At a time when cinema was about documenting actualities, magician and pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès extended the medium in incredibly novel ways to conjure impossible realities and define bold new conventions for film.
Google Maps has delivered a Hobbit howler with its quirky direction advice for curious Lord of the Rings fans.
[And, the same could be said about transmedia storytelling ... one does not simply "walk into" Transmedia Storytelling. Note: This article isn't actually about transmedia storytelling but is worth a read ... both for its humour and as an example of how good storytelling can fire the "transmedia imagination" in others.]
Santa already is piling up big numbers on social networking sites this season, so the volunteer Santa-trackers at NORAD are bracing for tens of thousands of calls and emails when their operations center goes live on Christmas Eve.
Transmedia is rapidly becoming a more well-known term, and has been THE buzz word for new films, games, TV shows and web series for awhile now, but do you know what it is? And if you do, do you have a transmedia component to your film?
In a whimsical attempt to eradicate the narrative debate from the game design process, this talk tries, through theory and the speaker's own work, to define an ethic of development, an “affectionate anarchism” leading back to the original source driving creation on any support: poesis.
"From the critics through to the studios all the way through to the DPs, we’ve won a big battle with Hugo," said Pace. "At a time when there’s been a lot of discussion about the 3D medium and is it good enough and does it enhance the storytelling, Hugo has paid off...
Comedian Louis CK has proved a point: People are willing to pay a reasonable amount of money for DRM-free content from a performer they love, even though it would be trivial for them to pirate the same content for free...
There's been an awful lot of talk recently about the future of the book as a physical artifact, but as that discussion loops and echoes around publishing industry boardrooms, a subtle revolution is quietly occurring as the concept of the story itself shifts...
What would JRR Tolkien, creator of Middle-earth, halflings, Istari and ringwraiths, have thought of the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of Peter Jackson's long-awaited return to the Lord of the Rings universe?...
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