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Futures of Entertainment 2011 Panels all Online via MIT TechTV – Videos

Futures of Entertainment 2011 Panels all Online via MIT TechTV – Videos | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Who does not love MIT?? Thank you MIT

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Super Smart: U.K.'s Secret Cinema Has a Hit with Live Version of 'Prometheus'

Super Smart: U.K.'s Secret Cinema Has a Hit with Live Version of 'Prometheus' | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

LONDON – U.K.movie event organization Secret Cinema converted a Central London warehouse into a futuristic spaceship for a month to bring to life a new format – "Live Cinema." 

 

The interactive performances invite audience members to step inside the film and create a unique experience and journey, far beyond a traditional 2D or 3D viewing experience.


The line between actor and audience member was blurred with Secret Cinema's online community – it has 60,000 plus Facebook followers – signing up to take part in the London events and then the screening of the film, the identity of which is only revealed on the night of the event.


The organization's Prometheus production totaled 38 shows across 28 days in a trio specially constructed 3D cinemas.

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Would you want to survive the end of civilization?

Would you want to survive the end of civilization? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Let's say the end of the world as we know it is coming — but someone offers you a priceless spot in their guaranteed-to-be-safe bunker, so you can be one of the chosen few who rebuilds the Earth.
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WTF Is Up With Marina Abramović: The Movie? A Review

WTF Is Up With Marina Abramović: The Movie? A Review | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Hyperallergic writers/siblings Brendan and Marisa Carroll went to see the film “Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present.” These are their impressions.
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EXCLUSIVE-Amazon to take on Brazil's ecommerce jungle | Reuters

EXCLUSIVE-Amazon to take on Brazil's ecommerce jungle | Reuters | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
* Kindle bookstore, e-readers to launch in Brazil inQ4–sources

* Kindle likely to sell at 500 reais ($249)–source

* Amazon targets e-book sales at 15 pct of publishing mkt in1st yr

* Amazon faces logistic, tax challenges in Brazil

 

By Esteban Israel

 

SAO PAULO, June 29 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is expected to set up a digital bookstore in Brazil in the fourth quarter, as it seeks to get a piece of the fast-growing online retail market in the country that inspired its name.

 

The e-commerce powerhouse, named after Brazil's longest river, wants to elbow its way into Latin America's largest economy with the popular Kindle e-reader and a Portuguese-language catalogue of digital books, according to Brazilian publishers and an industry source familiar with Amazon's plans.

 

The all-digital approach will allow Amazon to minimize the risks that a bigger retail launch would imply in a country with notorious infrastructure shortcomings and a complex, costly tax system. The company would also have to...

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Ghosts Website Launched in Advance of Feature Documentary | Mediacaster Magazine - Broadband & Content

Ghosts Website Launched in Advance of Feature Documentary | Mediacaster Magazine - Broadband & Content | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A new documentary project is using an expanded Web presence to build connections among an audience which will have to wait until next year for the feature to be released.

 

Until then, an online companion piece and exclusive social media content will drive the cross-platform project, called The Ghosts In Our Machine, looking at animal rights, the economic treatment and moral significance of animals.

 

The feature doc is well into its production phase, with editing and post soon to commence; release of the film is not slated until 2013, but a newly designed magazine style website has been launched and exclusive content will be posted regularly prior to the doc’s release.

 

As Ghosts producer Nina Beveridge noted, more and more documentarians are using the Web to build an audience leading up to the release of their films, and to generate discussion and interactoin around a film’s subject matter.

 

The Ghosts In Our Machine has utilized several social media platforms since its beginnings in 2011 to attract a broad spectrum of animal lovers from all over the world, with some 2,000 signed up Facebook followers....

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Heros Journey : Summary of Steps (The Archetypal Structure via Joseph Campbell)

the hero's journey : summary of the steps (if you don't know this you should; it's McKee's archetypal plot)

 

This page summarizes the brief explanations from every step of the Hero's Journey.

 

Departure

 

1. The Call to Adventure
The call to adventure is the point in a person's life when they are first given notice that everything is going to change, whether they know it or not.

 

2.Refusal of the Call
Often when the call is given, the future hero refuses to heed it. This may be from a sense of duty or obligation, fear, insecurity, a sense of inadequacy, or any of a range of reasons that work to hold the person in his or her current circumstances.

 

3.Supernatural Aid
Once the hero has committed to the quest, consciously or unconsciously, his or her guide and magical helper appears, or becomes known.

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Chris McGurk Sees Movie “Renaissance” Instead Of “Apocalypse” – Thanks To Digital

Chris McGurk Sees Movie “Renaissance” Instead Of “Apocalypse” – Thanks To Digital | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Cinedigm CEO Chris McGurk broke from the traditional gloom and doom many Los Angeles Film Festival keynoters have expressed regarding the future of showbiz...

 

(I particularly like the Fourth & Fifth Signs)

 

'...Then there is the Fourth Sign of the Indie Renaissance: Exhibitors want independent films … desperately. Less than 5% of seats are occupied in theaters Monday through Thursday … and only about 15% on an annualized basis. Yes, over a 12-month period, movie theaters are 85% empty! This resulted in the two largest theater chains – AMC and Regal – forming a new indie studio, Open Road Films.

 

Exhibitors also will need to be more flexible about release and DVD windows. Blockbuster franchises need a longer theatrical window, but indie films that are released on a few hundred screens need quicker transition to ancillary markets to survive.

 

Which brings me to the Fifth Sign of the Indie Renaissance: Narrowcasting. For the right program and the right price, those empty seats can be filled and that popcorn can be sold. He cited the record-breaking performance of The Avengers. An incredible 22 million people in the U.S. and Canada saw the film during its first week. But that leaves 323 million people who didn’t!...'

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SEO, Digital Marketing and the World of Indie Films

SEO, Digital Marketing and the World of Indie Films | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

When we talk about SEO we are oftentimes talking about SEO for business products....an email from the Co-founder and President of independent film company One World Studios Ltd., Zack Coffman, started the process. You see Zack gets it and simply notified us here at Marketing Pilgrim that had mentioned us as a top resource in an SEO post he did on the Sundance Institute’s site.

 

MP: Describe life in the world of independent film marketing. Are you always working on shoestring budgets? What are some of the techniques you use to identify your market?


Zack: The indie world is all about shoestrings! We’re firm believers that in order for an indie to survive you have to work within very focused niches. Every impression, every click has to be maximized and grab hold of the viewer’s attention. I find that a well focused film/TV/transmedia property should already have the market identified for you. When we begin developing a property we ask ourselves, “Who is this for?” “Who will enjoy it and rally around it?” It’s much harder with a small budget if you are handed an unfocused property and asked to create a market for it.

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Great Post from Brian Clark on 'Centering on the Audience'

Great Post from Brian Clark on 'Centering on the Audience' | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'Despite my love of dead German philosophers and obscure art theories, I’m a pretty practical guy (for a mad scientist.) I don’t see a phenomenal work mindset as an abstraction; I see it as a framework that actually makes real work better. I look at the way these ideas revolutionized art and science and philosophy, I read the words our predecessors have written about how it changed the way they thought about life and art, and I wonder: isn’t it time for the Networked Age to absorb in those same concepts? All it takes is another translation of phenomenology in a way that makes sense to the now, so let me start with a provocation and then humbly offer up a translation of minds greater than mine that left these gifts for us we’ve failed to unwrap....'

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Twitter Gets Stricter, Parts Ways With LinkedIn

Twitter Gets Stricter, Parts Ways With LinkedIn | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

As of today, you will no longer be able to sync your tweets to your LinkedIn profile. In a blog post, LinkedIn explained that it will turn off its tweet stream, which has been available for the past two-and-a-half years, as a result of "Twitter's evolving platform efforts."

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That's Pretty Funny - You Got Retweeted: The Romantic Comedy [VIDEO]

That's Pretty Funny - You Got Retweeted: The Romantic Comedy [VIDEO] | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Romcom spoof 'You Got Retweeted' follows the relationship of two people who communicate lovingly over Twitter but who hate each other IRL.
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Call for Short Film Competition via Forum Film Festival in New York City (NYC)

Call for Short Film Competition via Forum Film Festival in New York City (NYC) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Forum on Law, Culture & Society: Short Film Competition

 

The Forum on Law, Culture & Society is currently accepting submissions for our inaugural Short Film Competition on a legal theme. Winning shorts will be screened during the seventh annual Forum Film Festival in New York City in October 2012. Learn more about the Forum Film Festival.


While this is a legal-themed film competition, we want you to have fun, be creative, and take some chances on new approaches. Any genre goes—musical, documentary, thriller, drama, romantic comedy, to name a few. We are looking for films dealing with law and legal issues, not just a police drama or murder mystery. Visit the Forum Film Festival Web site for an idea of the variety of legal-themed films that have been screened at Forum events.


Awards for Best Short, 2nd and 3rd places, Best Screenplay and Audience Favorite
Winning shorts will be screened during the Forum’s annual Film Festival in New York City in October 2012. Each year, the Forum Film Festival features renowned filmmakers, actors, writers, journalists, public intellectuals, and members of the legal profession. The Film Festival also attracts overflowing and diverse crowds of film enthusiasts, which provides a great platform for showcasing your winning work.

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COOL! Homemade Settlers of Catan board game turns your sheep into LEGO bricks

COOL!  Homemade Settlers of Catan board game turns your sheep into LEGO bricks | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
We've seen the venerable "wheat-and-brick-and-yelling board game" Settlers of Catan go gigantic and to the final frontier.
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How to Thank Your Social Media Followers « Radian6 - Social media monitoring tools, social media engagement software and social CRM and marketing from the industry leader in social analytics.

How to Thank Your Social Media Followers « Radian6 - Social media monitoring tools, social media engagement software and social CRM and marketing from the industry leader in social analytics. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
If you want to really make your followers feel special, put a personal touch on it. Burberry recently thanked their one million plus Twitter followers with personalized notecards in the form of animated...
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How Lovely - Madeline a la #HarryPotter: Maryline and a Wizard School in Scotland

How Lovely - Madeline a la #HarryPotter: Maryline and a Wizard School in Scotland | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
    When I was a kid, the Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans was a favorite. I adored the books. Recently, when I was looking at a Facebook post by the Society of Illustrators, I saw the...
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Sadly, I agree: The Unbearable Triteness of Being: Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”

Sadly, I agree: The Unbearable Triteness of Being: Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Cinematically, there is much to admire, but Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” is all fat, all excess. And it is exhausting.
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Like this Doc Project & great site! | The Ghosts In Our Machine

Like this Doc Project & great site! | The Ghosts In Our Machine | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Posted On June 6, 2012 | 


Toronto, June 6, 2012 – Ghosts Media Inc. proudly launches a new magazine-themed website: http://www.theghostsinourmachine.com to mark an exciting milestone for The Ghosts In Our Machine, a character-driven, cross-platform documentary featuring animal rights photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. The film poses the moral question: Are animals property to be owned and used, or are animals sentient beings deserving of rights?


The website’s new logo (above) signals the beginning of a creative partnership with celebrated interactive art directors, The Goggles. Their 2010 interactive documentary, Welcome to Pine Point, captured two Webby Awards (the Oscars of the internet). Previously, The Goggles had earned acclaim as the creative directors of Adbusters magazine....

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TFI New Media Fund: a look into the projects now | i-docs

TFI New Media Fund: a look into the projects now | i-docs | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Last year saw the first ever recipients of the Tribeca Film Institute new media fund. Four to eight non-fiction projects are funded between $50,000 and $100,000 as well as mentoring and peer support for producers. The projects funded were a diverse collection of nonfiction transmedia works, including i-Docs keynote Jigar Mehta and his project 18 Days in Egypt. Eight months later and the projects are in varying stages, read on to find out more.

 

The Interrupters builds on the momentum of the feature documentary by the same name and is a collection of powerfully moving stories of “violence interrupters” who protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed. ...

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Crowdfunding 201: Matthew Lillard Talks Campaign Secrets of 'Fat Kid'

Crowdfunding 201: Matthew Lillard Talks Campaign Secrets of 'Fat Kid' | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding 201: Matthew Lillard Talks Campaign Secrets of 'Fat Kid' - The Huffington Post...

 

McNelly: Talk a little bit about the decision to put Fat Kid Rules the World on Kickstarter. At what point did it become a realistic option? What was the thought process behind using it for self-distribution?

 

Lillard: I think one of the main reason's Rick Rosenthal and Whitewater PIctures decided to "get in bed with me" on Fat Kid was because I came in with a strong business plan as well as a creative vision on how to make the film. Our discussion started around the notion of putting a micro budget film on the VANS Warped Tour and taking it directly to the kids it was made for. So I guess you can say we were very grass roots/DIY to begin with. Then when we didn't find the opportunity to support the film like we thought it deserved after SXSW [Ed. Note: where it won an Audience Award] we were like "screw it, what do we have to lose?"

 

We believed in the film and thought it deserved a chance. Plus at the end of the day we had nothing to lose because the offers we received weren't very good and we'd have to hit a home run to participate in any real way. I don't blame big companies at all. It takes a fortune to sell a film and we're not that big of a movie. It'd be hard to turn a profit on us.

 

So we all knew Kickstarter was there, we felt like we had a very large base to pull interest from (Pearl Jam, Award winning YA book, Warped Tour, fans from our festivals), talked to you and a couple of other people, and decided to have at it. We set a HUGE number and are still climbing the hill....fighting the good fight.... whatever cliche you wanna use, we're on it.

 

McNelly: Right now you've got over 1,200 backers and 4,200 Facebook "likes" for the campaign. What sort of impact do you think that'll have on the future of Fat Kid, as opposed to if you'd just put it on the Warped Tour?...

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2011 post from Jon Reiss: 10 Ways in Which I Would Release Bomb It Today | Artist Services

2011 post from Jon Reiss: 10 Ways in Which I Would Release Bomb It Today | Artist Services | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Jon Reiss is a filmmaker who also helps filmmakers strategize and execute the releases of their films and train their PMDs.

 

In 2005, I started a documentary project that became Bomb It. The resulting film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007, was released on DVD, iTunes and Netflix via New Video and has had an extended life on VOD (Gravitas), web series (Babelgum), various foreign sales (PAL DVD this month on Dogwoof) etc. As many of you know, my experience releasing Bomb It inspired me to write a manual for other filmmakers to release their films in this new distribution landscape: Think Outside the Box Office. Chris Horton approached me to write a post on how I would release Bomb It in today’s distribution landscape (and knowing what I know now). I’ve actually thought about this a lot (mostly kicking myself for what I could have done better!).

 

One caveat to this post – we are still in very early experimental times and the tools, techniques and strategies continue to evolve. In addition, hindsight is easy. What I hope this post will do will provide helpful insight into how what I learned can help your process.

 

1. Better Integrate The Distribution and Marketing into the Filmmaking Process...

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Flow Conference | University of Texas (kinda an Unconference - very interesting)

The 2012 Flow Conference will resemble traditional academic meetings in name only: there will be no panels, no papers, and no plenary sessions. Instead, the event will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a discussion question on contemporary issues in television/media culture and scholarship.

 

Respondents are asked to submit a brief abstract addressing one of the roundtable questions listed below. We especially encourage responses that address issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability, as well as international perspectives.

To submit a response send a 150-word abstract to flowconference2012@gmail.com by July 13, 2012. In the subject line of the email, please put the title of the roundtable to which you are responding. Be sure to also include your full name, e-mail address, and affiliation in the body of the e-mail.

 

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Careful, Twitter -- remember what happened to MySpace and Digg

Careful, Twitter -- remember what happened to MySpace and Digg | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Twitter has made it clear it plans to crack down on third-party services by tightening the rules on use of the network, but this desire for control -- and the drive to monetize its user base -- could ruin what made Twitter special to begin with.
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DAVE grows Vancouver's digital media industry

DAVE grows Vancouver's digital media industry | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Before the recent rise of the Canadian dollar Vancouver was a location of choice for Hollywood studios to shoot their movies.

 

"According to the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), Vancouver has added 1,000 new jobs and a dozen new digital media studios in just the past four years. 2010 was a particularly big year, with homegrown indie hit District 9, made by Image Design, grabbing four Oscar nominations (including Best Visual Effects), and Pixar Canada officially opening its Water Street studios in April of that year, creating a major new anchor brand for the industry in BC. The VEC says another 700 new jobs are expected in the next year.

The Digital Animation and Visual Effects—or DAVE—tax incentive is specifically for labour costs. If one of BC’s 1300 visual effects or animation companies employs eligible workers, that company gets a tax return of $17.50 for every hundred dollars spent on workers. That comes after the 33 per cent basic tax incentive that is applicable to most sectors of post-production located in BC.

 

“The federal government will also top that off,” says Wong. “In effect that is about another eight per cent, so you’re looking at about 58 per cent coming back from the various levels of government for visual effects and animation being done in British Colombia.”...

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