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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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How To Create A World: Skyrim's Director On Building A Never-Ending Fantasy

How To Create A World: Skyrim's Director On Building A Never-Ending Fantasy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The fantasy world of Skyrim is notable for its scale and level of realism. Game director Todd Howard explains how his team at Bethesda Game Studios approaches the creation of a world.

 

[Although specifically referencing gaming, this article is great for all transmedia storytellers.]

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Super Why! Transmedia Suite is a Super Celebration!

Super Why! Transmedia Suite is a Super Celebration! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Funded by a Ready To Learn grant awarded to PBS by the Department of Education, Smashing Ideas partnered with long-term clients Out of the Blue and PBS KIDS to develop a SUPER WHY! branded Transmedia Gaming Suite consisting of four activities: two online games, and iPhone app and an Interactive Whiteboard Activity.

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Egmont Publishing focuses £1m marketing push on transmedia ARG

Egmont Publishing focuses £1m marketing push on transmedia ARG | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Egmont is promoting the upcoming Michael Grant book BZRK with a £1m digital marketing campaign focusing on an online and mobile alternate-reality game (ARG).

 

[More on GoBZRK ... is it transmedia storytelling or transmedia marketing?]

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Transmedia audiences are co-creators, not just spectators

Transmedia audiences are co-creators, not just spectators | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The audience of any given television show, be it drama, documentary, reality or game show, can be expected to engage in social media activities before, during and after a broadcast if the content is engaging enough...

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[Sounds Fun!] Royal Opera House launches iPhone and iPad game

[Sounds Fun!] Royal Opera House launches iPhone and iPad game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Show Must Go On will see players trying to overcome a host of problems while trying to stage manage their own opera or ballet...

 

[What with gaming, and VFX incorporated into sets ... @scoopit http://bit.ly/vf9Nmz ... Opera is definitely "moving with the times".  It'll be transmedia next!]

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[Transmedia?] Future of Storytelling?

[Transmedia?] Future of Storytelling? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A lot of the talk around transmedia is about how it’s the “future of storytelling”, that this is the direction the entertainment industry is inevitably going, etc. I’ve said it myself, I’m sure.

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Ten Advice [Tips] for Transmedia Storytellers

Ten Advice [Tips] for Transmedia Storytellers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans ports the ten points Chase Jarvis made about creative photography to the field of transmedia, as "they are all pretty crucial points for any creative industry – not least transmedia".

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Glee: the music at the center of a multi-platform story

Glee: the music at the center of a multi-platform story | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Glee is a TV series that was aired for the first time by Fox in 2009: a musical comedy about the life of a group of talented teenagers, looking for celebrity. Using a multi-platform system, punctuated by the intelligent use of storytelling and music, the series draws a committed audience.

 

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Journal: Creative Technologies [Digital Storytelling]

Journal: Creative Technologies [Digital Storytelling] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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".]

 

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Where Journalism Has Gone Before

Where Journalism Has Gone Before | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The outlook for legacy journalism’s one-to-many model has never been so bleak, but pertinent to building a transmedia journalism is not whether this model is better than the many-to-many at certain roles or tasks...

 

[A look at the past, and the "transmedia" future of journalism.]

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Transmedia: Books and Web Series, a Social Love Story

Transmedia: Books and Web Series, a Social Love Story | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
For all of you A.D.D. readers out there that hate looking at pages of black ink without pictures, thank the iPad for bringing pictures back to print...

 

[A look at transmedia trends in publishing.]

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The Lure of Games and the Power of Networks [in Transmedia Storytelling]

The Lure of Games and the Power of Networks [in Transmedia Storytelling] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Games are an integral part of transmedia storytelling, whether covert or user-created as discussed in the last chapter, or as an officially released aspect of the transmedia story...

 

As the public scatters from a few major producers of media content to an ever expanding array of professional- and amateur-produced content, transmedia projects must use those amateur and fan networks to engage a sizable public.

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QR Codes Embedded in Paintings [Cool!]

QR Codes Embedded in Paintings [Cool!] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The idea that you take a piece of the painting with you, that the story continues on beyond your first impressions and exists in both the physical and digital worlds.

 

[This has such amazing transmedia storytelling possibilities.]

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Future of Storytelling Expert Series: Transmedia Best Practices from Filmmaker Sean Hood

Future of Storytelling Expert Series: Transmedia Best Practices from Filmmaker Sean Hood | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Sean is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and instructor at The USC School of Cinematic Arts. He best known for horror films but more recently for action films. Sean has written screenplays for The Haunting in New York (Horror), Conan The Barbarian 3D (Fantasy), Rambo: Last Stand (Action) Blackwell (Thriller), and Subterranean (Sci-Fi).
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Creative [Transmedia] Voice: Laura Fleming

Creative [Transmedia] Voice: Laura Fleming | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"[...] Laura Fleming is the kind of teacher I would have loved in school. She truly understands how education can be improved — and implements it in her own classroom every day, using transmedia storytelling methodology to weave curricula together across subjects and engage her students in ways mere textbooks simply don’t."

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Brian Clark on Transmedia Business Models (Part Five)

Brian Clark on Transmedia Business Models (Part Five) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

[...] transmedia properties (versus mono-modal products) are uniquely suited for business model mash-ups: like companies, they are actually better defined by the combination of business model solves they use.

 

This is the final installment in an ongoing series of posts by transmedia designer and entrepreneur Brian Clark on transmedia business models.

 

[Parts one thru four are @scoopit http://bit.ly/stpVJy http://bit.ly/tovSSJ and http://bit.ly/ucI23n http://bit.ly/sIp0th respectively.

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What is transmedia?

What is transmedia? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In order to pinpoint more precisely what is the definition of transmedia, it is useful to clarify the difference between "transmedia storytelling" and another similar concept: "cross-media"...

 

[If you've read this post, then you should read Christy Dena's response @scoopit http://bit.ly/t61lEd]

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Get Ready To GoBZRK With Writer Michael Grant and Transmedia Expert Alex LeMay

Get Ready To GoBZRK With Writer Michael Grant and Transmedia Expert Alex LeMay | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Want to get in on the ground floor of the latest cross-medium project, GoBZRK? Well… too late, as it's been secretly going on in videos, tweets, and more for weeks now...

 

[An in-depth look at this transmedia "phenomenon".]

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Why TV Still Loves Books

Why TV Still Loves Books | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Whether you’re into Gossip Girl or Boardwalk Empire, chances are one of your favourite TV shows originated on the printed page.

 

[And, books make a great starting point for transmedia works, as they are already rich in story world detail.]

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Brian Clarke on Transmedia Business Models (Part Four)

Brian Clarke on Transmedia Business Models (Part Four) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In the prior installment, we looked at handful of business models that try to work for even small budget projects. This time, we're going to look at models that rely (almost) intrinsically on raising capital.

 

[This is the fourth in a five part series on transmedia business models written by veteran crossplatform and indie media producer Brian Clark. Parts one thru three are @scoopit http://bit.ly/stpVJy  http://bit.ly/tovSSJ and http://bit.ly/ucI23n respectively.]

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A transmedia overview on the music industry

A transmedia overview on the music industry | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Faced with the evolution of uses and new media consumption habits, the music industry has to face similar problems to those seen in the audiovisual industry: unstable audiences, growing competition and pirating ...

 

[A detailed look at how the music industry is using transmedia to move itself forward.]

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Canada: Transmedia Heaven?

Canada: Transmedia Heaven? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Are the streets of Canada paved with gold for transmedia creators?

 

[A look at Canada's funding environment for transmedia works.]

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Transmedia Manifest

Transmedia Manifest | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"There's a Transmedia Manifest going around on Twitter this morning. I won't be signing it."

 

[Andrea Phillips discsses the idea of "best practices" in transmedia.]

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Brian Clark on Transmedia Business Models (Part Three)

Brian Clark on Transmedia Business Models (Part Three) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"In this installment and the next, I want to dive deeper into ten different alternative business models that we know work from other media movements in the hopes that they provide some inspiration to other entrepreneurial storytellers."

 

[This is the third in a five part series on transmedia business models written by veteran crossplatform and indie media producer Brian Clark.  Parts one and two were posted yesterday ... @scoopit http://bit.ly/stpVJy & @scoopit http://bit.ly/tovSSJ respectively.]

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Is the future of storytelling the future for advertising?

Is the future of storytelling the future for advertising? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Digital technology has led to massive changes in how people consume content, information and entertainment...

 

Paddy Adams explores these and other issues at Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum, London 2011.

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