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adventures in immersive storytelling technique with a NW twist
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5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker - Edudemic

5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker - Edudemic | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
If you've been asked to speak at a conference or host a seminar, you may be shaking in your boots.
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If you want to keep people focused on the information that you’re providing, apply the ten-minute rule.

 

To use the rule to your advantage, spend ten minutes speaking, give your audience a ten-minute activity, and allow ten minutes for discussion. Repeat this rotation throughout your presentation...

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What is a Shared Story World?

What is a Shared Story World? | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
The short answer: an entertainment property designed for collaboration with unknown individuals.

The medium answer: an entertainment property designed to allow audiences/fans/consumers to collabora
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Don't Know Which Web Series to Watch? Here are the Best of 2012.

Don't Know Which Web Series to Watch? Here are the Best of 2012. | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Television is so awash in great shows no one can watch them all.
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If your New Year's resolution is to watch more web series, everything is linked.  If you need to start a to-watch list, here's a great start.

READ MORE: 10 YouTube Original Channels You Should Be Watching

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The Producer as Serial Entrepreneur

The Producer as Serial Entrepreneur | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Transmedia Coalition | The Transmedia Coalition has brought together a diverse group of wonderful contributors from around the world. They are professionals with a range of expertise who have been actively participating in the field of Transmedia.
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The Transmedia Producer as Serial Enterpreneur + what...?

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Ebooks Now 23% of U.S. Publisher Sales

Ebooks Now 23% of U.S. Publisher Sales | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Ebooks made up nearly a quarter of U.S. trade publishers' book sales last year, up from 17% in 2011 and just 3% in 2009.

Via siobhan-o-flynn
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Estimate sounds low to me.  But maybe somehow conflated with the trend in small business to offer Catherine customers at least one free ebook offerInge to boost opt-in...

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From Producer to Startup: beActive, The Shadow Gang & RIDES.tv - MIPCube 2013 #transmedia

Published on Apr 8, 2013

The most exciting thing about new technology is the new forms of storytelling it makes possible. Here, a few major producers discuss how they went from big-screen to split-screen, what the benefits are, and what skills to leverage.
Moderator: Jason DaPonte, Managing Director & Executive Producer, THE SWARM, UK @JasonDaponte 

Speakers
Nuno Bernardo, Managing Director, beActive Entertainment, Portugal @nmf bernardo 
Alex LeMay, CEO, The Shadow Gang, USA @theshadowgang 
Jim Stewartson, CEO, RIDES.tv, USA @jimstewartson

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Three different POVs of how top produce Transmedia. Three different measures of immersion/ success...

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The DeanBeat: Defiance is inescapable transmedia that you'll want to escape

The DeanBeat: Defiance is inescapable transmedia that you'll want to escape | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
RT @VentureBeat: The DeanBeat: Defiance is inescapable transmedia that you'll want to escape - http://t.co/RlArXg0sxk
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Defiance Review | GameTrailers

Defiance Review | GameTrailers | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Should you join the ranks of this “transmedia” experiment? Find out in our review of Defiance. (RT @GameTrailers: REVIEW: Defiance - Should you join the ranks of this “transmedia” experiment?
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Tools « TMCResourceKit

Tools « TMCResourceKit | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
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Got tools?... 


The TMC Resource Kit was conceived, designed & developed by Dr. Siobhan O'Flynn & Anthea Foyer. It is a living website that will evolve as we add new case studies & resources over the coming year to build an extensive set of diverse case studies modeling unique and successful strategies in the digital sphere....

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Popcorn Maker

Popcorn Maker | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Video beyond the box. Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video.
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Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds...

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The New Digital Storytelling Series: Brett Gaylor | Filmmaker Magazine

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Brett Gaylor | Filmmaker Magazine | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
In the sixth part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab, 
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I think in the same way a documentary film director is a sort of selector, almost a DJ, the interactive storyteller is similar in that they’re choosing the best visual elements, the best modes of interaction, the art direction, the sound design, and ensuring these items are welded together into a cohesive experience.

 

There was a panel at SilverDocs last year called “Documentary Filmmaker as General Contractor.” I didn’t get to go to the panel but I really loved that title! I think it applies to interactive storytelling as well.

 

So something like “Passionate generalist with excellent mash-up skills” would probably be on the resume....

 
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The Age of Bite-Size Entertainment

The Age of Bite-Size Entertainment | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
As the world goes mobile, get ready for more movies, books and music that can be snacked on in a single sitting.
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Everyone is talking about the binge-viewing craze, but as people increasingly consume TV, movies, books and music on mobile devices, briefer is better.


Shorter formats "are in-betweeners, the cream in the middle of the Oreo," says Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation... For some reason, ewwww...

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Short Films, Big Ambitions

Short Films, Big Ambitions | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Long on the margins of the movie business, shorts are booming as they find a new outlet on mobile devices.
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PES, the self-named filmmaker who created the movie, a stop-motion feat in which dice, light bulbs and a hand grenade turn into fixings for a batch of guacamole, said modern audiences are particularly sensitive to a film's running time. "I feel like I want to kill myself if a film is four minutes long when it should be two minutes long," he said...

 

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The 100 Best (And Free) Online Learning Tools - Edudemic

The 100 Best (And Free) Online Learning Tools - Edudemic | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
These sites offer a place for educators to find open educational resources as well as provide a place for those who want to share their ideas or work collaboratively on projects.
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Gotta learn, gotta earn... e-learning content anyone?

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SXSW 2012 Panel: Rise of Co-created Shared World Communities

Audio-enabled presentation of this SXSW 2012 panel. Presenters: Esther Lim, Scott Walker, & J. Craig Williams. Visit http://cocreatedswc.tumblr.com/ for more (t
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And what's a shared storyworld you ask?...

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Here Are the 5 Things That Make a Good Transmedia Project

Here Are the 5 Things That Make a Good Transmedia Project | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

"Now that the National Film Board of Canada is not the only big player in the game of transmedia storytelling (outside of the branding world, of course), the Tribeca Film Institute, Mozilla and more are eager to put their money and support behind transmedia storytelling"


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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The work leverages the strengths of each medium it uses.

If you’re just putting video on the web, that’s not very exciting. The web is there to foster dialog, participation, it’s not television or a movie theater. If you’re going to use a mobile phone as one of your storytelling platforms, why not emphasize the user’s intimacy with the device. Smart phones have become intensely personal items.

In short, transmedia creators and producers would do well not to simply scatter their stories across different media. They have to carefully consider the features and strengths of the platform, and design the expression of that aspect of the narrative to take best advantage of them. 

It’s also important for creators to place within each expression of the story a marker of some sort that will lead the audience to the next medium. This can be done subtly, within the context of the story, but some aspect of the interface will also need to more overtly tell us how to get to the rest of the presentation. Fail to do that well, and you’re audience (or as I prefer to call them, participants) won’t be able to enjoy the complete work...

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, April 21, 2013 11:52 AM

In the comments is a mention of this:

http://schlegelvillages.com/news/node/stories-create-culture

 

I absolutely LOVE how storytelling is used in this organization as a connective learning tool. As a part of the idea of 'education' shifting away from simple knowledge acquisition there is a significant power in story.  It is an opportunity for learning about and from one another.  I feel we have lost this and I welcome it back.

Debbie Elicksen 's comment, May 1, 2013 10:44 AM
Fantastic point, Brad. The web is there to foster participation. Love it.
José Manuel Corona's curator insight, May 9, 2013 2:27 AM

La voz autorizada!

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Why Hollywood Needs More Experience Designers

Why Hollywood Needs More Experience Designers | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
It’s 2013, and Second Screen is all around us, touted as the Next Big Thing.
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"My prediction is that soon, a mainstream property is going to get it right in a game-changing way. A story is going to emerge that actually requires the transmedia content, and their audience is going to get used to having the story that way. Once that happens, programming will evolve, and fast.

 

At that point, those who aren’t working with Experience Designers to utilize these new technologies may find themselves like those who continued to make buggy whips while the Model T Fords were rolling off the assembly lines: Left in the dust."... next article I need to write- What Experience Designers could learn from James Schramko... 

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'Bookshop of the future' one step closer to realisation - Telegraph

'Bookshop of the future' one step closer to realisation - Telegraph | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Individuals from across the industry meet at Foyles to discuss what bookshops of the future will look like

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More chairs! Better wifi. 

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Connecting - Trends in UI, Interaction, & Experience Design. thanks Faisal!

'The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders.  As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming "Internet of things." Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a "super organism" capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.'


http://connectingthefilm.com/...


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We're a part of something bigger...

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:53 PM

Interactive design is radically changing the way we tell children's and young adult stories. We are in the midst of a cultural revolution.

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The New Digital Storytelling Series: Ingrid Kopp | Filmmaker Magazine

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Ingrid Kopp | Filmmaker Magazine | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
In the seventh part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab, (RT @murmurco: @FilmmakerMag releases another great interview this time w/ @fromthehip, Ingrid...
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Euroscript - Transmedia 101

Transmedia 101 is a course designed for writers, producers and directors, at all levels, to acquire key skills in multiplatform content production and to provide them with tools to cater to an increasingly 'connected' audience (RT @transmediology:...
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Popcorn.js | The HTML5 Media Framework

Popcorn.js | The HTML5 Media Framework | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
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Popcorn.js is an HTML5 media framework written in JavaScript for filmmakers, web developers, and anyone who wants to create time-based interactive media on the web. Popcorn.js is part of Mozilla's Popcorn project...

 
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On Directing Software and Movies

On Directing Software and Movies | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
In this year that is now ending, I had the privilege to work with an amazing crew to create Popcorn Maker. To say that I’m proud doesn’t really sum it up: of course I am proud, but mostly I feel...
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So as I look to new challenges and opportunities in 2013, I wanted to list out what I feel is a Survival Guide For Directors™. All of these ideas owe to directors that I’ve learned from personally, or through writing (Rands, for example).OWN A FEATURE…..

Whether you’re recording sound, editing the footage, writing some HTML or pitching in on design, you need to bring some part of this to conclusion with your own hands. Not only does it set the right tone, but it grants you an understanding of the team’s challenges that you don’t get by delegating. Particularly if you’re embarking on a new subject area or technical approach, respect your collaborators and spend some time understanding their world...

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Top Ten: The Best Books of 2012 - Culture

Top Ten: The Best Books of 2012 - Culture | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
In a remarkably strong year for fiction and memoirs, Vogue’s Megan O’Grady notes the best books of 2012.
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And how close does this come to your list?...

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The Return of the Serial Novel

The Return of the Serial Novel | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
First popularized by Charles Dickens in the 19th century, serialized fiction is being revived by digital publishers aiming to hook readers.
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"The Charles Dickens model actually fits better now than ever because people want bite-sized content," says writer Sean Platt, who has co-authored six digital serial novels.

The serial model could be a boon for publishers and booksellers. Breaking up a longer work enables them to charge readers slightly more for it.

 

Authors and publishers can also use a gradual digital release to test new series and characters in a relatively low-risk way, and build buzz for upcoming print titles. But digital serials could also be bad for business if they eat away at future print profits—still the biggest revenue source for most publishers...

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