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.
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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."
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."
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."
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."
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?"
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."