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04 JANUARY 2014

Story and Show Bibles: TV series pitching and reference documents

"Writers who want to pitch a TV series create a show bible. The bible contains the concept, location, bios of the characters, full episodes, synopses of potential episodes, and possibly even a pilot episode. Once the TV series is launched, the show bible is used to keep track of details about the setting and characters to preserve continuity. The show bible reminds writers about pertinent but minute facts. No doubt the writers for the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer needed to know the characteristics of each demon that Buffy fought as well as the names of her high school classmates who turned out to be vampires. It would be confusing if a student who was supposedly a vampire one season were suddenly able to see her reflection during the next season."

(Rochelle Melander, 2011, p.46)

Melander, R. (2011). "Write–A–Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It)", F+W Media.

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2011bible (guide)Buffy the Vampire Slayer • character bible • character bios • character history • consistencycontinuityepisodesfictional universehistories • keep track • living document • living inside a show • main characterpilot episode • pitch document • plotline • preserve continuity • production document • progressive design • reference document • Rochelle Melander • screenwriters • series pitch • show biblesoap opera • story bible • story breakdown • story concept • story location • story outline • story setting • synopsis • television seriesTV series • types of bibles • updated as a series progresses • world of the storywriters

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Simon Perkins
23 MAY 2012

The Exquisite Clock: dynamic selection of real-world objects

"Exquisite Clock is a clock made of numbers taken from everday life–seen, captured and uploaded by people from all over the world. The project connects time, play and visual aesthetics. It's about creativity, collaboration and exchange.

Exquisite Clock is based on the idea that time is everywhere and that people can share their vision of time. Through the website www.exquisiteclock.org, users are invited to collect and upload images of numbers that can be found in different contexts around them–objects, surfaces, landscapes, cables... anything that has a resemblance to a number.

The exquisite clock has an online database of numbers–an exquisite database–at its core. This supplies the website and interconnected physical platforms. The online database works like a feeder that provides data to different instances of clocks in the form of the website, and installations, mobile applications, designed products and urban screens.

All uploaded numbers are tagged according to a category selected by their creator, and are added to the growing database. People viewing the clock can then choose to view all types of numbers, or can make a selection to view only numbers from a specific category–a clock made of vegetables, or clouds, or garments etc."

(Joao Wilbert)

Fig.1 Exquisite Clock was created and developed Joao Henrique Wilbert at Fabrica in 2009, creative direction by Andy Cameron.

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2009algorithmalgorithmic randomnesschronological orderclock • clock face • collaborative design • data visualisationdata-drivendynamic selectioneveryday life • Exquisite Clock • exquisite corpsefound images • growing database • image collectionimage databaseimage setsinformation aestheticsinteractive visualisationprogressive design • random images • random order • random sequence • real-world objectsthemetimetime of daytimepiece

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Kay Van Bellen
28 OCTOBER 2009

progressive and shared design

"The process [of the 'exquisite corpse'] on this site has been digitized. It is a collaboration between a small number of artists, each with little to no idea as to what has gone before, creating a (hopefully) single, unified and otherwise unique work that could not be created any other way. Graphic skills, while important, need not be a barrier to participation. Flexibility, creativity, humor, and openness are indispensible."

(Phineas X. Jones)

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Simon Perkins
28 OCTOBER 2009

Zuda Comics: a portal for engaging audiences in comic strips as they are created

"Zuda Comics was launched eight months ago by DC Comics. It is a portal where creators submit comic strips and visitors vote for their favourite at the end of each month. Winning comic strips are offered the possibility of being published by DC Comics' other imprint as comic book compilations. At a quick glance, I assumed that the response to Zuda Comics had been mild because comic book media outlets that cover printed comic books have been critical of Zuda Comics because of the contracts it offers to its users. The voice from the actual Web comics community has not been as vocal on this issue. According to Perazza there are no problems convincing people to adopt and visit Zuda Comics. 'The Web comics community is a very small industry mainly made up of creators, so it's normal for the appearance of a large comic book publisher like DC Comics to raise concerns.'Perazza says that Zuda Comics doesn't want to disrupt the Web comics community. 'We will weather the storm and show that we can create Web comics.'"

(Hervé St–Louis, 25 July 2008)

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CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
23 MAY 2008

What KateModern did next

"Billed as a cross between Buffy and Skins, the supernatural drama''s second series killed off its main character in January, and now everyone is a suspect. KateModern is the brainchild of the team behind LonelyGirl15, an American web–based video series that was initially thought to be the video blog of a real person, until the writers admitted it was fictional.

This blurring of fiction and reality, with unknown actors wandering round with hand–held cameras and audience participation, is being hailed as the future of drama. It is cheap, has a quick turnaround, and, in its brand integration (Apple iMacs, for example, are everywhere) is self–funding outside the confines of conventional advertising."
(The Guardian, March 3 2008)

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2007Buffy the Vampire Slayerdrama • KateModern • LonelyGirl15mediumonline dramaparticipationprogressive designself-funded • Skins (television) • web serieswebisode

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Simon Perkins
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