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Here's How To Make A Viral Video: 'American Horror Story' Teaser Creator Tells All

Here's How To Make A Viral Video: 'American Horror Story' Teaser Creator Tells All | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Paula Bernstein:  "Here's the back story behind the fan-made teaser trailer for "American Horror Story" season 4."

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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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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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Short films long enough for human truth

Short films long enough for human truth | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Anna Jackson on Loading Docs "[...] a platform for New Zealand documentaries that would give film-makers an opportunity to take creative risks, to push beyond the boundaries of TV formats and to explore the possibilities of online distribution."

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How Marvel's API Will Change Cultural Criticism

How Marvel's API Will Change Cultural Criticism | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Eric Alt:  "Once again, comic fans are blazing a new path online."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 13, 12:55 AM

Other art forms aren't as well equipped for data-infused criticism. “Art historians already have trouble writing about digital art forms because their usual descriptors don’t work anymore,” says author and media theorist Dr. Charlotte Frost. 

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Can Binge-Viewing TV Actually Be Good for Kids? Amazon Has a Plan

Can Binge-Viewing TV Actually Be Good for Kids? Amazon Has a Plan | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ben Travers:  "With the studio's first ever original kids' shows debuting this summer, Amazon is trying to break into children’s programming from a groundbreaking new angle: long-term education."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, May 26, 2:38 PM

Journalists and society-at-large do #Amazon and viewers a huge disservice by tagging kid-centric content as '#binge-viewing' as if putting the viewer in control of what he/she watches is a bad thing--not to mention that it has nothing to do with what Amazon is trying to accomplish with their programming for preschoolers.  


Creators working with Amazon have intentionally tried to step out of their adult bias and look through eyes of preschoolers.  Their goal is to create engaging content that triggers curiosity and creativity.   This is the same approach I advocate for storytelling and central to the persona development and audience profiling in the courses & workshops we teach via Fielding's Masters program.  The fact that Amazon streaming allows for viewer controlled consumption encourages other activities because there is no #FOMO by playing through scheduled broadcasts.  Seriously, how is this even remotely negative?  When will we get over blaming the audience for exercising choice in content consumption?  I get how this is disruptive to current business models and how media companies might not be thrilled at having to be more creative to earn attention and loyalty, but consumers should be celebrating not labeling and journalists should get on board.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 27, 1:08 AM

 Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios:

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"We're not asking them to sit in front of the television and tie them to a block of programming [like with standard broadcast television]. They can pause it.

They can rewatch it. It offers up a nice amount of flexibility, so I don't think it's just about keeping them in front of a 'screen' for us."

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Filmmakers Moving Where the Money is: Digital TV Series

Filmmakers Moving Where the Money is: Digital TV Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Variety:  "As Netflix and Amazon bulk up on original entertainment, they’re largely focused on buying TV series, which perform better on their services than movies do. The result is that indie moviemakers are starting to think more about crafting, episodic TV-like projects for play on digital screens."

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Donald Schwartz's curator insight, May 1, 8:44 AM

Yeah, but how many?

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Variety:  "As Netflix and Amazon bulk up on original entertainment, they’re largely focused on buying TV series, which perform better on their services than movies do. The result is that indie moviemakers are starting to think more about crafting, episodic TV-like projects for play on digital screens."

Alberto Gago's curator insight, May 1, 11:16 PM

"For independent filmmakers, digital TV series may be the next green".

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A Participatory Documentary, Is It Possible?

A Participatory Documentary, Is It Possible? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mike Hedge:  "Every summer, deep in the Nevada desert, a temporary city is created by tens of thousands of people. This week-long celebration is known as Burning Man" ...

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Documentary filmmaker explores the new visual language of virtual reality

Documentary filmmaker explores the new visual language of virtual reality | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Stephen Kleckner:  "It’s alluring to see this 360-degree medium as limitless, but this borderless world is not as free of structure as it first appears. Artists face a new set of rules to play by if they intend on creating an intentional, visual, virtual-reality composition."

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i-Docs's curator insight, April 10, 3:19 AM

“All we know is that traditional rules of filmmaking no longer apply,” Danfung said. “We’re focused on the technical aspect to begin with as there are still big challenges in the capture, workflow, and playback … but I think the even bigger challenge is the new visual language that is going to emerge.”

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Thoughts on the T – SXSW 2014 Re-Cap

Thoughts on the T – SXSW 2014 Re-Cap | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Christine Weitbrecht:  "I just got back from my very first SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, and it was simply amazing and invigorating. SXSW vibrated with great minds, great talents, great projects, and great conversations. This conference is where the good stuff happens, and where people do and think cutting-edge. If you’re interested in social and/or digital media, this is the conference you should attend. It’s not cheap, but it is absolutely worth its money!"

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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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Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream?

Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Rachel Edidin:  "Literary publishing's uneasy relationship with fan fiction has been complicated by the realization that fandom is a huge potential market—one already stocked with both prolific authors and enthusiastic readers.  But how to tap that market is a dilemma that few publishers seem quite prepared to engage."

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9 Tips for Making Your Content Go Viral From Gawker's Most Successful Writer


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Dan Lyons:  "Neetzan Zimmerman is a genius at creating viral content. For the past two years he’s worked at Gawker, one of the world’s biggest blogs. Month in and month out, he generated more traffic than all of Gawker’s other writers combined." (HubSpot)

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Patsy Carrier's curator insight, February 18, 7:34 PM
Something to try out
Ángeles Mirón Martín's curator insight, February 19, 12:12 AM

Making viral content....

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What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?

What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Laura E. Hall:  "Exploring the pristine ruins of Second Life and other online spaces"

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Chris Milk: the digital artist making music videos fly into the future

Chris Milk: the digital artist making music videos fly into the future | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Parkin:  'Milk wants to create art that can impact millions simultaneously, so he’s turned to virtual reality, which is set to make a triumphant return in the form of the Oculus Rift, VR goggles built from smart-phone technology. He is unequivocal about it: VR is what will succeed film as the “future of storytelling” and the “next great canvas for human expression”.'

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Vivalist's curator insight, July 4, 3:01 AM

Chris Milk is a true 21st century artist. The fact that he learned to code at an early age is very relevant. His collaboration is Aaron Koblin are mind blowing and he can also truly shine on his own - as the Lincoln Hello Again project shows it

 

http://www.hello-again.com/beck360/main/beck360.html

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As seen on TV: why product placement is bigger than ever

As seen on TV: why product placement is bigger than ever | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Steve Rose:  "TV and advertising have always existed side by side. But now that viewers can easily skip breaks, brands are having to find new ways to make sure customers get their message. Can you resist 'native advertising' and 'digital insertion'?"

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What It's Like To Shoot A Feature Film For Oculus Rift

What It's Like To Shoot A Feature Film For Oculus Rift | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Neal Ungerleider:  "Like the bastard progeny of experimental theater and video game production, this horror film required a new, complex form of cinematography."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 15, 10:51 PM

Gregory Plotkin, the director of the upcoming Paranormal Activity 5, is working on a newfangled project at a massive special effects studio in the San Fernando Valley.

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Games Killed the Video Star: Five Ways That Play Is Beating TV at It's Own Game

Games Killed the Video Star: Five Ways That Play Is Beating TV at It's Own Game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Tomas Rawlings:  "The open waters of the internet have provided a space for experimentation and video games have been innovative with a series of video experiments. Here’s five examples of how video games have been re-defining video whilst TV was looking the other way" ...

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Infographic: Here's How Long It Takes To Binge-Watch That Show You Keep Hearing About

Infographic: Here's How Long It Takes To Binge-Watch That Show You Keep Hearing About | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Contemplating what to watch this weekend?  This infographic may help!

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Why Net Neutrality Matters to Independent Filmmakers and Viewers

Why Net Neutrality Matters to Independent Filmmakers and Viewers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dan Aronson:  "Here, a few of the basic ways Net Neutrality (and a lack thereof) affects content creators like independent filmmakers, content providers like Fandor and viewers like you, and what you can do to make your voice heard."

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Militao de Maya Ricardo's curator insight, April 30, 10:29 AM

A neutralidade da rede é fundamental para um desenvolvimento equilibrado da humanidade.

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10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV

10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Stuart Dredge:  "From Twitter's 'social soundtrack' to self-made YouTube stars and Amazon turning future viewers into commissioners: the latest in interactive television trends" ...

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Roger Ellman's curator insight, April 14, 1:45 AM

Worth a glance and then...add your own ideas...keeps the breahting channels for new ideas open!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, April 18, 2:19 PM

It's not just television, it's television made better.

 

Love #6. I'm good with "Samantha" taking the lead.

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Oculus Rift, Sony, And The Coming Virtual Reality Revolution

Oculus Rift, Sony, And The Coming Virtual Reality Revolution | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Kevin Ohannessian:  "One idea is dominating this year's Game Developers Conference: virtual reality. From Treadmills to bodysuits, from guns to games, the emerging VR ecosystem is vast--and growing."

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How to Crowdsource a Film: Chris Jones on the Omnibus Movie, 50 Kisses

How to Crowdsource a Film: Chris Jones on the Omnibus Movie, 50 Kisses | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Randy Astle:  "The Internet and digital filmmaking tools have opened up new possibilities of crowdsourcing material–Life in a Day, Declaration of Interdependence, One Day on Earth, even the interactive Star Wars Uncut–and given new life to the omnibus/anthology film format. The latest project to adopt the form is 50 Kisses, a film created by the London-based Chris Jones and hundreds of collaborators from around the world."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 12, 4:12 AM

The Internet and digital filmmaking tools have opened up new possibilities of crowdsourcing material–Life in a Day, Declaration of Interdependence, One Day on Earth, even the interactive Star Wars Uncut–and given new life to the omnibus/anthology film format. The latest project to adopt the form is 50 Kisses, a film created by the London-based Chris Jones and hundreds of collaborators from around the world.

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How Does A Web Series Jump to TV?

How Does A Web Series Jump to TV? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Aymar Jean Christian:  "Five years ago, making a web series to get on traditional television was a fool's game. Now it's becoming a viable way to break into TV -- here's how it's working" ...

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Will Today’s Digital Movies Exist in 100 Years?

Will Today’s Digital Movies Exist in 100 Years? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Andy Maltz:  "We need new storage technologies, standards, and practices to preserve modern cinema" ...

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