the weld” when constructing the plumbing).
Ancillary vs. Central
Twitter, Facebook, Wave and the Social audience. (i.e.http://mashable.com/2009/11/22/news-media-google-wave/ )
Phone interoperability.
Adobe Air/Silverlight Platform Evangelism etc. (The Avatar Interactive trailer / The Welch’s Show for Microsoft)
http://www.avatarmovie.com/air/
Dec 10, 2009
http://everybodysbusiness.msn.com/SilverlightInstall.aspx
Netbook / Litl
Tu-Is (Transmedia User Interface System)
Socializing, Monetizing and Dimensioning Hyper Layers of the Story in Film, vs TV vs Journalism vs Games vs Reality and Geo Location basis.
Dashboard “Banking”
Documentary/Journalism in the Age of the StoryCube
Sharing Authorship of a story.
the Future – Native Browser based video , virtual appliances, and the minimizing of platform dependence
Death of the Theater has been overly hyped.
Proscenium Stage and Interface
Reality enhancing the 4th wall and the “contract with audience” for the suspension of disbelief
Script supervisor and now the role of Hypervideo Mapper
Hypervideo Mapping Pre, Principle, & Post
Day out of Days Production Schedule Interface
Sync.
Firefox Extensions
Agnostic/Standards
Game Development Processes vs Film Production
The Transplay – the base architecture of Multi-D storytelling… as the story became the script..became the play…became the screenplay …became the teleplay…so do we enter the age of the idea of “transplay” and “intretransplay”.
The Cubed Outline (Film vs. TV vs Game Development vs. Journalism vs. Transmedia ..& open ended vs. closed… is there an arc-transitive graph in the crowd source vs. closed models variations?)
The Value of Open Source technology use in the Story delivery process and what ability the audience has to digest/consume in a manner they choose. Are there effects or ramifications to the foundation. Pros and Cons.
Application Lists
The Telephone
Use of Quests
The Cube as Story as interface with humanity and all the ramifications
Security with the new cubes
The new theaters in all forms
Historical studies of small group, interpersonal communication, utility and architecture of the home and offices as “society hubs”. – no effective or comprehensive new story structure can be conceived without a clear understanding of how the family and social “unit”, it’s historical and present communication patterns, and it’s surrounding systems… ..have evolved, status quo and why.
The new TV’s, chips and how it informs systems of home and family
Integration into the personal dashboard and interoperability with other utility. (including lessons to be taken from http://www.playdar.org)
Open Remote’s Universality integrated into the audience experience (what is possible with databases at every outlet)
The Plug computer
A new ADVERTISING Model
Why paywalls are limited in the application in the new storycube
The development process Neil Simon & Spielberg vs. Mike Leigh, Lars Von Trier & Altman.
Original content and use and sharing (and the boom/plethora this past year in CTO’s with chip-makers, networks, media companies etc. that registered only one or two personal copyright/patent ..almost all of which were “copyright tracking software” technologies)
Portkeys and Passages
Using Multi-Textuality for Portkey signation – Multi-Textuality i.e. http://bit.ly//07JEp3i
Is it possible to Create artificial synesthesia via Transmedia Interoperability and confusion for use of transitional architecture, ‘greasing” story flow and portals.

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Treasures – a way for instigation/nudge curiosity of action / interactivity
“Intracross” Promotion -the emphasis is, yes, on the “ra” in intRAcross.
A new way to change channels and discovery through the cube
The start of the yellow book road…When launching be comfortable with the idea what pieces of the story you don’t create may/will be filled in by others in the new medium
The need that Transmedia Interactivity and Architecture is designed at outline level… before outline.
Why, yes, content CREATION is king – hint: all interface and integration needs to be structured to be organic to story flow and motion.
portals, passages, interoperability …a new way for discovery… we need to think about a standardized portkey, keyport and passages.
Natal, Wii wand, Surface
Lessons from compositing and rotoscoping.
Products as Organic Story elements. Story and content comes first..then integration.
Retail Integration
Live Feed and remote live filming and it’s script integration. Lessons from reality TV and a White House camera team regarding real time filming, accuracy and legalities.