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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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Through Rose-Tinted 5D Glasses – Situated Augmented Reality Entertainment

Through Rose-Tinted 5D Glasses – Situated Augmented Reality Entertainment | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In our everyday lives, we engage with stories in many ways, whether it’s eye-to-eye contact with a stranger that sparks an instant connection or a well-crafted movie or TV show. But what if we started experiencing those stories in the outernet’s layers?
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New Battlestar Galactica Film From Bryan Singer And John Orloff To Co-Exist In TV Show’s Universe

New Battlestar Galactica Film From Bryan Singer And John Orloff To Co-Exist In TV Show’s Universe | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

What does he mean? All I know is that the Universe is a big place and there’s space for lots of us in it.

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Sesame Street's 'Change The World': New Inspirational Muppet Video (WATCH)

Sesame Street's 'Change The World': New Inspirational Muppet Video (WATCH) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

They've been inspiring kids for over four decades, so it should be no surprise that Sesame Street's latest song is a fun little groove called "Change The World."

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Digital Hollywood 2011 Recap - Mark Burnett and VIMBY Storytelling Secrets

Digital Hollywood 2011 Recap - Mark Burnett and VIMBY Storytelling Secrets | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
From Survivor to The Apprentice and The Voice, Mark Burnett, his team and new partner, VIMBY (Video in My Backyard) shared storytelling and content development...
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King Kong musical to open in Melbourne before hitting New York

King Kong musical to open in Melbourne before hitting New York | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Early 2013 premiere scheduled for King Kong: Live on Stage, with animatronics by team behind Walking with Dinosaurs...
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Tim Burton Lines Up a Spot in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tim Burton Lines Up a Spot in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Tim Burton, the filmmaker behind "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands" and "Alice in Wonderland," has created a character called B. Boy that will make its first appearance as a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade next month.
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Transmedia for Social Documentaries

Transmedia for Social Documentaries | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Angelica Das of the Center for Social Media shares some examples of pioneering work on the nonfiction side of transmedia.
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Lucasfilm tells how the Star Wars saga continues to reach new fans

Lucasfilm tells how the Star Wars saga continues to reach new fans | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

It is six years since the last Star Wars film tied up the space saga, but Lucasfilm continues to reach new fans and stay relevant. Laura Snoad asks its president of licensing Howard Roffman how the franchise keeps striking back.

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You'll Get to Be an Alphabet Agent in the New Men in Black Video Game

You'll Get to Be an Alphabet Agent in the New Men in Black Video Game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Announced earlier this week, Activision's in-development Men in Black video game will be tying into the sci-fi film franchise's currently filming threequel.
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Studios and Transmedia, part 2 of 3

Studios and Transmedia, part 2 of 3 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In 2006, Platinum Studios published the graphic novel "Cowboys & Aliens".  It was promptly optioned by Paramount and Universal.  That's a very long story that I will probably never get into h...
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After 400 Million Downloads, Angry Birds Introduces New Bird; Movie Confirmed

After 400 Million Downloads, Angry Birds Introduces New Bird; Movie Confirmed | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Well, Rovio doesn't need much of an introduction: It's the company behind the now ubiquitous game that features everybody's favorite affronted and chafed birds.
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Transmedia Manifest

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

The art of storytelling has always been subject to change. Through the process of digitalization and the accompanying media convergence, we’re now on the verge of a quantum leap.

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Bag it good: Tetris meets Toy Story

Bag it good: Tetris meets Toy Story | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Whether it’s offering new ideas, suggesting improvements, or simply offering a pat on the back – Kiwis will tell it like it is – which is exactly the kind of audience we are looking for as part of our initial launch...
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At Popcorn Hackathon, Coders Team With Filmmakers to Supercharge Web Video

At Popcorn Hackathon, Coders Team With Filmmakers to Supercharge Web Video | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"We always talk about this idea of how in the future, filmmakers will need a technology partner almost the way they need an editor today,” said Matthew Meschery, the director of digital initiatives at Independent Television Service. “So there’s kind of this social experiment around collaborating with a coder or technologist … This was an opportunity to put this into practice."

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How Angry Birds Conquered Casual Gaming

How Angry Birds Conquered Casual Gaming | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
For nearly two years, the casual game market has belonged to Angry Birds.
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Report: Sony Pictures Closing In On Assassin’s Creed Movie Deal

Report: Sony Pictures Closing In On Assassin’s Creed Movie Deal | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Sony Pictures is close to signing a deal with Ubisoft to turn period-piece adventure game Assassin's Creed into a movie, Variety reports. More import...
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The State of Media: Content at a Crossroads

The State of Media: Content at a Crossroads | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
While digital tech originally made print publications more efficient, it ultimately lead to many a media demise. We're still in the throes of change today, as digital affects every form of news and entertainment.
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Google Doodle Honors Late, Great Disney Artist Mary Blair

Google Doodle Honors Late, Great Disney Artist Mary Blair | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
There's a new Google Doodle, and this time it's a little unusual: Not only is it a tribute to a relatively little-known person but it is also, for the first...
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How Disney Is Selling Marvel Comics To The Kids

How Disney Is Selling Marvel Comics To The Kids | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Janelle Asselin used to be a Batman editor, but she recently left to work in Disney Magazines, where she appears to be turning a whole new generation of kids into comic book readers.

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CTIA Case Studies: Transmedia Storytelling through Advanced Mobile Content

CTIA Case Studies: Transmedia Storytelling through Advanced Mobile Content | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Last week Christine Weibrecht and I drove to San Diego to attend the CTIA panels presented by Transmedia Los Angeles and the PGA New Media Counsel. Below is a recap of the case studies presented.

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Gallery: Dark Lord Conquers Earth in Star Wars: The Complete Vader

Gallery: Dark Lord Conquers Earth in Star Wars: The Complete Vader | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
How strong is Darth Vader's grip on humanity? A new book charts the Dark Lord's utter domination of Earth's imagination, showing off rarely seen variations on George Lucas' antihero, from international movie posters to an Oklahoma butter sculpture.
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Disney Executive Shares the Power of Storytelling with PRSA Conference Attendees

Disney Executive Shares the Power of Storytelling with PRSA Conference Attendees | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
 We've all been exposed to the wonderful world of Disney through visiting a park, watching a movie or experiencing a traveling show. What goes into those experiences is the work of the imagineering team.
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Dawn of the ‘UltraViolet’ DVD: Will the Cloud Doom Cinema?

Dawn of the ‘UltraViolet’ DVD: Will the Cloud Doom Cinema? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
While you were busy last week debating Walt’s moral break on Breaking Bad, or preparing for the return of The Walking Dead, Hollywood was ushering in the beginning of a brave new era.

 

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Auckland Daze: Online bid for stardom

Auckland Daze: Online bid for stardom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The line between television and real life is going to become pretty blurry with the arrival of new digital series Auckland Daze ...

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How 'content curators' are connecting consumers

How 'content curators' are connecting consumers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Online 'communities of interest' are becoming increasingly influential when it comes to developing reach and products on the web. But how can brands engage with these persuasive groups and share their expertise?
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