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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The 'science' of Santa

The 'science' of Santa | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
What travels at 10 million miles per hour to 900 million destinations – in one night?
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[Transmedia] Fun and games in musical Coronation Street

[Transmedia] Fun and games in musical Coronation Street | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Humour should have its place in Street Of Dreams, a musical about Coronation Street, especially with the return of star characters of old, Bet Lynch and Curly Watts.

 

[Coro goes transmedia with video games & a musical ... who'd've thought?]

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Is 3D the medium of the future?

Is 3D the medium of the future? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
3D is the hottest thing in cinema and television ... and fertile new ground for academic study ...
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Vince Pace Reveals How Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' Is Changing the Future of 3D Filmmaking

Vince Pace Reveals How Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' Is Changing the Future of 3D Filmmaking | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"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...
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Louis CK Earns $1 Million in 12 Days With $5 Video

Louis CK Earns $1 Million in 12 Days With $5 Video | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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...
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Our Top 10 Transmedia Posts of 2011

Our Top 10 Transmedia Posts of 2011 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Transmedia is the new space where visual storytelling exists because:

 

1. Every screen we can imagine (TV, smart phone, tablet, laptop and yes, the lowly desktop computer) is reached by Internet video, audio, text and images.

 

2. Every connected consumer can reach back— through each screen.

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Nuno Bernardo: How to use Transmedia to develop a Comedy project

Nuno Bernardo: How to use Transmedia to develop a Comedy project | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The creator of the recently-launched development & production fund Digital Comedy Lab explains how to use transmedia strategies to develop and market a comedy show

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It’s a book … it’s a screen … wait, it’s transmedia! How storytelling is at the center of it all …

It’s a book … it’s a screen … wait, it’s transmedia! How storytelling is at the center of it all … | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

[A Charlie Brown Christmas] "has been a Christmas tradition every year since on TV and one of the first ‘transmedia’ book apps that I have really fallen in love with..."

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The Memory Glasses: Google's AR-Amped Specs Reveal A Brave, Branded New World

The Memory Glasses: Google's AR-Amped Specs Reveal A Brave, Branded New World | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
So what we're looking at is a genuine piece of Google high-tech goggle trickery that may be getting close to real production levels...
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Tintin app takes users inside the world of Hergé

Tintin app takes users inside the world of Hergé | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The Tintin experience just got even better for fans – HarperCollins Publishers, Weta and Moulinsart have collaborated on an app to let viewers immerse themselves into Hergé's rich fictional world...
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The Art of Immersion on YouTube: IPG's Chad Stoller on Viral Video and Twitter as Branded Entertainment

The Art of Immersion on YouTube: IPG's Chad Stoller on Viral Video and Twitter as Branded Entertainment | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
One thing Chad talks about is how hard it is as an ad guy to compete with the average 14-year-old on YouTube...
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The NeverEnding story? [The Shift to Transmedia Storytelling]

The NeverEnding story? [The Shift to Transmedia Storytelling] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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...
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer lets the darkness bind it

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer lets the darkness bind it | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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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In Superhero-Loving [Transmedia] America, Tintin Has An Uphill Battle To Become The Next Batman

In Superhero-Loving [Transmedia] America, Tintin Has An Uphill Battle To Become The Next Batman | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Can this Old World take on transmedia succeed in the U.S., or is it like asking Americans to put mayonnaise on their frites, when all they want is ketchup on their fries?

 

[An interesting look at the cultural drivers behind transmedia properties.]

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The 'Elf On The Shelf' Christmas Phenomenon

The 'Elf On The Shelf' Christmas Phenomenon | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
ATLANTA — There is one hot item this holiday season that won't be resting under the Christmas tree. It will be on a shelf – watching you.
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4 Reasons 3D Movies Aren't Just a Fad

4 Reasons 3D Movies Aren't Just a Fad | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Is 3D a gimmick? A trend? Or is it the next great frontier in movie making?
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Celebrating Georges Méliès, "Patron Saint Of Augmented Reality"

Celebrating Georges Méliès, "Patron Saint Of Augmented Reality" | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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.
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Clone Wars: is plagiarism killing creativity in the games industry?

Clone Wars: is plagiarism killing creativity in the games industry? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Simon Parkin: The legality of copying the content of a developer's game and releasing a very similar version is shrouded in ambiguity.
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Google Maps: 'Use Caution - One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor'

Google Maps: 'Use Caution - One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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.]

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Transmedia: The Three Flavors

Transmedia: The Three Flavors | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We’ve got our definition of transmedia storytelling which is: the crafting of stories that unfold across multiple media platforms in ...
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NORAD Santa Trackers Prep For Christmas Eve Following St. Nick

NORAD Santa Trackers Prep For Christmas Eve Following St. Nick | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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.
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What Makes a Great App

What Makes a Great App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In looking at the year in apps and trying to decide which were among its best, I found it impossible to ignore the fundamental question: Just what makes a book app great?
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Multiple lives: Transmedia storytelling

Multiple lives: Transmedia storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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?
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Scholastic’s New Transmedia Tween Series, Google’s Goggles, Online Education

Scholastic’s New Transmedia Tween Series, Google’s Goggles, Online Education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Kids can now “Call Elmo” directly from a smartphone (with Sesame Street’s new app that lets kids talk to their favorite furry monster about a variety of...
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NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX ... Facebook?

NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX ... Facebook? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

As Facebook continues to grow its user base worldwide, entertainment companies are increasingly trying to find ways to use the platform as a new form of TV channel with unprecedented reach...

 

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