Freshly back from cross-media fest The Pixel Lab, MediaCity Finland's Staffans decided to set some transmedia myths straight (Simon Staffans: 5 #Transmedia myths debunked - MIPBlogMIPBlog http://t.co/tQg7jcbt...)...
Tweet “FIDELITY IN love for fidelity's sake has less attraction for her than for most women: fidelity because of love's grip had much … a blaze of love, and extinction, was better than a lantern glimmer which should last long ...
Find out how to submit an original script to BBC writersroom.
Welcome to the Script Room, our brand new system for receiving unsolicited original scripts.
We’ve changed from a rolling submissions system to one with three annual windows when we will accept writers’ work.The Spring 2012 Script Room has now closed and we are not currently accepting any scripts. The next Script Room window will open in Autumn 2012 and full details will be posted here when it opens.
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Okay – you’ve had the call – the director wants you to write the kick-ass soundtrack for his next movie! Oh, and by the way, you only have a few weeks to write and record music for the whole thing. What do you do?
Psychologist suggests synthesthesia may underlie creature’s apparent memory feats...
In what seems like a blow for humanity, a very smart chimpanzee in Japan crushes any human challenger at a number memory game.
After the numbers 1 through 9 make a split-second appearance on a computer screen, the chimp, Ayumu, gets to work. His bulky index finger flies gracefully across the screen, tapping white squares where the numbers had appeared, in order. So far, no human has topped him.
Ayumu’s talent caused a stir when researchers first reported it in 2007 (SN: 12/8/2007, p. 355). Since then, the chimp’s feat has grown legendary, even earning him a starring role in a recent BBC documentary.
What would the trunk of a tree sound like if a cross section of it were played like an LP? With his creation Years, Bartholomäus Traubeck attempts to answer that question by using a turntable, PlayStation Eye Camera, a stepper motor to control the arm, and computer running Ableton Live. As you’ll hear in the video above, the rings of the tree trunk, as interpreted by this piece, create an eerie and ominous piano track that sounds like it was taken from psychological horror film. Who knew trees were so emo? [via Creative Applications]
Peter Gutierrez: "If you didn’t catch Laura Fleming at last year’s SLJ Leadership Summit, or haven’t read her writings on transmedia at places such as Edutopia, HuffPo, or GETideas.Org, then don’t worry… …because you can count on me to keep sharing...
I first came across this sentence in a Sidney Sheldon book of my mother’s that I started to read when no-one was looking. Even as a kid I found the insinuation delicious, the idea that fiction was not the entire story for this author, that weaving around the tales of raging angels and divine windmills were the author’s own experiences, suggesting as it did that – just as I was discovering with truth – there was no absolute fiction.
I have carried this phrase in to my adult life, considering it with everything I write. Any fiction I’ve created inevitably contains a trail of breadcrumbs that lead straight back to me, even when – as with my old friend Sidney – the story involves people living out their lives on a grandiose scale. A few years ago, the connection became explicit, when in trying to make sense of a failed affair, I hit upon a story idea that borrowed liberally from my recent experiences. I wanted to start with real events and move toward an entirely fictional climax. Specifically in the story I intended to kill off the paramour, and use my grieving narrator to explore the loss of a lover in unambiguous terms, whilst I as the ‘real’ storyteller continued to grapple with a loss that was not so easily defined.
Books gestating as they do (and would-be authors finding every excuse not to dedicate themselves to their craft – oh, that’s just me!), my story “body, remember” has remained no more than a series of vignettes these past few years, whilst the relationship that inspired it continuously found new ways to flourish – a complete inversion of my intentions in fact. This blog is therefore my conscious effort to draw the dots between the real and the fictional so that it is finally the fiction that flourishes (and yes the relationship has finally been put to bed).
Most entries will be excerpts from “body, remember” – a novel in progress if you will. But some will be my own diary entries, emails, letters and thoughts. The intention is that you won’t be able to tell the difference (or mind when you can), that the fiction and the ‘and yet’ will compliment each other and push the novel forward … and potentially take the story in some interesting new directions along the way …
Note: Any reference to a specific name or specific event will be firmly in the fiction not the ‘and yet’ category unless I am quoting a source. Some influences remain necessarily unseen
I stepped into a whole new world last Friday night, the world of Web series to be exact, when Transmedia Austin’s Daniel Loyd invited me to Austin Studios for a screening of several locally produced Web series — an effort to help me report on...
Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend a one-off screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 1929 silent film Blackmail in the grand setting of the grounds of the British Museum, where part of the story is set.
Hosted by Divi Links Glittering Closing Party for the 3rd annual AIFF
Posted by Aruba Daily on July 3rd, 2012
Eagle Beach – The club house at Divi Links hosted an under-the-stars closing party for the Aruba International Film Festival attended by talent, press and sponsors. Executive Producer Jonathan Vieira, and Director Claudio Masenza, joined Divi Resort’s Managing Director Alex Nieuwmeyer in thanking all those who contributed to the successful week-long program, and to the promotion of Aruba as a center of art, culture and creativity.
Actress Virginia Madsen, actor Ray Liotta, and Xavier Samuels, were among glittering stars gracing the festival with their presence, along with directors Alexander Giraldo and Pim De La Parra, choreographer Lavelle Smith Jr., in addition to the AIFF concert series starring Juanes, Marc Anthony, DJ Chuckie and comedian Raymann.
2 pounds of veal, cut into 2-inch chunks 3 tablespoons arrowroot 1/2 teaspoon dried basil Cracked black pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 1/2-teaspoon garlic powder 3 tablespoons bacon fat 3 tablespoons chopped fresh celery leaves 1/2 boiling water as needed
Dredge the chunks of veal in a mixture of arrowroot and dried seasonings. Brown the dredged meat in the hot bacon fat, and add the celery leaves. Cover the skillet and cook the meat slowly, in the same skillet, just until tender. Do not overcook it. If the skillet becomes dry during the cooking, add as much as 1/2 cup of boiling water.
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