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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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Toy Story Short Made Using Real-Life Toys

Toy Story Short Made Using Real-Life Toys | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mattel and Disney have teamed up to create a new Toy Story short, but not the kind we are used to seeing from Disney/Pixar.

 

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Transmedia as a strategy: bookworm meets gamer

Transmedia as a strategy: bookworm meets gamer | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The Frankfurt book fair learns from the mistakes of the music industry and faces the digital transition with a promising strategy...
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VALENTINO'S MAGIC, MEMORIES & MANIA: Ten Steps to Fix WWE's Storytelling Approach

VALENTINO'S MAGIC, MEMORIES & MANIA: Ten Steps to Fix WWE's Storytelling Approach | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The wrestling business needs to stop being insecure about what it is and concentrate on creating an escapist world of entertainment with characters that have a strong constitution and behave in a logical fashion in the context of the reality of the story presented." [Advice we could all learn from ...]

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One female lead does not a Zeitgeist make - but it's a start

One female lead does not a Zeitgeist make - but it's a start | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"What's happened to heroines in animated features?'' asked Time's Richard Corliss last year. ''For 60 years of the Walt Disney company's domination of the format, girls were the focal characters who could be expected to come of age, triumph over adversity and, in general, man up. [...]"

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The Blues Brothers: a new TV mission?

The Blues Brothers: a new TV mission? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The duo made famous by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi could be returning to TV. Is this a huge mistake or a welcome revival?

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THE POWER & PITFALLS OF GEEK MEMORY

THE POWER & PITFALLS OF GEEK MEMORY | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
From DC Comics’s relaunch to Star Wars, it was a stellar week for “nostalgia factories.”...
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Are games a storytelling medium?

Are games a storytelling medium? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The story supposes that the player is a hero, that he is engaged in a tale of his own making, and that because the experience is interactive it is better than linear stories (which are characterised as passive).

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John Rood, Bob Wayne Discuss DC's New 52, Part 1

John Rood, Bob Wayne Discuss DC's New 52, Part 1 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In the first of a 2-part exclusive interview, DC Comics' John Rood and Bob Wayne discuss the publisher's relaunch initiative, the future of Vertigo, Flashpoint's importance...

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Story Telling – the Art, Science, and Business of Data

Story Telling – the Art, Science, and Business of Data | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

I need visualization. I’ve got this data, I now need to turn it back into a story that’s going to be useful to people [...]

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Interview with Matthew Costello, Author, ‘Rage’

Interview with Matthew Costello, Author, ‘Rage’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Costello recently spoke with me about what it’s like to collaborate with a gaming studio on a hot new transmedia property, and how he works to ensure both gamers and casual readers enjoy his books.
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Telling stories through Foursquare: Derby 2061

Telling stories through Foursquare: Derby 2061 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Richard Birkin of production company Mudlark is experimenting with using Foursquare as a storytelling platform, turning it into a wormhole into the future...
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Nuno Bernardo: How to fund your next Transmedia project

Nuno Bernardo: How to fund your next Transmedia project | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

You’re ready to produce your first transmedia project. You have a strong premise; you created a story world with great characters living in it. You’re ready to share your vision with the world. You have fleshed out which media you are going to use but the next step is the hardest – finance.

 

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Games, Pop-Ups, 3D, and More – The iPad is Changing Books Forever

Games, Pop-Ups, 3D, and More – The iPad is Changing Books Forever | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"I grew up on a healthy regimen of Choose-Your-Own Adventure books, Nintendo, and role playing games, but even I am intimidated by the new brand of interactive storytelling that is flooding the iPad."

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Mourning September With David Hine – And The Darkness!

Mourning September With David Hine – And The Darkness! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

It will be a web series on MTV, along with animation and reality show-style video and will include a live music broadcast at some point.

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Modern Mythology: A Mythic Primer of Transmedia

Modern Mythology: A Mythic Primer of Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Modern Mythology crosses many supposedly disparate disciplines: art, writing, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, systems theory, psychology, film, and so on.
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How Can Networks Spin Online Chatter Into Ratings Gold?

How Can Networks Spin Online Chatter Into Ratings Gold? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
TNT’s remake of the classic 1980s primetime soap Dallas won’t debutfor another year — but as of last week, the show already had 117,260 fans on Facebook.
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Robert Rodriguez Explores ‘4-D’ and Other Cinematic Frontiers

Robert Rodriguez Explores ‘4-D’ and Other Cinematic Frontiers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Technology pushes art, and art pushes technology." Adopting technology pushes the art form forward. When you think of how to creatively use it, you usually come up with great ideas.

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David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Transformed Into Picture Book for Kids

David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Transformed Into Picture Book for Kids | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The 1969 space-rock song probably shouldn't have been made into a children's book: The haunting track about an astronaut who loses contact with Earth to float around the universe would probably give most kids nightmares.
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Chinese cinema classics get a rebirth as games

Chinese cinema classics get a rebirth as games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
First there was comic world legend Stan Lee claiming in July he would produce the...
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John Rood, Bob Wayne Discuss DC's New 52, Part 2

John Rood, Bob Wayne Discuss DC's New 52, Part 2 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Concluding our conversation with DC Comics' John Rood and Bob Wayne, CBR News discusses the mixed results DC has experienced in holding prices at $2.99, their hopes for the...

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Storytelling for Readers (who, incredulously enough, have minds of their own)

Storytelling for Readers (who, incredulously enough, have minds of their own) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
As writers in and for organizations, we often overlook the nature of comprehension in crafting our stories towards tangible goals like an advocacy action, donation, purchase, Facebook share.
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Your Turn: Transmedia

Your Turn: Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The games industry is always looking for new ways to recoup the ever-increasing cost of development.

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Burn Notice’s Matt Nix On Moving Beyond Miami With Online Comic

Burn Notice’s Matt Nix On Moving Beyond Miami With Online Comic | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

“This was an opportunity to do a kind of story that we really can’t do on the show”

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[From the archives but still relevant] Cinema's alternative universes

[From the archives but still relevant] Cinema's alternative universes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

ONCE upon a time, with the release of a feature film, an audience came, watched and went home. The story stopped at the cinema's exit. Now, there's ''transmedia'' [...]

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Google TV Launching In Europe Early 2012: Transcript Of Eric Schmidt’s UK Lecture

Google TV Launching In Europe Early 2012: Transcript Of Eric Schmidt’s UK Lecture | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

If content is king, context is its crown. … And if you think all this is exciting, or frightening, remember, this is only the beginning.

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