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Watch former Disney animator Glen Keane's stunning new short film, "Duet"

Watch former Disney animator Glen Keane's stunning new short film, "Duet" | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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WSJ:  "As part of Google’s ATAP project, “Duet” is the third in a series of short films called “Spotlight Stories,” which are created specifically for mobile devices."

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Why 'Frozen' Became The Biggest Animated Movie Of All Time

Why 'Frozen' Became The Biggest Animated Movie Of All Time | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jeff Gomez:  "The film’s astonishing success has come as a surprise to most, but on closer examination, we can discern at least five standout ingredients to Frozen’s alchemy."

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Vivalist's curator insight, April 6, 3:24 AM

did not see it but hear about it so much about it on a daily basis with my daughter that I pretty much know it all :)

Lisa Durff's curator insight, April 6, 5:41 AM

Nik loves this movie and all the songs in it!

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Supervising Animator Chris McKay Talks ‘The LEGO Movie’

Supervising Animator Chris McKay Talks ‘The LEGO Movie’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dan Sarto:  "The LEGO Movie has arrived, in all its absurdist and charming glory. $69.1 million opening weekend U.S. box office absurdist and charming glory to be more precise. And one of the key people we have to thank for all that absurdist and charming glory is Animation Supervisor and Editor Chris McKay."

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Machinima: How brands are making films within games

Machinima: How brands are making films within games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Creating movies from within computer games may sound like something best left to teenage boys, but the art of machinima, making animated films from within the real-time 3-D 'engine' of a video game, is proving anything but says Aaron Martin, Collective London's head of strategy" ...

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Check out Machinima.com for the ultimate in specialized machinima-style filmmaking.  With 7.7 million subscribers it's definitely a success story!

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 9, 2013 11:04 AM

Seeing the opportunity, EA commissioned Stoneman to create a piece of machinima that showcased the new downloadable content while paying homage to those "Only in Battlefield" moments.

The resulting short movie quickly became one of the most effective pieces of content EA has produced, generating more than 765,000 views and 25,000 likes without even as much as a sponsored post in media support. EA’s campaign for 'Battlefield 3' garnered them the top spot in the newly released Social Brands 100 for 2013.

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Shiraz Bazin-Moussi's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:36 PM

Machinima: How brands are making films within games

Juan Carlos Burgon's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:21 PM

I think in this times of life videogames are openning the doors for new types of filmaking by giving them chances to start producing about new topics and types of themes that are related to life and to actual information that would be great for editing and producing films, they would be magical, or of action, drama and they will have too many kind of brilliant acts to show

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House of Moves: in-house transmedia production

House of Moves: in-house transmedia production | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mike Seymore:  "The net result is one of the most adaptable modern ‘transmedia’ pipelines able to render TVCs, press, game cinematics, animated features or TV series work."

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A very technical look at House of Move's 'transmedia' pipeline. 

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How the Beatles' Yellow Submarine gave rise to modern animation

How the Beatles' Yellow Submarine gave rise to modern animation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Shrek, Futurama, and Marge and Homer would not have come into being without the Beatles' subversive masterpiece, says Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein...
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Expression That Inspires: The role of animation storytelling in our future? Look at how movie title sequences have inspired us

Expression That Inspires: The role of animation storytelling in our future? Look at how movie title sequences have inspired us | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Frank Mertens: "It used to be that movie title sequences were the forums for incredible animation innovation and creative expression."

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Sean Stoakes's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:07 PM

The page shows how animation can be used and how animation could be used as a narrative tool. It shows examples of ways animation can and has been used.

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The Technical Triumph And Torment Of Paranorman’s 3-D-Printing-Driven Animation Process

The Technical Triumph And Torment Of Paranorman’s 3-D-Printing-Driven Animation Process | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Susan Karlin: "Long before ParaNorman’s protagonist could start battling zombies, Laika’s Brian McLean and his 40-member team had to tame a new stop-motion technology process. McLean talks about the bloody road to the film’s bleeding-edge character design."

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3-D Printing Goes Hollywood With Stop-Motion Animated Feature ParaNorman

3-D Printing Goes Hollywood With Stop-Motion Animated Feature ParaNorman | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Caitlin Roper: "With tens of thousands of printed parts, millions of hours of work, and billions of pixels invested, the project represents unparalleled innovation in handmade storytelling—and a new future for a 100-year-old art form" ...

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Master Class: Bill Plympton’s Guide To Telling Animated Stories

Master Class: Bill Plympton’s Guide To Telling Animated Stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Joe Berkowitz: "Bill Plympton is an independent animation icon. His drawings have appeared in syndicated columns, Academy Award-nominated shorts, videos for musicians like Kanye West, commercials for Microsoft, and more. Although he doesn’t believe much in art school, here he shares some lessons with Co.Create" ...

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10 reasons to celebrate the genius of The Simpsons

10 reasons to celebrate the genius of The Simpsons | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It's the show's 500th episode this weekend – so what are the secrets of its success?

 

[Who doesn't love The Simpsons?  This article gives us 10 lessons learnt from the making of a great television show.]

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The Adventures of Tintin on the Small Screen

The Adventures of Tintin on the Small Screen | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A lot of people have been discovering Tintin recently due to the feature film, but he’s actually been around for a while...
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Scooby-Doo and Secular Humanism

Scooby-Doo and Secular Humanism | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The very first rule of Scooby-Doo, the single premise that sits at the heart of their adventures, is that the world is full of grown-ups who lie to kids, and that it's up to those kids to figure out what those lies are and call them on it, even if there are other adults who believe those lies with every fiber of their being.

 

[A great look at the storytelling craft of Scooby-Doo.]

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Here's How Long It Takes To Binge-Watch The Best Animated Shows

Here's How Long It Takes To Binge-Watch The Best Animated Shows | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Strauss:  "The Nielsen Company has created this handy infographic so that you can precisely determine how much of your life would be required to view every episode of every season of the top animated shows. That way, you can plan accordingly if a planet-destroying asteroid is just one week away from impact."

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The Art of Making Stop-Motion Magic on Vine

The Art of Making Stop-Motion Magic on Vine | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Annie Park:  "Dylan Blau is practically a Vine celebrity, thanks to his uncanny ability to make ambitious stop-motion paper animations. Here's how he creates them."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 9, 1:22 AM

If you're an active Vine user, you've probably seen some of Dylan Blau's incredible work. The 20-year-old stop-motion animator is famous for making extraordinary CGI-free Vine videos, often with basic material like clay and paper.

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JoelleYalin's curator insight, March 9, 9:57 AM

The six-second rule & video magic using Vine. Awesome!

objectplace's curator insight, April 28, 11:42 AM

vine annimation

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The Pixar Perspective on Voice Acting

The Pixar Perspective on Voice Acting | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Josh Spiegel:  "In essence, the value of a voice performance in an animated film is directly connected to how much that film’s creators require you to recognize its source" ....

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Is This Transmedia? Wreck-It Ralph

Is This Transmedia? Wreck-It Ralph | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mike Vogel:  "Much of the talk about Wreck-It Ralph this week will be about the fact that it comes out in Digital HD  on February 12th–almost a month ahead of the DVD release. I’m all for anything that makes DVDs less relevant, but I think the transmedia strategy behind Wreck-It Ralph is more innovative than releasing a movie digitally."

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Mike Vogel ponders the difference between transmedia and marketing when it comes to Wreck-It Ralph.


Update:  For more on how this applies to indie filmmakers, check out Randy Finch’s Disney's Marketing for Wreck-It Ralph Employs Transmedia Storytelling: A Case Study in Expanding a Film's Storyworld Across Multiple Platforms.

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How the Doctor Puppet Saved Christmas

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For Dr Who fans everywhere ....

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How we made: Tramm Wigzell and Matt Youngberg on Ben 10

How we made: Tramm Wigzell and Matt Youngberg on Ben 10 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Bibi van der Zee: "The team behind the hit cartoon on their boy with a magic watch, and drawing crazy-coloured alien life" ...

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Why Gravity Falls Is the Smartest Cartoon on Television

Why Gravity Falls Is the Smartest Cartoon on Television | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Geek Dad:  "Aided by the literal decades of advancements in animation technology since that television “Golden Age,” the show boasts both a new-school focus on plot and characterization and Disney’s historic attention to detail" ...

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A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google

A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan: "Over the past three years, Google Data Arts creative director Aaron Koblin and director Chris Milk have produced some of the most powerful music videos of all time, by allowing passive viewers to participate in the creative process."

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Why Computer Animation Looks So Darn Real

Why Computer Animation Looks So Darn Real | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

BrandSpeak: "We've come a long way in the world of animation. Check out the innovations that have made animated characters so lifelike" ...

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Brave’s filmmakers talk Pixar storytelling and creating a real-kid hero 

Brave’s filmmakers talk Pixar storytelling and creating a real-kid hero  | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Tasha Robinson: "Until now, the studio behind the Toy Story movies, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Wall-E, Up, and more has never made a movie with a female protagonist" ...

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Storytelling And The 'Uncanny Valley'

Storytelling And The 'Uncanny Valley' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Animators find it difficult to bring the realistic human form to life on the screen. Why is this? The author suggests it has to do with the way we tell stories.
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Spielberg Talks Tintin

Spielberg Talks Tintin | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Steven Spielberg tells us about the journey to make his first animated feature.
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