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The Case for a Transmedia Producer on Film-Based Games

The Case for a Transmedia Producer on Film-Based Games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Most who are familiar with making film-based video games would agree that the current process is broken. Although I believe that this system can be fixed, doing so would require fundamental changes to the way that these games have been getting made for the last several decades...

 

[Although working on the premise that the process is "broken", this is still an interesting article for those unfamiliar with the making of film-based video games.]

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Lord of Curation Series: Fiona Milburn

Lord of Curation Series: Fiona Milburn | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Welcome to Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age …

 

Here, you'll not only find articles on the many facets of transmedia storytelling, but also articles exploring the creative and technical achievements of individual platforms.  If you would like to know more about my approach to curating this topic, then please follow the title link to Scoop.it's Lord of Curation Series.  I really enjoy your support and hope you find the articles that I share as interesting and useful as I do. 

 

Thank you Scoop.it for the recognition and acknowledgment, it is very much appreciated.

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Jess McCulloch's comment, January 4, 2013 1:04 AM
thank you for being such a great curator Fiona!
Nicky Moore's comment, February 1, 2013 6:02 PM
Agreed! Such a wonderful resource!
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Transmedia in Miami: Diliana Alexander on FilmGate Interactive

Transmedia in Miami: Diliana Alexander on FilmGate Interactive | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Randy Astle:  "It seems that everywhere you look these days festivals and conferences for new media are springing up, and one of the fastest growing is Miami's FilmGate Interactive, running this year from February 1-8."

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AT&T Will Use Snapchat to Launch Scripted Superhero Series

AT&T Will Use Snapchat to Launch Scripted Superhero Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Brian Steinberg:  "AT&T is moving from “@SummerBreak” to Snapchat. If that sentence makes little sense to you, you must not be from the generation AT&T will seek when it launches “SnapperHero,” a scripted series made just for consumers who are increasingly turning to mobile-based media to gain access to information and entertainment."

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At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution Is Officially Underway

At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution Is Officially Underway | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Angela Watercutter:  "If the offerings at this year's Sundace Film Festival are any indication, VR filmmaking is coming—as soon as these folks figure out how to master it."

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The Crowdfunding Site That Lets You Sell Shares in Your Videogame or Movie

The Crowdfunding Site That Lets You Sell Shares in Your Videogame or Movie | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Klint Finley:  "The world's first publicly traded person and Kanye West's former technical consultant want to help you IPO anything."

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Laughter and lightness - an interview with Christy Dena

Laughter and lightness - an interview with Christy Dena | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "This interview with Christy Dena was done for the publication One Year In Now Media Vol IV. Here it is, complete with embedded presentations of the projects mentioned."


[Image via @ChristyDena]

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The highest YouTube earner of 2014 made nearly $5 million just by opening Disney toy packages

The highest YouTube earner of 2014 made nearly $5 million just by opening Disney toy packages | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Rob Wile:  "An unidentified individual or group responsible for uploading videos that simply show a woman opening Disney toys made an estimated $4.9 million last year, more than any other channel for 2014, according to OpenSlate, a video analytics platform that analyzes ad-supported content on YouTube."

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, January 21, 9:06 PM

mi hija es fan

Greg Clemett's curator insight, January 22, 11:09 AM

Another new job/business... 'unboxing'

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Exploring international interactive storytelling

Exploring international interactive storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "An interview with Ingrid Kopp, the director of digital initiatives at Tribeca."


[Image: Priya's Shakti Trailer]

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, January 19, 2:59 PM

añada su visión ...

Maria Claudia Londoño D.'s curator insight, January 22, 5:28 PM

Motivate the students!

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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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Book Review: Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education

Book Review: Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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James Marshall:  "As the title implies and the author asserts, this is first and foremost a scholarly work that targets the use of transmedia storytelling in higher education. The book delivers on that commitment, and provides much in the way of theory and concept to ignite the reader’s thinking around the topic."

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From Coke to Burberry: Dynamic or Transmedia Storytelling

From Coke to Burberry: Dynamic or Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dr. Pamela Rutledge:  "Are dynamic storytelling and transmedia storytelling the same thing?"

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The psychology of why little kids are completely obsessed with ‘Frozen’

The psychology of why little kids are completely obsessed with ‘Frozen’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Maryam Kia-Keating and Yalda T. Uhls:  "The movie perfectly captures what it's like to be in preschool."

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Maria Claudia Londoño D.'s curator insight, January 22, 5:31 PM

Don´t like the word obsessed  :(

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Nuno Bernardo: Not all your fans are born equal [#Transmedia]

Nuno Bernardo: Not all your fans are born equal [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"When it comes to transmedia projects, there is no magic formula to reach your fans, says beActive's CEO [Nuno Bernado]"

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Exclusive Interview: How Films at Sundance Are Kickstarting Their Way to Better Distribution

Exclusive Interview: How Films at Sundance Are Kickstarting Their Way to Better Distribution | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Oakley Anderson-Moore:  "While it's true that many Sundance films get distribution deals, they aren't always the deals of the filmmaker's dreams. With over a dozen feature films at Sundance this year that raised part of their budget on Kickstarter, is it possible to use that crowdfunding platform as collateral to attract a distributor? Or can you bypass a distributor all together using Kickstarter?"

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transmediale 2015: Vicki Bennett and Citation City

transmediale 2015: Vicki Bennett and Citation City | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Randy Astle:  "Since 1988 transmediale has been one of Europe’s premiere events for showcasing transmedia and technology for art and narrative and nonfiction storytelling. Director Kristoffer Gansing (who spoke with Filmmaker last year) and his team continue to assemble cutting-edge films, installations, performances, workshops, and other events, turning the House of World Cultures in Berlin into a hub for all things new media."

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8 Tips for Turning Your Digital Comics into a Business

8 Tips for Turning Your Digital Comics into a Business | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Todd Allen:  "The business side of the comics business is something that doesn’t get discussed nearly as much as it should and that can cause some stumbling blocks — particularly for creators striking out on their own."

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How storytelling has changed in the digital age

How storytelling has changed in the digital age | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Lance Weiler explores how technology is transforming the art of storytelling."

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Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, January 26, 3:08 PM

'Together storytellers, game developers, makers, creative technologists and experience designers will experiment with new forms and functions of storytelling. '

Vivalist's curator insight, January 26, 4:50 PM

Columbia joins the MIT and Duke University in the search for 21st century storytelling. It is interdisciplinary, that's one thing.

 

There are probably a lot of other academic programs in other universities as well. It's exciting to see interdisciplinary programs such as Duke' GreaterThanGames initiative give birth to awesome projects.

 

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More than just a story: Now filmmakers build a whole new world

More than just a story: Now filmmakers build a whole new world | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ryan Gilmour:  "One of the most compelling developments in modern filmmaking is how evolving technologies influence the ways that artists express themselves" ...

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TMC David Dufresne Fort McMoney Coproduction Interview (Eng Version)

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TMC Resource Kit:  "An interview with David Dufresne, creator and director of Fort McMoney [an award winning interactive documentary]"

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Watch: UK Theater Gives Audiences Unique 'Kingsman' Experience

Watch: UK Theater Gives Audiences Unique 'Kingsman' Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ethan Anderton:  "With movie theater attendance falling last year so much that the box office hit the lowest number seen by the industry in 20 years, surely audiences need something to make their experience a little more memorable and worth the price of admission."

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“Gamerliness” – How Games Can Evolve By Looking Inward

“Gamerliness” – How Games Can Evolve By Looking Inward | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mary Lee Sauder:  "If you’ve ever studied art, you may have heard the term “painterliness,” used to describe works of art that derive meaning from drawing attention to the fact that they are just paint on a canvas or clay molded by human hands."

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Try This Choose Your Own Adventure Built On Twitter

Try This Choose Your Own Adventure Built On Twitter | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Wilson:  "Most of us remember at least one experience reading a Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) paperback, finding ourselves lost in an enchanted castle, flipping to page 45 to sneak past the guards or to page 89 to drink a mysterious green potion. Now, Terence Eden has squeezed that same experience into a hack of Twitter’s account pages."

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Back to School Special: Transmedia, New Media, and Strategic Communication

Back to School Special: Transmedia, New Media, and Strategic Communication | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Henry Jenkins:  "Last time, I shared with you the syllabus for my course on Cultural Studies of Communication. Today, I wanted to share the other class I am teaching this term — a class that explores contemporary forms of branding and PR strategies, for the Masters students in our Strategic Communication Program."

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Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling

Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Kate Abrosimova:  "The craft of storytelling is experiencing a sea-change in its development. Putting a viewer in the event directly with the help of virtual reality technology is what journalists are likely to be doing in the next decade."

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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, January 12, 4:35 PM

If journalists want to raise real awareness of what is going on in the world, they can´t just offer the audience facts and images.  They also have to give possibilities to feel the reality. Nonny de la Peña´s Project Syria is a great example of it.

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, January 13, 1:42 AM

A truly interesting project which could increase sense of empathy and understanding. 

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Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mathew Ingram:  "A description from 19-year-old Andrew Watts provides a fascinating glimpse into how some teenaged users approach different social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat."

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The evolution of gaming, from the console to the cloud

The evolution of gaming, from the console to the cloud | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Eli Epstein:  "From the laboratory to arcades and, later, onto shelves and into the cloud, video games have radically evolved in the past 50 years."

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