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adventures in immersive storytelling technique with a NW twist
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Storytelling in Web Design

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 18, 2013 10:55 PM
Great comment Hannes. Marty
Tata Survi's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:18 PM

Worth trying...

Mike Donahue's curator insight, August 28, 2013 10:05 AM

Had the good fortune to hear Denise present this earlier this year. Glad she put this down in writing because it really needs to be shared.

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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KindredReaders's curator insight, January 2, 11:45 AM

great visual reference!

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 3, 1:39 AM

Creative writing in steps

Gennia Holder's curator insight, January 14, 9:50 AM

This a great list, but, perfect?  I don't know about that :)  Stories aren't a magic bullet. However, applying these elements and telling the right story+right time+right audience... can make an emotional connection with your audience that impacts your business.

 

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The Essential Guide to Webfests

The Essential Guide to Webfests | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 27, 2013 12:39 AM

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" ...

Asil's curator insight, August 3, 2013 6:29 PM

A good resource if you're making a machimima series.

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Why the Internet May Actually Be Good for the Future of TV

Why the Internet May Actually Be Good for the Future of TV | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 30, 2013 3:33 PM

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" ....

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, July 31, 2013 5:02 AM

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? 

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What 'The Silent History' teaches about digital stories

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Дмитрий Аркас's curator insight, August 4, 2013 2:07 AM

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...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:13 AM

What we can learn from digital stories.

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Google invests in YouTube studio in LA - FT.com

Google invests in YouTube studio in LA - FT.com | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

"In a vast, hangar-sized studio in Los Angeles once owned by the billionaire industrialist Howard Hughes, two women dressed as medieval maidens are standing on a film set decked out like a castle, poring over a script....


YouTube doesn’t own the programming being made at the studio. Instead, it has made the space available – for free – to the people making the best videos for the site – a community known in YouTube-speak as “content creators”. In the few months since the studio opened a steady flow of online talent has taken advantage of YouTube’s largesse. It includes performers like the Fine Brothers who are shooting My Music, a comedy mockumentary in the vein of This Is Spinal Tap starring Jarrett Sleeper, the spiky-haired punk I spotted looking for an outfit. Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold, two friends in their mid-twenties, recently shot episodes of their Video Game High School series at Playa, featuring duelling teens blowing each other up, video-game style. Their videos have been watched 850 million times on YouTube..."

Read full article here: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/3f4c846a-e9c1-11e2-bf03-00144feabdc0.html#slide0#ixzz2aQziTgTq


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New Post: Interactive documentary and the future of journalism - i-Docs

New Post: Interactive documentary  and the future of journalism - i-Docs | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

'Another avenue interactive documentary lends itself to is citizen or participatory (or any of the other names for it) journalism.  Jonathan Harris’s platform Cowbird played host to Sandy Storyline, a collaboration of the MIT Center for Civic Media and Housing is a Human Right. The storytelling project, which was set up in the wake of hurricane Sandy, asked members of the public to send in their stories via mobile tool, Vojo. The project has now become a rich participatory documentary, providing a first-person account of the aftermath of hurricane Sandy which the user can explore at their own leisure. Much like Hollow, Sandy Storyline maintains continuous links to the community and relies on grants and donations to fund education programs, host community exhibitions and organise events to involve ever more storytellers. This and the other examples I have discussed, demonstrate collaboration is the key – whether it’s with other organisations or utilising existing platforms, making steps into interactive documentary is unlikely to be a lonesome venture....'


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A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling | The Creators Project

A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling | The Creators Project | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
A look at the ways mobile apps are updating one of our most fundamental storytelling experiences.

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How Stories Sell: The Psychology Of Storytelling

How Stories Sell: The Psychology Of Storytelling | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Research tells us how stories sell. As marketers, we can use the power of storytelling to make our copy more persuasive and memorable in a number of ways.

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TMCRK Spotlight Interview: Robert Pratten & Conducttr « TMCResourceKit.com #transmedia

TMCRK Spotlight Interview: Robert Pratten & Conducttr « TMCResourceKit.com #transmedia | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

We are excited to announce that the TMC Resource Kit is launching into it's second year. What a year it's been! We have built visual case studies that have been used internationally, collected some amazing resources to help guide producers in creating their own projects, and strengthened TMCRK's partnerships here and abroad. 

 

And first up! is our interview with Rob Pratten on the pervasive entertainment platform, Conducttr!


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Things agreed upon, things to debate: 3 Basic Truths in Film Biz – The Media Business School [Rob Pratten on Transmedia, Crossmedia & Multiplatform]

Things agreed upon, things to debate: 3 Basic Truths in Film Biz – The Media Business School [Rob Pratten on Transmedia, Crossmedia & Multiplatform] | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

"The experts from the Financing and Management modules that have come to Ronda in the last weeks have coincided in at least 3 basic truths.

 

INFORMATION IS KEY. You need to know about the market, about your competitors, about social trends. Bernie Stampfer said he spends one hour reading Screen and Variety, everyday. Laurence Clerc started her session with data: do you know how many screens are there in your country? Do you know how many films are released per year? Did you know the average French goes to the cinema 5.5 times per year; British 2.7; Spanish, 1.9; German 1.6? How do you plan getting people to the cinemas to see your film? Documentary producer Christine Camdessus put it this way: Do your research:  it is not infrequent to spend months developing a documentary that has already been made… Gathering information helps you for grab the opportunities of the present and prepare for the future...."


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Walking Dead To Go Bi-Weekly Over Seven Months ...

Walking Dead To Go Bi-Weekly Over Seven Months ... | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Robert Kirkman has announced at the Image Expo that The Walking Dead will go bi-weekly for seven months, beginning in October's #115, in a twelve-issue arc enti (Walking Dead To Go Bi-Weekly Over Seven Months For All Out War - Bleeding Cool
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'Haunting Melissa': App-only film delivers horror to mobile

'Haunting Melissa': App-only film delivers horror to mobile | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Michelle Starr:  "Neal Edelstein, producer of 'Mulholland Drive' and 'The Ring,' creates an episodic horror film experience specifically for iOS.


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:04 AM

Interesting consept - i need to find out more :-)

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:09 PM

How might this deliver in a 48Hr Film Project context?

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:12 PM

How might this deliver in a 48Hr Film Project context?

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A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:25 AM

Michelle Lhooq:  'The increased predominance of mobile devices—not to mention our clingy dependence on them—has sparked a boom of ambitious apps for phones and tablets that are case studies for storytelling in the “digital age.”'

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Transmedia - the Green House Effect

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 24, 2013 6:53 AM

Simon Staffans:  "[...] keeping this picture of a green house in my mind, while battling the many obstacles a transmedia – or even just media – project entails is something I feel could help me to figure out new ways to tackle issues and challenges. Perhaps the same goes for someone else?"

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TV and Film Producers Talk Making the Switch to Web Series: 'It Feels Indie'

TV and Film Producers Talk Making the Switch to Web Series: 'It Feels Indie' | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 28, 2013 8:07 PM

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."

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Can Web Series Creators Turn Their Work Into a Career?

Can Web Series Creators Turn Their Work Into a Career? | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 30, 2013 6:52 AM

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"...

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Independent Webseries Creators of Canada [IWCC] Announces TO WebFest!

Independent Webseries Creators of Canada [IWCC] Announces TO WebFest! | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Toronto Web Fest announced by the Independent Web Series Creators of Canada [July 23, 2013 Toronto] – The Independent Web Series Creators of Canada (IWCC), Canada’s non-profit professional association for web series creators, is pleased to announce it will be hosting Toronto’s very own Web Series Festival: TO WebFest.  This is the most recent in an explosion of such events around the world celebrating web series and web series creators, from Hong Kong to Melbourne, LA to Marseille, and London (UK) to Vancouver...


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Between the Lines: Storytelling in the New Landscape - i-Docs

Between the Lines: Storytelling in the New Landscape - i-Docs | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

"This session (...) looked at the relationship between technology and storytelling, it’s function within the creation of non-linear narratives and the continued role of “old” storytelling telling methods." I-Docs

 

"Each technological change in filmmaking has influenced the way stories are crafted. Adapting to these new technologies has repeatedly been presented as a revolutionary new way of storytelling. The first films shot with handheld cameras allowed unprecedented access to events, and later, digital cameras made it cheaper to produce films. Now, with opportunities offered by new media, stories can be told in a non-linear fashion through different platforms, or made interactive. Do these new technologies truly revolutionize the way we document the world, or do they merely change the relationship between the maker and the viewer? Do the old methods of storytelling still apply to interactive or non-linear documentaries?

 

Speakers

Caspar Sonnen
Mandy Rose
Alexandre Brachet
William Uricchio

 

[from DocHouse & the Frontline Club Vimeo Channel]


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mirmilla's curator insight, July 27, 2013 2:15 PM

An interesting session on very current themes.

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:32 AM

Could be interesting. Just have to find 90 min to watch it. 

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What 'The Silent History' teaches about digital...

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It's been nearly a year now since a couple of McSweeney's alums released The Silent History, a story in app form about a near-future epidemic of EPR—emergent phasic resistance, "a congenital disorder characterized by the inability to generate or...
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The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint.

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Things agreed upon, things to debate - MBS – The Media Business School

Things agreed upon, things to debate - MBS – The Media Business School | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
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KEY- 

 

Information

Planning

Relationships 

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A Film is Worthless Once it's Produced

Producers Should Embrace Transmedia, Crossmedia, Multiplatform

 

 

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Why transmedia? | The Big Idea | Te Aria Nui

Why transmedia? | The Big Idea | Te Aria Nui | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
By Fiona MilburnWorldwide, transmedia is still an emerging concept. This is especially so here in New Zealand where I’m often asked 'what is transmedia?' followed by, 'so, why transmedia?
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what is transmedia?

 

I like to shorten my response to 'Transmedia, or multiplatform storytelling, is the extension of a story across multiple forms of media, with each platform making a unique contribution to the narrative experience', knowing that I’ll need to follow up any definition with a few examples. (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Monsters University are currently two of my favourites.)


“Why wouldn’t you embrace transmedia?

1.  It meets the expectations of today’s audience.

2. It offers new forms of strytelling and creativity.

3. It gives access to an expanded business model.



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Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction by William Bernhardt ...

Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction by William Bernhardt ... | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
What these types of writers are looking, and what I was looking for, was structure, that ah-ha moment. This book helps you find those moments, those milestones in story structure, those “Luke, I am your father,” moments.
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Vine: 12 Ways to Make Your Videos Stand Out

Vine: 12 Ways to Make Your Videos Stand Out | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:48 AM

Great tips with great example Vines!

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:15 AM

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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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:09 PM

Love these tips. Good for ALL videos, not just Vine.