Container for Multi-Media Narravites; SMIL Revisited

Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami brahma at hindu.org
Wed Apr 10 10:03:09 EDT 2019


No it was meant to "inspire" brain storming on list. 

But I don't think that it will because: People are more involved with "enterprise backend"  or "widgets" to content format, but give little thought to high level tools for a team that is developing content "itself"

BR
 
 Andre Garzia wrote:

    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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