SlickFlick, a new app for visual storytelling, has recently entered the creative scene and Garage is the first to try it. By simplifying content to photography and text SlickFlick makes it easy for everyone to create powerful narratives and also view them while on the go.
As the app's name suggests, the photos succeed one by one with slick dynamic transitions as you flick the screen, to unfold compelling visual stories. There are already brilliant apps out there, like Flud or Flipboard, that aggregate factual content and news feeds into a great mobile experience. SlickFlick is now bringing the same kind of user experience to original stories designed for film development.
We have seen with comics that film studios have been much more willing to commit large budgets to films that have already made a proof of concept in the printed comics market. The likes of the Batman and X-Men comic series have become the big Hollywood franchises of the last decade. By using photography as a medium SlickFlick forces the topics toward more realistic scenarios that are more suitable to become TV productions or independent films. So, while keeping people entertained on their mobiles, SlickFlick will also become a development platform for film and TV writers-directors everywhere, showing how popular their story is, in which market, and whether people are willing to pay for it.
So, what can you view or publish on the app? Whether it is a short film that was reduced to a storyboard or an original photo story from personal photos, you will find fresh fiction stories and documentaries, personal accounts of current events or even photo essays… In the coming months you will find storyboard versions of some of our best online shorts in Garage. All filmmakers that have published shorts on the Garage site can now upload the storyboards on our channel on SlickFlick.
Garage welcomes SlickFlick as a friend and partner, and a great addition to the movement for the 'democratization of talent'. Rated 5 stars by Micah Baldwin, CEO of Graphicly.
To make and publish a SlickFlick go here.
To browse, view and rate SlickFlicks download the app here.