Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Rome: The Path of an Album to a Transmedia Property

Rome: The Path of an Album to a Transmedia Property | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Details have been slowly emerging about the Rome transmedia property. Originally a straight forward music album, two music videos (traditional and interactive HTML5) have since been released, and a full-length feature film is now being developed at the Sundance Lab. How did it evolve into a fully orchestrated music transmedia project?

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Indie Game Documentary Shines a Light on Exciting New Breed of Developers

Indie Game Documentary Shines a Light on Exciting New Breed of Developers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
One documentary is using the Internet to tell the story of a new breed of developers who are bringing independent and small-budget games into the spotlight.
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Ten, Eleven, Twelve - 10 games from 2011 that tell you all about 2012

Ten, Eleven, Twelve - 10 games from 2011 that tell you all about 2012 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Download this free PDF for the inside track on toy cars that drive on iPad screens, street games that draw 12,000+ crowds, why Facebook games aren’t on Facebook anymore, and how to build for the post-Flash world...
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Facebook Sees Its First Live Theater Performance

Facebook Sees Its First Live Theater Performance | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theater proved Facebook can be home to a live theater experience, in what it calls Facebook’s first performance.
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Why Tom Hanks Chose Yahoo For 'Electric City' (Updated)

Why Tom Hanks Chose Yahoo For 'Electric City' (Updated) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It appears the Hollywood icon has tired of the industry’s lack of creative flexibility and its limits on storytelling -- not to mention the diminishing profit margins...

 

[I also recommend reading 'What The Burst Of Hollywood A-Listers Will Mean For Online Video' at http://paidcontent.org/article/419-what-the-burst-of-hollywood-a-listers-will-mean-for-online-video-/]

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Curation Coming To Television and Film: Channelisation

Curation Coming To Television and Film: Channelisation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Jon Miller of News Corp may have predicted 2012 will see the "channelisation" of the web, but he really means a renewed focus on curation..."

 

"Channelisation implies that media corporations such as News Corp will be the ones controlling the playlist of content, but 2012 will see the role of such organisations fall back to providing content for others to turn into a wealth of different “channels” where the barrier to entry essentially falls to zero."

 

Key highlights curated from the article:

 

Curation of niche interest: channelisation

"...opening up of video on demand services from all these channels will allow much smaller organisations to provide cross-channel curation.

 

If the channels who provide the content are still showing their ads before, during and after each show, then curators could start channels focusing on more specific interests and smaller niches than a broadcast channel could do – there will be channels dedicated to crime shows, medical shows, shows with appearances from certain actors, and more.

 

A user will just have to think of a single genre or idea that they want to watch in a show, and there will be a “channel” or that."

 

 

The curator
"More interesting than the drive to smaller and smaller niches, which could, at least in part, be algorithmically generated – will be the focus on the curator.

 

If a user trusts the taste of a journalist, presenter, blogger or other figure – they may be more interested to watch the content that user picks than the content programmed for any particular channel.

 

...These curators could add to the content by providing commentary from their own knowledge of the content – offering a place where consumers could find a new love."

 

 

Social Curation
"...Equally, groups of curators could join together to offer more regular programming than the one-off playlists of individuals, basically creating “channels” without any of the budget and monetary constraints of a real channel.

 

They would not have to pay for licensing as the content owners will bundle ads with the in-stream content, and so people will curate out of love and interest rather than having to focus on budgetary constraints."

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

Read the full article here: http://www.techfruit.com/2012/01/12/channelisation-curation/ 

 

(Curated by Robin Good)


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janlgordon's comment, January 12, 2012 4:38 PM
This is great news! I feel like it's Christmas all over again - think of all the possibilities, especiaily the Social Curation where groups of curators get together to offer regular programming. This is my favorite part "so people will curate out of love and interest rather than having to focus on budgetary constraints." My head is spinning, so many ideas flooding my brain, I need to curate my thoughts:-)
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At Moonbot's Louisiana Studio, A Pixar Vet Dreams Up Magical, Interactive Stories

At Moonbot's Louisiana Studio, A Pixar Vet Dreams Up Magical, Interactive Stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
With Moonbot Studios, a children’s animation star remakes the cinematic experience. And that’s just his first trick.
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[This is cool!] Thomas Dolby Announces Time Capsule Tour

[This is cool!] Thomas Dolby Announces Time Capsule Tour | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Fans will be able to walk up and step into the Time Capsule to make their own fully produced and effected digital 30-second video clip. The clips will then be automatically uploaded and viewable on a brand-new YouTube channelalong with the individual user’s own Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Bond Strategy and Influence: Marketing Through The Social Graph

Bond Strategy and Influence: Marketing Through The Social Graph | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Today, the most important question a film marketer can ask is: “Is my movie showing up in people’s social media feeds?”

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Game for Business: The Rise of Branded Social Games

Game for Business: The Rise of Branded Social Games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Once dismissed as fodder for tech geeks, social gaming is being embraced by everyone from your mom on Facebook to brands like Disney and Lady Gaga.
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YSA Indie ARGs: An Interview with Jan Libby [ARG Designer]

YSA Indie ARGs: An Interview with Jan Libby [ARG Designer] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jan Libby's SNOW TOWN I-Fi App (following on from her indie ARG, of the same name, and original story "Legend of the Snow People") is on Kickstarter ... read an interview with her at YSA and check out her kickstarter campaign at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1270960286/snow-town-an-i-fi-app

 

[Note: Image is from kickstarter campaign.]

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iDocs & social change 10 26 2011 digifest edit

iDocs & social change why are interactive documentaries so good in the digital space???
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Media Literacy, Creativity & Transmedia Storytelling For Kids: Got Mobile Strategy?

Media Literacy, Creativity & Transmedia Storytelling For Kids: Got Mobile Strategy? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"There is still an obvious need for a traditional website but the shifting habits of consumption mean you can’t make mobile an afterthought." - Ryan Kim, Gigaom

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Smart TVs: How Do They Work?

Smart TVs: How Do They Work? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Just what exactly is it that makes a Smart TV, well…smart?

 

[You'll want to know ... because their arrival, to living rooms everywhere, is imminent.]

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Transmedia comes alive via tech toys

Transmedia comes alive via tech toys | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Transmedia should be an easy concept to understand: Create a project that can play across multiple platforms. Walking the show floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center, during CES, all of those various screens are on full display..
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The Changing Face of Television

The Changing Face of Television | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

We all know television is changing. Taken together, the following 4 articles give a sense of just how big that change is going to be and, the players who are positioning themselves to take advantage of it:

 

Why Tom Hanks chose Yahoo for 'Electric City' - @scoopit http://bit.ly/x9naMA

 

Smart TV's: The next tech war is in the living room - @scoopit http://bit.ly/vZdscn

 

What's Hot in Digital Entertainment at CES? - @scoopit http://bit.ly/x2tRwN

 

Curation Coming to Television and Film: Channelisation - @scoopit http://bit.ly/w2Fmya

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Smart TVs: The next tech war is in the living room

Smart TVs: The next tech war is in the living room | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Searching for the next frontier of tech? Look no further than your TV.
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What's Hot in Digital Entertainment at CES?

What's Hot in Digital Entertainment at CES? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Christina talked about how hard it is to get one of those fancy, giant TVs into a New York City apartment, why 3D technology may not be there yet, and she offers a special message to Justin Timberlake on his Myspace venture...
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Transmedia Storytelling: Are The Kids Alright?

Transmedia Storytelling: Are The Kids Alright? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Exploring transmedia approaches may open doors to new ways to engage kids whose lives revolve around online communities, games and social networks...
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A Game-Changer for Television? Sesame Street Will Be First Interactive Show

A Game-Changer for Television? Sesame Street Will Be First Interactive Show | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The Kinect technology that was on display at Microsoft’s opening presentation on Monday night, introducing the first truly interactive television show, can be a game-changer for the content industry...
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Transmedia set to get more credit

Transmedia set to get more credit | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It took two years for the Producers Guild of America to approve a transmedia credit. Two years later, it's finally expected to become a fixture on film credits.

 

[More on the original transmedia credit can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/owXXfC]

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Don’t Break the Chain - Jerry Seinfeld's Method for Creative Success

Don’t Break the Chain - Jerry Seinfeld's Method for Creative Success | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Seinfeld explained his method for success: each January, he hangs a large year-at-a-glance calendar on his wall and, for every day he wrote new material, he had the exquisite pleasure that can only come from drawing a big red "X" over that day...

 

[In this day of technology first ... it's surprising how effective a simple red marker can be.]

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Interview with Narrative Designer Stephen Dinehart

Interview with Narrative Designer Stephen Dinehart | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Known as the critically-acclaimed narrative designer of Company of Heroes, founder of The Narrative Design Explorer, and Chief Creative Wizard and Director of NarrWare, Stephen Dinehart is a man who loves stories and is passionate about seeing them told in video games.
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Katerina Cizek: Case Study: HIGHRISE: Out My Window

Emmy-award-winning HIGHRISE: Out My Window explores the state of our rapidly urbanising planet within a 360˚ interactive environment.
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With Kickstarter's Year in Review, Public Shows There's Other Ways They'll Support a Project Beyond an iTunes Download

With Kickstarter's Year in Review, Public Shows There's Other Ways They'll Support a Project Beyond an iTunes Download | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
If you haven't already stopped by Kickstarter's Year in Review page on their website, it's high time you did so. The company's strategy for presenting their data and their projects in interesting ways (exhibit A, B, C) is unrivaled and on full display on this page...
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