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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 [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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Mobile App Provides Workout for Zombie Apocalypse

Mobile App Provides Workout for Zombie Apocalypse | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Zombies, Run!is a mobile app designed to encourage runners to step up their game through a story-driven transmedia adventure that sends players on a race to...
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Smartphones Shake Up Tokyo Game Show

Smartphones Shake Up Tokyo Game Show | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Cellphones might be the physically smallest of gaming machines, but they're making a big footprint at this week's Tokyo Game Show.
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Agency, Game and Transmedia Story

Agency, Game and Transmedia Story | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"Story" has been with us for as long as we have been communicating. We tell stories to better understand how we can or should move through life. Existentialists such as Paul Ricour and Peter Brooks...
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Star Wars on Blu-ray: what surprises does LucasFilm have in store?

Star Wars on Blu-ray: what surprises does LucasFilm have in store? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Joe Utichi: Review copies of the Blu-ray boxset containing another re-working of the space saga were unavailable a week before release. What are these versions hiding?
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Alison Norrington talks about the StoryWorld Conference

Alison Norrington talks about the StoryWorld Conference | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We speak to Alison Norrington of the StoryWorld Conference about the growing demand for transmedia and trends for games for change makers...
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Challenging characters

Challenging characters | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Will characters that lack a traditional narrative create the emotional bond with consumers that is essential to establishing a long-term franchise and continued revenue? [A look at Angry Birds & Club Penguin, amongst others]

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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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Beyond the couch: TV goes social, goes everywhere

Beyond the couch: TV goes social, goes everywhere | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Watching television used to be a group activity - can social media integration make it so again?
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And Finally… Comics Show Their True Colours

And Finally… Comics Show Their True Colours | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In fact, there's a science to how colors are used in your favorite comic, and, while it may seem like a small thing, the inks used drastically affect your user experience ...

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As Mobile Games Rise, Studios Fear for Blockbusters’ Future

As Mobile Games Rise, Studios Fear for Blockbusters’ Future | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The surprising popularity of casual games among even the hardest of the hard-core foreshadows a sea change for an industry that over the years has grown to resemble Hollywood, complete with star directors, creaking franchises and budgets that dwarf the annual operating costs of a small city.
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Twittamentary: the Twitter film that explores where social media is @

Twittamentary: the Twitter film that explores where social media is @ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This search for a human angle is what makes Twittamentary so watchable. The introductory scene gives the viewer a brief grounding in what Twitter is and some of the numbers around the site – 350m tweets a day – to give a sense of scale. Then the stories take centre stage.
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Theatrhythm Makes a Game of Gorgeous Final Fantasy Tunes

Theatrhythm Makes a Game of Gorgeous Final Fantasy Tunes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
As soon as Tokyo Game Show opened, I made a beeline for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. The promise of a rhythmic music action game based on the great music of the Final Fantasy role-playing game series proved much too much to resist.
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Disney Getting Into 3D TV Specials With The New Prep & Landing

Disney Getting Into 3D TV Specials With The New Prep & Landing | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

I don’t know how easy it is to find 3D content to watch on US television, but here in the UK, subscribers to Sky at least should find it pretty much a cakewalk.

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