August 17, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver (BC) Canada - Moving Tales Inc., producer of innovative and exciting 3D Animated Storybook Apps, today released an upgrade for the first story in its Classic World Tales series, The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross.
The Pedlar Lady v1.01 upgrade has a number of new features, including additional musical accompaniment and sound effects, random audio effect implementation and stability improvements. A free upgrade for existing users, The Pedlar is available for new iPad users at the App Store for $4.99.
"The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross is a completely unique and unforgettable iPad multi-media experience," said Moving Tales' founder, Matthew Talbot-Kelly. "Especially with these additional features. The newly-implemented random sounds in combination with the existing random alternate camera selections ensure there are literally thousands of unique viewings of the story. We've also added stability improvements and additional image and sound accents - for example, the jewel in Crow's beak is now red, and we can hear the bumblebee and a lovely humming ditty from the pedlar herself."
Moving Tales also announced that iPhone and localized Spanish versions of the The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross will be released imminently. "We are beta testing right now," said Talbot-Kelly. "The app works, reads and plays beautifully. I am very encouraged by the iPhone/iPod touch user experience - it has an identical feature set to the iPad version, of course reformatted for the smaller screen. The intention is for all future Moving Tales to be released simultaneously for the iPad and iPhone platforms."
The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross:
Inspired by the age-old tale of a man who becomes rich through a dream, The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross describes the journey of a poor pedlar woman who, guided by the shifting line between the real and the unreal, discovers a surprising and wonderful treasure.
Classic World Tales:
Each App in Moving Tales' Classic World Tales series features film-caliber, sophisticated 3D animation and text, original music and evocative filmic sound effects to create imaginative interpretations and adaptations of classic folk tales, archetypal yarns and legends from around the world. The apps' dynamic typographic layouts can be animated using the iPad's accelerometer, incorporate randomly selected alternate perspectives to ensure no two viewings are alike, use Cover Flow-like navigation and include compelling, poetic voice-over narratives.
By presenting tales of transformation, truth, drama and humor using a state-of-the-art digital 'mash-up' of methods from the worlds of ebook publishing, graphic novels, film and interactive media, Moving Tales establishes a truly original and engaging new world of storytelling.
"We started Moving Tales to expand and explore storytelling on the iPad/iPhone platform," said Matthew Talbot-Kelly, Founder, Producer and Director of Moving Tales. "Not just any stories, but tales with rich legacies, many of which have been told for millennia. We are taking these stories for a walk - rephrasing and reframing them in a way that is compelling and appropriate to this new platform. Although they have aspects of books, animated films, storytelling and interactive media, the result is greater than the sum of its parts. Our very bold intention is to develop the first great iPad/iPhone storybook app."
About Matthew Talbot-Kelly:
Matthew Talbot-Kelly, is the Editor, Director and Producer of Moving Tales. Born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in Toronto, Canada. After graduating with an architecture degree in 1990, Matthew's interest in spatial and temporal movement evolved into a fascination with film animation. Since 1996, Matthew has worked internationally as a director, animator, digital artist, and designer. His animated short Blind Man's Eye had its world premiere in the 2007 Venice Film Festival and screened all over the world. His new animated short The Trembling Veil of Bones premiered at the 2010 Palm Springs International Shortfest and began its festival circuit in June 2010. Matthew has been creating and illustrating stories since he was a young boy.
Next In The Series:
The Unwanted Guest - In this adaptation of a traditional Jewish folk tale, a poor old man, down on his luck and living in a tumbledown house, is visited by an unwelcome houseguest. The story tells of the old man's attempt to rid himself of his surprising visitor once and for all.
Located in Vancouver, Ontario Canada, Moving Tales Inc. (TM) was established by founder, director and producer, Matthew Talbot-Kelly. Moving Tales Inc. makes quality animated Storybook apps for the iPad and in the immediate future the iPhone. Moving Tales presents the Classic World Tales series - each story is an imaginative interpretation and adaptation inspired by age-old folk tales, archetypal yarns, and legends from around the world. These are age-old tales of transformation, truth, drama and humour. Copyright (C) 2010 Moving Tales Inc. 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.