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What if your film became an interactive event?

March 8, 2010

I think this article poses some interesting possibilities. Films that are intended to be highly participatory rather than passive activities, sequences of a film with interaction in-between rather than a linear experience, etc.

RT @tkhaz: What if your film became an interactive event? Event Screenings & Alternate Releasing: http://ow.ly/1pMQcR

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  1. March 9, 2010 3:44 am

    There was a film once, please forgive me for forgetting the name, where the actor sits in a cinema and someone stands behind him to “improve” his experience of the film – I would hate to be watching a horror film.
    Also – at one stage – there was the notion of using aroma in the cinema to sell the experience more.
    hmmm

    • March 9, 2010 6:36 am

      I don’t recall that film either. But I did hear recently that they have perfected a little electronic device that can instantly reproduce something like 10,000 distinct odors. I think that could be on its way to theaters.

      A Dr. Donald Smith published a study in 1992 that listed human twelve communication signal systems. The highest ranked communication signal is olfactory. Our sense of taste and smell tells us things at the least conscious level but with the highest degree of believability. Something we smell feels the most real to us. I’m guessing better than 3D. I’ll dig up that study and post about it some time.

      When we made The Enemy God, we wanted to convey a sense of being in the jungle. We joked about turning up the heat in theaters and releasing mosquitos!

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