Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling

A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Michelle Lhooq:  'The increased predominance of mobile devices—not to mention our clingy dependence on them—has sparked a boom of ambitious apps for phones and tablets that are case studies for storytelling in the “digital age.”'

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'Haunting Melissa': App-only film delivers horror to mobile

'Haunting Melissa': App-only film delivers horror to mobile | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Michelle Starr:  "Neal Edelstein, producer of 'Mulholland Drive' and 'The Ring,' creates an episodic horror film experience specifically for iOS.

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This looks interesting! I'm downloading the app now ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:04 AM

Interesting consept - i need to find out more :-)

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:09 PM

How might this deliver in a 48Hr Film Project context?

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:12 PM

How might this deliver in a 48Hr Film Project context?

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Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters?

Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

NerdStalker:  "We came across a great game recently that recaptures your creativity in writing and gamifies it."

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A fun app for kids.  This article also contains an interesting interview with the app's creator, Juan Pablo Gaviria, in which he shares his transmedia extension plans for the app’s characters.

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Angela Antle's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:52 AM

Great writing 'game' for kids!....er, and others

Parker Donat's comment, February 18, 2013 5:01 PM
Cool idea using transmedia.
Parker Donat's curator insight, February 18, 2013 5:03 PM

Super cool trandsmedia story idea that involves getting kids to tell stories in a gamafied way through an app. I'm sure kids will get creative with this. 

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Keeping Your (Seriously Awesome) App Out Of Purgatory

Keeping Your (Seriously Awesome) App Out Of Purgatory | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Prasad Thammineni: "So you launched an app. Does it launch into Angry Birds-level orbit or fall to the fifth screen of someone's smartphone, never to be tapped again? Five ways to keep users hooked" ...

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The best children's apps are about great storytelling and strong characters

The best children's apps are about great storytelling and strong characters | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Stuart Dredge: "Technology doesn't replace traditional skills, but it can bring kids into the creative process" ...

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Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters

Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Molly Gerth: "Intrigued by [Toontastic, from Launchpad Toys']  recent success and noble mission, we connected with co-founder, Andy Russell, to learn more about the company’s vision" ...

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Lady Gaga's Next Album Will Be a Multimedia Experience

Lady Gaga's Next Album Will Be a Multimedia Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Brian Anthony Hernandez: "Pop megastar Lady Gaga just revealed on her Little Monsters social network that her forthcoming album, "ARTPOP," will be an app-based multimedia experience for iPad, iPhone, other mobile devices and desktop."

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Travis DjApex Imboden's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:44 AM

Lady Gaga decided to take an app-based route to help promote the release of her new album.  I think this is a smart way to interact with fans.  Though, I have seen artists do this before, and it never really turns out as well as they planned.

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Passion Pit’s “Gossamer” App

Passion Pit’s “Gossamer” App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Laura Sterritt: "Music apps continue to be at the forefront of innovation for musicians. Björk’s Biophilia app album and The Polyphonic Spree’s Bullseye app were both beautiful and immersive, allowing for expression on the musician’s end and engagement for the fan" ...

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iPhone App Lets You Live Inside 'The Dark Knight Rises'

iPhone App Lets You Live Inside 'The Dark Knight Rises' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Christina Warren: "The creators of The Dark Knight Rises released a new iPhone app on Thursday that immerses fans into the world of Gotham City like never before."

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iPhone [Transmedia] Theater Performance Brings LES Love Story to the Streets

iPhone [Transmedia] Theater Performance Brings LES Love Story to the Streets | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Serena Solomon: "A Lower East Side love story told through an iPhone app is at the center of a walking tour and performance art piece about to kick off next month" ...

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows gets second-screen iPad app

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows gets second-screen iPad app | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Stuart Dredge: "Second-screen apps are all the rage in the TV industry, but the idea is catching on for the film world too" ...

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Parents vs In-App Purchases

Parents vs In-App Purchases | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In-app purchases are all over the place, including children's apps featuring well known brands.


DRC: Why in-app purchases make sense, but only if you do it right.

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How App-cessories Benefit Children’s Learning

How App-cessories Benefit Children’s Learning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The three areas I can see real value in are collaboration and engagement, extension beyond screens and enhancing 21st century skills...
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An App’s Development Secrets Revealed, Part 1

An App’s Development Secrets Revealed, Part 1 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, Ed.D:  "I've frequently lamented how hard it is to find out the story behind games, the failures and successes. The sales and marketing strategies. Even the cost."

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Some very good, basic information ...oh, and cats with mustaches. LOL

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How an iPhone App Made An Oscar-Nominated Film Possible

How an iPhone App Made An Oscar-Nominated Film Possible | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Emily Price:  "The film Searching For Sugar Man is nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Academy Awards. But it might have not been completed if it wasn’t for an iPhone."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

Make that "Oscar-Winning Film" as Searching for Sugar Man has just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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Margaret Doyle's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:12 PM

Love this story of a DIY approach to storytelling. And lo and behold it was heard and received by the Academy! Go indie media go!

Zan Chandler's curator insight, February 25, 2013 10:05 PM

And it actually won the Oscar!

 

While the amount of footage the filmmaker needed to make with his iPhone was small in terms of the overall, I think this sends a number of signals. 1 -  consumer tech is getting closer and closer to industry standards and used in the right way can be effective; and 2 - this is another example of compelling content created with a DIY ethic.

 

I look forward to seeing more examples of where filmmaking can evolve.

Jan van Gils's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:10 AM

A very nice film and made with a little effort. Thats fine to me.

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Popcorn Maker: A Dead-Simple Drag-and-Drop App For Remixing Web Videos

Popcorn Maker: A Dead-Simple Drag-and-Drop App For Remixing Web Videos | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

John Pavlus: "If Popcorn.js is the Final Cut Pro of online interactive video--a professional-grade tool for creating world-class multimedia experiences from scratch--Popcorn Maker is more like iMovie" ...

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The Silent History Represents A New Type Of Storytelling On iOS Devices

The Silent History Represents A New Type Of Storytelling On iOS Devices | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Bryan M. Wolfe: "The Silent History represents a much different type of storytelling, and one that effectively makes use of many of the features of iOS devices, including portability and GPS" ...

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Another evolutionary step for albums as Lady Gaga plans app release

Another evolutionary step for albums as Lady Gaga plans app release | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Nick Ayala: "Set to be released in spring 2013, the ARTPOP app will feature “chats, films for every song, extra music, content, gaga inspired games, fashion updates, magazines” and the promise of additional updates to come"...

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Showcasing Canadian Digital Creativity, part 3: Entertainment Apps

Showcasing Canadian Digital Creativity, part 3: Entertainment Apps | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

James Martin: "Canada is MIPCOM 2012's Country of Honour. From now until then, we'll be highlighting the nation's most creative projects, via the CMF/FMC. Enjoy!"

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Reimagining the timeline: behind our Second Screen web app

Reimagining the timeline: behind our Second Screen web app | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The Guardian: "Pulling together the vast mass of Olympics-related updates - blog posts, tweets, pictures, results, and more - in a single app for tablet created a bunch of design challenges."

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Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books Through This Clever HTML5 App

Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books Through This Clever HTML5 App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson: "The branching narratives of interactive books are logistical nightmares. That is, until one company released this free writing tool" ...

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Visual storytelling app Ptch wants to give mobile content a beautiful home

Visual storytelling app Ptch wants to give mobile content a beautiful home | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Molly McHugh: "From the Dreamwork's powerhouse comes Ptch, a richly visual editor that turns your images and videos into rich storyboards."

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First Mobile Platform for Transmedia Storytelling

First Mobile Platform for Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"LAUNCHING TODAY is a mobile app that allows audiences to immerse themselves in stories that blur the boundaries of fiction and reality and digital life and real life."

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Terry Gilliam talks apps, iPad and interactivity

Terry Gilliam talks apps, iPad and interactivity | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"iPads are here, apps are here: there's no way of being a Luddite any more! You have to go with the flow," says Gilliam.


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A Dad's Plea To Developers Of iPad Apps For Children

A Dad's Plea To Developers Of iPad Apps For Children | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Through extensive observational research, I’ve discovered what works and doesn’t work for my daughter, so I’m going to shamelessly generalize my findings to all children and propose four essential guidelines for developers who work on iPad apps for children...


A no nonsense approach ...

  • Affordance Is King
  • Pagination Is A primary Action
  • The Menu Is A Distant Seconday Action
  • If You Try To Trick My Kid Into Buying Stuff, You're Dead To Me

... and a must read.

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