Animated Graphic Novel
This is an example of an animated graphic novel based on the short story, 'The Boat' by Nam Le. It integrates hand constructed paintings, sequential images, text, movement, sound and narrative. See other amazing interactive works from SBS here.
Digital layers presented on top of the real world and viewed through a mobile device can be quite compelling but in a more place-based manner to draw more connections between the real and digital world. Stories can be created collaboratively.
Blended Media Stories
The Center for Digital Storytelling, now "The Story Center," developed its own genre of digital storytelling that features a single narrator telling a nonfiction story in a voiceover of image and video.
Interactive Data Stories
The International Film Board of Canada - https://www.nfb.ca/ - many interactive and interesting stories here, such as Bear 71 - http://bear71.nfb.ca/#/bear71. This type of story lets the viewer explore randomly to form an overall impression of the experience. Posted here is a trailer for this story experience but you should really go explore it for yourself.
Sometimes stories integrate information from the viewer. This happens when we take an online personality quiz to find out more about our own story and how it might relate to others around us. In this example, we explore Reebok's marketing campaign 'Be more human'. Of course, ultimately, they are telling the story of their footwear in hopes you will purchase but also, within this framework, you can be inspired by stories they provide, find out how many days you have left to live (based on average life expectancy and then tell how you will honor your body during your remaining days, learn about the cognitive benefits of exercise, and find out what your 'human score' is in terms of how motivated you are in the categories of things that make us human.
Stories that are collected from many people surrounding an event can be a very powerful way to talk about something difficult or painful. With so many storytellers with personal perspectives, the effect is like facets from every direction, each adding a small part to the shape of the whole.
The digital story example to the right is composed of sounds without words, it is a different way to tell a story beyond visual information where the listener makes the story and the pictures happen in the imagination.
This project, "7x7", offers to pair writers and visual artists to create an exquisite corpse-style story, which is a form of improv short-form storytelling with words and images where one person starts the story and passes it around to others to continue, alternating images and text. In this case, the interchange happens by distance and is presented online.
Serialized Speculative Fiction
17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future is a a speculative fiction told through a series of multimedia presentations that incorporates text, animated GIFs, still images, and video.
Short Form - Animated GIF
Sometimes powerful stories can be super short!