2. Opening the door to transmedia projects: "In what follows I’ll share some of the design guidelines I’ve come to after running transmedia courses for years as a practitioner, and also as an educator for industry professionals and undergraduate students."
Christy Dena: "Transmedia doesn’t mean what you think it does."
In this thought provoking article, Christy Dena, argues that transmedia "represents a change in the way people create". She wonders if the thing holding transmedia back is creatives themselves ... "whether creatives are genuinely interested in more than one artform." It's a great read.
At the start of this year, I launched an experimental transmedia story called Azrael’s Stop. After a few months of lacklustre audience and a structure swamped in problems, I affirmed that yes, I do in fact suck at transmedia...
Christy Dena: "There are some books that carry you along a journey until your tears make it impossible to read. Films and television shows, too. Games evoke emotion in a similar way to non-interactive works, with some exceptions – the greatest difference being emotion facilitated through action" ...
Andrea Phillips: "For this episode of ACG Unabridged, I bring you Christy Dena. She's a celebrated and widely-known academic, speaker and creator, now working on the original comedy/drama Authentic in All Caps"...
This is a special repost of Trevor Curran’s (@TrevorCurran) article from his Facebook group, reprinted here with permission. It provides a lot of juicy advice about funding and working with brands, and is a nice complement to Brian Clark’s series on transmedia business models at Henry’s blog.
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