Dec 142007
 

Don’t Just Sit Around this Christmas Holidays –
the next LAMP residential is just around the corner

Have you got what it takes to apply?

We are looking for six to eight professional teams with groundbreaking new media ideas to attend our leading R&D production lab from Feb 24 -29, 2008.

Facilitated by the AFTRS, the Laboratory for Advanced Media Production (LAMP) has run hundreds of workshops, seminars and live-in-residentials and developed over 54 projects. LAMP assists production teams in developing innovative emerging media projects including Sharing Web 2.0 Services, Advanced TV, 360 Entertainment, Serious Games and Social Virtual Worlds.

Over our six day LAMP residential, you and internationally recognised industry mentors live and work together in a creative hothouse environment for five days straight.

What a privilege! We were challenged to reach for and achieve
far reaching goals but were also totally supported in the endeavour
by a united team of razor sharp professionals.

You will experience engaging presentations from world class practitioners, evolve the business, technical and creative aspects of your project, and create a dynamic visual proof of concept.

This was a highly productive, intensive session
whereby all outside distractions
were eliminated letting us focus solely on the job

At the end of the residential you are given the opportunity to present your visual proof of concept to a panel of media industry experts, gaining invaluable feedback, insight and advice. Past panels have included representatives from the ABC, Bigpond, NineMSN, yahoo7, SBS, the AFC, Film Victoria, NSWFTO PFTC, Alcatel, Southern Star and Nickelodeon.

I was transformed and uplifted with new confidence,
a new sense of possibility

Our residentials work because participants get to accelerate their ideas rapidly from concept development through to proof of concept while being challenged by a wide range of ideas relevant to the growing creative industries sector.

The next LAMP Residential is being held in collaboration with the New Zealand Screen Council and is set to take place Sun 24 February – Fri 29 February, 2008 in Victoria.

This has definitely been one of the best experiences of my life.
Thankyou!

So get to work today on your application and getting a team together, so you don’t miss out being a part of the first LAMP residential for 2008.

Applications are open now and close on January 10, 2008
Go to www.storylabs.us/lamp/apply to see criteria and download an application form today

We are happy to receive submissions to attend the next lab in the following areas.

  • Advanced TV – Projects that are targeted to local ‘OpenTV-like’ interactive TV over satellite and cable TV (Foxtel and Sky New Zealand) with a mobile phone component. These can include synchronous enhanced TV alongside the programming, simple casual games or multi stream formats
  • Social Virtual Worlds – Rich story based virtual worlds that can be built in existing large 3D social multi user environments like Second Life, Multiverse or There.com. These must have a strong community aspect and include co-creative elements.
  • 360 Entertainment – Cross-media, collaborative play services. Often called Extended Entertainment or Alternate Reality Games these will be strong narratives played out across many websites, mobile, physical locations, TV and print. Themes are usually investigative and draw audiences into complex scavenger hunts that blur the line between fact or fiction.
  • Serious Games – Specifically interested in rich gameplay on consoles, pc or mobile that delivers real learning. The range can be short form flash/sms type games that require brief periods of play spread over many weeks or continuous online games that involve collaboration with others in Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) environments.
  • Sharing Web 2.0 – Applications and services that draw together communities on web and mobile with the purpose of sharing and growing around a niche interest. This could be mash-ups of iconic web 2.0 services such as flickr, YouTube, Facebook or something completely new and original that will activate key interest groups.
Oct 302007
 

Screen Council New Zealand logoWe are now accepting applications for the eighth LAMP Residential Lab being held in collaboration with sponsors New Zealand Screen Council. We welcome project submissions from project teams in all areas of the media industry and the final selection will a mix of teams from New Zealand and Australia.

Presented by AFTRS, The eighth LAMP Residential Lab is a unique opportunity to evolve your project for broadband, mobile devices, advanced television, games consoles, multi-user virtual environments and beyond.

It is an intensive lab where teams and mentors work together for 5 days to produce a proof of concept for a new media service and present it to industry VIP visitors on the final day. The lab will take place in late February 2008 and the location in Victoria will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Please click on the ‘How to Apply‘ link above for full details and the application form and we are happy to receive submissions to attend the next lab in the following areas (or hybrids of).

  • Advanced Interactive TV – Projects that are targeted to local ‘OpenTV-like’ interactive TV over satellite and cable TV (Foxtel and Sky New Zealand) with a mobile phone component. These can include synchronous enhanced TV alongside the programming, simple casual games or multi stream formats
  • Social Virtual Worlds – Rich story based virtual worlds that can be built in existing large 3D social multi user environments like Second Life, Multiverse or There.com. These must have a strong community aspect and include co-creative elements.
  • 360 Entertainment – Cross-media, collaborative play services. Often called Extended Entertainment or Alternate Reality Games these will be strong narratives played out across many websites, mobile, physical locations, TV and print. Themes are usually investigative and draw audiences into complex scavenger hunts that blur the line between fact or fiction.
  • Serious Games – Specifically interested in rich gameplay on consoles, pc or mobile that delivers real learning. The range can be short form flash/sms type games that require brief periods of play spread over many weeks or continuous online games that involve collaboration with others in Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) environments.
  • Sharing Web 2.0 – Applications and services that draw together communities on web and mobile with the purpose of sharing and growing around a niche interest. This could be mash-ups of iconic web 2.0 services such as flickr, YouTube, Facebook or something completely new and original that will activate key interest groups.

We hope, if selected, that you will find the process illuminating and informative and that the real-world focus for your ideas will be transformed.

Aug 082006
 

Get in the Car
Tagline: Get in the Car! with Zeit-guide Monica Main and allow her to chauffeur you out of the cul de sacs of life towards the broader, more luscious landscapes of the bent mind.
LAMP Lab: July 2006

LAMP IV Photo C Gleeson
Target platforms: Internet, mobile phone, heritage media and IPTV
Project description: Getinthecar.com.au hosts the wonderful and hilarious world of me, Monni Log and all my alter egos who are hell bent on driving you to humorous enlightenment.

LAMP IVWelcome to my kitchen and as you can see my kitchen table is cluttered with all the detritus of the everyday. Sorry it’s a bit messy but at least it’s a sign of life. Go for a roam over the different objects and they will come “alive”, including the TV, the teacup, the teapot, recipe cards and handyhints. Click on the TV and catch up with a two minute episode of The Adventures of Zsa Zsa Lahore, the ravenous, red blooded redhead on her escapades of looking for love, herself and the meaning of life. Download them to your mobile and you have a portable soap opera, excellent for amusing your friends.

Submit your own life/relationship worst moments for consideration and let me turn them into a two minute techno colour reality. Enjoying the dramalette characters so much? Click on the mobile phone and download my MMS’; hilarious 5 sec picture messages you can send to you friends. Eg. “You’re late”, “You’re dropped”, “You’re GORGARSE!”, “Mum says…stop downloading”. Like I say, let me do the talking. And of course, download a ring tone that’s bound to embarrass you in the bank queue, eg The Strangled Cat, Maniacal Laughter, Boo Hoo.

LAMP IV

Click on the teacup and get a new twist on having your tea leaves read; a witty daily aphorism, eg Deep down your really shallow. Click on the handy hints and recipe files and get ideas on food for thought and thoughtful food. Looking for answers? Submit your own gardening, social ettiquette or cooking questions and let me or my alter egos provide the enlightenment. Too busy to visit getinthecar.com.au? Subscribe to our mobile phone information services and get Big Red’s 2-3min Cooking Classes with new recipes every week. Gardening problems? Subscribe to the Plant Police and Monni’s bogan twin sister Sharon will investigate and problem solve all your gardening dilemmas. Through internet, mobile phone, podcast or digital TV interact with Monni Log and her friends who are here to coach you from the sidelines in modern life. A world of absurd fun, sassy syntax, tacky merchandising, camp MMS’ and ridiculous ring tones… GET IN THE CAR! and let’s drive to enlightenment.

LAMP IV

LAMP IV

Team Members
Monica Main– Producer
Fran Tinley– Producer
Guardian mentor: Catherine Gleeson
Monica Main and Fran Tinley © 2006