Based on the participants’ feedback, they really enjoyed it and learned a lot. If you’re so inspired, please feel free to build on this agenda, host your own intro to Popcorn Maker, and tell us how it went!
Here are our agenda notes:
By the end of the four-hour workshop, participants will be able to:
- Augment video on the web
- Remix web content
- Understand basic information architecture & procedural storytelling
- Be familiar with Story Vision Tech (SVT)
- Plan a simple web native story
Go around — (5min)
- What are you working on?
- What do you want to get out of this?
Spectogram — (15min)
- Interaction adds value to a story.
- A story always has a beginning, middle, and end.
- A film made for and with the web can win an Oscar.
X-Ray Goggles — (30min)
- Hack your favorite website using the Hackasaurus X-Ray Goggles
Discussion: Intro to the Open Web — (20min)
- View Source
Thimble Projects — (30min)
- Try out the Make Your Own Meme project on Thimble
- Next give the Save the Bunnies project a go
- Share what you made.
Break — (15min)
- Grab a coffee.
- We did a version of Hack the Robot Dance here to get people’s energy back up.
Intro to Popcorn and Web Native Film — (10min)
- Show demos
- Explain dynamic data
- Web standards
- Hackable and remixable
- Visual interface vs .js library
- Not replacement for video editing software
- More resources
Popcorn Maker Project I: Robots (procedural storytelling) — (30min)
- Play with the Robots template
Popcorn Maker Project II: Remixing using the Popup template — (15min)
Next: Give participants two options: in smaller groups, either learn about planning a web native story, or continue hacking on template projects.
Path 1: Planning a web native story — (30min)
- Paper prototype a web native story using Story Vision Tech (SVT).
- Sketch storylines and wireframe as much as possible.
Path 2: Continue hacking on templates — (30min)
- Keep hacking on a project that interests you.
- Or try to make your own template.