"Jenkins's address, "A Brief History of Transmedia Worlds," focused on "world-building" described as "the process of designing a fictional universe that will sustain franchise development, [and is] sufficiently detailed to enable many different stories to emerge but coherent enough so that each story feels like it fits with the others."
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Parents and teachers are often wary of letting kids spend time playing video games, and would rather they spend time playing outside or reading. But a number of game developers are introducing exciting mods of popular games like Minecraft and SimCity into the classroom and re-imagining how video games can support traditional educational objectives, like learning about ecology, math, and physics.…
Infographic on The Future of Web and Technology describes on the trending products and innovations growing rapidly year by year. Augmented reality and its products being the core of advanced technologies in the future. Google glass, augmented reality based wearable gadgets, 3d printers, cloud computing, educational technology, leap motion, another AR product Oculus Rift, AR contact lenses, agent smartwatch and related gadgets, all contribute to the web and technology.
Jeff Gomez, founder of Starlight Runner, chats about the ingredients that make 'transmedia' unlike the standard cross-platform content, and explains how the discipline applies to brands, Hollywood movies, and even population activation projects for governments.
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Now with a lot of these interactive projects you really have to think about that. You are having to think about things like user experience design. A really interesting designer called Jason Brush, who is also a filmmaker, said, which really stopped me in my tracks, “If you think about editing as sculpting with time, you are sculpting with time. Your film is always that shape, it is 16:9 maybe 4:3, it is an aspect ratio. Within that, you are sculpting with the time to create your film. Now what you are doing with interactive projects is you are sculpting with both time and space, and you are shaping for use.”
By Mary Erickson Founder and Director of Pacific Northwest Media Research Consortium This summer, a group of scholars who focus on media in the Pacific Northwest formed an organization to gather their research in one place. I spearheaded the founding of the Pacific Northwest Media Research Consortium in order to highlight the ways in which …
If the subjects of your doc are really—shall we say—”out there”, then allowing that to influence the filmmaking process may very well result in some pretty crazy-looking footage! An incredible example of exactly this kind of surreal, unhinged documentary aesthetic is the NFB’s Oscar®-nominated Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry. It may start out simply enough as a biopic, but this riveting feature doc takes its cue from Lowry’s eccentric prose, and it climbs to zany heights before you know it.
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