The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore
I don’t own an iPad. I hope to soon. It would be a lot easier to keep up with blogging and social stuff on the road and just in general, but right now - no such luck. Here’s hoping to owning one someday;)
But still…I find out about some awesome apps (just for the iPad) that are amazingly done and very unique…which makes it just that much more hard.
Bobby, from The Fox Is Black, posted today about a specific app called “The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” It’s stuff like this that makes me excited about new technology and the future of storytelling.
The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore, made by Moonbot Studios, is based off a short film of the same name. Instead of just words and pictures…it has you interacting with what is going on inside the book.
From the website:
Put yourself in Morris’ shoes as you dive into the story of Mr. Lessmore and his flying friends through Moonbot Studios’ first Interactive Storybook. In this reinvention of digital storytelling you can repair books, tumble through a storm, learn the piano and even get “lost in a book,” flying through a magical world of words, giving you a dynamic journey through the story. This iPad App has been touted by Apple as one of the “Top New Apps for the iPad,” and will surely be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Using rich CG animation, innovative interactivity, original composed music, and unique games sprinkled throughout the book, this App will revive a love of story in all.
I’ve learned from Jonathan Harris that there is never a shortage of ways to tell a story. And then to add more of your senses to the mix - is one of the best ways to keep story telling up on its game. Watch the trailer below and see exactly what I mean…
Click ahead for behind the scenes footage and artwork of the short…really inspiring stuff…
I know…a lot to take in. It’s so inspiring.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Eu estava passeando pelo Youtube, procurando vídeos relacionados a livros - coisa que eu amo fazer - quando me deparei com esse curta. Ao assistir pela primeira vez, meus olhos até brilhavam. Nunca vi uma animação tão linda com essa temática, me encantei com o vídeo logo nos primeiros minutos.
Woke up this morning to see the Oscars exploding all over my dash. I didn’t even care enough to stay up and watch it. Is most of the uproar about Hugo winning awards and Potterheads being butthurt over it? XD Man, I’m a Potterhead, and I don’t give a shit about anything. Who cares if the film didn’t win? No offense, it wasn’t exactly the greatest piece of cinematography ever, nor was the editing that great. Stop hating on a different movie and a different fandom just because you’re upset about your own fandom being slighted.
ANYWAY. The only category I cared about was the Short Film (Animated) section, and YES, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore won! I’m happy!
If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s an absolutely beautiful piece with fantastic artwork and amazing animation and an equally amazing story.