“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller
We tend to think of creativity as a solitary activity. But some of the greatest pieces of art have been crafted through collaboration. Even a tv storyboard when you are about to create your own it also started through collaboration.
Especially today, with the emergence of the multimedia, the way a piece of art is created has changed. Development of computer technologies allows different kinds of art to be incorporated, so that the final product brings us a whole new experience.
For instance, in digital novels, writing the story, composing the music and crafting the graphics to it – all this creative work yields in products that intensify our reading experience and help us further immerse ourselves into the story.
Think about the movie soundtracks. The music in the movies enhances our emotions and the whole idea that the movie is trying to convey.
Now, just imagine reading “The Lord of the Ring” books. Wouldn’t you have loved having some graphics to that book, like a map describing the journey of Frodo and Sam? Or some epic background music? All of this would make you feel like you’re really a part of the story! In digital world there is nothing impossible.
And if you are an author yourself or an inspiring writer and you have an idea for a story, you will be looking for an artist to create the images for your story, and a composer to create the music for it.
Social networking and social media enable the collaboration between creative people, no matter where they are in the world. It is amazing how creative minds from all over the world are brought together to work on a mutual creative project.
Creative communities are not a novelty. However, with the transferring of this concept to the digital world and with the emergence of the special online tools and features, the physical boundaries between people with creative ideas are overcome. And the art is taken to a whole new level.
Online creative communities allow people from different countries and cultures to communicate and exchange ideas, to collaborate with other artists and writers and last but not least – to reach out to the audience a lot easier and a lot faster.
The good team work is one of the keys to success. This is true also when speaking of creative collaboration.
Creative minds are powerful minds. And they are even more powerful, when they create together.
The idea of an online creative community is the basis of the project, worked out by Senserial Publishing – a contemporary digital house, which produces e-books as series.
With the online community, they would like to help creative people with great ideas for stories:
-First: to make their project come to life
-Second: to reach out to the audience and receive a feedback from the readers, before their works are officially published.
Senserial will launch a Kickstarter campaign in October to support this project.
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