Designing a video with Tinderbox


(Dominique Renauld) #1

I daily use Tinderbox to take notes. But I also use it when I have to visualize some new projects. These are four screenshots of a recent work: a new trailer for my philosophy workshops : https://vimeo.com/229525580
Using Map View, I explore the way I could arrange pictures, sounds, texts and so on and I write my notes on small windows that I can easily shift from one place of my computer to another. With regard to this, watching my map on a big screen is a real pleasure for my eyes.



The Attribute Browser helps me take an analytical point of view on my work-in-process. Every tag is a keyword around which I can freely associate and the reading of my tags is very suggestive.

Finally, if a lot of work is achieved directly with another tool, this first shaping is very decisive since the click, the Eureka! comes from that primary work.


(Mark) #2

Wonderful - very informative and inspiring. I think the french map adds a certain je ne sais quoi, a cache, a… oh if only the french had the words for what I’m trying to say … :wink:

Merci a mille fois


(James Fallows) #3

I agree that the demo map is wonderful, stylish, and evocative. Thanks!

And on this point:

One of my favorite aspects of living in Japan for several years came from Nihonjinron (日本人論), essentially “the science of Japaneseness.” A strong element was the idea that Japanese language conveyed nuances that could not be expressed as precisely in other tongues. I always found this delightful, in that the Japanese word for “nuance” is in fact nyuansu, which is pronounced like “nuance” with a U at the end, and is spelled out in the kana that usually denote a word borrowed from a foreign language ( ニュアンス). I once had a Japanese student say that he regretted that Western languages didn’t have a way to convey the meaning of nyuansu – for which, of course, English- and Japanese-speakers alike give thanks to the French!

As we do for this elegant map.

(And of course there are idioms in each language reflecting points hard to convey as pithily on other languages.)


(Sumner Gerard) #4

Love the diversions into language. Borrowed Han characters to describe the “theory of Japaneseness.” Transliterated French to denote subtle shades of meaning. Excuse my French, but … c’est du Chinois pour moi!:slight_smile:

Thanks for this practical example of something very close to a “swim lane diagram.”


(Dominique Renauld) #5

I’ve just posted a new short article on my blog about the way I use Tinderbox as a video designing tool, from some ideas written down on a piece of paper to the navigation guided by the Attribute Browser :


Two very different experiences whose each is finalized by the following: I write on paper thinking that I will elaborate my ideas into Tinderbox and I visualize my ideas with Map view in preparation for my video editing tool. Tinderbox is therefore at the heart of my work.