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The first keynote at AoIR 2011 is by Mike Monello (who was also the producer of the Blair Witch Project). He begins by noting the importance of team collaboration ...
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"There are two ways to get good at something. You can study it and do it, or you can do it and do it. What am I talking about? In this ‘case’, learning how to create a piece of crime fiction (a crime scene investigation) by exploring crime scenes. Virtually, that is"...
This is a great educational resource for "kids" of all ages ... and it's fun! Give it a go!
You aren’t famous until someone’s mama knows who you are – Chris Rock
Being successful on YouTube requires talent, luck and persistence. But as The Social Life shows, simply trying to create a hit is its own reward.
Powerful, emotive and starkly original, Publicis Mojo‘s latest multi-platform campaign for Greenpeace is a simple yet stunning piece of PR, incorporating everything from pop-up art galleries to support from Radiohead...
He was cerainly one of the most talked-about marketing things of the year, but now, in typically dramatic fashion—and with a smart digital tie-in to the boardgame Cluedo—Rico has been killed off...
The theme of this edition is digital storytelling. The papers in this edition are a pertinent reminder that communication and expression – of idea, experience, mood – is at the heart of human interaction with digital worlds, and each thing communicated is a facet of a larger narrative.
[Image is from the paper "UpStage: An Online Tool for Real-Time Storytelling".]
If the publishing industry seems like just another traditional media dinosaur – waiting, like the music world before it, for the guillotine to fall – well, it's easy to banish the thought in Frankfurt in October.
Whether it’s offering new ideas, suggesting improvements, or simply offering a pat on the back – Kiwis will tell it like it is – which is exactly the kind of audience we are looking for as part of our initial launch...
TVNZ and Tequila\ go grandstanding with RWC-themed social TV innovation :: StopPress :: Breaking news from New Zealand Marketing magazine...
Congratulations to ‘Civilian Alliance’ (Nina Wells, Aasta Otnes and Ruth Barton), winners of the Project CONNECT Documentary Challenge.
Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms for communicating ideas and one of the great adapters to evolving mediums.
“Theatrically, we have broken the fourth wall, introducing the perception of two-way conversations with our animated characters,” McKegg said.
With the high profile backing of Ant Timpson and Hugh Sundae, the audience reach of NZ Herald and the enthusiasm kiwis have for DIY filmmaking, this project might just take off.
Street artist, Otis Frizzell, has captured a moment from four true NZ Police stories and stencilled each one on a wall near the site where events unfolded.
"Set for release this winter, the documentary film Us and the Game Industry promises to explore the motivations of indie developers like thatgamecompany. Filmmaker Stephanie Beth tells us what she learned from a new era of rebellious entertainment"...
This article makes a great companion piece to yesterday's Bang, bang, you're dead: how Grand Theft Auto stole Hollywood's thunder. Taken together, the articles provide an interesting look at the diversity of content & companies within today's gaming industry.
I also like the glimpse we get of the New Zealand filmmaker, Stephanie Beth, who made Us and the Game Industry because she "wanted another big project," "wanted to spend [her] sixties productively".
While its business may not be in the billions like the main industry, there is still a lot of room for profit in joining the indie-game revolution.
I have made previous mention of my notion that what has been one very cohesive trade book industry would “trifurcate”: break into at least three distinct businesses...
Within 10 years “the unadorned world will be history”, and our reality will have become a mix of the real and digital. ~ Michael Liebhold, Institute for the Future
After selling her house to travel to North East India and film Roots on the Move, Serena Stevenson has turned to crowdfunding to distribute the documentary and create a ‘transmedia campaign’.Serena shares her journey to make and fund the film and ...
[An example of the passion often exhibited by Transmedia for Good advocates.]
A look at Digital Storytelling in New Zealand
The line between television and real life is going to become pretty blurry with the arrival of new digital series Auckland Daze ...
Be a part of a conversation in the form of a multimedia film that transends borders through creativity and music.
Kiwi musicians are begging fans to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to qualify for $10,000 grants.
In Vodafone NZ's implementation - claimed to be "the first large scale augmented reality implementation of its kind in New Zealand" - staff in its retail stores have been issued with T-shirts bearing music-related graphics that are recognised by Android and iPhone apps that have been made available for download. When the app is installed in a phone and its camera pointed at the person wearing the T-shirt, the T-shirt's image appears on the screen of the phone, animated and with accompanying music. Vodafone developed the app in conjunction with Smudge Apps in Christchurch.
There’s only one thing better than playing games…and that’s inadvertently helping others whilst playing games. Yes, it can be done. Raise The Village shows us how.
Entertainment company Lion Rock Ventures has hooked up with a Malaysian production company to push New Zealand's iconic Buzzy Bee on to global TV screens.
Get your sneak preview of the upcoming film “Two Little Boys” here! 16 ‘webisodes’ being released from September 5th follow the experiences of four of the SIT student interns on set. [An interesting use of webisodes]