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A Guide to the World of Film Podcasts

A Guide to the World of Film Podcasts | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Adam Schartoff:  "A few years ago I was doing a 30-minute internet radio show and decided one day to re-purpose it as a podcast. I thought, why not?"

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 19, 7:48 AM

Here is some really good one's - click to read more.

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Frame By Frame: Sundance Senior Programmer Shari Frilot Discusses the Transmedia Revolution, Cultural Activism for Filmmakers, & More

Frame By Frame: Sundance Senior Programmer Shari Frilot Discusses the Transmedia Revolution, Cultural Activism for Filmmakers, & More | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it



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Jai Tiggett:  "Senior Programmer Shari Frilot takes S&A inside the selection process for the Sundance Film Festival and the innovations of the New Frontier program."

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10 Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Filmmakers

10 Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Filmmakers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Kristin McCracken:  "Attention, filmmakers: You must read these social media do's and don'ts."

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Attention Filmmakers, Here's Why You Need a Storyworld for Your Film

Attention Filmmakers, Here's Why You Need a Storyworld for Your Film | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Karim Ahmad:  "Consider: your film exists in a storyworld. The time, the place, the characters; you’ve created all of it already. A community of stories, ready to be told. "

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 16, 12:28 AM

Here is some pure "Gold" tips for anyone. Storytellers, Filmmakers, Teachers, Writers, Businessmen and entrepreneurs.


This article is written for Filmmakers but it do have some essential truth  that works anywhere with a little translation.


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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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"Veronica Mars" Creator Rob Thomas On How To Give Fans What They Want, But Not What They Expect

"Veronica Mars" Creator Rob Thomas On How To Give Fans What They Want, But Not What They Expect | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dan Soloman:  "There's a lot riding on the success or failure of Veronica Mars as a commercial entity--but all Rob Thomas cares about is whether or not the movie works for the fans."

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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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Jerry Lewis’s The Total Film-Maker Available Online

Jerry Lewis’s The Total Film-Maker Available Online | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Sarah Salovaara:  "The Total Film-Maker, that invaluable manuscript culled from 480 hours of Jerry Lewis lectures at the University of Southern California, made its way online last week, courtesy of Cinephilia and Beyond."

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What It’s Like To Watch A Documentary Made With Google Glass

What It’s Like To Watch A Documentary Made With Google Glass | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jessica Leber:  "As a filmmaking device Glass can help us better understand others perspectives and bring communities closer together. But it comes with downsides."

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Are Mobile Movies The Way of the Future?

Are Mobile Movies The Way of the Future? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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David Rosen:  "The first film shot on an iPhone is becoming a reality -- or at least, the first union, full-length narrative feature film to be shot with the iPhone 5s" ...

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henk eisema's curator insight, December 8, 2013 2:48 PM

I use Vine, Cinemagram, Autoawesome (by Google) to show digital snapshots of stuff that interests me... The next step could easily be a longer movie, yet taken the mobile user into account...

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How Safe Is Drone Filmmaking?

How Safe Is Drone Filmmaking? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Bryce J. Renninger:  "Local New York news recently featured the story of an unmanned aerial vehicle (a UAV or drone) with a camera attached to it that crashed to the ground near Grand Central Station, in the middle of a busy part of midtown" ...

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DIY Multiplatform Storytelling: Kal on the Tokyo Sally Film and App

DIY Multiplatform Storytelling: Kal on the Tokyo Sally Film and App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Randy Astle:  "The Tokyo Sally project, which features Anna Adams (Sex in the City 2), consists of one 60-minute film and a related app, Tokyo Sally: Lost Highway, both of which are nearing completion."

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How Do You Show a Text Message in a Film?

How Do You Show a Text Message in a Film? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Scott Macaulay:  "[...] in order to be truly contemporary, filmmakers must incorporate text messaging into their movies. But how to do that creatively?"

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On Finding New Screenplay Structures for Independent Films

On Finding New Screenplay Structures for Independent Films | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jennine Lanouette:  "It often seems to me that the independent film community is not entirely comfortable talking about screenwriting" ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 26, 3:10 AM

Very informative. Storytelling in the "Big Picture" so to say. 

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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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5 Things Documentary Filmmakers Can Learn from Game Designers

5 Things Documentary Filmmakers Can Learn from Game Designers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Liz Nord:  "Engagement, interaction, participation, messaging and the power of play: Five takeaways for filmmakers from Games for Change at Tribeca FIlm Festival's Innovation Week."

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Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker and Futurist Jason Silva On How Humans Are Hardwired for Story and Cinema

Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker and Futurist Jason Silva On How Humans Are Hardwired for Story and Cinema | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Paula Bernstein:  "As part of Tribeca Film Festival's "Future of Film" series, on April 22nd filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva will be muse about how humans are hardwired for story and cinema" ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 22, 12:56 AM
As part of Tribeca Film Festival's "Future of Film" series, tomorrow, April 22, filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva (dubbed the "Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age" by The Atlantic) will muse about how humans are hardwired for story and cinema. 
Roger Ellman's curator insight, April 22, 12:40 PM

Jason Silva's bubbling, boiling contagious and enthusiastic deliberations are themselves, charged with energy and inspiring stories.

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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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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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Kickstarter Has Changed Indie Moviemaking for Good

Kickstarter Has Changed Indie Moviemaking for Good | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jennifer M. Wood:  "While Hollywood insiders talk about which big-budget studio movies made and lost the most money in 2013, there’s a far more interesting number to consider: 3,000,000. That’s how many people backed crowdfunding projects for a total of $481,788,567 last year — and that’s on Kickstarter alone."

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Kino Explosion: How a Film Movement Becomes a Social One

Kino Explosion: How a Film Movement Becomes a Social One | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mariah Phillips:  "What if you only had 48 hours to make a film with strangers? Around the world, amateur and professional filmmakers are doing just that. Here's everything you need to know about the Kino movement."

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 26, 2013 5:05 AM

No- en low-buget filmmaken omdat het kan, omdat je niet kan wachten, omdat je een verhaal wil vertellen. Mooi.

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How to Make An Action Series On An Indie Film Budget

How to Make An Action Series On An Indie Film Budget | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Ryan Lewis, the producer and co-creator of the Crackle original thriller series "Chosen" starring Milo Ventimiglia, explains how they made a lean action drama for a digital world more used to comedy and short form."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, December 17, 2013 1:33 AM

Ryan Lewis is one of the co-creators and producers of "Chosen," an original series starring Milo Ventimiglia that airs exclusively in the U.S. on the streaming site Crackle. The show, which is written and directed by Ben Ketai, is a rarity in the digital space outside of Netflix, where comedy and short form still rule the day. "Chosen" is an action series made up of six half-hour episodes that take place at a breakneck pace, with Ventimiglia's character plunged into a mysterious kill-or-be-killed game.

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Guillermo Del Toro Reveals His 5 Biggest Tips For Making A Movie

Guillermo Del Toro Reveals His 5 Biggest Tips For Making A Movie | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"The genre-master filmmaker behind Pan's Labyrinth , Hellboy , and Pacific Rim gives BuzzFeed his insight on telling great stories" ...

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Watch: 8 Films That Show You What Drone Filmmaking Can Look Like

Watch: 8 Films That Show You What Drone Filmmaking Can Look Like | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Bryce J. Renninger:  "Take a look at these eight films that show off what people are trying to do with GoPros and iPhones on quadcopters and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)."


And, if you're feeling inspired, you might also like to check out Indiewire's follow-up article, A Beginner's Guide to Drone Filmmaking: 5 Steps

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