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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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The Lesson Hollywood Should Take Away From Deadpool And Fantastic Four

The Lesson Hollywood Should Take Away From Deadpool And Fantastic Four | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dan Wickline:  "The reason that Deadpool worked is the exact same reason why the Fantastic Four didn’t. It’s all about respecting the source material" ...

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Jennifer Ussi's curator insight, March 10, 4:05 AM

 

Dan Wickline:  "The reason that Deadpool worked is the exact same reason why the Fantastic Four didn’t. It’s all about respecting the source material" ...

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How Fox's "The Martian VR Experience" Became Hollywood's Most Ambitious VR Experiment

How Fox's "The Martian VR Experience" Became Hollywood's Most Ambitious VR Experiment | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Daniel Terdiman:  "Much more than marketing, the experience lets users feel what it's like to survive on Mars, just like Mark Watney. Yes, there are potatoes."

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, January 7, 7:25 PM
¿Cómo Fox " The Martian VR " se convirtió Experimento VR más ambiciosos de Hollywood
AUMENTARV's curator insight, January 8, 11:58 AM

Esta película es un claro ejemplo de lo que podría ser un uso de Realidad Virtual con un traje bien completo. 

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What Hollywood Blockbusters Should and Shouldn't Borrow from the Golden Age of TV

What Hollywood Blockbusters Should and Shouldn't Borrow from the Golden Age of TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Indiewire:  "Never-ending stories, interconnected franchises and cliffhangers are just a few TV traits starting to pop up more and more often in film."

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Pierre-André Fontaine's curator insight, July 30, 2015 11:13 PM

 

Indiewire:  "Never-ending stories, interconnected franchises and cliffhangers are just a few TV traits starting to pop up more and more often in film."

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How Hollywood Is Learning To Tell Stories In Virtual Reality

How Hollywood Is Learning To Tell Stories In Virtual Reality | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Wilson:  "Google, Samsung, and Facebook have all invested in VR. Now they need help selling it to the public. Enter Hollywood."

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Angie Weihs's curator insight, May 29, 2015 11:58 PM

I went to a UCLA conference recently, virtual reality tech seems terribly behind our amazing imagination of how it could be. Jon Landau, Avatar's producer gave us a passionate intro into the next three Avatar movies. Not virtual yet. Amazing to enter James Cameron Avatar world - one day...

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The Oscar-winning experiments that might change the future of film

The Oscar-winning experiments that might change the future of film | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Fred Wagner:  "From risky new formats to digital advances, award-winning films in vogue are using different models – but will they affect the future?"

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Hollywood’s addiction to franchises is reaching new extremes

Hollywood’s addiction to franchises is reaching new extremes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Cecilia Kang:  "Hollywood has always loved banking on big franchises like the “James Bond” movies and “Star Wars.” But the addiction has reached new extremes."

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How fairytales grew up

How fairytales grew up | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Marina Warner:  "With Hollywood spending millions on new versions of age-old characters, from Frozen’s Snow Queen to Cinderella, fairytales are more popular than ever. But, argues Marina Warner, they’ve had to adapt, with lots of dark twists and no more sweet, biddable girls"...

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Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media

Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Josh Rottenberg & Amy Kaufman:  "Since the advent of social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — few of which existed when today's young movie audience was born — the duality of social media has bedeviled academics, artists and everyday people alike, as long-held social norms established in an analog world have rapidly given way to a new age of selfies, likes and status updates."

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Netflix: The Red Menace

Netflix: The Red Menace | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Nicole Laporte:  "Just when Hollywood thought it had Netflix figured out, that "red envelope" company flipped the script, creating a playbook for any business that aspires to upend an industry. It's about to do it again."

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Man of Steel: does Hollywood need saving from superheroes?

Man of Steel: does Hollywood need saving from superheroes? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
What started out as cheap, populist entertainment in comic book form has turned into an endless and insanely expensive parade of sexist, semi-fascist bores, says Joe Queenan
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By the time I got to the end of this article, I couldn't help thinking that superheroes are to boys what the Cinderella archetype is to girls ... fascinating!

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Margie's comment, July 19, 2013 12:00 PM
An amusing but revealing insight!
Angel jacketss's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:12 AM

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How Social Media and Viral Marketing are Saving the Film Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Social Media and Viral Marketing are Saving the Film Industry [INFOGRAPHIC] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Anita Li:  "An infographic reveals how the film industry is using social media and viral marketing to compensate for declining ticket sales."

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Another great infographic.

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Justin Nalepa's curator insight, December 20, 2012 4:32 PM

In applying this to documentary filmmaking, I think the "Varied Monetization" section to be particularly interesting. As most documentary films don't have a very long or wide release in theatres, exploring other venues for splitting up the rights to your project may prove to be a more successful and lucrative option for most independent filmmakers. 

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:38 AM

Awesome infographic to show how the declining film industry is fighting back!

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 24, 2012 4:23 AM

Gr8 Infographics on how Documentary films are using Technology

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Life of Pi could be the 3D phenomenon the Oscars have been waiting for

Life of Pi could be the 3D phenomenon the Oscars have been waiting for | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Tom Shone: The critics may not know it yet, but Ang Lee's latest film has everything the Academy could want in a best picture winner...
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What next for the global blockbuster?

What next for the global blockbuster? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Phil Hoad: "They're crammed with CGI and made to appeal to as many markets as possible and exploit every franchise option. But what does the future hold for the global super-movie?"

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The Year Of The Meta-Blockbuster

The Year Of The Meta-Blockbuster | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Wilson:  "Hollywood invented a new kind of blockbuster this year. Its vanguards? Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World."

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Soraia Ferreira's curator insight, March 1, 11:22 AM


Mark Wilson:  "Hollywood invented a new kind of blockbuster this year. Its vanguards? Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World."

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Know Your Audience: How Studios Failed at the First Rule of Storytelling in 2015

Know Your Audience: How Studios Failed at the First Rule of Storytelling in 2015 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Alisha Grauso:  "Hollywood studios failed big in 2015 because they didn't follow a defining principle of storytelling: Know Your Audience."

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Nathan Schultz's curator insight, November 25, 2015 9:50 PM

 

An entertaining opinion piece, author Alisha Grauso explains that one of the reasons why so many of the movies that were made in 2015 were box office disasters was because filmmakers did not pay enough attention to what audience members wanted to see.  

 

The Steve Jobs movie, for example.  The fact that the movie was released four years after the man's death, thereby missing the "nostalgia window" in which audiences might have cared enough about Jobs to want to see a movie about him, essentially means that the movie was made without audience interests in mind, which should always be the foremost concern when selling any product.

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Hollywood Blockbusters And The Art Of World Creation

Hollywood Blockbusters And The Art Of World Creation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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David Zax:  "San Andreas director Brad Peyton talks about how a childhood rooted in imaginative play has helped him succeed in film."

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Take Your Film To Where The Audience Already Is

Take Your Film To Where The Audience Already Is | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ted Hope:  "Filmmakers, Hollywood, The Industry, rarely know whom their audience is. We do it so ass-backwards: we make a movie and we think it is so wonderful that people all over the world will come to see it. Wouldn’t it be a hell of a lot easier ifall we did was take our movies where people are already gathered?"

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:36 AM

Ted Hope:  "Filmmakers, Hollywood, The Industry, rarely know whom their audience is. We do it so ass-backwards: we make a movie and we think it is so wonderful that people all over the world will come to see it. Wouldn’t it be a hell of a lot easier ifall we did was take our movies where people are already gathered?"

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Four Pitfalls Hollywood Must Avoid To Keep Up With The Kardashians On Mobile

Four Pitfalls Hollywood Must Avoid To Keep Up With The Kardashians On Mobile | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jameel Khalfan:  "When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, the world was immediately changed forever and the web gave way to apps as the leading way people absorbed content" ...

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What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Paul Tassi:  "In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of quality. Instead, it practically started World War III."

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Virtual Reality Storytelling Is Trending in Hollywood: Felix & Paul Studios Leading the Charge

Virtual Reality Storytelling Is Trending in Hollywood: Felix & Paul Studios Leading the Charge | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jeff Sneider:  "Industry power players James Cameron, Steven Soderbergh and Werner Herzog are also among the growing list who are interested in exploring the budding medium"

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The Keys To Kim Kardashian's Krazy Gaming Success

The Keys To Kim Kardashian's Krazy Gaming Success | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it



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Jeff Beer: "Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo De Masi talks about the Kardashian mobile blockbuster, Kim's kontribution, and why Hollywood should play more games."


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Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe'

Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Borys Kit:  "Marvel's success with "The Avengers" prompts five studios to develop interlocking superhero movies, from Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" sequel to Sony's "Spider-Man" expansion plan."

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How Big Data Is Rewriting Hollywood Scripts

How Big Data Is Rewriting Hollywood Scripts | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson:  "Ever wonder why all movies seem to look the same? Yeah, there’s a reason."

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The death of creativity or the path to box office gold?  You decide.

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Apsita's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:34 PM

C'est quoi ce film déjà?

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:03 AM

Wait, I resemble that remark....

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For Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, the Real Horror Is Hollywood

For Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, the Real Horror Is Hollywood | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy:  "Mike Mignola is a major star in the comic book world thanks to the success of his unlikely hero Hellboy, a denizen of the underworld who fights for the side of good. The comic book’s current storyline features Hellboy battling his way through the trackless wastes of hell itself. But for Mignola, contemplating the fate of the damned comes as a welcome relief from the madness of Tinseltown."

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6 Tips For Hiring Star Talent From A Top Hollywood Casting Director

6 Tips For Hiring Star Talent From A Top Hollywood Casting Director | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mina Hochberg:  "A film’s success depends on perfect casting just as much as a company’s success depends on hiring the right talent. No one understands this better in Hollywood than casting directors" ...

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