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What the kids are making now: Interview with 22 yr old Kaleb Lechowski on short film R'ha [Hollywood wants him]

What the kids are making now: Interview  with 22 yr old Kaleb Lechowski on short film R'ha [Hollywood wants him] | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

See The Stunning, Student-Made Short That Got Hollywood’s Attention...

 

Every once in a while a wunderkind director comes along who, with heaps of talent and bootstrapping, creates something with visual effects that seem to be straight out of Hollywood....

 

Given the attention Lechowski attracted even before the film was released (he gained representation from Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers at IAM Entertainment based solely on the pre-release trailer) more from theR’ha world seems likely. Lechwoski is currently fleshing out a feature-length story to pitch to studios as a feature. As Glassgold says, “the plan is to use Kaleb’s model of low-cost (or in the case of the short, no-cost) special effects to create a sweeping low-budget science fiction universe.” It’s a plan that seems plausible given that Lechowski’s story world places animated creatures in the "good guy" role conventionally inhabited by costly human actors.

 

As Lechowski prepares to head to L.A. from Berlin, where he studied Digital Film Design at Mediadesign Hochschule, Co.Create asked him a few questions about the making of R’ha....

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Ruby Skye P.I. - New TMC Resource Kit Case Study & Interview with Jill Golick

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ADORE. Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti | Colossal

ADORE. Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti | Colossal | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
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Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now

Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
As a 10-year-old reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I had but one wish: that I, too, would soon receive an owl from Hogwarts, a letter of acceptance that could rescue me from my boring life as a Muggle. It wasn’t just Harry’s magical adventures that appealed to me....
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Transmedia Shows Are Winning the Internet | A E...

Transmedia Shows Are Winning the Internet | A E... | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Transmedia Shows Are Winning the Internet on A Educação Hipermidia curated by Militao de Maya Ricardo (Transmedia Shows Are Winning the Internet | @scoopit via @D_RockingChair http://t.co/HsdC3S32lu)...
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36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather

36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A conceptual installation plays with our preconceptions. (36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather http://t.co/MlOgD22IaB)
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GoldieBlox Riffs on ‘This Is Your Brain on Drugs’ in Easter Spot - AgencySpy

GoldieBlox Riffs on ‘This Is Your Brain on Drugs’ in Easter Spot - AgencySpy | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
GoldieBlox Riffs on ‘This Is Your Brain on Drugs’ in Easter Spot (.@Goldieblox riffs on 'this is your brain on drugs' PSA for Easter http://t.co/NOguXOz6eq)...
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Rise of the mobile-first social network: US stats

Rise of the mobile-first social network: US stats | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The majority of social media sites are seeing far more traffic and time spent coming from mobile devices than from desktops.
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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 9, 10:20 PM

You've probably noticed, but mobile devices have smaller screens than desktops and laptops (at least currently).  This means that producers have to consider a host of design issues.  "Mobile friendly" isn't enough.  Content has to be created to be brain-friendly to ensure usability and engagement.   Usability and engagement are not the same thing.  

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Five Years of Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] | DashBurst

Five Years of Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] | DashBurst | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Pinterest was launched five years ago, and since then the site has revolutionized online content sharing. With its focus on visual Web content and its popular grid layout, Pinterest is a treat to use from the first day you open your account. Savvy social media managers also love Pinterest for driving referral traffic. According to […]
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Amazon announces Dash, a home barcode scanner and microphone

Amazon announces Dash, a home barcode scanner and microphone | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The FireTV apparently isn't the only piece of hardware Amazon is announcing this week. The company recently put up a page for "Amazon Dash," a shopping accessory that it's offering for free to a...
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Interactive Graphic: The NSA Spying Machine

Interactive Graphic: The NSA Spying Machine | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
How the NSA sees the world. I mean, really sees the world
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A Day in the Life of the Modern Smartphone User [Infographic] 03/20/14

A Day in the Life of the Modern Smartphone User [Infographic] 03/20/14 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Our phones have become so important to us, they’ve practically become a third limb. But how exactly do we use our phones to make them such an integral part of our lives? Data and information from Citrix about mobile trends shows us we’re not the only ones growing increasingly attached to our mobile devices. We […]
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99 Problems (a Tumblr blog dedicated to JayZ)

99 Problems (a Tumblr blog dedicated to JayZ) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Even world fam ous rappers have problems. Daily illustrations by Ali Graham
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How We Built Al Jazeera's First Interactive Web-Doc

How We Built Al Jazeera's First Interactive Web-Doc | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

 "This week we released the first ever interactive web documentary for global news network Al Jazeera with the heart-rending series Indian Hospital Revisited."

 

(...)  a few principles to present the story elements into a unified whole:

1. Bend The Tech Toward Story

2. Unify Media Fragments

3. Design For Emotion Not Just Information

4. Think Eco-Systems

5. Keep An Eye On The Numbers

 

 


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mirmilla's curator insight, March 21, 12:45 PM

Great insight from Storygami, the makers of this work

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#3. Design For Emotion Not Just Information

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WEBDOC | Netwars A fact-based 5 part interactive web series exploring the impending threat of cyberwarfare

WEBDOC | Netwars A fact-based 5 part interactive web series exploring the impending threat of cyberwarfare | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A fact-based 5 part interactive web series exploring the impending threat of cyberwarfare.
You never know who is in control.

"netwars / out of control"

• Makes it concrete: Battlegrounds – virtual and hidden – but real.

• Is based on actual facts, told in different formats, and explains not only what could happen but also what is already happening even today.

• The fact-based perspective of this crossmedia project marks a world first: With TV DOCUMENTARY, INTERACTIVE WEB DOC, INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC NOVEL APP, E-BOOK, AUDIO-BOOK and TV SERIES.


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From the site: NETWARS – THERE IS NOTHING VIRTUAL ABOUT THIS REALITY


Within a few minutes after a nationwide blackout, life in the metropolises collapses. Famines, lootings and riots follow. It bears resemblance to a scenario of a nuclear warfare movie. Yet, you don’t need a bomb to induce such a catastrophe. Merely a computer would be sufficient.

The digital war affects every one of us, and it’s happening right now as we speak.

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WOW. Jane Goodall launches online MOOC course in digital mapping for communities (Wired UK)

WOW. Jane Goodall launches online MOOC course  in digital mapping for communities (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
On the day of her eightieth birthday, renowned primatologist Jane Goodall launched a massive open online course (MOOC) based around digital mapping for communities
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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 16, 12:13 PM

Jane Goodall is the poster child for generativity --  innovating approaches to conservation and education and, by the way, changing how we do 'aging'--redefinition, reeducation, and 'repurposing' (i.e. finding new ways to pursue purpose and meaning).  I want to be like her when I grow up.  On her 80th birthday, Goodall launched a MOOC in participatory mapping.  She believes shared knowledge and mapping skills are ways for people, especially young people, to discover where they can make a difference in their own communities.  Goodall praised Google, saying the company was "helping us [The Goodall Institute] so much with our technology and our tablets and getting the field staff to monitor their own forests -- it's changed the way we do conservation" 

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The Problematic Disney Body Image Trend We're Not Talking About

The Problematic Disney Body Image Trend We're Not Talking About | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
As the most influential children's storyteller today, Disney should be held to a higher standard.
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Star Wars Reimagined As WWII-Style Propaganda Posters

Star Wars Reimagined As WWII-Style Propaganda Posters | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Dont' be a Sarlacc! Loose lips sink ships! (Star Wars Reimagined As WWII-Style Propaganda Posters http://t.co/5B9Stt2JSZ)
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Facebook will turn off messaging in its mobile app, forcing you to download Messenger

Facebook will turn off messaging in its mobile app, forcing you to download Messenger | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Facebook's plans to become an empire of mobile apps got a little more interesting today as the company began notifying users in a few European countries that in two weeks, they won't be able to...
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Why do UK Twitter users follow brands?

Why do UK Twitter users follow brands? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Recent research from Nielsen has revealed not only that 59% of UK Twitter users follow at least one brand on the social network, but also that 50% read about what others are buying on Twitter, and 31% (Why do UK Twitter users follow brands?
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'True Detective' AT&T Commercial Is Just Plain Brilliant

'True Detective' AT&T Commercial Is Just Plain Brilliant | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted see Rust Cohle from 'True Detective' in one of those AT&T ads where he's talking to a bunch of kids, well, your wish has come true.
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Exclusive: this is Android TV

Exclusive: this is Android TV | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends...
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Cannes goes #transmedia! Cinema and transmedia | Cross Video Days

Cannes goes #transmedia! Cinema and transmedia | Cross Video Days | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Launched in partnership with the Marché du film of Cannes, this call addresses addresses feature film projects with a theatrical release and an innovative Transmedia plan. The selected projects will be pitched in Cannes during the Festival in May, within the NEXT space, «gathering together the key players of the cinema of tomorrow » and during Cross Video Days in Paris in June.
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Flirty Frat App Goes Philosophical: Snapchat Has Its Own Sociologist

Flirty Frat App Goes Philosophical: Snapchat Has Its Own Sociologist | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Against all odds, sociology is suddenly en vogue
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At six-month-old Playground, Mattel wants all-in on digital distribution

At six-month-old Playground, Mattel wants all-in on digital distribution | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
David Voss, SVP of Mattel's Playground Productions, a six-month-old division that specifically manages storytelling across all of the company's brands, opens up about the digital direction of key brands like Ever After High and Hot Wheels - and why all roads will eventually lead back to the toy aisle.
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The Anti-Panel: Empower the Audience

The Anti-Panel: Empower the Audience | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Thanks anti-panel members for an interesting and valuable discussion. #disruptsyd

— Alex Ford (@alexkford) September 5, 2013




The traditional panel has real limits. Experiments are required for new formats to address disruptive, adaptive and emergent issues.


Yesterday at Disrupt.Sydney,  Ben Gilchriest, Mani Thiru and I ran an experiment with an Anti-Panel.


Why hold an Anti-Panel?


The traditional panel format is broken when the questions being considered are adaptive, complex or emergent. A traditional panel can be:



Disengaging:  The panel supposedly has all the power, expertise and knowledge. They deign to answer questions from a large group of supplicants. The audience sits, listens and watches.  A facilitator often shapes the whole event and dominates the discussion. One person speaks at a time. The tendency is for people to seek to hold everyone’s attention.


Lacking collaboration:  Panellist may or may not build on others’ views. Debates rarely occur or get explored. The audience has little chance to collaborate with the panel or each other.


Lacking diversity: Only panellists views get heard. Questions are rationed. Questioning may be intimidating in a large group. Group think can occur with few views on offer. Panels are often very chosen from a limited demographic of expertise.


Narrow in contributions: Discussion is limited to verbal questions and answers. Other forms of interaction are limited and usually very formal. Feelings and intuition is disdained. Shallow, concise and entertaining answers dominate discussion.


Focused on a correct answer: Panels are heavily dependant on technical expertise. There is no room for creativity or experimentation. Reflection time is not available to any participants


Linear:  Panels are always ‘moving on in the interest of time’.  Iteration is limited. 



In line with the spirit of Disrupt.Sydney we set out to disrupt the panel model with something more connected, more collaborative, more adaptive and more open to diverse contributions.


How do you hold an Anti-Panel?


The first change is to make the anti-panellists servants of the conversation. Instead of an audience, there is a room full of participants working together. The role of anti-panellists is to facilitate the participants to discuss the issues.


Then you need to open up the format. We used a structure which ran from the personal to the group, explored a number of contributions (visual, emotional, allowed for movement in the room, etc) and iterated the discussion across:



opening: to set a common context, understanding and a little role modelling by the anti-panellists of the openness, flexibility and informality of the approach.


individual reflection by the anti-panel & other participants to draw what they found significant.  This used drawing to engage another perspective of reflection and to speed later sharing.


small group sharing and discussion of the drawings to draw connections & similarities, explore doubts, questions and differences.  


a full room discussion of insights, lessons, actions, new thoughts and other connections.  Explicitly in this conversation we asked and encouraged questions to introduce a discussion of feelings and concerns to explore and to widen the conversation to include domains that had not yet been discussed.


closing reflections from the panel of any points of synthesis or intuitions that they have drawn and an open invitation for the participants to share their insights.



I suspect each anti-panel would need to be different to be tailored to its participants, time allowance and topic, so I have deliberately left out further details of time allocation, questions, etc. We found ours changed as we learned what the participants needed. We would have liked to have included more leverage of digital capture and sharing in the discussion.  That remains an opportunity for a future anti-panel.  


The anti-panellists played a role as participants in discussion, timekeepers, facilitators through open questioning to draw in additional views and tried to keep a perspective of the whole conversation. Adaptive leadership questions that explore purposes, concerns, circumstances and that drew reflection on elements of the system proved valuable.


At Disrupt.Sydney, this format worked very well for the discussion on the topics of disruption. The participant feedback was very positive. We drew a rich range of perspectives from the participants, allowed the participants to shape the discussion and presented many opportunities to build, draw connections or add other elements to the topic of discussion.


More Experimentation Required


Our experience was a worthwhile first experiment. More will be learned as others leverage a fundamentally different approach to sharing the expertise of a room full of talented people with the passion to engage in a topic.


Let us know what you change and what you learn from your anti-panel.  Post your experiences in the comments. Open experimentation, collaboration and iteration can only improve the results.


Credit: Credit for the idea of the anti-panel belongs with Matt Moore who helped us plan the session and was sadly unable to join us in bringing it to life.

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Transmedia & Storytelling in Documentary: "Fort McMoney" - MIPDoc 2014

Mastering transmedia: Draw inspiration from the most creative transmedia best practices, directly from the mouths of the hottest producers on the scene. Mode...

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