June 2, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Berkeley, California - See Here Studios, publisher of the first 3D children's storybook for the iPad "3D Storybook-The Wrong Side Of The Bed 3D," teams with 3D filmmaker Andrea Senise to bring interactive 3D movies to their upcoming children's iPad e-book titles. Senise has produced 3D stereoscopic television projects and animated commercials in her native country of Brazil. Now residing in the United States, she is excited to bring her 3D expertise to the iPad: "Making children's storybook characters move and pop from the screen is simply magical. Everything in the story becomes more real and, at the same time, more fantastical!"
A sneak preview of the 3D storybook movie format is now viewable on YouTube, as well as an animated video demo of See Here Studios' first iPad e-book app (links below). This first e-book title, "3D Storybook - The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D," has consistently ranked among the Top 20 iPad paid book apps for the months of April and May. It is currently featured in the "What's Hot" listing in the iTunes App Store, iPad Books Category.
Based on the success of their first 3D storybook title, See Here Studios plans to release 3 new iPad children's book titles by August 2010. The upcoming titles will include enhanced e-book features including options to view in either 3D or 2D, embedded full-screen movies, original music and touch-based interactivity.
Valerie Mih, co-founder of See Here Studios, describes the goals of the studio: "We're constantly exploring ways to expand the boundaries of this new medium, digital children's books. Incorporating 3D movies and interactive elements are playful ways to draw young readers further into the story, while still retaining the cozy and personalized feel of a book."
Wallace E. Keller, co-founder and author/illustrator of the studio's first title, explains, "It's an intuitive and interactive bridge between the traditional book format and motion pictures. It will be the best of both worlds. Our new titles will be an exploration of this process, seeking a balance in style and content for the best and most effective ways of telling stories."
About Andrea Senise
Filmmaker Andrea Senise was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She has worked professionally as a filmmaker, designer and motion graphics artist since 2002. She holds a Bachelors in Fine Art degree from the National Service For Commercial Education University (SENAC) in Sao Paulo, and a Master's of Fine Arts degree in Computer Animation from The Art Institute of California - San Francisco.
See Here Studios will announce the availability of their new children's storybook apps through their company email newsletter, and on the studio's Facebook and Twitter pages.
See Here Studios LLC was founded by professional animator/illustrators Wallace E. Keller and Valerie Mih, two independent artists who have a combined 35 years of experience in the media and children's book industries. Creative Director Wallace E. Keller has illustrated over 20 children's books and textbooks for Scholastic, Harcourt, Rizzoli International, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin. Co-Creative Director Valerie Mih has created animation for feature films (Toy Story II, A Bugs Life), television commercials (Hershey's Kisses) and computer games (Star Wars Math, Posit Science Brain Fitness Program). Copyright (C) 2010 See Here Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.