6 Visual Storytelling Trends That Will Forever Change the Way You Do Digital Marketing

Storytelling has been a buzzword in the marketing world since the origin of advertising. From John Deere’s first edition of “The Furrow” published in 1895 to the story of childhood friends reunited through Google Search, storytelling has always been a vital component of some of the most effective marketing campaigns in history.Read the full article

Google Search: Reunion

Partitions divide countries, friendships find a way (Use captions to translate the film in 9 languages including French, Malayalam and Urdu) The India-Pakistan partition in 1947 separated many friends and families overnight. A granddaughter in India decides to surprise her grandfather on his birthday by reuniting him with his childhood friend (who is now in Pakistan) after over 6 decades of separation, with a little help from Google Search.

The Displaced (VR Video)

War has driven 30 million children from their homes. These are the stories of three of them. Note: This is a VR video — a brand new kind of video that gives you a sense of depth in every direction so you feel like you’re actually there. For the full effect, watch it in a Google Cardboard viewer: https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/ --------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to the Times Video newsletter for free and get a handpicked selection of the best videos from The New York Times every week: http://bit.ly/timesvideonewsletter Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more from The New York Times? Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo Instagram: http://instagram.com/nytvideo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo Google+: https://plus.google.com/+nytimes Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch. On YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNewYorkTimes

Experience the TOMS Virtual Giving Trip

Take a virtual journey to Peru to see the incredible work our Giving Partners do and spend time with some of the children who receive our shoes in this VR video. Stop by an official TOMS Store store to get the full virtual reality experience!

6x9: a virtual experience of solitary confinement – 360 video

Take the 360 degree video experience of solitary confinement in US prisons, which places viewers in a virtual segregation cell they can explore and interact with. It highlights the psychological effects of long-term solitary confinement for people who have experienced it first-hand around the world. 6x9: the full virtual reality experience of solitary confinement ► http://www.theguardian.com/solitary-vr Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian Guardian website ► http://is.gd/guardianhome Guardian playlists: Comment is Free ► http://is.gd/cifplaylist Guardian Docs ► http://is.gd/guardiandocs Guardian Features ► https://goo.gl/JThOzd Guardian Animations & Explanations ►http://is.gd/explainers Guardian Investigations ► http://is.gd/guardianinvestigations The Global Migration Crisis ► http://is.gd/RefugeeCrisis Anywhere but Westminster ► https://goo.gl/rgH1ri Casetteboy remix the news ► http://ow.ly/TUqey More Guardian videos: We Walk Together ► http://bit.ly/WeWalkTogetherFilm Everyday racism - Akala ► http://bit.ly/akalacif Pretty Radical ► http://is.gd/PrettyRadical1 Capitalism is failing - Paul Mason ► http://is.gd/MasonCif My life as a female bodybuilder ► https://goo.gl/4U4jHt After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza ► http://ow.ly/TUpgj If I Die On Mars ► http://is.gd/IfIDieOnMars Revenge Porn: Chrissy Chambers and her search for justice ► http://ow.ly/TUoOs Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► http://is.gd/mosdef Edward Snowden interview ► http://is.gd/snowdeninterview2014 Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► http://is.gd/sexworkers Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Music ► http://is.gd/guardianYTmusic Guardian Australia ► http://is.gd/guardianaustralia Guardian Tech ► http://is.gd/guardiantech Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture Guardian Wires ► http://is.gd/guardianwires Guardian Food ► http://is.gd/guardianfood

Mercedes-Benz – Loki (360° Experience)

Embark on a 360-degree journey with Kelly and Loki through the snowy mountains of Colorado. #MBPhotoPass __ Learn more about the GLS here: http://mbusa.us/dtyUvsKE Watch the official video: http://mbusa.us/4kPo0KLV Follow Loki on Instagram: http://mbusa.us/NOjLKlb1 See the photos: http://mbusa.us/2USkFOzJ __ Photo c/o: Experius VR http://experius.com https://www.facebook.com/experiusvr/ https://www.instagram.com/experiusvr/ __ Music: Matt Abeysekera http://bromeliadmusic.com/ __ To see all of our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mbusa?su... Like us on Facebook: http://mbusa.us/SoR44F/ Follow us on Twitter: http://mbusa.us/232ra4/ Follow us on Instagram: http://mbusa.us/P1iQ1r/

Penrose Studios - Introducing Allumette

Allumette is a virtual reality story about love, sacrifice and a deep bond between the young girl and her mother. The movie chronicles the life of a young girl named Allumette, who lives in a fantastical city in the clouds. After enduring tragedy, she grasps at hope for her future. Loosely inspired by "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen, Allumette is an account of the love family members have for one another, and the sacrifices and choices they make for the greater good. "Groundbreaking VR film 'Allumette' steps into the light at Sundance" - Mashable "Penrose is the Pixar of VR" - TechCrunch "Allumette is a beautiful virtual world" - The Verge "Allumette’ is a VR Film Which Evokes Character Presence in a Beautiful Virtual World" - Road to VR

Blackout is a pioneering VR film that takes you onto a NYC subway car during a power

Blackout is a pioneering VR film that takes you onto a NYC subway car during a power outage. Part video game, part live-action documentary, viewers are invited to telepathically explore the inner lives of strangers: http://bit.ly/BlackoutKSR

Conspiracy For Good - 2010

In 2010, London witnessed the launch of the Conspiracy For Good, a radical new form of entertainment called "Social Benefit Storytelling," which allowed for people to participate inside a fictional story... to do real good in the real world. The pilot spanned the globe and culminated with 4 weeks of live events and gameplay in London streets. As a result, the Conspiracy For Good succeeded in building/stocking 5 libraries in Africa, funding 50 scholarships for schoolgirls and generating over 10,000 books for the Zambian libraries through WeGiveBooks.org. www.conspiracyforgood.com


App Trailer of ‘Late Shift – Your Decisions Are You’ Check out the new cinematic experience CtrlMovie offers on your iPhone or iPad ► https://itunes.apple.com/app/id886526292 ► http://lateshift-movie.com The world's first cinematic interactive movie. The app for iOS-devices is available on the App Store ► https://itunes.apple.com/app/id886526292 Matt, a smart student, has to prove his innocence after being forced into the robbery of a famous London auction house. How will you decide to act when everything is turning against him? ‘Late Shift’ is like “Choose-your-own-adventure” finally gone cinematic. The viewers take decisions for the interactive thriller’s hero while the movie keeps on running seamlessly. The movie stars up-and-coming actors Joe Sowerbutts, Haruka Abe and Lily Travers as well as the Swiss actor Joel Basman (‘The Monuments Men’) and the more mature English actor Richard Durden (‘From Paris with Love’, ‘Oliver Twist’). ‘Late Shift’ was shot in London and is based on a screenplay by first time director Tobias Weber and Michael R. Johnson, author of Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ from 2009. IMDb - http://imdb.com/title/tt4796254 Facebook - https://facebook.com/lateshiftmovie Twitter - https://twitter.com/lateshift_movie Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/Lateshift-movie ‘Late Shift’ is the first feature film production in the novel interactive film format CtrlMovie, which offers an exceptional experience in-between film and game. The film never stops and the audience is under the same time pressure as the protagonist. ► http://ctrlmovie.com ► http://lateshift-movie.com