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Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Chopper Rolls to Viral Status Upon Launch

Chopper Rolls to Viral Status Upon Launch | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Chopper was developed to leverage transmedia storytelling tactics to create a new horror franchise from scratch by finding and building our audience across multiple platforms.
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The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary

The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In order to focus on the new genre of the interactive documentary, we must examine the evolution of the Internet and its many possibilities in terms of interactive applications.

 

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Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey: one last story to tell

Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey: one last story to tell | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A new book, Harry Potter: Page to Screen, contains the personal testaments of  the cast and crew involved in the blockbuster films.

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Transmedia - Lessons learned

Transmedia - Lessons learned | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Back in January, I decided I wanted to start a transmedia project, something that I could get out there and start building...

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FX Cashes in on 'Sons of Anarchy' Buzz with T-commerce iPad App

FX Cashes in on 'Sons of Anarchy' Buzz with T-commerce iPad App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
FX may be the first cable network to make tcommerce the focus of a companion app for a TV series, building an app for Apple's iPad that allows fans of hit program Sons of Anarchy to buy jewelry, clothing worn by cast members and other merchandise.
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MTV's 'True Life: Occupy Wall Street' Turns Movement Into Reality Show

MTV's 'True Life: Occupy Wall Street' Turns Movement Into Reality Show | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Though networks typically dispatch embeds during campaign season, MTV took a different approach to the tactic when it dispatched youth into the Occupy Wall Street protests for its show "True Life."...
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Kinect TV And Sesame Street Hack The Next Generation Of TV

Kinect TV And Sesame Street Hack The Next Generation Of TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Downloadable, linear episodes run like a normal television show but give children opportunities to play simple games with familiar characters and don virtual costumes that mold to their bodies and play around with the show's environment.

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Little Monsters, Big Bucks: How Pokémon Keeps On Battling

Little Monsters, Big Bucks: How Pokémon Keeps On Battling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In its various incarnations as a cartoon, Nintendo game and trading cards, the franchise has maintained its popularity. By some measures, it’s bigger than ever...

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Thomas the Tank Engine teams up with Barbie as Mattel buys Hit

Thomas the Tank Engine teams up with Barbie as Mattel buys Hit | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The acquisition will add preschool favourites such as Barney the purple dinosaur, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina to the ranks of the world's largest toymaker.
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[Transmedia] Keeping Your Sanity While Engaging Your Audience

[Transmedia] Keeping Your Sanity While Engaging Your Audience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Transmedia projects have multiple points of entry that follow multiple storylines across several platforms. This kind of attention to detail can be overwhelming to a small team, and let’s face it, most transmedia projects function on micro budgets.

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Transmedia for Social Documentary

Transmedia for Social Documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Transmedia as a buzzword has taken on a life of its own beyond the film world, translating to mobile campaigns, television shows, advertising, and even books.

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Jackson picks up Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Jackson picks up Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Sir Peter Jackson has bought the vintage car made famous in the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and kids throughout New Zealand will soon have the chance to ride in it.

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Revitalizing the Muppets Franchise

Revitalizing the Muppets Franchise | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This month's The Muppets movie tries to reverse decades of brand mismanagement.
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Paul David Wimsett's comment, August 12, 2012 12:23 AM
I don't think Muppet Christmas Carol was a mistake-it's such as a common theme that it could have been done before Disney. Treasure Island and Wizard of Oz less so.
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Authentic Content: Susan Bonds dissects NIN’s Year Zero

Authentic Content: Susan Bonds dissects NIN’s Year Zero | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
“This is the natural evolution of entertainment – going beyond the screens and traditional forms to allow audiences to live and participate in more ways with immersive worlds,” Susan Bonds said simply.
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Warners Pulling ‘Harry Potter’ Out Of Circulation Dec. 29, With $12.1B+

Warners Pulling ‘Harry Potter’ Out Of Circulation Dec. 29, With $12.1B+ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Harry Potter, the #1 motion picture franchise of all time, will soon disappear from shelves, as Warner Bros. stops shipping all Harry Potter theatrical film titles...

 

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Tolkien's Hobbit drawings published to mark 75th anniversary

Tolkien's Hobbit drawings published to mark 75th anniversary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Extensive collection of illustrations and paintings show fantasy author was an accomplished artist...
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How Transmedia Can Lead To Social Change

How Transmedia Can Lead To Social Change | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

…transmedia moves people from Awareness to Engagement — by building a story universe…each project has at its core the use of local voice, in partnership with the platform creators.

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Tintin: Steven Spielberg was the only young American director Hergé admired

Tintin: Steven Spielberg was the only young American director Hergé admired | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Michael Farr, a "Tintinologist" who knew Hergé, said the Tintin-creator "made a point of seeing every film" by Steven Spielberg.
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Toronto: Content Acquires Foreign Territories On ‘Lovely Molly’

Toronto: Content Acquires Foreign Territories On ‘Lovely Molly’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The intention is to employ the same kind of viral marketing that helped turned Blair Witch into such a big hit.

 

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Is Microsoft's Kinect Kids Program Coming Too Late?

Is Microsoft's Kinect Kids Program Coming Too Late? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The introduction of the Kinect For Kids initiative certainly sounds wise, given the company's push in that direction. After all, who can argue with creating family-friendly titles with some of the biggest names in family entertainment?
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Trek Class Blog: The Case For Assimilation

Trek Class Blog: The Case For Assimilation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

“Trek Class” is a course at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies more formally titled “Star Trek and the Information Age.” The course examines episodes of Star Trek series as a method of introducing concepts related to technology, society and leadership in our world...

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#Transmedia in the Mountains: Sundance Launches New Frontier Lab

#Transmedia in the Mountains: Sundance Launches New Frontier Lab | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We created the New Frontier Story Lab to support visionary artists developing projects that will change the way we experience stories in the future.
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Fair Use in a Transmedia World

Fair Use in a Transmedia World | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

... as documentarians increasingly move into a transmedia environment, many are asking what fair use means outside the confines of a film. The lessons learned by documentary filmmakers are in fact transferable.

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How children's books escape the page

How children's books escape the page | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Children's books seem especially apt for adaptation by TV, film and theatre, and some have slipped into the cultural mainstream, say Michael Hann...
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Is Tech Too Damn Distracting?

Is Tech Too Damn Distracting? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I’m a bad man. I simply do not pay attention the way I used to, and it's all because of technology, which constantly distracts me. How about you?
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