We had a lot of fun making our interactive drama ‘The Leadership Angel’ – check out the ‘making of’ to see more of what goes on behind the scenes at Nice Media.
The Leadership Angel – An Interactive Drama
On 11-11-15 I gave a talk at the eLN Conference Beyond ‘click next’…digital learning solutions come of age, based on my blog Point-of-view Drama – How Does it Work? As the subject is so complex I felt I left my audience wanting some less equivocal answers to their questions. Here’s a bit of an explanation of why it’s so complex followed by my attempts to better answer some of the questions I received.
We show a lot in the clothes that we wear, so the Costume Designer uses clothes to help create a visual identity for the characters.
Before filming, they will look at the brief and think about how the characters would dress, and source different clothes to suit this.
Right now there is a vogue for dramatized point-of-view video with branching scenarios, so here are my thoughts on the form’s strengths and weakness.
The Director is in charge of the creative elements of the film.
Before filming, they will develop the project from initial brief to the final concept, working with all the crew to plan every aspect, from the script to the way the scene will be lit, to make sure they work and are consistent with this overall vision.
People can often feel uncomfortable when they are being filmed. To make them more at ease, you can use the EyeDirect, which allows you to have a face to face conversation, while looking into the lense of the camera.
From time to time L&D managers find themselves directing actors. It’s usually because it’s a low budget piece – or just some little pieces to camera that don’t seem to warrant hiring a director.
Podcast don’t have to be professionally filmed. In fact, part of their charm is that they are in a more ad hoc style, which isn’t so concerned with production values.
That said, there are lots of little tips and tricks you can do to give your podcast a slicker look and feel.