Sunday, 8 January 2012

House Of Lies - official Showtime ipad app


House Of Lies - Official app - walkthrough







Writer / Digital Producer, HOUSE OF LIES app for Showtime Networks, produced by Seven Publishing Ltd. Digital Team

"STROKE YOUR GENIUS"
Wrote content and concepts on 9 segments across all 7 chapters of the official app for the Showtime comedy drama, HOUSE OF LIES, starring Don Cheadle, Kristin Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson and Dawn Olivieri.



(Including (my favourite) the BS Generator, Glossary, Meet The Team, A Year Of Your Life As A Management Consultant, Interactive Hostile Workplace HR Training Infographic, Expenses Cleanup, Travel, Swimming With Sharks, and Marty's Manifesto).




It's available here as an ipad app:
HOUSE OF LIES IPAD APP
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stroke-your-genius-martys/id488234994?mt=8

(PS can anyone tell me if this is available in the UK?)




It's available on the Android Market (now called Google Play):
HOUSE OF LIES ANDROID APP
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.showtime.houseoflies




It's also available on the Barnes & Noble Nook:
HOUSE OF LIES NOOK APP
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stroke-your-genius-showtime-networks-inc/1108055549?ean=2940043873415





What's great about writing on a TV series app, is the pulling together and balancing of three disciplines:

How it hits the eye.
DESIGN
High-end glossy magazine skills
Aesthetics
Does it look great and match the design rules of the show?

How it hits the finger (and device).
ENGINEERING
App building and coding skillsets
Functionality
Can it be done technically, and does it work?

And finally, where I come in...

How it hits the brain.
WRITING
TV/Broadcast writing skills
Content
Is it funny, and is it in the right character voice of the show?

We're still in a frontiersland for this kind of work, but I think that if any chapter of an app (ipad, Nook, or Android) excludes or leans too heavily on one of the three above... it just doesn't work.


Click here to see how my desk looked in the middle of it

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