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Creative Code [innovating story-driven technology]

Creative Code [innovating story-driven technology] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Lance Weiler:  "Developing an understanding of code is a valuable skill. In fact its now a 21st century storytelling reality. While it’s not critical for you to rush off and learn how to code, it wouldn’t hurt to become more familiar with the terminology, process and realities of producing digital / interactive projects."

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This post contains a great list of resources for transmedia practitioners.

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Angela Antle's curator insight, January 9, 2013 5:42 AM

This post contains a great list of resources for transmedia practitioners. And a link to Lance Weiler's Text of Light website....enjoy!

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:34 PM

21st century storytelling is all about creative use of technology and publishing in multiple mediums with seamless navigation and using the power of each medium effectively!

Parker Donat's curator insight, January 22, 2013 5:45 PM

Lance Weiler describes the blend of story and technology and how to get started in transmedia. Great story stuff! 

Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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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 3, 2013 10:04 PM
thank you for being such a great curator Fiona!
Nicky Moore's comment, February 1, 2013 3:02 PM
Agreed! Such a wonderful resource!
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What's the Future of Storytelling? 'Unknown Spring' Provides Some Answers

What's the Future of Storytelling? 'Unknown Spring' Provides Some Answers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Paula Bernstein:  "In March 2011 Jake Price, a freelance producer for the BBC, journeyed to Tohoku, Japan to document the devastation left in the wake of the Pacific tsunami. The result of his trip is evident in his powerful and beautiful immersive web documentary, "Unknown Spring," which was awarded the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards."

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David Collet's curator insight, September 28, 8:41 PM

I like this piece because it pulls together a number of areas that interest me.

 

First, this is someone doing something without a big budget and receiving international acclaim. That someone is young. It is relevant to the environment. And it includes my thoughts on new opportunities for youth for employment alternatives.

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It's Not Film. It's Not TV. It's Convergence. Here's What It's All About

It's Not Film. It's Not TV. It's Convergence. Here's What It's All About | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Paula Bernstein:  "A new wave of creators is blurring the lines of storytelling to span multiple platforms. Here, a handful of those creators from this year's New York Film Festival Convergence program explain what convergence means to them."

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Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, September 27, 3:00 AM

Very interesting Article - I don´t understand fully I think - but i´m insopired to continue my own digital storytelling experiment at www.digitalstorytelle.dk

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 27, 8:28 AM

Whether you call it immersive storytelling, interactive filmmaking, transmedia or another term, what it all boils down to is new ways of connecting to audiences. Innovative, non-linear and new forms of storytelling.

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What’s In a Website? Designing The Look and Feel of Your Film’s Site

What’s In a Website? Designing The Look and Feel of Your Film’s Site | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Eric Hynes:  "In 2014, most every filmmaker knows that it’s important to build a website for your project. But how many of us know enough about programming or design to create a site that serves as a fitting representation of the project, let alone one that functions as a tool for both marketing and audience building?"

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'Let’s Take a #Selfie,' Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights

'Let’s Take a #Selfie,' Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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ANDERSON J. DUFF, WOLF, GREENFIELD & SACKS, PC:  "A recent monkey “selfie” took the media by storm, wowing the web and going viral on every major news site from the BBC to The Huffington Post. Circles of internet whisperers across the globe debated whether the photo’s copyright belonged to British wildlife photographer David J. Slater or, in fact, a crested black macaque who happened to snap the photo."

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Filmmakers Look to Virtual Reality and Oculus as the Future of Storytelling

Filmmakers Look to Virtual Reality and Oculus as the Future of Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Bryan Bishop:  "Virtual reality company Oculus has been building momentum since it launched the Kickstarter campaign for its Oculus Rift headset two years ago. At its developer conference Saturday, it launched its latest prototype — while filmmakers made a convincing argument that VR is the dawn of a completely new form of visual storytelling."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, September 21, 4:46 PM

Recent prototype headsets offer great promise for narrative experience but can they also support the social side of entertainment?  Most entertainment--from gaming to films--is a shared experience physically as well as across social media.

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Transmedia storytelling with apps could expand but also exploit children's stories

Transmedia storytelling with apps could expand but also exploit children's stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Natalia Kucirkova:  "Transmedia may become a sound business model in addition to a noble cause, but it needs to place the child at the centre, follow the general principles of good transmedia storytelling and not fall into being just a marketing tool."

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 19, 4:40 AM

Why we need to put children at the center of these efforts.

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"I" Is For Innovation: Sesame Street's Secrets For Staying Relevant

"I" Is For Innovation: Sesame Street's Secrets For Staying Relevant | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Elizabeth Segran:  "For generations of viewers, Sesame Street is a portal to a simpler, more innocent time in their lives. This creates something of a quandary for the show’s producers: how do you keep evolving a show so it doesn’t get stale without offending its devoted fans?"

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David Collet's curator insight, September 17, 4:19 PM

This one I have to rescoop. I am too old to have benefited from Sesame Street but that doesn't my life was not affected by it. This is technology used at its best and most effective. The message delivered has always been universal. And it has remained true to its original format. There is no mention of the creator of the series in this piece and I think that is a mistake. Sesame Street was done by a creative genius on a par with Steve Jobs.

 

 

There are lessons in this success for young entrepreneurs if only you look.

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'Who Is Dayani Cristal?': Offering Resources for the Movement

'Who Is Dayani Cristal?': Offering Resources for the Movement | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Lina Srivastava:  "Who is Dayani Cristal?, is an intimate examination of the journey of one migrant who perished in the Arizona desert, far from his native Honduras, with no real identification but a name tattooed over his heart" ...


Transmedia Producer, Lina Srivastava, shares the social impact tools that accompany Who Is Dayani Cristal?

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blaucloud's curator insight, September 19, 6:42 PM

great example of  integration of resources

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Finding The Lighter Side Of Sherlock Holmes

Finding The Lighter Side Of Sherlock Holmes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Nicole Laporte:  "Emmy-winning writer Steven Moffat talks about reimagining one of the world's most iconic characters for a modern, and less stuffy, era."

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Kevin Spacey: An Interview on the Shifts in Storytelling

Kevin Spacey: An Interview on the Shifts in Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Kevin Spacey spoke with Skyword's Ted Karczewski about the changes in storytelling and what he's learned from the House of Cards experience."

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Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, September 10, 11:29 PM

"There are two things that have been happening over the last few decades in my opinion. First, there have been unbelievable, remarkable, pioneering advances in technology and, second, an equal amount of evolution in creativity. These two shifts are meeting at an intersection."

Sameed Ahmad's curator insight, September 11, 8:42 AM

Good idea!
http://www.real-origami.blogspot.com

Sónia Laima's curator insight, September 16, 4:11 AM

O que mudou e o que nunca ,muda em storytelling

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Snow-blind: The challenge of voice and vision in multi-media storytelling

Snow-blind: The challenge of voice and vision in multi-media storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Roy Peter Clark:  '“Snow Fall” is many good things, but great storytelling is not one of them. I will argue that the innovative visual elements that brought it fame detract from the power of the narrative.'

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Modern Authors Delve Into Digital and Visual Storytelling

Modern Authors Delve Into Digital and Visual Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Stephanie Walden:  "A look at how authors are using social media and visuals to connect with fans, build online communities and rethink the creative process."

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, September 7, 9:25 PM

Today's children's and young adult writers must embrace these changes in order to survive!

Josi Sierra's curator insight, September 9, 12:25 AM

Storytelling digital y visual ;-)

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Sandra Lehner: Why Viners are the new video stars

Sandra Lehner: Why Viners are the new video stars | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"The stars of Vine, Twitter's 6-second video platform, are now making up to six figures per film, says The Project Factory's Sandra Lehner"

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Transmedia, Hybrid Projects Dominate Cartoon Forum

Transmedia, Hybrid Projects Dominate Cartoon Forum | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Emilio Mayorga:  "European industryites have taken note of digital platforms’s interest in TV animation, ramping up the number of projects with a transmedia approach. “Almost every project presented at Cartoon Forum had a transmedia concept,” noted Vandeweyer."

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Microsoft Minecraft Purchase Is About Social Media, Not Gaming

Microsoft Minecraft Purchase Is About Social Media, Not Gaming | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jonathan Salem Baskin:  "Definitions and labels get confused when we describe technologies that enable social experience, and it’s particularly evident in the way we’re talking about Microsoft’s $2.5 billion purchase of Minecraft."

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Vāc Communications's curator insight, September 25, 8:07 PM

A friends kid called the end to Minecraft as he knows and loves it. Even a 9 year old notes that this was a social media grab, not a gaming or graphics anything.

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Why blockbusters are not the wave of the future

Why blockbusters are not the wave of the future | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Frank Rose:  "Summer is now officially over, and for Hollywood the results were not good. No, the industry didn't suffer a repeat of the string of debacles that hit last year, when one mega-budget picture after an­other—White House Down, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, Turbo, R.I.P.D.—unceremoniously tanked. In fact, the news was actually worse."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 24, 4:25 AM

Summer is now officially over, and for Hollywood the results were not good. No, the industry didn't suffer a repeat of the string of debacles that hit last year, when one mega-budget picture after an­other—White House DownThe Lone RangerPacific RimTurboR.I.P.D.—unceremoniously tanked. In fact, the news was actually worse. 

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Handbook of Digital Storytelling

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Digital Commonwealth Handbook:  "This digital storytelling handbook has been produced as part of the Digital Commonwealth Project, and covers blogging, audio, video and social media introductory skills.

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Roland J. Mueller's curator insight, September 22, 11:35 PM

must read, fellow transmedia storytellers.

Alexander Kluge's curator insight, September 26, 12:13 AM

"This digital storytelling handbook has been 

produced as part of the Digital
Commonwealth project, and covers blogging,
audio, video and social media introductory
skills." — as quoted from inside the book.

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The Art Of "Defictionalization": Turning Fake Movie And TV Products Into A Real Business

The Art Of "Defictionalization": Turning Fake Movie And TV Products Into A Real Business | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jake Rossen:  "How Omni Consumer Products used True Blood and Ghostbusters to create a thriving business selling real versions of fake stuff."

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The iPhone 6's New Camera Could Forever Change Filmmaking

The iPhone 6's New Camera Could Forever Change Filmmaking | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Angela Watercutter:  "Amidst all the hoopla over the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and their motion processors, faster CPUs, and larger screens, people are missing that Apple's latest smartphones are also a high-quality camera that filmmakers—or aspiring ones—can keep in their pockets."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 18, 1:44 AM

Not that they didn’t have that before. iPhones have been used to make shorts and other types of films before—there are even multiple iPhone film festivals—but what the iPhone 6 offers is what Apple’s Phil Schiller called “technology used by high-end DSLRs” 


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James Bishop's curator insight, September 19, 6:31 AM

Affordable filming.

Spencer McCrossen's curator insight, September 19, 11:58 AM

And if you're saving up or have no budget you can always make films with your smartphone 

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Nick Dorra: What can TV learn from Minecraft?

Nick Dorra: What can TV learn from Minecraft? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Nick Dorra:  "Kids love the world-famous user-generated video game. Rovio/Angry Birds' Dorra explains how Minecraft can inspire TV too"

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The web series is dying – and Netflix and Amazon Prime are responsible

The web series is dying – and Netflix and Amazon Prime are responsible | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"James Rawson: The fledgling format, which seemed full of potential only a year ago, is in decline, because it cannot compete with the big guns of online television"

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 14, 1:18 AM

As brand new shows found audiences online, established web series had already proved the viability of the medium as a career launchpad: Broad City, a New York-based comedy about best friends Ilana and Abbi, was picked up by Comedy Central; Children’s Hospital, a kind of nightmarish Scrubs, is now shown on Adult Swim; and Burning Love, a Ben Stiller spoof of The Bachelor, won an Emmy. They all began as online series, in the wild west web, where anything goes.

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, September 14, 2:27 PM

The emergence of Netflix & Amazon Prime over web series argues that the value proposition for consumers is on control first--the  'delivery on demand' rather than the raw, quirkiness of indy productions.  Now the face-off moves to content.  But can high budget productions keep up with demand for content?  Raises the bar for web series, certainly, and eliminates the novelty effect for early adopters, but good content is good content.  I see adaptation not demise.  

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Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Journalism?

Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Journalism? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Beckett Mufson:  "Nonny de la Peña has been called the pioneer of "Immersive Journalism," as she fuses news experiences with virtual reality, literally putting viewers inside the story."

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Transmedia Card Deck

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Robert Pratten:  "We’re delighted to release our Transmedia Card Deck for everyone to print, cut out and use at home! The cards are offspring of the Transmedia Playbook and intended to serve several purposes:

  • show how stories can be told with audience participation
  • develop creative muscles so that it becomes easier to include participation from the beginning."
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Robert Pratten:  "We’re delighted to release our Transmedia Card Deck for everyone to print, cut out and use at home! The cards are offspring of theTransmedia Playbook and intended to serve several purposes:

show how stories can be told with audience participationdevelop creative muscles so that it becomes easier to include participation from the beginning."
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Possibly impossible – the challenging art of looking past what is possible to what is probable

Possibly impossible – the challenging art of looking past what is possible to what is probable | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "Cross media, transmedia, multiplatform storytelling, deep media… the terms are legion and intertwining, as I’m sure most readers of this blog know already" ...

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Nuno Bernardo: The more we give away, the more people will pay

Nuno Bernardo: The more we give away, the more people will pay | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"What is the true value of content? A thought-provoking post from beActive's CEO [Nuno Bernardo]"

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Tim Brook's curator insight, September 8, 1:17 AM
Thought-provoking