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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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Scott Blake's Interactive Bar Code Portraits (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Scott Blake makes incredible interactive portraits out of bar codes, illustrating how black-and-white data can come to resemble a personal connection.


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Biggie Smalls: Morgan Spurlock's Advice for Filmmakers

Biggie Smalls: Morgan Spurlock's Advice for Filmmakers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Morgan Spurlock: "[...] the idea that we are not only filmmakers but also film marketers, and an understanding of alternative distribution outlets, namely Internet or VOD partners that a few years ago had the same air of failure and backtracking that television once did."

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'Titanic 3D': How James Cameron Became a Convert to 3D Conversion

'Titanic 3D': How James Cameron Became a Convert to 3D Conversion | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"James Cameron may have helped kick off the 3D craze with “Avatar,” but he’s also been the format’s harshest critic, especially toward 3D conversions"...

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Editors and HTML5: Klynt, 3WDOC and Popcorn Maker

Editors and HTML5: Klynt, 3WDOC and Popcorn Maker | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Why talk about the HTML5 standard, about Flash, about programming in a [i-Docs] symposium about interactive documentaries? Because in the digital world the technology moulds the content. The narrative possibilities will sooner or later clash with the technological ones. The distance between what is imagined and what is produced is marked by the latter."


DRC: A look at 3 editors for interactive content: Popcorn Maker, Klynt, and 3WDOC.  You'll find the slideshow that accompanies this discussion here.

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Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Should Hit Theaters at 48-Per-Second Frame Rate

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Should Hit Theaters at 48-Per-Second Frame Rate | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The cinema technology industry is working to give moviegoers the opportunity to see The Hobbit: An Unfinished Journey in 3D projected at 48 frames per second when it hits theaters in December.


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What The Film Industry Needs: Transparency

What The Film Industry Needs: Transparency | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Orly Ravid: "In today’s digital distribution market, which ranges from VOD to iTunes and other smaller online outlets, the numbers are hard to find or verify."

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How New Platforms, Streaming Media Change the Equation for Indie Filmmakers

How New Platforms, Streaming Media Change the Equation for Indie Filmmakers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Amanda Lin Costa: "Traditionally, there were three main types of distribution for the work of independent filmmakers: theatrical, broadcast and straight to DVD. Most filmmakers hoped for a combination of all three.


But everything has changed. The digital online world has opened up new avenues of distribution including video on demand, live streaming, and mobile and tablet applications"...

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With Google's New Glasses, Your Head Is Your Smartphone

With Google's New Glasses, Your Head Is Your Smartphone | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Google's Glass augmented reality system may be the smartphone (smartspecs?) of the near future, neatly linking our digital lives with our real ones. Is this a good thing?"


DRC:  I guess the question has to be asked, but the tech is too cool for anyone to really care about the answer.  Will it live up to its promise?  That's a question people will care about.

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