The Story

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    How Storyboards Inspired The Creative Style of Avatar Secrets

    Mar 17, 2014 1:20pm | by Ramona Pringle

    We were creating a documentary, but footage and


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    Adding Interactivity to Narrative: More Versus Different [Part 2]

    Mar 6, 2014 10:00am | by admin

    In the choose your own adventure model, there is another possibility too — the “wrong” decision. This is the dangerous choice, the one we take just to see what happens when we “touch fire”, knowing full well that we always have a redo, or a do over. The trouble is, in both cases, the engagement […]


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    Adding Interactivity to Narrative: Beyond Branching Paths [Part 1]

    Feb 28, 2014 5:30pm | by admin

    Story is craft. As sculptors work with stone or clay to bring their masterpieces to life, storytellers work with words, with characters and with conflict, to create something compelling, captivating and immersive. As audiences, we are curious. We are drawn to the notion of seeing what is “behind door number two” or where a divergent […]


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    The Fountain Scene: Q&A With The Creative Team – Ramona Pringle, Michaele Jordana & Olney Atwell

    Feb 5, 2014 9:00am | by Julie Giles

    Julie: This is such a beautiful scene and it has so many ‘moving parts’ — from birds to clouds to a flowing fountain. What was the greatest challenge you faced when developing the scene? Ramona: This was the first scene we rendered in full, so the challenge was about establishing what the project was going […]


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    The Town Square And The Fountain: A Gathering Point For Community

    Jan 29, 2014 11:01am | by Ramona Pringle

    There’s a line in the script, when I first enter the town and see the fountain: “I wondered what other digital nomads were awake at 2 am, and what silence they were escaping from.” My mom was in the hospital. I was in my childhood home, alone. And I recognized immediately, that everyone else online […]


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    The Beginning… How Avatar Secrets Came To Be

    Oct 2, 2013 4:00pm | by Ramona Pringle

    People of all ages and genders told me stories of helping their guild mate’s kids write college admission papers, about mourning when there was a death in each other’s families, and celebrating births together. There was an unmistakable camaraderie and closeness, despite geographical distance. As I watched the crowd around me, including couples holding hands […]