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Transmedia Story Stream, the Zynga of ebooks, is a revolutionary platform which blends Facebook video game mechanics with ebooks to allow authors to build, distribute and engage fans in multi-media story worlds. Instead of downloading a static, dead ePub, readers can log onto story worlds that are alive with fans and friendship and earn rewards while reading. Don’t just read a book – play it!
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Dare to be different.
Rob Rich: "Haunting Melissa is an impressive piece of tech, and it's plenty scary to boot! But the creators of this iOS ghost story have even more in store for us."
What's your mix?
Taylor Casti: "Being master of all the networks is a godly feat, but knowing how to use Tumblr to up your Twitter game, for example, takes you to a whole new level. Here are some of the easiest ways to pair your social networks together to grow your audiences and find new content" ...
some networks work together better than others. This post helps to clear the tangle.
John Brownlee: "The first animated feature made with Google's next-gen wearable headset is here. Here's how it was made."
Jessica Leber: "As a filmmaking device Glass can help us better understand others perspectives and bring communities closer together. But it comes with downsides."
Simon Staffans: "As online is becoming increasingly important for content creators, both as a way to tell stories, to reach customers and to gain new revenue, the challenges of working in a new environment are becoming apparent to many people in the television industry."
Randy Astle: "As the producer of films like The Ring and Mulholland Drive, Neal Edelstein is no stranger to horror films and thrillers. And with his new project, Haunting Melissa, he’s moved beyond traditional pictures with his first immersive production for iPad and iPhone."
Прикольно, для того, чтобы открыть на iPad новый кусочек истории, читателю надо физически оказаться в том или ином месте. Интересно, что же это за история должна быть такая, чтобы так напрягаться...
What we can learn from digital stories.
Aymar Jean Christian: "The bright young talents working in the indie-friendly format have been largely ignored by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and the other big networks in their original programming strategies. Undeterred, indie TV creators, armed with critical cachet and devoted fans, are taking on bigger projects"...
Randy Astle: "Compared to film festivals, webfests — “film” festivals geared specifically toward web series (like Mission Backup Earth, pictured above) and other online videos — are definitely the new kids on the block, but they’re fast coming to fill the role for web video that names like Venice and Cannes did for film decades ago" ...
A good resource if you're making a machimima series.
Michelle Starr: "Neal Edelstein, producer of 'Mulholland Drive' and 'The Ring,' creates an episodic horror film experience specifically for iOS.
How might this deliver in a 48Hr Film Project context?
This looks interesting! I'm downloading the app now ...
Interesting consept - i need to find out more :-)
Seth Rosenblatt: "Comics fans are getting a double-dose of digital innovation this summer, as DC Comics lets you choose your own Batman adventure and revel in new tales of the campy '60s Batman."
Hmmm.. when might a comic book be a 48 hr film?
Very interesting. Looking forward to how comics adapt
Importanti novità da @DCComics le storie #vintage si fanno #transmediali
Brian Anthony Hernandez: "Tribeca Film Festival challenged people to use Twitter's Vine app to create six-second films — with a "beginning, middle and end." Here are the winners."
More about Vine! I'm too afraid of being on camera to want to get one, but here's some really good ones.
Carla Engelbrecht Fisher: "A mobile app apocalypse is upon us. Thousands have been flocking to create apps, but it's a hostile climate with steep competition, low prices and limited distribution channels. How does one survive?"
Anthony Ha: "BitTorrent has been pitching itself as a legitimate way for content creators to promote their works, and now the company is announcing what may be its most noteworthy partnership yet" ...
James Rawson: "From surreal sci-fi invasion comedy The Power Inside to hard-hitting death row documentary One for Ten, it has been an eclectic but wonderful year for web TV series" ...
If television is the brash younger sibling of cinema, then online web series are its screaming newborn grandchildren. As it's a medium still very much in its infancy, a whole host of questions remain unanswered. How long should an episode be? How do you keep fickle viewers coming back for more? Will they ever make any money? Until those answers are found, online filmmakers will continue to explore the possibilities of the nascent form, occasionally with wonderful results. Here are the best examples from 2013.
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Las series han dejado de ser parte exclusiva de la televisión. En plena revolución transmedia, conoce cuales han sido las mejores web series en inglés de 2013. [Artículo en inglés]
Duncan Geere: "The way we watch TV is changing which means that the way TV is made is changing too."
"Ryan Lewis, the producer and co-creator of the Crackle original thriller series "Chosen" starring Milo Ventimiglia, explains how they made a lean action drama for a digital world more used to comedy and short form."
Ryan Lewis is one of the co-creators and producers of "Chosen," an original series starring Milo Ventimiglia that airs exclusively in the U.S. on the streaming site Crackle. The show, which is written and directed by Ben Ketai, is a rarity in the digital space outside of Netflix, where comedy and short form still rule the day. "Chosen" is an action series made up of six half-hour episodes that take place at a breakneck pace, with Ventimiglia's character plunged into a mysterious kill-or-be-killed game.
MIT Open Documentary Lab: "[Lance] Weiler is a boundary-pushing transmedia storyteller who has, among many notable achievements, directed and self-distributed innovative movies (The Last Broadcast, Head Trauma), created an ARG for Head Trauma, made the immersive storytelling short Pandemic, and founded the regular creative conference diy days and the transmedia company Reboot Stories."
Sara Wolozin, del laboratorio de documentales del MIT; conversa con Lance Weller. Se trata de un importante narrador transmedia que ha dirigido películas muy reconocidas entre los expertos del tema. Muy recomendable porque nos introduce en la trayectoria y experiencia de un realizador del tamaño de Weller.
Leah Gonzalez: "Car brand Infiniti has just launched DejaView, a groundbreaking choose-your-own-adventure film that creates a unique storyline based on the viewer’s spoken interaction with the characters onscreen."
Graeme McMillan: "Is the Internet bad for television? Maybe not: Evidence suggests that the web makes people watch more television, and get more engaged with TV advertising" ....
Is internet bad for tv? This explains the situation in the US. Does someone knows if it's the same in Europe? My gut feeling tells me that here in the Netherlands TV still has a big chunk of the market. People use tablets and other possibilties as second screen. Futher I have the feeling TV is used as it always is used and at know, this moment in time, watching TV is almost the same as it was a few years ago except for the second screen. Who can tell?
Alison Willmore: "A hastily assembled panel this morning of television and film producers now working on digital series turned into one of the most interesting presentations at the TCA press tour so far, one that affirmed that web TV is the closest thing the medium has to an indie scene."
Christine Erickson: "Experiencing a little Viner's block lately? Consider switching up your game a bit, with these 11 creative types of Vine video."
Wonder how you might use these in a 48 Hr Film Project context?
For Vine aficionados ....
I love that there is a tanomy already!
Are you using Vine yet?
Jeremy Cabalona: "You've had some fun with Vine, but now you want to get serious. Here are some tips to turn you into a Vine pro."
Great tips with great example Vines!
With Vine, you have six seconds to really impress a viewer. Thankfully, six seconds is more than enough time to dazzle someone, tell a story or share a laugh. These tips range from technical best practices to creative guidelines.
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Love these tips. Good for ALL videos, not just Vine.