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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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TMC Resource Kit: Interview w Hugues Sweeney (ONF/NFB) on Strategies for International CoProduction

An Interview with Hugues Sweeney, executive producer of interactive production with ONF/NFB Montreal, on successful strategies for international coproductions
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Harry Potter fans get glimpse of the wizard's future in new story (Wired UK)

Harry Potter fans get glimpse of the wizard's future in new story (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
As every Harry Potter fan knows, seven in the most powerfully magical number, which might well be why JK Rowling has chosen this anniversary to release a new short story about everyone's favourite wizard
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Christopher Nolan on the 'bleak future' of movies and why theaters will save us

Christopher Nolan on the 'bleak future' of movies and why theaters will save us | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Christopher Nolan doesn't like where the movie business is going these days, but he still sees a glimmer of hope.
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"'Content' can be ported across phones, watches, gas-station pumps or any other screen, and the idea would be that movie theaters should acknowledge their place as just another of these 'platforms,' albeit with bigger screens and cupholders," he wrote.

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House of Cards: Coloring the Game-Changing Netflix Series : Art of the Edit

House of Cards: Coloring the Game-Changing Netflix Series : Art of the Edit | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Season 2 of the pioneering Netflix series "House of Cards" brought a number of changes, including new Lead Colorist Laura Jans-Fazio. She spoke to us about her approach to this visually distinctive show, her remote collaboration with Executive Producer David Fincher, and her use of the Baselight grading system for fast turnarounds with the show's 5K footage.

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Five key trends and takeouts from Google I/O 2014

Five key trends and takeouts from Google I/O 2014 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
This year’s Google I/O conference, held weeks after Apple’s WWDC, showed the world that Google really is taking over every aspect of our lives, and challenging its fiercest rivals.
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Apple bolsters iOS 8 Health app with on-device steps counting & caffeine tracking

Apple bolsters iOS 8 Health app with on-device steps counting & caffeine tracking | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Apple has made significant enhancements to its upcoming Health application for iOS 8 in the latest beta of the new iPhone operating system. Most notably, the Health application can now utilize the ...
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Facebook: Here's Why We Deleted Cheerleader's Hunting Pics

Facebook: Here's Why We Deleted Cheerleader's Hunting Pics | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Facebook came under fire from hunting advocates and gun-rights supporters this weekend when it removed a series of photos from the account of Kendall Jones.
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A "maker" education - MIT News

A "maker" education - MIT News | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A "maker" education MIT News Around 400 students have participated in the studio, creating more than 130 projects including robotic arms, modular shelters, sustainable and futuristic clothing, documentaries about Boston's Tibetan population, and...
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Documentary storytelling with you directing the action (Wired UK)

Documentary storytelling with you directing the action (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Although the interactive documentary -- or iDoc -- is maturing, the field (and the terminology) remains subject to definition. (The MIT Open Documentary Lab's exhaustive "docubase" shows the variation over the years.) "Delivery platforms -- whether TV or film -- used to dictate the length and format of a documentary," says Ingrid Kopp, director of digital initiatives at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. "Now nothing is formalised, because the web isn't -- it doesn't dictate those structures. Everything is now wide open."


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Transformers Universe game launches open beta with $75k in prizes (Wired UK)

Transformers Universe game launches open beta with $75k in prizes (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
This week is a big one for fans of Hasbro's Robots in Disguise, with the fourth live-action movie opening in UK cinemas and the free-to-play Transformers Universe game launching in open beta. Oh, and the possibility of winning a share of a $75,000 prize pool probably appeals, too.
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Great Transmedia Tourism Site: Galaxy Getaways. Guardians of the Galaxy

Great Transmedia Tourism Site: Galaxy Getaways. Guardians of the Galaxy | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Looking to escape this summer? Plan an out of this world vacation with GalaxyGetaways.com! Trips blasting off August 1.
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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 4, 12:00 PM

Looks like a good'un.

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries, #transmedia and levels of meaning

Lizzie Bennet Diaries, #transmedia and levels of meaning | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Web series are great! Web series are something to look forward to on your lunch break, if you have one. They're short. They're reliable. They don't take much time out of your day, provided you are ...
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Consumer drone lets anyone take the ultimate sports selfies

Consumer drone lets anyone take the ultimate sports selfies | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Breaking free of the camera stand, HEXO+ is a small drone that autonomously follows and records athletes at preset distances.
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Dungeons and Dragons embraces gender diversity (Wired UK)

Dungeons and Dragons embraces gender diversity (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The latest rule set for the popular pen-and-paper RPG does away with gender divisions, and even encourages players to think outside the binary box with their character creations
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When films can look or sound like anything, director Christopher Nolan says, extraordinary work will emerge.

When films can look or sound like anything, director Christopher Nolan says, extraordinary work will emerge. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The "Dark Knight" and "Inception" director says that when movies can look or sound like anything, extraordinary new work will emerge.
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Love. Posters for World Cup Teams x Game of Thrones

Love. Posters for World Cup Teams x Game of Thrones | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Every 2014 World Cup team gets the Game of Thrones House treatment.
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JK Rowling writes new story featuring ‘greying’ Harry Potter aged 33 on Pottermore website

JK Rowling writes new story featuring ‘greying’ Harry Potter aged 33 on Pottermore website | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
JK Rowling has written a new story on her Pottermore fan website, revealing what Harry, Hermione and Ron look like in their Thirties.
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Beautiful Typography Designs | From up North

Beautiful Typography Designs | From up North | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
It's a new week and we continue the tradition with a new inspiration gallery with great typography designs!
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MIT And Dropbox Alums Launch Inbox, A Next-Generation Email Platform | TechCrunch

MIT And Dropbox Alums Launch Inbox, A Next-Generation Email Platform | TechCrunch | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, a new startup called Inbox is launching out of stealth today, hoping to power the next generation of email applications...
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Taylor Swift doesn't understand supply and demand

Taylor Swift doesn't understand supply and demand | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The internet already killed the music industry, unless you're Taylor Swift.
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Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A nonprofit, two foundations and a university want to know what motivates people to support an issue on social media after they see issue-oriented movies, TV shows or online video.
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Barbara Ganley's curator insight, July 7, 5:09 AM

Could be useful to nonprofits!

 

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How Storytelling Can Increase Any Business

Every entrepreuner has a story to tell. Get some insights on how to use storytelling techniques to tell your story!

Via Karen Dietz, Brad Tollefson, Soraia Ferreira
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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 30, 10:46 AM

This is a great SlideShare piece by Lusko advocating that any business -- whether you are a startup or an established brand -- can use storytelling to grow.


I like the points made here about the kinds of stories you can tell, along with the list of customer personas that make your story crafting easier.


I just wish they had described the archetypes more! But never fear -- just Google the archetype and you'll have  wealth of information. Or use Carol Pearson's book The Hero And The Outlaw for a complete explanation (I have no financial ties to Carol).


So grab this piece and hone your stories!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Janet Vasil's curator insight, July 1, 4:31 AM

Good slideshare with actionable advise for better business storytelling...in video and everywhere!. 

Barbara Ganley's curator insight, July 7, 5:12 AM

Useful to nonprofits, too

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10 Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Filmmakers

10 Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Filmmakers | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Attention, filmmakers: You must read these social media do's and don'ts....


1.  DO give people insider access. Most people have never made a movie, and those who follow films and filmmakers are curious about how it's done (even if your movie doesn't star George Clooney). If you can give them a peek behind the curtain—in photos or video clips, show them the movie set, the editing room, the festival premiere—they will feel invested and be more apt to help if they can...."

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Emmy nominated Post-apocalyptic Multi-platform Sci-Fi Experience at CERN - Collider - YouTube

Collider - an emmy nominated Post-apocalyptic Multi-platform Sci-Fi Experience at CERN In 2018, our world will end... The exponential growth of Biotechnology...
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Looking at a film synopsis through game writing eyes | Christy's Corner of the Universe

"Yesterday I saw news of Guillermo del Toro’s latest film “Book of Life” (he is the producer, andJorge Gutierrez the director). The film looks amazingly beautiful, and a treat of a story. But something struck me when I read the synopsis, and I’m surprised by the thought. The official synopsis is as follows:

THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future. [IMDb]..."

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Detective Avenue and the French Transmedia Revolution - Social Media Week

Detective Avenue and the French Transmedia Revolution - Social Media Week | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A couple months ago, someone started to post some pretty weird videos on the Facebook page of Suzelle Berthier. In one video, she was kissing someone, in another she was shoplifting, in yet another one, she was sleeping in her bedroom.

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