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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Louis CK Emmy win vindicates independent distribution model

Louis CK Emmy win vindicates independent distribution model | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Amanda Holpuch: "Amid the glamorous sea-foam dresses and contentious network rivalries of the Primetime Emmy awards, a case for independent distribution was made when Louis CK accepted an award for his standup special that earned $1m before it aired on primetime" ...

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New Transmedia Project Aims To Change Fiction

New Transmedia Project Aims To Change Fiction | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A new transmedia project called 'The Numinous Place' is trying to raise money on Kickstarter. It already has one famous backer: the actor Russell Crowe, who has apparently invested $25,000 in the project.
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The Time Tribe by Karen Wehner & Lucas Johnson

The Time Tribe by Karen Wehner & Lucas Johnson | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

GMD Studios Kickstarter Spotlight: "The Time Tribe is an episodic game for kids 8 to 13 that does more than just occupy their time; it teaches them in ways that naturally stimulates their will to learn. And it’s all wrapped up in a great transmedia package."

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A Kickstarter Campaign with a Transmedia Twist from ‘Anyone But Me’ Scribe

A Kickstarter Campaign with a Transmedia Twist from ‘Anyone But Me’ Scribe | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Joshua Cohen: "Transmedia isn’t just a buzzword, but an engaging and cost effective tactic employed by content creators to entice fans and keep them entertained and engaged between regularly scheduled programming" ...

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Savvy Crowdfunding or Annoying Spammer?

Savvy Crowdfunding or Annoying Spammer? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Andrea Phillips:  "There's been a bit of a backlash recently against Kickstarter, and indeed, against crowdfunding as a whole. That's because there are an increasing number of hapless crowdfunders who aren't clear on the difference between enthusiastically promoting their work and spamming the internets with their demands for money."

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Your Kickstarter Probably Sucks. Here's How to Make it Better.

Your Kickstarter Probably Sucks. Here's How to Make it Better. | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"It doesn't matter how good your idea is, or at least how good you think it is, a Kickstarter project isn't some forum post or drunken roundtable discussion with friends. It's a serious attempt at asking complete strangers for often sizeable sums of cash."

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Crowdsourced Movie Studio Creates a Bold New Kind of Sci-Fi Series

Crowdsourced Movie Studio Creates a Bold New Kind of Sci-Fi Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A new sci-fi web series teams Hollywood visual effects artists with a global scattering of up-and-coming animators, all of whom are working for free to craft CGI elements for a wigged-out futuristic saga ...


Looking for ways to get that project off the ground?  Then this article is well worth a read.

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How to use Kickstarter to crowdfund your game

How to use Kickstarter to crowdfund your game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The first question you need to ask yourself is “who the heck is going to contribute to my campaign?!”

 

"This post outlines the importance of a strategic approach to three main aspects of a crowdfunding campaign: community, incentives, and your personal impression."

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New Kickstarter Record Set As Double Fine Game Hits $400K In 8 Hours, $1M In A Day

New Kickstarter Record Set As Double Fine Game Hits $400K In 8 Hours, $1M In A Day | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
If you played PC games in the 90s, chances are you played some of Tim Schafer's work. He worked on the Monkey Island Series and Day of the Tentacle, later going on to create such classics as Grim Fandango and Psychonauts.

 

[Harnassing fandom for good ... mega $$$ of good!]

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Tips for Managing a Viral Fundraising Campaign

Tips for Managing a Viral Fundraising Campaign | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
On Monday, a documentary about an American basketball player in Iran ended a 50-day campaign that generated $100,000 in donations at the buzzer on Kickstarter after major media hits with CNN, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
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With Kickstarter's Year in Review, Public Shows There's Other Ways They'll Support a Project Beyond an iTunes Download

With Kickstarter's Year in Review, Public Shows There's Other Ways They'll Support a Project Beyond an iTunes Download | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
If you haven't already stopped by Kickstarter's Year in Review page on their website, it's high time you did so. The company's strategy for presenting their data and their projects in interesting ways (exhibit A, B, C) is unrivaled and on full display on this page...
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Some Thoughts On The Louis CK "Experiment"

Some Thoughts On The Louis CK "Experiment" | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

It is always exciting to see artists using the Web to connect with their fans. And even better when they find a way to make money! [...] There are many lessons here for all independent filmmakers and artists of all kinds.

 

[More thoughts on this can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/rVACxl]

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Louis CK Earns $1 Million in 12 Days With $5 Video

Louis CK Earns $1 Million in 12 Days With $5 Video | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Comedian Louis CK has proved a point: People are willing to pay a reasonable amount of money for DRM-free content from a performer they love, even though it would be trivial for them to pirate the same content for free...
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Deep Inside Amanda Palmer’s Crowd-Powered, Naked Creativity Machine

Deep Inside Amanda Palmer’s Crowd-Powered, Naked Creativity Machine | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Alan Light: "It’s almost midnight, and Amanda Palmer is naked.We’re down to the final minutes of the singer-songwriter-provocateur’s month-long Kickstarter campaign, a crowdfunding effort that shocked the entertainment world by becoming the site’s most successful music-based project to date" ...

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This article discusses Amanda Palmer and her band "Grand Theft Orchestra". I personally am inspired by her creative work ethic and methods she uses to get intouch with her audiences.  She stresses how much she trusts her audiences to help her band's movement. She doesnt consider begging and asking for help the same thing. She and her band have successful music, and creative fundamentals.

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Why Louis CK and Amanda Palmer are the future of content

Why Louis CK and Amanda Palmer are the future of content | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mathew Ingram: "Content creators of all kinds — authors, musicians and others — would do well to learn from his [Louis CK's] example, and that of others like Amanda Palmer, who recently financed a new album and tour through Kickstarter. The main lesson? Building a community is more important than ever" ...

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Crowdfunding the next hit TV show, meet Mobcaster

Crowdfunding the next hit TV show, meet Mobcaster | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Natan Edelsburg: "A new startup, New York-based Mobcaster is redefining independent television in the age of the social web."

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Kickstarter Allegedly Bans Transmedia Artist Rachel Marone For Comment Spam From Cyberstalker [Video]

Kickstarter Allegedly Bans Transmedia Artist Rachel Marone For Comment Spam From Cyberstalker [Video] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Crowdfunding super site Kickstarter has benefited from an excess of good will across the web. They may take a bit of a bruising then from allegations they banned transmedia artist Rachel Marone"...

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PRODUCTION SPOTLIGHT: THE MIRACLE MILE PARADOX

PRODUCTION SPOTLIGHT: THE MIRACLE MILE PARADOX | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Ask just about anyone what Transmedia is and you’ll get an empty stare coming back at you as they try to give you their best non answer. Angela, however is a smart cookie that knows her stuff. She not only schooled me on Transmedia – she also gave me the skinny on something called, Alternate Reality Gaming. Oh boy… here we go!


And as a companion piece to this article, I recommend you read A plea for collaborative Transmedia learning by April Arrglington.

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10 Tips for Raising Money on Kickstarter

10 Tips for Raising Money on Kickstarter | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Rusel DeMaria: "Kickstarter has its challenges. Even as a successful participant, I’ve hit some bumps along the way. The lessons I’ve learned from this experience are worth observing. If you’re looking to get funded on Kickstarter, here are ten tips to help you succeed."

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Crowdfunding Paradigm Shift - Kickstarter and Double Fine Adventure

Crowdfunding Paradigm Shift - Kickstarter and Double Fine Adventure | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This could be the beginning of a shift away from media corporations and publishers towards audience support. We certainly hope so.


A look at the record breaking Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter campaign.  You might also like to read:  The $3.3 Million Kickstarter: Online Campaign Breaks Fundraising Records over at Mashable.

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How to Crowdfund Your Next Big Idea

How to Crowdfund Your Next Big Idea | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing may be the latest and most promising source of startup capital. Here's how to get started.
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Want to create an ARG? There may soon be an app for that

Want to create an ARG? There may soon be an app for that | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Lonelygirl15 writer and ARG creator Jan Libby is currently seeking Kickstarter funds for a new alternate reality game experience called Snow Town, but the underlying technology could become a secret weapon for creating transmedia experiences.
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What Does Kickstarter's $100 Million Haul Tell Us?

What Does Kickstarter's $100 Million Haul Tell Us? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

This week Kickstarter posted a number of statistics about how their projects fared in 2011. Every independent filmmaker should spend some time looking at this report.

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Year in Review Part 1: IndieGoGo's Best of 2011

Year in Review Part 1: IndieGoGo's Best of 2011 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
With the new year on the horizon, its time to celebrate the year gone past by sharing some of the best and brightest campaigns on IndieGoGo. These are campaigns that have knocked it out of the park with their GoGoFactor,...

 

[Congratulations to transmedia projects:  "Clockwork Watch- The Arrival" (comic); "Hollabacks I've Got Your Back Campaign"; "I am Undocumented"; & "I made America" who all feature on the list.]

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Thoughts on Louis CK and Crowdfunding for the Mainstream

Thoughts on Louis CK and Crowdfunding for the Mainstream | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of buzz on the internet over the past week or two about a direct funding and digital distribution experiment by comedian Louis CK ...

 

[A Louis CK update can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/rJHEnK]

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