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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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Transmedia for Low Budget Filmmakers: Part II

Transmedia for Low Budget Filmmakers: Part II | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Having decided to consider a Transmedia project as an alternative to a conventional feature film, you now need to think about how to execute the project.

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Gears of War 3: King Of The Bromance Shooters!

Gears of War 3: King Of The Bromance Shooters! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

It takes more than well-designed game mechanics and levels to capture the imagination of gamers everywhere. You need a story and mythology the same way any popular TV show, movie series or comic series do to keep fans coming back for more.

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‘Jenga Apocalyptica’ – User Generated Content in Grand Theft Auto

‘Jenga Apocalyptica’ – User Generated Content in Grand Theft Auto | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The true Rockstars of Grand Theft Auto are neither the celestially-named producers nor the sidewalking, starry-eyed avatars. They’re the players.
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Lord of the Flies: can you judge a book by its cover?

Lord of the Flies: can you judge a book by its cover? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Lord of the Flies, the masterpiece that launched William Golding's career, has never lost its relevance, even as Faber continually updated its image, writes Peter Conrad...
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The History Of Social Storytelling – Part 5 – I Have A Website But Still Am Not Wildly Successful With My Online Marketing. Do You Think My Website Is Broken?

The History Of Social Storytelling – Part 5 – I Have A Website But Still Am Not Wildly Successful With My Online Marketing. Do You Think My Website Is Broken? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

It’s obvious now that marketers need to take their efforts online. If you’re wondering if having a website equals successful online marketing, it does not. In fact, websites are cute little things, but they are actually a very small piece of what constitutes thorough, effective online marketing.

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Lessons from the Trenches

Lessons from the Trenches | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Henrik Markarian, a veteran [video game] developer with over 20 years in the industry, including stints at Mindscape and NovaLogic, shares production secrets he's learned over the years ...

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Transmedia for Low Budget Filmmakers [From the archives but still relevant]

Transmedia for Low Budget Filmmakers [From the archives but still relevant] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Due to the difficulties inherent in financing a feature film today, an increasing number of filmmakers are going DIY – foregoing years of fundraising and investor courtship to produce something relatively cheaply using inexpensive cameras and small non-union crews.

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Tech guru, married to film royalty – Ashton Kutcher's more than a pretty face

Tech guru, married to film royalty – Ashton Kutcher's more than a pretty face | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
He is clearly not like some of his roles. Ashton is a very smart guy and someone who has a lot of business savvy," said Noah Levy, a senior news editor at In Touch Weekly magazine.
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The History Of Social Storytelling – Part 4 – May I Offer You An Ad?

The History Of Social Storytelling – Part 4 – May I Offer You An Ad? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

If I want to buy a new 3D television, my first step is probably to go to Google and search for “3D TV”. The results I get back will probably have one or two featured ads at the top for 3D TVs at Best Buy or Sears or Wal-Mart.

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How to Write A Wildly Successful Web Series

How to Write A Wildly Successful Web Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In the last four years, I’ve written and produced three web series. My most popular and successful show, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, currently averages 150,000 views per episode, with almost 20,000 fans on Facebook and nearly 8,000 Twitter followers since its launch in February.
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Scene-Level Television Metadata — Tagging TV — is The New Oil in the Industry

Scene-Level Television Metadata — Tagging TV — is The New Oil in the Industry | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Typically when the industry talks about TV metadata, they talk about snippets of information and images that is provided by companies such as Rovi and Gracenote that can be used for the descriptive editorial information, images and multimedia on one show as a whole.

 

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Postman Pat: still delivering, 30 years on

Postman Pat: still delivering, 30 years on | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
As Postman Pat turns 30, he and Jess are making a move to the big screen. But what explains the television postman's enduring appeal?
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Source Code Spin-Off TV Show In Development

Source Code Spin-Off TV Show In Development | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

What’s interesting is that the infinite variety of Source Code‘s narrative multiverse could allow the show’s creators to set their stories both in and not in the same “world” as the movie.

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Video Games Will Become Dominant Storytelling Medium

Video Games Will Become Dominant Storytelling Medium | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Best-selling novelist and main 'Gears of War 3' writer, Karen Traviss dishes on digital character development and why video games will soon be the dominant storytelling medium.
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Bravo Adds Companion Web Series to New 'Top Chef'

Bravo Adds Companion Web Series to New 'Top Chef' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
There will be life after failure for contestants on the ninth season of Top Chef, albeit on the Web.
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Getting in the digital frame: A screen producer’s guide to the digital landscape

Getting in the digital frame: A screen producer’s guide to the digital landscape | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The media world is undergoing a seismic shift, as audiences increasingly turn to online and interactive content. Meanwhile, media brands that were unknown a few years ago (Google, YouTube, Facebook) have become household names. Screen content producers cannot afford to ignore this changing mediascape.

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How to Nurture Multi Platform Transmedia Projects

How to Nurture Multi Platform Transmedia Projects | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Early stage Multi Platform or transmedia story projects are fragile things requiring careful nurturing.
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Mario Montage Musters Moving Memories

Mario Montage Musters Moving Memories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Everybody's favorite plumber turns 30 this October, and to celebrate, one Japanese fan has created an eighteen-minute tribute to his adventures throughout the years.
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Make My Movie – kiwi budget filmmaking goes multiplatform

Make My Movie – kiwi budget filmmaking goes multiplatform | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

With the high profile backing of Ant Timpson and Hugh Sundae, the audience reach of NZ Herald and the enthusiasm kiwis have for DIY filmmaking, this project might just take off.

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Clone Wars Baptizes New Season With Underwater Battles

Clone Wars Baptizes New Season With Underwater Battles | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
While the water world might be unfamiliar terrain, the upcoming Clone Wars season promises a new wave of returning Star Wars characters, including Admiral “It’s a Trap!” Ackbar, who swims deep into both action-packed episodes. He’ll be followed later this season by a returning Boba Fett, as well as other characters from the Star Wars films, Filoni promised.
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Why we're still seduced by the romcom

Why we're still seduced by the romcom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The on-screen chemistry of romantic comedies has kept cinema audiences swooning since the golden age of Hollywood ...

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E-books push deeper into interactive territory

E-books push deeper into interactive territory | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
If there's already a tablet in your house — an iPad or an Android-driven one — then this fall, e-books will be all about interactivity. If you don't have a tablet yet, keep your eye on Amazon.
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Angry Birds Theme Park Opens Illegally In China

Angry Birds Theme Park Opens Illegally In China | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Angry Birds enthusiasts, gather ‘round. Your dream of entering a larger than life, Angry Birds-themed world is now a reality. A theme park based on the popular cellphone videogame has opened in Changsta, a city in China's Hunan province.
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The Muppets - The Pig With The Froggy Tattoo

The Muppets parody The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - the trailer everyone is talking about

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Postman Pat: from Greendale to Hollywood

Postman Pat: from Greendale to Hollywood | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Everything you ever wanted to know about the nation's favourite postman.
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