Archives for 2014

Our Highlights of 2014: Great Talent, Long Stories, and ABC.

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It’s been a busy 2014 for Storythings, and we’ve been lucky enough to work on some fantastic projects with awesome people. This year we’ve been focusing on shifting the kinds of projects we do, away from one-off projects and on to longer projects that give us an opportunity to build loyal, returning audiences around great stories. We’ve

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Worknote #8

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The end of April saw a couple of really interesting Storythings projects come to fruition, and a couple more kick off. First of all, we’ve been building an app for Penguin as part of Gruff Rhys’ epic ‘investigative tour’ project American Interior. If you were at The Story conference in Feb you would have seen

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Worknote #7

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2014 is kicking off as a busy one for all of us at Storythings. We were very excited to end 2013 by launching our Uneditions, our project with Unlimited Theatre and the Product Research Studio at Dundee University. Uneditions is a new platform for publishing play scripts on mobile devices, using light and sound cues

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Worknote #6

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Storythings is in New York again this week, attending the second Future of Storytelling conference, run by Charles Melcher at the beautiful Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Last year’s event was incredibly inspiring, and the line-up this year is just as good, with speakers including Kenyatta Cheese, Lisa Donovan from Maker Studios, Chris Milk and Alexis

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The Stacks, The Patterns & The Money

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Adam Westbrook commissioned Storythings’ Matt Locke to write an essay for the excellent Inside The Story. Thanks to Adam for the commission, and for allowing us to republish it here. The Stacks, The Patterns & The Money Why genre will drive the next stage of the content industries In his closing speech at the 2012

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Digital Shoreditch Talk – After the Like and After the Spike

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These notes are from a talk by Storythings’ Matt Locke at the Digital Shoreditch conference today. Thanks to Helen Bagnall from The Salon for the invitation to talk, and to Ogilvy Change for sponsoring the day Before starting Storythings, I worked for just over a decade in broadcasting, at the BBC and C4. As a

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New Year, New Work, New York

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Happy New Year!

At Storythings HQ, 2013 has kicked off with the start of a fantastic project for a very cool client in New York. Its part of our partnership with Pulse Films, who we also worked with on a very innovative interactive film project for Diesel that launches on Monday 14th Jan, so look out for more

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Vacuum Days now on sale! Launch events in London & Sheffield

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Storythings’ first publication – Vacuum Days by Tim Etchells – arrived from the printers in Croatia this week, and it looks *gorgeous*. We are huge fans of Tim Etchells’ work at Storythings, and feel very honoured to be publishing Vacuum Days as our first book. The book is based on his 2011 web project Vacuum

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Worknote #4

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We’re growing rapidly at Storythings right now, and will soon be announcing some exciting news about a new partnership, and what this will mean for the work we do. At the moment we’re working on two production projects – one for a major global charity, and one for an equally famous fashion brand – and

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Three interesting pointers for the future of TV

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Sometimes, the most important sign that an industry is being disrupted is that no-one can agree on exactly what is changing, where things are going next, or in fact whether anything is changing at all. Like the music and publishing industries before them, the TV industry is currently working itself up into a storm of

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