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PechaKucha – Multipath Slides

This is the Web version of the Films on the Fly PechaKucha Multipath slides. You can go to our previous post for access to the PDF and slideshare versions of the presentation.

Pecha Kucha Presentation on Multipath

5th Oct 2011 – By Michael Kubler



Hi! I’m Michael Kubler, the Co-Founder of Films on the Fly an Adelaide based startup which is fostering paradigm changes in entertainment and education.
I’d like to welcome you to the dawn of a new era, the era of Multipath Storytelling.
But first, a quick history of communication.

As civilisation has progressed, we have developed various forms of media. From word of mouth through to the one to many broadcasting of print, radio, TV and the like. You should all be aware of the many to many power of the Internet although some of you may not have seen the recent surge in Interactive online video.


The Multipath concept is a form of interactive video combined with collaborative communities.
Interactive Storytelling is about giving the viewer a choice over which of the multiple story paths they want to take.
Imagine those old Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Storybooks, but as online video.


Multipath enables the seed of an idea to grow into a tree of stories by allowing communities to expand upon the concept, uploading videos, photos, text and other media. Then importantly, linking that media together in meaningful ways. The core of Multipath is about the relationships between the content.



PechaKucha – Multipath

PechaKucha 20×20 is a presentation format where 20 slides are shown for 20s each and the slides automatically advance as the presenter talks.

Films on the Fly‘s co-founder, Michael Kubler recently did a PechaKucha talk on Multipath storytelling.

You can download the presentation notes in [7MB .pdf].

You can also view them on  Slide Share or get the slides as a powerpoint [7MB .ppt].



Why are HDSLRs so distruptive?

Here at Films on the Fly we are always trying to find out what the future is likely to bring.

As such I’d like to point people to some interesting articles and presentations we’ve come across recently.

Why are HDSLRs so distruptive?


HDSLRs are the High Definition Single Lens Reflex prosumer digital cameras which were primarily created for still images but have recently added HD video capture capabilities.

I’ve got great respect for the Novacut team and have pledged as much money as I can afford (unfortunately it wasn’t enough for their first fundraising drive so donated later via PayPal), towards their crowdfunding initiative.

Quote :

I’m going to make a bold statement: HDSLR cameras are going to quickly and decisively reshape the entertainment industry, and when the dust settles, artists are going to be at the helm.

The article talks about how within a single generation we went from incredibly expensive cameras (like the Panavision Genesis or Arriflex), to the 1/10th the price RedOne camera and then the Canon 5D MarkII which was 1/10th the cost of the RedOne. Within a digital imaging product generation (i.e 2yrs), the price of HD cameras has dropped to 1/100th the original cost.


Multipath explanation video

The video below gives a basic explanation of what Multipath storytelling is all about.
It was created by John Willanski (a founder of Films onthe Fly) and has been on the Linkr website for a while.

For a better understanding of Multipath film making have a look at the handout from the presentation we ran in December 2009.


MEGA – Pitch Presentation

MEGA, the Mobile Enterprise Growth Alliance, is an amazing program that teaches it’s participants some very important information about starting and running a mobile phone application development company. Everything from Marketing and Finance, to Pitch Presentation, writing a business plan, and much more.  The course promotes teamwork, hard work, passion, and is where Films on the Fly started.


Films on the Fly originally started as the concept of Non-Linear Narrative, which itself was initially developed by Fee Plumley. Fee had been working with Derek Munneke to develop the idea further and create something for Kino Portable, a mobile phone/research branch of the Kino film making community.

At the Kino Adelaide Kabaret at the start of the year, Fee ran a small workshop extra which explained the Non-Linear Narrative concept to the Kino Adelaide Film Makers, two of which, John Willanksi and Michael Kubler, later became founding members of Films on the Fly.

As Fee was moving to Sydney, and unable to continue the Kino Portable project, she requested that John Willanski, Michael Kubler and Sunny Wu, continue the develop and spread the idea of Non-Linear Narrative. All three of us are film makers, and we were taking part in MEGA. Throughout the MEGA course, we developed the concept throughout the MEGA program. we developed the NLN film making concept into a business proposal, learnt about the main steps required in creating a successful startup company, and also developed a 31 page business proposal. None of which would have been possible without the help of Derek Munneke, an amazing mobile phone application developer, and the weekly mentoring mettings with Andrew Plumer, the CEO of Ballistic Publishing and the CG Society.

At the end of the course was a Pitch Presentation day, where Films on the Fly, and over 10 other businesses had 5 mins to explain their business concept to a panel of judges and possible investors. The pitch day was a great success, with Films on the Fly making a lot of very useful contacts, as well as coming second in the overall prize, winning a Gold NV phone watch.

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Multipath : Interactive online, collaborative video