San Rafael, California – Screentakes Digital Publishing, LLC, announces a Kickstarter campaign to launch the unique Screentakes eBook Series of media-rich, interactive, ebooks for story structure analysis. Developed out of Screentakes Founder Jennine Lanouette’s 20+ years experience lecturing on screenplay story structure, these ebooks provide creative professionals and cinephiles alike with in-depth analysis of great films that will increase their understanding of the art of screenwriting.
Each ebook combines Lanouette’s distinctive analysis with video and audio clips, still photos and interactive graphics. The goal of the campaign is to do finishing work on the prototype ebook analyzing the beloved classic, “The African Queen” and produce a second ebook on “Thelma & Louise,” while also making them available for iOS, Android and web streaming.
“We have a cultural bias about text on a page,” says Lanouette. “We think we have to be reading to be learning. My prototype multimedia ebook demonstrates that the combination of visuals, audio and text, plus some interactivity, makes for an engaging and enjoyable learning experience, even for the heady, in-depth structural analysis that I provide. What this means for me is that I get to take this subject I love to teach and make it available to many, many more people than I could ever reach in classrooms.”
For complete details on the Screentakes eBook Series Kickstarter campaign and to download a sample of the prototype iOS ebook on “The African Queen,” go to Kickstarter online.
eBook Cover (Jennine Lannouette and "The African Queen")
Screenshot ("The African Queen" eBook)
Screenshot ("The African Queen" eBook interactive timeline)
eBook Cover ("Thelma and Louise")
Jennine Lanouette, Founder and Chief Content Creator at Screentakes Digital Publishing, LLC, is a 20+ year veteran teacher of screenwriting. Her website, Screentakes, offers in-depth studies on screenplay story structure for film professionals. She has taught writing workshops and given her signature Script Analysis lectures at Lucasfilm, Pixar and the Film Arts Foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area and The New School, School of Visual Arts, Film/Video Arts and New Jersey City University in the New York area. As a story consultant, she has worked with Pixar, Independent Television Service, Film Arts Foundation, Squaw Valley Community of Writers and numerous individual writers and directors. She studied screenwriting at Columbia University and the history of drama at New York University. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Screentakes Digital Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.