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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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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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How can 3D worlds be used in documentaries? A review of One Millionth Tower

How can 3D worlds be used in documentaries? A review of One Millionth Tower | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Empowering the subjects and informing the world. Macro and micro linked by a narrative thread. Technology used to push the limits, and create the new…

 

[A form of "conceptual" transmedia storytelling.]

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The Blair Witch Project, a transmedia reference ?

The Blair Witch Project, a transmedia reference ? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

We often look for a reference project in terms of transmedia storytelling. It’s hard to find this rare gem that mixes different media, independently of one another; relying on participation and interaction; all of this with a limited budget and a success story.

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Crowdfunding to Retain Rights in [Transmedia] Development

Crowdfunding to Retain Rights in [Transmedia] Development | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It’s fair to say that creators, artists and producers of all kinds are becoming increasingly fascinated by the opportunities provided by crowdfunding tools such as Kickstarter and Indie-go-go...
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Brian Clark on Transmedia Business Models (Part One)

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

[...]  the next wave of innovation in transmedia storytelling is going to be about business models rather than storytelling forms.

 

Henry Jenkins shares the first of five guest blog posts by Brian Clark which are based on a lecture which Brian gave to the students in the Transmedia Entertainment class at the USC Cinema School.

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Decoding a transmedia classic, Enter the Matrix

Decoding a transmedia classic, Enter the Matrix | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Acknowledging its massive success, The Matrix is often cited as a reference example of transmedia. We invite you to go deeper into The Matrix’s universe and to take a closer look at its construction.

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Storyworld and the Real World

Storyworld and the Real World | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

So, an almost overwhelming week at Storyworld in San Francisco is over, jet lag is slowly fading, the heaps of work await and it’s time to take stock of what was learned during the conference...

 

[Simon Staffans' round-up of Storyworld 2011.]

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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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Unlocking Narratives With Tech, Cults, And A Little Paranoia

Unlocking Narratives With Tech, Cults, And A Little Paranoia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Best-selling author Michael Grant has envisioned a world involving "transmedia" that goes far beyond mere text on a page or screen.

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• OF STORIES & WORLDS: What the Transmedia Movement has to Teach ... (And to Learn)  

• OF STORIES & WORLDS: What the Transmedia Movement has to Teach ... (And to Learn)   | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

If nothing else, last week's Story World Conference in San Francisco affirmed the reality of a new creative movement devoted to transmedia storytelling.

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Brian Clark on Transmedia Business Models (Part Two)

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

Most of the money fueling innovation in transmedia storytelling falls into one of three major buckets...

 

This is the second in a five part series on transmedia business models written by veteran crossplatform and indie media producer Brian Clark.

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Principles of Transmedia

Principles of Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Only a few months before the Producers Guild sanctioned the role of transmedia producer, Henry Jenkins, the professor who was among the first scholars to define transmedia, assembled a list of ‘seven principles of transmedia storytelling’…

 

[Kevin Maloney's excellent examination of Henry Jenkins' seven principles of transmedia storytelling.]

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Thoughts from Conferences

Thoughts from Conferences | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In the last two weeks, I attended as many transmedia conferences: Merging Media in Vancouver, and StoryWorld in San Francisco...

 

[From Lucas J.W. Johnson of Silverstring Media.]

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