Experience HBO Imagine

by Joey Paur

HBO has launched a great new website for any HBO fans who are looking to pass the time and have some fun exploring their new and inventive storytelling techniques. Here is a little synopsis of the new website that they have launched:

The more you see, the more you know.

As HBO continues to push boundaries and change perspectives, they've created an entirely new way of experiencing a story. Each piece of content provides unique information, and offers a unique perspective on the characters, plots and motives at play, allowing viewers to discover for themselves what is really going on.

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I went through and recently finished the whole process myself, and it turned out to be a very interesting experience. I actually wouldn't mind going through it again, but with a different set of stories. It is definitely a different way of keeping yourself entertained while having a story told to you.

When you go to hboimagine.com you will be taken to a page with little rectangular boxes spread out all over the page. Start of by clicking the the first box in the middle which will get the whole experience going for you. It's a short film you can watch with several different views of  the story that is being told. The cube is described like this:

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The HBO Story Cube embraces the spirit of HBO telling deeper more engaging stories in innovative ways. Demonstrating that a change in perspective changes everything. The HBO Story Cube shows four sides of a single story simultaneously. Only when you’ve seen all four sides of the story will you begin to see the bigger picture.

After you are done watching it you need to click the molecular structure type icon at the top middle of the page. From here start clicking on more boxes around the first video you watched and work your way out.

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You will see that everything is somewhat connected to each other, maybe not directly, but they are connected. The experience might be a little confusing and overwhelming at first because you might not really understand what is going on. But the more you watch the more you know, and it starts to get easier to get through. Not everything is a video, there is some stuff added like documents and newspaper clippings, that will shed more light on the full story for you.

One of my favorite little shorts films, is one where you see two guys laying next to each other on their backs. You have no idea what is going on, or where they are going to take the story and the reveal was something I wasn't expecting. I don't want to say what it was, but it was cool.

At the very end of the experience the whole story is completely edited together and its at this point you get to see the big picture. It's decent quality filmmaking as well.

Try out the little experience and let us know what you thought about it. Click Here to experience HBO Imagine.

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