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A look at transmedia, interactive, augmented reality, design, UX, UI, ARG, video games and social platforms in the new age of storytelling
Curated by Justin Nalepa
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10 Lessons for Filmmakers from the IFP Narrative Labs | Filmmaker Magazine

10 Lessons for Filmmakers from the IFP Narrative Labs | Filmmaker Magazine | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Still the only lab focusing entirely on what happens after rough cut —- from locking picture to devising a distribution strategy -- the IFP Narrative Lab
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Some really great advice here on how to approach your film/project. The transmedia examples are also worth checking out to get a better understanding of various models currently in use.

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6 Startups Pioneering Interactive Education for Kids

6 Startups Pioneering Interactive Education for Kids | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
At the LAUNCH Education and Kids Conference, June 26-27, educational technology entrepreneurs showcased new ideas to transform teaching and learning.
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Playing Around With Your Health at Games for Health 2013

Playing Around With Your Health at Games for Health 2013 | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Image courtesy thatdragoncancer.com Over the years, a number of alternate reality games and transmedia experiences have used their storytelling platform as a medium for serious gaming.
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Transmedia - The Way of the Future

Transmedia - The Way of the Future | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Movienomics writer Rivers discusses transmedia storytelling, why it's going to be the way of the future and provides examples of successful campaigns.

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Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:43 AM

Funny/cool/informative article about transmedia. I love this idea for teaching Shakespeare (and other complex literary texts) to high school students. Tell the story through a variety of formats.

sophiedesc's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:44 AM

Great Introduction and Best Practices of Transmedia Storytelling! 

Rob Erickson's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:49 PM

The way this guy writes makes reading the article fun. More please.

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Resurrecting Multimedia from the mire of Transmedia - Journal - mikejones.tv

Resurrecting Multimedia from the mire of Transmedia - Journal - mikejones.tv | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

"Words come and go, in and out of fashion. And when the topics of discussion are screen-production, screen-media, technology and narrative, words can fall out of fashion very quickly. 

 

Even those words that begin with clear intentions and a desire to be useful descriptors, can quickly be hijacked and malformed into contestants for the ongoing game of buzzword bingo. ‘Transmedia’ is just such a word. With the term ‘Trans’ simply meaning ‘to move’, the notion of Transmedia as “narratives that move across different media-forms”, it’s a perfectly apt description."


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mirmilla's curator insight, June 26, 2013 12:43 PM

An interesting approach ... which can also be considered in the opposite direction from another interesting post of Mediastorm (I Hate ‘Multimedia’ http://bit.ly/12pTiRl)

 

Again, the words are struggling to chase the technological and social innovations.

Cristián Chamblas's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:59 AM

El impacto del transmedia en la revitalización de otras metodologías de trabajo...

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2013 TFI Interactive: Spotlight On ‘Hollow,’ ‘Question Bridge’ and ‘Immigrant Nation’ | Tribeca Film Institute

2013 TFI Interactive: Spotlight On ‘Hollow,’ ‘Question Bridge’ and ‘Immigrant Nation’ | Tribeca Film Institute | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

"Continuing our spotlight on 2012 TFI New Media Fund grantees from #TFIi, today we focus on Elaine McMillion's Hollow, Hank Willis Thomas' Question Bridge: Black Males (which is currently doing a Kickstarter campaign for their interactive site) and Theo Rigby's Immigrant Nation."


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mirmilla's curator insight, June 24, 2013 12:32 PM

Three very inspiring projects presented by their authors.

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VOD Wars Heat Up | Filmmaker Magazine

VOD Wars Heat Up | Filmmaker Magazine | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Intel, the giant computer chip manufacturer, is joining the growing roster of tech companies entering the web-delivered video jamboree. In addition to Google’s YouTube and Netflix, Apple and Microsoft are carving out space on the web to offer live and video-on-demand (VOD) TV programming.

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Story Hackathon

Story Hackathon | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Show your skills at L.A.'s very first 24-hour, multiplatform transmedia competition!


Produced in association with Storycode. the Story Hackathon is a real-time, 24-hour competition during which five teams of four partners work to develop a cohesive narrative across multiple platforms.

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Great opportunity for those in the LA area to involved with a transmedia project:

"Open to writers, designers, filmmakers, developers and more. Current university students, recent grads and working professionals can join. Participants are allowed to form teams of up to four (4) members. If you don’t have a team to register with that’s ok; if selected, we’ll match you up with other participants."

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Ambitious? James Franco Tries Out Crowdfunding for 3 Feature Films Based on the Book He Wrote

Ambitious? James Franco Tries Out Crowdfunding for 3 Feature Films Based on the Book He Wrote | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Fresh off his directorial debut, the William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying," which just had its premiere at Cannes (go HERE for our review), James Franco has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for $500,000 to make a trilogy of feature films based on short stories in his first book (Yes! He wrote a book; there's lots of reminders on the page!)....

 


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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:16 PM

The synopses for the three films, excerpted from the IndieGoGo page: 


"Memoria" tells the story of Ivan Cohen, an anti-social, self-conscious boy living in the suburbs of Palo Alto, California. Unlike most kids in Palo Alto, Ivan comes from a working class family. Unable to get along with his mother and his step-father at home, Ivan retreats to a world of military combat in the confines of his bedroom, dreaming of his Russian military father who left him before he was born. Ivan’s friends are part of a very small subculture of punks and skateboarders in Palo Alto.

 

"Killing Animals" a mischievous, intimate look at teenagers in the 1990s. The world is Palo Alto, a safe and comfortable suburb in California. We follow a group of restless kids that yearn to escape to the night streets to feel powerful, to the outskirts of the city to feel adventurous. The film jumps between their innocent wide-eyed days as 12 year olds and their more alienated and disillusioned times as 16 year olds. 

 

"Yosemite":  It’s the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 4th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Shrimp, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a killer mountain lion looms over the community.  Chris encounters a dead body up close on a trip to Yosemite with his Dad.


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National Promotion Strategy highlights and new brand presented during the Banff World Media Festival - CMF Partnerships - Press Room - Canada Media Fund

National Promotion Strategy highlights and new brand presented during the Banff World Media Festival - CMF Partnerships - Press Room - Canada Media Fund | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

As a result of a Symposium on the Promotion of Canadian Films and Television Programs in Canada and Internationally held in Ottawa last October, a Working Group was created to focus attention on developing partnerships with various industry leaders. Its mandate is to determine ways to increase awareness of, and interest in, the success of Canadian content with targeted audiences and the general public, primarily through a social media campaign.

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Great idea to promote Canadian content at home and abroad.

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D-Day7: iDoc transmedia project tracks D-Day anniversary through crowdsourced tweets & blog posts

D-Day7: iDoc transmedia project tracks D-Day anniversary through crowdsourced tweets & blog posts | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Experience D-Day in real time by following seven real people who were there. Stories, pictures and video of the decisive World War II battle

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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:37 PM

follow DDay7 on twitter here:

 

https://twitter.com/dday7

Alberto Gago's curator insight, June 7, 2013 3:54 AM

Que proyecto mas interesante....

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Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Tribeca

Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Tribeca | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
"Story is more powerful than any weapon." Empowered storytellers can signal calls to action in distressed nations.
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Jeff Gomez on the power of storytelling. 

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Ben Moskowitz » Notes from the Storytelling Innovation Lab

Ben Moskowitz » Notes from the Storytelling Innovation Lab | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

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"We have a theory that web-native stories will be especially good for bridging inspiration and action. That is: if you get really good at web-native storytelling, you will be able to more effectively mobilize an audience to go fix the world.

This seed of an idea brought us into partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute, with support from Ford Foundation, to produce a week long “Storytelling Innovation Lab.”


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mirmilla's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:18 PM

Not film but "web-native" storytelling... times are changing.

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Ride a train. Change the world. The powerful vision of the Millennial Trains Project

Ride a train. Change the world. The powerful vision of the Millennial Trains Project | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Patrick Dowd has a new vision for inspiring travel: "Ride a train. Change the world." That's the vision behind The Millennial Trains Project, which is a cross-country train journey for developing world-changing ideas.
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The life of Pi: how Britain's biggest hardware hit for a generation came to be | Wired.co.uk

The life of Pi: how Britain's biggest hardware hit for a generation came to be | Wired.co.uk | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Moments before Amy Mather is due to give the closing presentation at the Raspberry Jamboree being held in Manchester, the creator of the computer which inspired her talk faces a fresh challenge.

 

Pete Lomas has created a credit-card-sized micro-controller that sells for £16, but his current problem can't be solved with a soldering iron: he needs to figure out where Mather should stand so she can use her computer while still visible to the audience. Mather -- who goes by the Twitter handle @MiniGirlGeek -- is just 13 and not tall enough to be seen when standing behind the podium.

 

"I'm here to talk to you about my game of life on a Pi -- a Raspberry Pi controls an Arduino which lights up the LED Matrix," says Mather. She is standing to the right of the podium holding the contraption she has made in front of the web camera in her laptop so it shows up on the screens either side of the stage. iPhones, iPads and Android devices are fine, she says, but what interests her about programming the open-source Raspberry Pi computer is the ability to get it to do what she wants it to do.

 

Lomas, like nearly everyone else in the audience, sits transfixed. Creations such as Mather's are what he had hoped to see when he was designing an affordable computer to inspire a new generation to code. Mather's physics teacher, Steve Pearce, maintains that the Raspberry Pi is having a significant impact on the educational curriculum.

 

"Lots of kids have access to technology at home but don't necessarily have it made small and cheaply enough to play with without fear of doing any harm," he explains.

 

Mather says: "There's a lot you can do with technology but most people only see the user-friendly side of it. If you get people into coding and show them it's not scary, you'll find people who are good at it. And if they're good at it, you can code a better future." 

 

Devised, designed and now built in the UK, the Raspberry Pi is a global success story. Envisaged as a niche educational product, its creators hoped it might reach sales of 10,000 units. In fact, it sold a million before its first anniversary in February. Though created to teach kids about coding, such is its openness that it has been used -- among other things -- to operate a tweeting toy chicken, create a cocktail-pouring robot, and send pictures of a mini Tardis from the edge of space.

 

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Indiegogo mulls equity crowdfunding, but only if rules won’t ‘stifle innovation’ | Entrepreneur | Financial Post

Indiegogo mulls equity crowdfunding, but only if rules won’t ‘stifle innovation’ | Entrepreneur | Financial Post | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Investment crowdfunding has been touted as a promising solution for businesses facing difficulties raising equity through public markets, but critics says it's risky for investors
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This Is The Era Of The Storyworld

One-off film is a fool's errand.  When the biggest challenge before filmmakers is not creating great work, or getting good work financed, but actually getting people to watch interesting and ambitious cinema, we must recognize that practices and...
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The 9 Things Every Interactive Media Producer Should Think About Before Creating

The 9 Things Every Interactive Media Producer Should Think About Before Creating | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
The documentary filmmakers and media producers who are venturing out into the world of transmedia or interactive storytelling have advanced storytelling, but have spent much time, elbow grease, and sweat on their projects.
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Transmedia: A Filmmakers Foe or Ally?

Transmedia: A Filmmakers Foe or Ally? | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Julian Cheevers:  "There’s increasingly a lot of talk about Transmedia storytelling; the idea of taking pieces of a story and systematically putting them across different media touch points for the purposes of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. But why is Transmedia storytelling important for independent filmmakers in particular?"


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RainboWillis's curator insight, June 24, 2013 1:06 PM

The best point touched here, IMO: Greater availability of tools demanding more of artists in order to differentiate their work from their peers'. 

Richard Stadler's curator insight, June 25, 2013 7:18 AM

This could be a subtle shift in content creation. It might work, it might not, but I think test it. It might work for your company/market and not others..

Rob Erickson's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:49 PM

It's definitely an ally if done the correct way.

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Not just for NASA anymore: How one man is taking his own photos from space | Digital Trends

Not just for NASA anymore: How one man is taking his own photos from space | Digital Trends | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
We chat with the first man to take photos from space using the Raspberry Pi and find out what new horizons the Raspberry Pi opened for him (literally).
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I love the possibilties that come from using a raspberry pi and crowdsourcing tech skills.

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Lance Weiler | The Original Transmedia Filmmaker - Indiewire

Lance Weiler | The Original Transmedia Filmmaker - Indiewire | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Filmmaking doesn't get much more next-level than Weiler's oeuvre, which has always dealt with the intersection of technology and narrative in fascinatingly dense, innovative ways. Long before the Producers Guild created a transmedia credit, Weiler was working on strategies for engaging audiences in the world of his movies rather than asking them to just sit there and watch them

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Lance has been a huge inspiration to me and was the first one to really open my eyes to transmedia possibilities. Can't wait for his upcoming book.

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A High-Tech Street Sign That's Plugged Into Social Media - Wired

A High-Tech Street Sign That's Plugged Into Social Media - Wired | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

For the last three years  Breakfast has been working on creating a street sign. Like most other “all points” signs in the world, this one will lead you in the right direction towards your destination. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

 

The Brooklyn-based interactive agency’s sign, called Points, is an high-tech version of a low tech tool. While it can, in fact, tell directions, Points is also able to tell you who’s winning the U.S. Open, where the nearest coffee shop is or how soon the next bus will be arriving. This is all while its shiny aluminum arms rotate 360 degrees around the pole, pointing you in the direction of the information being served.

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'Welcome to Sanditon's' Alexandra Edwards responds to fan criticism [#Transmedia]

'Welcome to Sanditon's' Alexandra Edwards responds to fan criticism [#Transmedia] | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Marama Whyte:  "'Welcome to Sanditon's transmedia producer Alexandra Edwards responds to fan criticism of the show, dealing with fan expectations from 'The LBD', and more."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:47 AM

On the challenges of following in the footsteps of a hit transmedia series ....

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Mobile, transmedia and timing

Mobile, transmedia and timing | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans:  "Rob Pratten had a brief but excellent post up on Transmedia Coalition the other day, entitled ”The 5Rs of Mobile in Transmedia Storytelling”. To recapitalize briefly, the gist of the post were that" ...


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Ryan Crowder's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:16 PM

Peeps consume different media at different times on different devices. Worth some thought for sure.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:06 PM

It's all in the....timing...

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Digital Alberta recognizes best in digital media

Digital Alberta recognizes best in digital media | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Digital Alberta gave out awards to the province’s best and brightest in digital media at the Royal Alberta Museum on Sunday night.
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