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Tony Wang: "Broadcasters are not the ones to choose whether to have social TV. It happens whether they like it or not. But they have a choice about how to harness that social TV energy"
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Newsweek talks to the creators of today’s most addictive shows about what they’re doing to make sure we just can’t stop.
Wow! I couldn't stop reading this article ... the science of storytelling and why it's currently the "Age of the Hyperserial."
Das Phänomen des "Binge-watching"s (Komakucken?!) und "Hyperserien"
“I’ve always said that I don’t see my show as serialized so much as hyperserialized,” explains Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC’s Breaking Bad. “That is something that, honestly, I wouldn’t have been allowed to do 10 or 15 years ago.”
Während Serien wie Sopranos, The Wire oder Deadwood zuerst ihre Charaktere entwickelten und die Handlung erst an zweiter Stelle kam, entwerfen heutige "Hyperserien" Tableaus, die von einer zentralen Frage vorwärts getrieben werden - und noch größeres Suchtpotenzial haben:
"And that’s ultimately the biggest difference between the Hyperserials and the legendary shows that spawned them: a purer, more intense focus on one linear, series-long plotline. Hyperserials tend to do away with recaps, teasers, and exposition of any kind. They make even less sense when viewed out of order"
IN A certain sense, all television is addictive. This should be pretty obvious, given that Americans watch more than five hours a day, on average. At that rate, a person who lives to the age of 80 will spend 21 percent of his or her adult life—the equivalent of 4,175 days, or nearly 13 years—in front of the tube.
Machinimatographers can take some tips from this thought-piece on how we consume television serials.
Every medium stimulates and meets the sensibility of an audience as well as, impacting its orientation, political and otherwise.
At a guess, I'd say we all new the answer to the question ... but here's the how & the why ....
Also find our study on digital cinema at http://www.digitalcinema.ca
Mark Wilson: "Ever wonder why all movies seem to look the same? Yeah, there’s a reason."
The death of creativity or the path to box office gold? You decide.
Literary analysis becomes a big business. :-)
Also see our digital cnema study at http://www.digitalcinema.ca
C'est quoi ce film déjà?
Fiona Milburn: "As a creative practitioner, you're probably familiar with twitter as a key social media platform for marketing your projects to today’s internet-savvy audiences.But did you know it’s also a great storytelling tool?"
My latest blog post for Transmedia NZ and The Big Idea takes a look at twitter as a storytelling tool. Please feel free to share some of your favourite twitter storytellers in the comments section below.
Creative uses of Twitter - A storytelling tool
Educators using twitter with students? Ya think?
If you like Twitter and storytelling, read this!
Brian Anthony Hernandez: "Tribeca Film Festival challenged people to use Twitter's Vine app to create six-second films — with a "beginning, middle and end." Here are the winners."
You might also like to check out: 4 storytelling tips for making 6-second short films with Vine from the folks behind 5secondfilms.com
More about Vine! I'm too afraid of being on camera to want to get one, but here's some really good ones.
Graeme McMillan: "Throughout his existence, Superman has changed to match the times, for better and worse. Here's a quick guide to the many faces of the Man of Steel."
A fascinating look at character development, not over the course of a single story, but over the course of numerous decades.
Some love him, some hate him, everybody know him -
Jennifer Miller: "For years we’ve tuned into Breaking Bad, Homeland, or Dexter and watch really horrendous things happen. Blood splatters as Dexter plunges his knife. Walter White hacks up bodies and cooks meth" ...
A study to confirm what good storytellers intrinsically know ....
Makes for an interesting read
Stuart Kelly: "The differences in format are beginning to change the nature of what we're reading, and how we do it" ...
An interesting look at the future of reading and our relationship with what we read.
David Pescovitz: 'In 1978, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Lawrence Kasdan had early brainstorming sessions around Lucas's outline for "Raiders of the Lost Ark." They recorded the conversations and had the tape transcribed.'
You'll need to set aside some serious time to read these transcripts, but it'll be worth it!
Transcriptions of conversational turn-taking events and meaning making in such a complex exchange would be worth looking into.
After writing Gears of War: Judgment, Tom Bissell talks to Maria Bustillos about the potentialities of video games as literature, as well as its challenges as a storytelling medium.
An in-depth look at video games as "an increasingly sophisticated vehicle for storytelling."
An interesting interview to Tom Bissell about games and storytelling.
Randy Astle: "Tuesday night Facebook hosted a panel discussion about social issue-oriented transmedia at their office in midtown Manhattan" ...
Transmedia for good ....
A very interesting new project of transmedia storytelling
Jeff Gomez: "Oz is one of the most fully realized fictional worlds in literary history, so the prospect of Disney allowing different facets of that world’s many lands and rich history to be explored through the lens of Raimi’s reimagining and across multiple media platforms is fascinating."
Great analysis, as always, from Jeff Gomez.
MIT Open Documentary Lab:: "In the second part in this series, Elaine McMillion talks about her work, mainly focusing on her interactive documentary Hollow, a “hybrid community participatory project and interactive documentary” that uses HTML5 to depict a West Virginia community via video, photography, soundscapes and interactive data."
A look at the world of interactive storytelling, including: tools of the trade; putting a team together; the role of the audience; and finding funding.
Elaine McMillion says "As an interactive storyteller, you need to have an understanding of user experience, design and coding, but most importantly you have to understand what makes a strong narrative."
add your insight...
You need to have an understanding of user experience and narrative.
Mc Million about storytelling: "As an interactive storyteller, you need to have an understanding of user experience, design and coding, but most importantly you have to understand what makes a strong narrative. [...] So while it’s helpful to understand the technology, it’s essential to understand how stories are consumed, generated, shared, repurposed and controlled by online audiences. I think it’s important for an interactive storyteller to give up a level of control and work with your team to discuss the number of ways a story should and could be told. Some stories are best told through video, while others may be more powerful through audio and photos [...]"
Senongo Akpem: "This article talks about 5 concepts of telling multi-screen stories and how we can use them to create exciting, digital experiences."
An interesting article which uses some great transmedia works to illustrate its points.
Also see our digital cinema study at http://www.digitalcinema.ca
Un article interressant avec de belles références sur des travaux transmedias.
Excellent overview with links to some great content.
James Carter: "Go where your audience is and fashion a story you believe will engage them."
A report from the recent StoriesLab Conference.
If the story is simple and authentic it will be received, remembered and acted upon. Get the inside right before you worry about the medium outside. Remember, "the shortest distance between two people is a story" - the right one
Où trouver des lecteurs ? Une vraie question de littéraire finalement !
Nice transmedia examples.
Julia Kaganskiy: "Canada’s unlikely trailblazer responsible for some of the most innovative experiments in interactive storytelling" …
For more on the ground breaking work of Canada's NFB you should read Building Films For the iPad: The National Film Board’s New Tablet-Focused Projects.
The 'Journal of Insomnia' has quite an attraction for me :-) http://insomnia.nfb.ca/#/insomnia
Joe Berkowitz: "Filmmakers like Michael Bay are usually interested only in going bigger--trying to top themselves with set pieces and spectacles that succeed through excess. In the technology space, however, there is a constant race to make things smaller."
This is so cool!
This really is amazing.
Joe Berkowitz: "The band behind hits such as "Yellow" and "Hurts Like Heaven" tries out a new medium with "Mylo Xyloto," a digital comic book based on its last album."
Performance + Comics = Transmedia storytelling
Joe Berkowitz: "An ongoing story fleshed out one barely intelligible tweet at a time, "Crimer Show" is one of the weirdest things happening on Twitter at present."
Ariston Anderson: "As a filmmaker, Loach has adopted a working style not unlike that of the characters seen in his films. Unlike the traditional Hollywood model, he’s not driven by his own race to the top, but rather by a collective spirit, a desire to create harmony on the set and to appreciate his crew for a job well done."
Great advice from a great filmmaker ....
As a big fan of Loach this page is a treasure trove of advice and ideas.
Ken Loach on building up your community of creators!
Myles McNutt: "Today, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries ended its 100-episode run, bringing to a close Hank Green and Bernie Su’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice" ...
An excellent article to read at the conclusion of a fantastic transmedia storytelling experience. What are your thoughts on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries?
If you haven't watched the Lizzie Bennett Diaries yet, and you enjoy discussing novels and/or films, you are missing out. Lots of great psychological analysis in this post.
Ah but when one thing ends, another begins. Check out Hank Green's next Kickstarter project http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pemberleydigital/the-lizzie-bennet-diaries-dvdand-more?ref=live.
"[Caitlin Roper] talks to Neil Gaiman about the BBC radio play adaptation of his novel Neverwhere, currently available for free online, as well as his future projects."
I'm heading over to listen to this right now!
if you haven't heard it, this is what radio was made for
Eddie Rehfeldt: "Breaking News: the search for a better narrative format for the internet is now available. Ben Decker once said “the internet is not just another TV pipe” and this was made apparent at SXSWi in Austin last week."
This article contains a great list of links to narrative content which has been "made for engaged impact" and will be of interest to all digital storytellers.
Create compelling content for multiple devices, immersive web-based experiences from data driven stories (infographics on visual video steroids) to interactive tablet documentaries. Eddie Rehfeldts report from SXSW - "There are mind-bending interactive story approaches available right now."
Apprendre à raconter avec les spécificités du transmédia ...
Josh Spiegel: "Great movie trailers are something of a lost art. While we are overloaded with ads for every new big-budget movie these days, they’re getting more obnoxious, cacophonous, and ruinous" ...
All the more reason to take a transmedia storytelling approach to film marketing :)
teaching about film can be enhanced with the use of trailers. Analyzing the importance off them, the structure of them and the key features is a great way in to film study.
From Casablanca to The Killing – the elements of a great script are essentially the same. John Yorke – reveals how and why the best screenwriting works
How to take basic story structure and turn it into great screenwriting ....
The art and the discipline of screenwriting. A long read but worth it.
The art of screenwriting.