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adventures in immersive storytelling technique with a NW twist
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Take Zer0 - Sustaining a Story Idea: Part 1

Take Zer0 - Sustaining a Story Idea: Part 1 | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
So one night at a Barnes & Noble I leafed through this Will Eisner paperback. You know, Eisner, the guy who helped define sequential narrative. In a single page he had...
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Nice- and back to Eisner...

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Popular Methods for Online Storytelling - Six Revisions

Popular Methods for Online Storytelling - Six Revisions | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
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Transmedia?....

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Cool. The Clothing on Breaking Bad Is a Clue to Understanding the Characters

Cool. The Clothing on Breaking Bad Is a Clue to Understanding the Characters | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on TDYLF. The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad began last night. It’s been a brilliant show throughout, mastering tension, continuity, and the ultimate character arc to create something special.

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Five Different Routes to a Web Series | Filmmaker Magazine

Five Different Routes to a Web Series | Filmmaker Magazine | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
The web series can take many shapes, from a no-budget serial made in high-school media classes to Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to
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We're way overdue for a robust reboot of what it means to create a series that is developed and designed UNIQUELY for the web, be it fiction or non-fiction....

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Using Storytelling to Ignite Word-of-Mouth Marketing / SAY Daily

Using Storytelling to Ignite Word-of-Mouth Marketing / SAY Daily | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill when it comes to business. Gary Vaynerchuk, master marketer and entrepreneur Even...

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Tina Stock's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:16 AM

Key take-away:  first step to effective word-of-mouth marketing is having a great business story.  IMHO - what are the key elements of a great business story?  Tell em' what you do, what problem you solve, what makes you different and why they should care. ba-da-bing!  

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The Story Arc

The Story Arc | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Shanika Journey's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:29 PM

A classic example of the story arc - a popular format used for storytelling.

Shanika Journey's comment, May 30, 2013 11:54 PM
This is awesome! Definitely in my hanging on my wall
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Anecdote: Stories don't need conflict and resolution, or a hero for that matter

Anecdote: Stories don't need conflict and resolution, or a hero for that matter | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Tina Stock's curator insight, August 1, 2013 10:08 AM

I love it when someone questions the quo!

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Transmedia Storytelling with images, video and music | Getty Images

Transmedia Storytelling with images, video and music | Getty Images | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Everything you need to develop your story across multiple platforms. (It's the current buzzword in Hollywood, but what does Transmedia Storytelling mean to you?
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10 Pitches of the Content Market 18/06 16h30

10 Pitches of the Content Market

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 8, 2013 2:18 PM

From Cross Video Days, the 10 pitches of the Content Market. Some interesting stuff.

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Randy Finch's Film: How Transmedia Storytelling Might Have Saved the World (Or at Least the Opening Weekend of Pacific Rim)


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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:13 AM

Randy's take on the interview with Jeff Gomez about "Pacific Rim"

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How will TV change? Think voice activation, restyled interfaces and programming in the 'cloud'

How will TV change? Think voice activation, restyled interfaces and programming in the 'cloud' | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
The computer industry is battling to control the living room, one likely to bring voice activation, restyled remotes, new on-screen interfaces and other major changes in the way people interact with TVs.

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:43 AM

The world of TV is changing, alright. Producers would be well advised to change along.

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:07 AM

for those who are interested in the future of tv. Europe always runs a bit behind is my feeling

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From Comic-Con: A New Transmedia App That Blurs Reality

From Comic-Con: A New Transmedia App That Blurs Reality | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 19, 2013 1:11 AM

Susan Karlin:  "Top game world talent director Keith Arem has helped propel games like Call of Duty to global blockblusters. Now he’s poised to turn his studio, PCB Productions, into a transmedia provider of interactive content to TV, films, games, and films--beginning with an interactive app that spills into the real world."

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A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling

A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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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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A Glimpse Into the Future of Storytelling

A Glimpse Into the Future of Storytelling | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Challenge what you think you know
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This is a different approach than Transmedia Storytelling. Rather than spreading story elements (in different media/experiences) across platforms, this approach combines them all into a single experience which is, by nature, cross platform...hmmm.

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Doctor Wearing Google Glass Live Streams Surgery

Doctor Wearing Google Glass Live Streams Surgery | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
A surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center used Google Glass to live-stream video of a knee surgery to a colleague and medical students.
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Yes- and if the possibility of ordering out for pizza during a 12 hour surgery isn't enough, where might presenter/entertainers take the ability to be able to monitor ongoing feedback about their performances? 

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Transcription Services | Video | Audio | Interview | Media - TranscriptionStar

Transcription Services | Video | Audio | Interview | Media - TranscriptionStar | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

TranscriptionStar offers best online transcription services ranging from Audio/ Video transcription to TV Interviews, Podcast recordings, Business meetings, Technical, Legal proceedings and hybrid events.

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Five Different Routes to a Web Series

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David Licata:  "The web series can take many shapes, from a no-budget serial made in high-school media classes to Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to Netflix’s long-format House of Cards."


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Tina Stock's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:45 AM

The REALLY interesting portion of this column is in the comments.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:23 AM

From the comments: 

"A great lay of the land. And in doing so, this points out in bright neon letters what is wrong with the vast majority of web series today" -


Very inspiring reading -

Asil's curator insight, March 29, 2013 10:24 AM

Food for thougth

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Soon, all online advertising will be video

Soon, all online advertising will be video | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Video advertising will double approximately every two years until all online ads will be video ads. That's right -- all online ads will be video.

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Content Curation Guidelines for Where to Share | Curata Blog

Content Curation Guidelines for Where to Share | Curata Blog | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Tina Stock's curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:06 PM

Nicely organized!

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10 amazing book visualizations

10 amazing book visualizations | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
A list of the most creative book visualizations and book-related images.

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Jenna Krambeck's curator insight, August 3, 2013 11:25 PM

Interesting infographics to showcase literary ideas. 

Tina Stock's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:39 PM

Ok - I'll admit that this isn't really about marketing, but I am a total book geek, and this just made me happy.  Enjoy!

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Building Intelligence: How Data + Storytelling is the Ultimate Act ...

Innovative methods and use cases for developing story-driven platforms that comprise various uses of data, content and media. Considerations for revenue opportu

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:50 AM

Good deck by Gunther, timely issues.

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Transmedia Heresy! Don’t Start with the Story…..

Transmedia Heresy! Don’t Start with the Story….. | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Recently, I was in Singapore for the second Transmedia SG, giving a Masterclass on Native & Indie transmedia, & I had the opportunity to connect with two fellow Transmedia Alliance co-founders, Anita Ondine & Marco Sparmberg.

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 8, 2013 9:27 AM

Siobhan on Ruby Skye P.I. and starting with the audience.

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Storyworlds: Cooperation in Transmedia – how does it work? | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog

Storyworlds: Cooperation in Transmedia – how does it work? | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:20 AM

On the value of having people from different fields working together.

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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

How interactive technology is transforming storytelling | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, July 16, 2013 10:44 PM

With a considerable (and thankful) push from the Gaming industry ...

Sushma Sharma's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:39 AM

Amazing 

Ryan Burwell's curator insight, July 19, 2013 11:42 AM

Video game control, GPS tracking, and a zombie themed storyline combine to create a new way of participating in narrative.

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Storytelling in Web Design

Storytelling in Web Design | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

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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.