The Dark Knight Rises (app)

Recent projects have been designing apps known as Second Screen Experiences for major motion pictures specifically The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers. These applications run on a mobile device and contain all sorts of fun and interesting material related to their companion Blu-Ray disc. You might think of them like DVD extras except these are interactive and feature a huge variety of experiences and material. In addition to running in sync with the Blu-Ray (through Blu-Ray live) they are also stand alone experiences.

These apps are available as a free download for the iTunes store. They are really great and quite interesting to anyone interested in these films or even film is general as they feature a lot of making-of and behind the scenes content. The Blu-Ray live technology is pretty cool too.

The Dark Knight Rises was the second of these projects for me and I got into the process early and was able to have a major impact on the design. I did the characters, vehicles, and the scene explorer modules as well as a lot of little detail things. Different from The Avengers, I stayed on after the design was complete and assisted in integrating all the art assets into the code structure which included a whole lot of testing, verification and iteration.

Warner Brothers second screen app for The Dark Knight Rises: The Dark Knight Rises at the iTunes store

A review featuring art I created can be seen directly here:
The Dark Knight Rises – Review from

Please see a few examples on the design page of this site by using the navigation at the top of this page or by clicking here: Colin Reed Miller – Design