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For the future of screenwriting for the small screen of multimedia and the
World Wide Web, check out the book described below:
 
WRITING FOR MULTIMEDIA
Entertainment, Education, Training, Advertising, and the World Wide Web
Timothy Garrand
 
Top interactive writers have endorsed WRITING FOR MULTIMEDIA:
 
"Writing for Multimedia is the multimedia bible for anyone who wants to
write for new media.
-Matthew Costello, author of The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour
 
"Garrand has written a clear, step-by-step survey of interactive writing
that will help any writer understand the whos, whats, and whys of writing
for multimedia.."
-Andrew Nelson, writer/producer, Dust and Titanic
 
"I can see freelance writers and producers, people in production companies,
games companies, as well as in-house production people (sales, training,
etc.) in corporations finding this a useful and comprehensive tool."
-Maria O'Meara, multimedia writer and interface designer; head writer, D.C.
Heath's CD-ROM Discoveries Project
 
" It is an extremely useful guide to the subject, well written, organized,
and illuminating. It serves a variety of audiences, from sophisticated
producer to beginning student."
-Annette Barbier, chair, Department of Radio/TV/Film, Northwestern
University
 
Multimedia games, educational CD-ROMs, training programs, interactive
museum kiosks, and professional World Wide Web sites all start with words
on paper. Writing for Multimedia is drawn from original interviews with
writers and designers who created top programs and revealed their "secrets"
for creating powerful multimedia. This 'straight-from-the-source'
information is backed up by in-depth analysis and specific examples drawn
from these successful narratives and informational programs.
 
Writing for Multimedia clearly explains how to create scripts and other
documents for multimedia informational and narrative program.  It starts
with the basics, explaining how user interactivity affects the flow of
information or the development of a story. These basics are then
illustrated with extensive interviews, script samples, and flow charts from
the writers of some of today's top multimedia programs, including:
*The 11th Hour: The Sequel to the 7th Guest
*The Pandora Directive
*Voyeur
*Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
* D.C. Heath's Sky High
*The T. Rowe Price Web Site
 
The attached CD-ROM is packed with additional script samples, full color
screen shots, multimedia background information, hot links to resources on
the World Wide Web, and  demos of software and multimedia programs.
 
Writing for Multimedia's clear, jargon-free writing style and extensive
background information make it suitable for the multimedia beginner, while
its in-depth case studies of major multimedia programs make it a valuable
source for the experienced professional.
 
Timothy Garrand has written professionally for feature films, television,
multimedia, and the World Wide Web. He is the owner of the multimedia
production company Interwrit Designs and a frequent lecturer on writing for
multimedia and other new media subjects.
 
 
   * ISBN: 0-240-80247-0
   * Page Count: 329
   * Binding: Paperback
   * Includes CD-ROM for MAC & WIN
   * Price: US $34.95
 
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