The Pirates of the Caribbean Experience

Just as books are changing over to ebooks, many magazines and other publications are making the move to digital as well. This allows companies and publishers to reach a wider audience. This also allows them to become more creative in how the present their content and media.

I love the Pirates of the Caribbean films, so I decided to create a publication about all of the movies, with a promo for the new movie that comes out in May 2017, Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Many people don’t realize that each movie has its own skull as part of the logo. I decided to take the opportunity to showcase this on the front cover of the publication. Readers can scroll up and down to view the different skulls attached with their movie titles. (View in video below).

When I started learning Mag + I wasn’t quite sure everything that I would be able to do with the layers provided. My sketches look fairly different than the final product. This is because I found better ways to present the information and content while I was learning how to use the program.

I decided to create a title page for each movie with a little slide up interaction that reveals a brief summary of what each movie/article is about. I wanted this to be fun, so I made the text fit into a shape that is common from the particular movie. (Black Pearl- Chest, Dead Man’s Chest- Kraken, At World’s End- Ship, On Stranger Tides- Chalice, Dead Men Tell No Tales- Devil’s Triangle).

I included each trailer at the end of the article as well as an audio file that provides a glimpse of the movie soundtracks.

When the reader comes across one of the Medallion coins they can click on it to reveal “Pirates Secret Code” or in other words, movie trivia.

When the reader comes across a skull and crossbones on a character page, they can tap it to reveal a little biography about that character.

Check out this short video of me flipping through the magazine to get an idea of what it looks like, and how the interactions work.

Kyle Casey is a student in the Digital Media program at Utah Valley University, Orem Utah, studying Interaction & Design. The following article relates to (Digital Publication) in the (DGM 2270 Course) and representative of the skills learned.

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