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The Power of Story Part I: "How Stories Sell"

I was recently provided the great honor and privilege to train over 3,500 Forever Living Products distributors from more than 140 countries on the power of storytelling in their businesses.
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(shhhh...) Project Prometheus. Prospective applicants may apply now.

(shhhh...) Project Prometheus.  Prospective applicants may apply now. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Do you have what it takes to be a part of Project Prometheus? Visit the Project Prometheus Training Center and find out.
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Let the Protests Begin: Iron Sky team does not approve the UK release strategy

From the Iron Sky Team:


"As some of you may already know, our UK distributor Revolver Entertainment decided to release Iron Sky for just one day in cinemas in the United Kingdom, and then never again. The film has been opening all across Europe during the last six weeks, with excellent results (nearly 850 000 cinema admissions so far!), but Revolver refuses to give it a proper run in UK theaters. What they are doing is basically stabbing us in the back.


Revolver misled us by assuring us a proper cinema release during the production, but came out suddenly and last minute with their new plan, the one-day-only release, and refused to listen to our arguments against it.


We even asked our fans to contact Revolver and let them know what they think of the plan, they received thousands of comments in just few days from people who want to see Iron Sky but even that wasn't enough for them to change their plans.


The fact that they are releasing Iron Sky for just one day (in the middle of the week) shows a great disrespect for us, the filmmakers, who have been slaving to make this film as cinematic - with big special effects, sounds and great action - as possible. It's also a major middle finger to the fans, followers and investors who have been following the production for years and now suddenly have only few hours to run to the theater, and then enjoy their quickly rushed DVD and Blu-Ray release. A release that will be missing all the material we've planned for it – documentaries, commentaries, artwork and whatever we've gathered during our six long years of production...."


Revolver's details should you wish to voice your protest here:


Contact info for Revolver

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/revolverentertainment
Twitter: http://twitter.com/revolveruk & http://twitter.com/ironskyuk
Email: info@revolvergroup.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7243 4300
Mail:
Revolver Entertainment
48 & 49 Princes Place
Holland Park
London W11 4QA
United Kingdom


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Blast Theory Plays with the Hybrid City! I'd Hide You : Coming May 17th-19th

Blast Theory Plays with the Hybrid City! I'd Hide You : Coming May 17th-19th | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Jump on board with a team of runners live from the streets of Manchester as they roam the city trying to film each other.
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A Kickstarter Campaign with a Transmedia Twist from the Co-Creator of ‘Anyone But Me’

A Kickstarter Campaign with a Transmedia Twist from the Co-Creator of ‘Anyone But Me’ | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Transmedia isn’t just a buzzword, but an engaging and cost effective tactic employed by content creators to entice fans and keep them entertained and engaged between regularly scheduled programming.


The co-creator of the hit web series Anyone But Me (which she made with Susan Miller and which recently aired its series finale after three seasons, 25 episodes and tens of millions of views) is launching a new unsettling character drama with a touch of humor. It’s called Guards of Dagmar, and is set in the supernatural and mysterious world of “a residency for the developmentally and intellectually disabled.”...."

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Fabulous:5 Scientific Explanations for Game of Thrones' Messed-Up Seasons

Fabulous:5 Scientific Explanations for Game of Thrones' Messed-Up Seasons | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

We real-world Earthlings take for granted that the seasons will change on schedule. Our planet's clockwork-like seasonality allows us to predict the passage of time with complete precision, and we can always be sure that spring is right around the corner. The same cannot be said, however, for the unlucky inhabitants of George R. R. Martin's Westeros.


Why is this? And what are the possible scientific explanations for Westeros' long, unpredictable seasons?

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What gets you up in the morning? Brett Gaylor & Thenmozhi Soundarajan dish..| Open Documentary Lab at MIT

The world of interactive documentary is at a critical juncture. Challenges– and opportunities– abound. At MIT’s New Arts of Documentary summit, we asked thought leaders in documentary storytelling, technology, and curation what they found most exciting about the field– what gets you up in the morning-- as well as the challenges they saw ahead– what keeps you up at night.


In this first blog of series, Brett Gaylor (Director, Mozilla Popcorn) and Thenmozhi Soundararajan, (Executive Director, Third World Majority) reveal what gets them up in the morning.

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!!! First Clip Online - "Prometheus Has Landed"

First Clip Online - "Prometheus Has Landed" Prometheus - A Film by Ridley Scott More at http://www.PrometheusForum.net - Source: Apple Trailers...
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Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts on How to Create a Great Space Movie

Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts on How to Create a Great Space Movie | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Jon Spaihts wrote five drafts of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, before handing it off to Damon Lindelof.

 

Excerpt:

 

"io9: How do you create relatable characters in the midst of a story with power suits and cryogenic ships and alien worlds, and vast unimaginable distances?

 

JS: You keep your stories rooted in the world we know. The more you re-invent, the harder your audience has to work to connect. If your fantastic world has recognizable families, or realistic workplace politics, or a spacefaring army that still dresses, walks, and talks like the army we know… then we have a starting place for that connection. Familiarity is an essential tool – and a great frame for your big re-inventions.

 

Above all, invest in the universal human experiences: love and heartbreak, ambition and frustration, rivalry and enmity. Loneliness, yearning, wonder...."

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Very Cool Doc Project: Ladi Shah Project seeks to preserve Kashmir’s dynamic oral history and culture.

Very Cool Doc Project: Ladi Shah Project seeks to preserve Kashmir’s dynamic oral history and culture. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

The Ladi Shah Project was conceived by the Guru Charitable Foundation to record and share the voices of Kashmiris...In the folk tradition of Kashmir, Ladi Shah were traveling minstrels who employed satire and song to address the social and political views of their time....

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Infographic Confirms It: Advertising People Are Not Normal

Infographic Confirms It: Advertising People Are Not Normal | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Those who work in advertising often wonder if they live in a sort of bubble. You wonder, are civilians as active on social media and as inclined to pay attention to what brands are doing on Twitter, and is the rest of the world as preoccupied with that award-winning ad campaign that industry types can’t stop talking about?

 

The unsurprising answer is no, according to a study commissioned by San Francisco-based advertising agency Heat and conducted this past March by iThink, which found that people who work in advertising and marketing are worlds apart from the "normal" people when it comes to how they use social media and how they view social media marketing...."

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The Evolving Definition of Television

The Evolving Definition of Television | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
What is television? Historically, its definition was more or less set in stone. A television set was a very particular type of device, which served as the hub of audio-visual entertainment in a given household.

 

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How e-readers took the embarrassment out of erotic fiction

How e-readers took the embarrassment out of erotic fiction | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Most of us know who E L James is by now.

 

We've read about the extraordinary success of Fifty Shades of Grey, her bestselling, sadomasochistic romance that became an e-reading sensation, even if we haven't yet thumbed through its pages. The debut novel, which has a sexually graphic narrative following the passions of a virginal college student and her rich and powerful lover, began life as a viral word-of-mouth hit, selling more than 250,000 copies as a download before it had even been published as a conventional book. Its success is not unique, and points to a blossoming, red-blooded trend...."

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Fascinating: AnxietyIndex at JWT AnxietyIndex: Brand Answers for an Anxious World

JWT’s AnxietyIndex is designed as a place to discuss how brands and consumers are responding to the global recession. With daily content updates, AnxietyIndex.com includes contributions from around JWT’s network, offering a truly global perspective.
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BBC Online Briefing Spring 2012: The Participation Choice - it's not the 1/9/90 rule anymore

BBC Online Briefing Spring 2012: The Participation Choice - it's not the 1/9/90 rule anymore | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Excerpt from a fascinating & important investigation into participation stats today:


"...how active is the UK online population really?


And how might this change in years to come?


With these questions in mind, my team and I conducted a large-scale, long-term investigation into how the UK online population participates using digital media today - from sharing links, to writing blogs and uploading photos. And it revealed a fascinating, and at times, surprising picture.


Like the population itself, the picture is nuanced but six striking themes emerged:


1. The model which has guided many people's thinking in this area, the 1/9/90 rule, is outmoded. The number of people participating online is significantly higher than 10%.


2. Participation is now the rule rather than the exception: 77% of the UK online population is now active in some way...."

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Portraits d'un Nouveau Monde - Multimedia Docs from France Télévisions

Une collection de 24 documentaires multimédia coproduite par France Télévisions et narrative...

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2012 – The Year of Crowdfunding? – New Zealand Documentary

2012 – The Year of Crowdfunding? – New Zealand Documentary | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

2012 really seems to be shaping up as the year of crowdfunding for New Zealand documentary. I recently wrote about Pietra Brettkelly’s campaign to raise funds for Maori Boy Genius, and now four five more crowdfunding campaigns for NZ documentary projects have come to my attention:


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Fracking Whakatutu

Running For His Life

Tatarakihi

Broke But Sexy

Dregs – NZ Street Art Documentary)

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Sweet: The Time Tribe Teaser #3 (Time Travel Adventure for kids 8-13)

The third teaser video for The Time Tribe, a serialized time travel adventure for kids 8-13, based on real history and archaeology and wrapped in an epic story....

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Who is John Galt? - Enter the Gulch ....

Who is John Galt? Ayn Rand's prophetic novel makes it's way to the silver screen.
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Really Great: Imaginary Friend Books, Evan Jones (Stitch Media)

Imaginary Friends is a unique interactive platform that allows kids and parents to read and play together. We don't want to just add interactive elements to books. We want to build from the ground up a new type of book. ...

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TechCrunch | ITU: There Are Now Over 1 Billion Users Of Social Media Worldwide, Most On Mobile

TechCrunch | ITU: There Are Now Over 1 Billion Users Of Social Media Worldwide, Most On Mobile | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"What does it mean when Facebook says it has 901 million monthly active users on its network?..


What does it mean when Facebook says it has 901 million monthly active users on its network? According to figures out from the International Telecommunication Union, it effectively signifies that Facebook is the world’s largest social network by a very long shot. The ITU says in a new report that that the number of people using all social media services have passed the 1 billion mark. That is just 100 million shy of Facebook’s usage figure, giving Facebook a 90 percent share of all social networkers..."



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I Like the Granny Project: Granny's Dancing on the Table - a GRANNY-INVASION!

STORIES CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! We are doing it again - with a film distribution revolution!

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

A tale about predicting earthquakes and finding sex.

 

Eini grows up isolated in the deep Swedish forests and her only comfort is her fantasies about her dancing granny. When she is 17, she runs away from home and ends up in a strange and crazy society, where she has to struggle to survive. But Eini uses her gift to predict earthquakes in order to overcome her obstacles, and to discover sex.

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A Whole Bunch of Awesome: Game of Thrones - RPG Trailer

Created in partnership with author George R. R. Martin, get ready for the new role-playing adventure game for the Game of Thrones. See some of the multiple characters you will play as in this latest trailer.

 

Release Date: May 15, 2012
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

 

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The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary - Your Must Watch MiniMocDoc of the Day

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation....

 

A little bit of genius...

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Super Sweet: This student film carries more of an emotional punch than most movies

Super Sweet: This student film carries more of an emotional punch than most movies | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Bravo!

 

"This animation, Crayon Dragon, was made by California Institute of the Arts student Toniko Pantoja as a second-year project."

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