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Hobbit Week: A Conversation with Hobbit Screenwriter Philippa Boyens

Hobbit Week: A Conversation with Hobbit Screenwriter Philippa Boyens | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
If you have quibbles or major beefs about how The Hobbit was adapted for Peter Jackson's movie trilogy, Philippa Boyens has answers.
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Some interesting observations on the art of adaptation when your source material is not very film friendly.  As you may expect, it's all about the story.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 12, 2012 2:45 AM

Valuable insights from the amazingly talented screenwriter Philippa Boyens.

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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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White River Indie Festival Keeps Dual Focus on Film and 'Transmedia'

White River Indie Festival Keeps Dual Focus on Film and 'Transmedia' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ethan de Seife:  "The White River Indie Festival is celebrating its 10th year in White River Junction with a longer duration, expanded scope and focus on "transmedia" artworks."

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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, 3:56 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. 
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Jason Silva's bubbling, boiling contagious and enthusiastic deliberations are themselves, charged with energy and inspiring stories.

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The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Lance Ulanoff:  'What we see today in VR is still very much an extension of the gaming community. “It reminds me a bit about how new media always start out mimicking old media,” [Jaron] Lanier said. The first moving pictures looked like stage plays."'

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Tapping Into the Emotional Side of Video Games: Developing Hope, Healing and Love

Tapping Into the Emotional Side of Video Games: Developing Hope, Healing and Love | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Chelsea Stark:  "Journey creator and thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen talks about how video games need to appeal to a broader range of emotions to succeed."

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High Valyrian, anyone? What the 'Game of Thrones' conlangs tell us about language and world-building

High Valyrian, anyone? What the 'Game of Thrones' conlangs tell us about language and world-building | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Frank Rose:  "Behind the savage bloodshed, naked power lust, and epic betrayals that make HBO's Game of Thrones so enthralling to watch are the languages created for the show."

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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, 4:45 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, 5:19 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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Audience steps up in next generation of TV storytelling [#Transmedia]

Audience steps up in next generation of TV storytelling [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Michael Idato:  "As writers and producers exploit technology to find different ways to bring characters and stories to life, audience expectation is re-writing the rules of engagement. The net effect for the TV industry is a drastic shift in the way stories are told" ...

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Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, April 12, 6:10 AM

"The audience want a director for the show, they don't want to direct the show," producer Charlie Aspinwall says. "But having access to the director, being able to talk to them, is exciting, demystifying and engaging."

 

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/audience-steps-up-in-next-generation-of-tv-storytelling-20140411-36hba.html#ixzz2yfYX7eeT

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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, 6:19 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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Lego Crowdsources Its Way to New Toys

Lego Crowdsources Its Way to New Toys | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Pamela Rutledge
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Katarina Gustafsson "Brent Waller spent his childhood crafting plastic brick versions of characters from television shows and movies such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman. Now 35, the Australian Lego fan has gotten so good at playing with the toys that the company soon will start selling one of his designs."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 5, 6:48 PM

I talk about the shifting psychology in individuals and groups  due to social technologies all the time, but here is evidence of one company who gets it that made me smile - Lego crowdsourcing designs.  Who doesn't love Legos? From Mads Nipper, chief marketing office at Lego: “Both children and adults these days are used to being, and expect to be, more involved.”  

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Expanding Learning Opportunities with Transmedia Practices

Expanding Learning Opportunities with Transmedia Practices | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Laura Fleming:  'The Journal of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) published a long article by me in 2013 entitled “Expanding Learning Opportunities with Transmedia Practices: Inanimate Alice as an Exemplar”. I have decided to convert the article into readable chunks and serialize it here on my blog' ...


Here are the links to Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; and Part 6.

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How an Interdisciplinary Transmedia Project Can Address Mental Illness Stigma

How an Interdisciplinary Transmedia Project Can Address Mental Illness Stigma | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mona Shattell:  "How does one go about an interdisciplinary project spanning art and science? How might this look? we set out to explore how mental health advocacy, video game design, and documentary filmmaking could come together to enhance understanding and fight stigma about mental illness."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 3, 4:07 PM

Eager to learn more about 'For the Records' and it's dynamics--interactivity, audience participation, multiple threads--and where the gaming elements intersect with the other elements.  All the things that create a rich sense of narrative transportation and multi-sensory experience may go a long way to shift perceptions through empathy.

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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool

A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Alissa Walker:  'I also like the simple way Hi talks about itself on its homepage: "A community of writers, journalists, journalers, illustrators, photographers, travelers, poets, and musicians exploring the world, and sharing those explorations through images and text."'

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IBooks Author's curator insight, April 1, 10:45 AM

So is there an approach here to add to your next book?

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Exclusive: Indiegogo Releases Free Handbook for Filmmakers on How to Crowdfund

Exclusive: Indiegogo Releases Free Handbook for Filmmakers on How to Crowdfund | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Paula Bernstein:  "Indiegogo has released the Indiegogo Film Handbook which provides tips for filmmakers on how to crowdfund their next project."

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Multimedia, Crossmedia, Transmedia… What’s in a name?

Multimedia, Crossmedia, Transmedia… What’s in a name? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Kevin Moloney:  "I’ve written elsewhere that we’re living through a Cambrian Explosion in the ecology of media. [...]  And with this explosion has come a diversity of terms to describe new creations and new arrangements. Multimedia? Crossmedia? Transmedia? What is the difference? I get that question a lot, and it’s a good one."

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Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, April 23, 3:35 AM

Interesting question - More interesting is to study what happens to culture and artistic work when it meets new  media.

I work with the traditional art of storytelling, and study what happens when it´s performed in new digital media.

Follow my work at www.digitalstoryteller.dk/english

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, April 23, 4:01 AM

Giusto per fare un po' il punto... Soprattutto in Italia, a prescindere dall'etichetta, mi piacerebbe vedere buoni esempi.

Ángeles Mirón Martín's curator insight, April 23, 8:36 AM

Evolution....

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Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories

Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Parkin:  "Everyone knows they are the best place to shoot up zombies, but can video games ever overtake cinema and literature for storytelling?"

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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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Why Marvel's 14-Year Movie Plan Should Cause Concern For Warner Bros. [#Transmedia]

Why Marvel's 14-Year Movie Plan Should Cause Concern For Warner Bros. [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jeff Gomez:  "More than another action-packed superhero romp, “Winter Soldier” serves as a primer in successfully structuring and steering a sprawling franchise, and stands as a warning to rival Warner Bros. and its DC superheroes that old school one-off tent pole development is becoming a thing of the past."

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Why Do People Lose Their Minds Over Television Series Finales?

Why Do People Lose Their Minds Over Television Series Finales? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Joel Keller:  "There are several reasons why writing the finale to a long-running and/or critically-acclaimed series is full of landmines that all but a few writers have managed to avoid setting off."

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BUILDING A TV STORYWORLD IN 8 STEPS [#Transmedia]

BUILDING A TV STORYWORLD IN 8 STEPS [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Andy Bryant:  "The concept of transmedia storytelling has been with us for around ten years, but what’s significant is that it’s no longer just production teams who are creating these stories.  TV marketers and creatives are getting in on the act" ...

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Transmedia Shows Are Winning the Internet

Transmedia Shows Are Winning the Internet | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Fruzsina Eördögh:  "Bernie Su's interactive storytelling is winning Emmys and raking in revenue, thanks to its die-hard fangirls."

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Stride & Prejudice iOS game reached #7 in Education; Sold 2,500 copies in 3 months (Post-Mortem)

Stride & Prejudice iOS game reached #7 in Education; Sold 2,500 copies in 3 months (Post-Mortem) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Dr. Carla Fisher takes a look back on the good and the bad things about launching an independent game in the iOS ecosystem."

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Why 'Frozen' Became The Biggest Animated Movie Of All Time

Why 'Frozen' Became The Biggest Animated Movie Of All Time | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jeff Gomez:  "The film’s astonishing success has come as a surprise to most, but on closer examination, we can discern at least five standout ingredients to Frozen’s alchemy."

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Vivalist's curator insight, April 6, 6:24 AM

did not see it but hear about it so much about it on a daily basis with my daughter that I pretty much know it all :)

Lisa Durff's curator insight, April 6, 8:41 AM

Nik loves this movie and all the songs in it!

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Evolution of Storytelling

Evolution of Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose), Mervi Rauhala, Hans Heesterbeek
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The evolution of storytelling from iversity.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 5, 8:11 AM

Good story told on this infographic. For those leaders who know that nothing beats telling a good story :)

Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

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What The Budweiser "Puppy Love" Super Bowl ad Teaches About Video Storytelling

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"The Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins uses a hugely popular 2014 Super Bowl commercial to show how journalists can learn about story structure, character development, story focus and video and audio basics."

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Precinct 13 – Episode 2. A Behind the Scenes look at a live Transmedia project

Precinct 13 – Episode 2. A Behind the Scenes look at a live Transmedia project | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Nathan Anderson:  "Following the release of Precinct 13, Episode 2 early this month, I wanted to take the opportunity to give some insights into how the project was produced, how it evolved from Ep 1 and the various challenges and highlights along the way."

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