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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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4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese

4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Rae Ann Fera: "The legendary writer and actor has also become a well-known student of and speaker on creativity and how to cultivate it. He recently enlightened a group of ad types about the best ways to put yourself in a creative state of mind" ...

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Brave’s filmmakers talk Pixar storytelling and creating a real-kid hero 

Brave’s filmmakers talk Pixar storytelling and creating a real-kid hero  | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Tasha Robinson: "Until now, the studio behind the Toy Story movies, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Wall-E, Up, and more has never made a movie with a female protagonist" ...

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Inside Minority Report‘s ‘Idea Summit,’ Visionaries Saw the Future

Inside Minority Report‘s ‘Idea Summit,’ Visionaries Saw the Future | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Wired: "The year was 1999, and Steven Spielberg was preparing to turn Philip K. Dick’s short story “The Minority Report” into a $100 million action movie starring Tom Cruise. There was just one problem: The story was set in the undated future, and the director had no idea what that future should look like" ...

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Your Tweets Are Why The Next Walter Cronkite Will Be A Robot

Your Tweets Are Why The Next Walter Cronkite Will Be A Robot | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

David Holmes: "A computer that can write like a human is a neat trick. But Moxie Awards finalist Narrative Science is taking the role of the robot journalist to the next level"...

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Prometheus and the Midichlorian Problem: When Storytellers Should STFU

Prometheus and the Midichlorian Problem: When Storytellers Should STFU | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

David Varela [pictured]: "[...] But these principles also apply to transmedia storytellers – particularly to transmedia storytellers – because we love finding gaps in stories and filling them in. We love telling backstory. We love weaving our explanatory tales around an existing narrative" ...

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More series upending television's brand of storytelling

More series upending television's brand of storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randee Dawn: "Controversial finales, the killing off of major characters — dramas like 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Killing' are turning to such atypical creative choices in a reboot of TV writing" ...

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Dan Rather on how social media has changed TV news: ‘A deadline every nanosecond’

Dan Rather on how social media has changed TV news: ‘A deadline every nanosecond’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Natan Edelsburg: "The role TV played in Rather’s reporting from interviewing Martin Luther King Jr. to endless presidents paints a clear picture of how TV became the mass medium it is today that complements the social web" ...

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Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning

Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Rosie Miles: " [...] online spaces allow students to role play and inhabit characters in a way that would be a rather embarrassing drama workshop if tried in the classroom."


Image: "How better for students to understand Dracula than to be him on Twitter?" [Everett Collection / Rex Features]

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AT&T and BBDO Launch Mega-Media [Transmedia] Storytelling with Daybreak

AT&T and BBDO Launch Mega-Media [Transmedia] Storytelling with Daybreak | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark J. Miller: "The immersive and interactive entertainment experience combines an original story, dedicated microsite, specially created mobile app, print, television, digital teaser advertising, Hollywood and transmedia storytelling" ...

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E3 2012 | Wonderbook: Augmented Reality Storytelling

E3 2012 | Wonderbook: Augmented Reality Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Waggler: "Based on the Harry Potter universe, Wonderbook: Book of Spells turns the physical book (that will likely be bundled with the software) into a textbook for young wizards. Flipping through its pages, decorated with computer generated graphics, you'll learn how to cast spells using the PlayStation Move as a magic wand."

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5 Lessons For Storytellers From The Transmedia World

5 Lessons For Storytellers From The Transmedia World | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Andrea Phillips: "Transmedia storytelling is the art of breaking up one story or experience over multiple media, so that each medium is making a special and unique contribution to the whole. But the lessons I’ve learned over the past decade of creating and participating in transmedia projects are surprisingly applicable to anyone who has an audience — and on the web, that means everyone."

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Hollywood, Inception, and the Cinematic Dream State: My Conversation with Jason Silva | Frank Rose

Hollywood, Inception, and the Cinematic Dream State: My Conversation with Jason Silva | Frank Rose | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jason Silva: "These are films that immerse us while also unsettling us. They are multi-layered experiences that suck us into their narrative on one level, while at the same time making unsettling suggestions about our own perception of reality"...

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How a simple story grows with multimedia [Talking transmedia in China]

How a simple story grows with multimedia [Talking transmedia in China] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Fan Zhen: "Frankfurt StoryDrive China gathered Chinese and international experts from the games, advertising and publishing industry on May 29 in Beijing to discuss how an interesting story can snowball to become a huge economic profit in the age of trans-media."

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Katniss Everdeen warrior princess: the evolution of fairytale heroines in film

Katniss Everdeen warrior princess: the evolution of fairytale heroines in film | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Tom Shone: "Today's screen princesses have come a long way from the Disney damsels of old, but Joan of Arc still sets the bar high" ...

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[Crowd Sourced Storytelling] Dead Inside: a zombie novel told in the form of found notes

[Crowd Sourced Storytelling] Dead Inside: a zombie novel told in the form of found notes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Frauenfelder: "Dead Inside: Do Not Enter was crowd-written by Lost Zombies, a zombie themed social network and it tells the by-now familiar story of a zombapocalyptic virus that whips across the planet, but presents it in the form of realistic-looking notes written by people trying to survive and help other uninfected people survive"...

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Wired Catches Up With Caine’s Arcade

Wired Catches Up With Caine’s Arcade | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jim MacQuarrie: "In April of this year, Caine’s Arcade became a viral phenomenon; Nirvan Mullick’s short film has so far gathered almost 3 million views on YouTube and more than that on Vimeo. It seemed that everyone was fascinated by the story of the inventive 9-year-old and his cardboard arcade" ...

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Research and production plan for multimedia stories

Research and production plan for multimedia stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kyle James and Thorsten Karg: "Imagine you are just finishing a story or blog post and suddenly realize that some crucial piece of information is missing" ...


DRC: This is a great resource for students & educators.

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The Unequivocal Connection Between Social Media and Storytelling: Why We Need Myths

The Unequivocal Connection Between Social Media and Storytelling: Why We Need Myths | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Have you noticed the plethora of fairy tale remakes or reinterpretations lately?
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Abigail Marks: Deploying Transmedia Branded Entertainment: May the Force Be With You

Abigail Marks: Deploying Transmedia Branded Entertainment: May the Force Be With You | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Abigail Marks: "For Ogilvy Entertainment's Marks, brands looking to take their storytelling multiplatform should seek inspiration from Star Wars" ...

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10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Josh Smith: "What starts as boring data will become a boring infographic unless a great story can be found."

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USA ‘Suits Up’ to Social TV With ‘Suits Recruits’

USA ‘Suits Up’ to Social TV With ‘Suits Recruits’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Christina Warren: "When USA’s hit show Suits returns to the airwaves on June 14, fans will already be part of the storyline, thanks to a new interactive social TV campaign that the network is rolling out" ...

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Sherlock: A Study in Series Reboots

Sherlock: A Study in Series Reboots | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Stephanie Scott: "Sherlock Holmes is pretty popular guy these days in the entertainment world" ...


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The Awesome Storytelling of Disney California Adventure’s New Buena Vista Street

The Awesome Storytelling of Disney California Adventure’s New Buena Vista Street | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Sciretta: "[...] what the Imagineers have done with Buena Vista Street is create a new story, an origin story for Walt Disney. They have created a street full of shops and restaurants (like Disneyland’s Main Street) which tells the story of a man from Kansas who arrives in 1920′s Los Angeles to become an animator. Who would have thought a street of stores could tell such a story?"


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Open Settings, Closed Stories, and Creative Commons

Open Settings, Closed Stories, and Creative Commons | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Scott Walker: "In this post, Corey [Reid] talks about the benefits of combining an open world setting with traditional, linear stories and why (and how!) he’s using Creative Commons to integrate a collaborative world building framework with a structure for commercialization of stories set in that open world."

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Lessons in blogging (and tweeting) from Samuel Pepys

Lessons in blogging (and tweeting) from Samuel Pepys | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Justin Ellis: "Phil Gyford talks about what he learned about writing, tweeting, and context from his just ended, nearly decade-long recreation of the famous diarist's work"...

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