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Resources & innovative ideas using cross-media/transmedia storytelling methods in children's publishing & Maker Education. Focus on Empathy & web/digital literacy as social engagement
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Picturebooks and Transmedia Design (Part 1) - Transmedia Digest

Ensuring the media used in a transmedia project don’t “step” on each other and the overall story is the biggest challenges for storytellers.

 

...Over the few blog posts, I’m going to take a look at what we can learn from picturebooks in particular and how we can apply those lessons to the design of transmedia narratives. The principles for integrating text and images in a picturebook can be readily applied to transmedia narratives that include audio, images, and other forms of communication.

 

The traditional approach to using text and images is for one to be dominent and the other to play a supporting role. In their book Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling authors Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles note:

 

In most contexts, illustration provides a visual accompaniment to words, a prompt or aid to the imagination that aims to augment the overall experience of the book. (pg. 89)...


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» David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Transformed Into Picture Book for Kids

» David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Transformed Into Picture Book for Kids | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
The 1969 space-rock song probably shouldn't have been made into a children's book: The haunting track about an astronaut who loses contact with Earth to float around the universe would probably give most kids nightmares.
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