Container for Multi-Media Narravites; SMIL Revisited

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Wed Apr 10 06:17:25 EDT 2019


Swami,

I think this was probably a message that was made for me and not for the 
list :-)

I will get back to you on this soon.

om om

andre

On 09/04/2019 16:47, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode wrote:
> Brainstorm:
>
> It a shame that SMIL was abandoned.  Well maybe not... but working from ground zero is a challenge.
>
> We want
>
> Goal: Implementation:
>
> Input: Voluteers or staff can "build a narrative" by
>        - write a script that  fills the "text" nodes (below)
>        - source (search for) for images, audio and video resources and times be referenced.
>
> Output: is it XML, Is it JSON? Is it YAML. Or something else? It has to be flexible but parseable.
>
> Does the below provide enough detail that the production or director or the developer can built it? Using whatever format or tools that he-she like?
>
> ----------------
> Rough spec:
>
> -- A high level container for a multi-media narrative.
> -- It should have a structure; so, HTML would will not do (unstructured)
> -- It is "presentation" agnostic
>   	 - you could give it to a film producer and it could serve as a  "script"
> 	  -  you could built a KeyNote which would export to a video
>             - Using to the build a "story" as HTML,  as seen on "Medium"
>   	 -  use it to build small HTML5 scenes ala Tumult's "Hype 3"
>           - you could bring in Livecode and a log scrolling group or "click for next scene" on a card.
>
> We take the model of a play, which has scenes.
> Each scene describes what happens before "the curtain drops"  then next one
> Each scene has scenario, which happens while the curtain is up, but is distinct
>
> The container which we will call a "Narrative Script" has one or more scenes
>
>   must have (at minimum)
>
> Narrative Script
>
> Scene ID
>      Scenerio ID
> 		 -- Node for text with attributes:
>      				  - layer
>       			 - title: Literal text: "Oh What a Day!"
>            			 - Pull Quote
>               				 - literal text entry: "We took a deep drive dive:
>               				 - URI form some "locations" or function from which text can be retrieved (url http://someDomain/SomeBook/chap##/?name=###)
>        	 	 - Quote
>               		 - literal text entry: "We want for a long drive in...."
>              		- URI form some "locations" or function from which text can be retrieved (url http://someDomain/SomeBook/chap##/?name=###)
>       
> 		-  Variable length Text
> 			- long text entry: "Once open a time...."
>              		- URI form some "locations" or function from which text can be retrieved (url http://someDomain/SomeBook/chap##/?name=###)
>
> -- Node for image
>        -- still
>        -- motion/Gif
>       	 -- optional Ken burn effect:
> 			- begin loc, ending loc, speed, ratio change	
>
> -- node for video URI
>                Attributes: beginning and ending point
>
> - node for audio URI
>                Attributes: beginning and ending point
>
> ---------------
> Anything missing?
>
>
>
>
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