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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Have an Idea for a Doc? Producers of Oscar-Winning 'Undefeated' are Looking to Crowdsource Doc Production

Have an Idea for a Doc? Producers of Oscar-Winning 'Undefeated' are Looking to Crowdsource Doc Production | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Bryce J. Renninger:  "Can crowdsourcing become a viable means for producing quality documentary films?  Crowdsourcing site Tongal, which usually works for brands but is now working for Oscar-winning production company Spitfire Pictures, is giving it a go."

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Transmedia Documentaries are Sexy, But Who's Watching?

Transmedia Documentaries are Sexy, But Who's Watching? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Anthony Kaufman:  "This past April, several new media pioneers issued "The Web Documentary Manifesto," which, inspired from Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov's early writings, called for "a revolution" in storytelling" ...

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An interesting question ....

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North Korean documentary tries transmedia trends

North Korean documentary tries transmedia trends | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kyle Burton:  "[Toronto filmmaker Ann Shin] and her small crew of a camera operator and sound technician followed an agent called "Dragon" from the North Korea-China border all the way to Bangkok with refugees who had high hopes for a better life in South Korea."

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An interesting look at the execution of a transmedia project under daring circumstances.

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:08 AM

Improvising techniques and technology often makes almost as good a story as the story itself.

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TFI Sandbox for Documentary Transmedia

TFI Sandbox for Documentary Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randy Astle:  "As transmedia has moved past its buzzword beginnings, resources and organizations have sprung up to support the creative community involved in multiplatform narratives. The latest of these comes from the Tribeca Film Institute" ...

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A fabulous transmedia resource ... and, not just for documentary.

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, March 1, 2013 8:45 PM

Beautiful website.  Incredible resource.  Huge motivator to attend the Tribeccas Film Festival. 

 

I will spend hours on this website.

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Chasing Ice—And Audience Action: How Top Docs Galvanize Causes Online

Chasing Ice—And Audience Action: How Top Docs Galvanize Causes Online | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Hugh Hart: "The makers of docs in contention for Oscar nominations talk about activating audiences after they leave the theater."

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How to convert an audience from observer to advocate for your cause.

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Secrets Of Interactive Filmmaking

Secrets Of Interactive Filmmaking | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

XHIBITOR:  "With the amount of time we spend online it’s no surprise that traditional narratives are morphing into a more web-friendly format" ...

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Power to the Pixel 2012: what’s new in i-doc’s transmedia land

Power to the Pixel 2012: what’s new in i-doc’s transmedia land | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Sandra Gaudenzi: "Power to the Pixel was held in London for the 6th year in a row, showing the world of media production that transmedia is more than a trend: it is a logic of production and an marketing strategy that fits the needs of our global media world" ...

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“HALF THE SKY” & SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY TRANSMEDIA

“HALF THE SKY” & SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY TRANSMEDIA | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randy Astle:  "One of the most intriguing things about transmedia when compared to traditional film, particularly documentary, is that through its multiple entry points and interactive experiences it has the potential to more fully engage viewers in causes" ...

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Living, Breathing, Transmedia: Navigating the Non-linear

Living, Breathing, Transmedia: Navigating the Non-linear | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Land of Opportunity: "The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share."


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The Rise of Writing Credits in Documentaries

The Rise of Writing Credits in Documentaries | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

TOM ROSTON: "Documentarians (and the Writers Guild) have different opinions about who deserves a writing credit in a documentary, or whether the form merits one at all" ...

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THE BEAUTY OF “WELCOME TO PINE POINT”

THE BEAUTY OF “WELCOME TO PINE POINT” | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Scott Macaulay: "Those looking for a great example of a documentary-film concept successfully realized online should check out Michael Simons and Paul Shoebridge’s Welcome to Pine Hill [sic], a powerfully melancholic about place, memory and the macro-economic forces that reshape both."

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Side By Side Takes Digital vs. Analog Debate to the Movies

Side By Side Takes Digital vs. Analog Debate to the Movies | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Beth Carter: "A common hysteria surrounds the inevitable switch from analog to digital, regardless of the industry" ...

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How the Indie Audio Community Is Transforming Storytelling

How the Indie Audio Community Is Transforming Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jesse Shapins: "[...] documentary is a relatively fluid genre that operates in so many different contexts at such varied lengths (broadcast news magazines, long-form series, live performance, "listening rooms," etc.), the people engaged in it are more open to redefining and experimenting with its boundaries than those who are entrenched in more established modes of documentary (e.g., classic voiceover-driven video docs)."

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3 Ways Documentary Filmmakers Are Making Webisodes Work

3 Ways Documentary Filmmakers Are Making Webisodes Work | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Abigail Maravalli:  "Whether webisodes are released before a film, as follow-up to a finished film, or as a standalone project, they are becoming a viable way of starting and continuing public discourse. Here are three ways filmmakers are utilizing webisodes."

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TYPE:RIDER Video game, documentary and transmedia

TYPE:RIDER Video game, documentary and transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Type:Rider is a multiplatform game whose name evokes its basic plan, a mix of mechanical writing (“type” of the typewriter) with the idea of a race (the “rider”).

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One to watch!

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, April 12, 2013 12:18 AM

Gamification is the new Mantra for elearning!

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Ann Vega's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:53 PM

Intriguing concept - the video introduction is great.

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The Journey of Documentary: a web series about the evolution of documentary

The Journey of Documentary: a web series about the evolution of documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This is an online interactive documentary about how to make an online interactive documentary. 
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Filmmaker, Atalanti Dionysis, has also created an excellent website around this web series which she hopes will be used "as a resource for emerging filmmakers and [she hopes it] generates conversation around transmedia & interactive multiplatforms for documentary and that it will act as a hub for collaborations and networking opportunities."

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With interactive elements, digital documentaries are changing the way we tell and consume stories

With interactive elements, digital documentaries are changing the way we tell and consume stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jaime Woo:  "What if instead of acting merely as an online billboard for the documentary, the web itself was the platform?"

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A look at the National Film Board of Canada's support of interactive documentaries, in particular, the Toronto-based Highrise project.

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Exploring Transmedia at the IDFA DocLab

Exploring Transmedia at the IDFA DocLab | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Rose Vincelli:  "This program [IDFA DocLab] presents new non-fiction transmedia projects, each allowing the viewer to interact with the reality the filmmakers have documented and constructed" ...

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Interactive Documentary Conference – Amsterdam – Nov 2012

Interactive Documentary Conference – Amsterdam – Nov 2012 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mandy Rose: '“How does the documentary genre connect to visual art, music or the digital revolution? To robots, poetry and interactive installations?” What’s “…the link between documentary and innovation, experiment and adventure.” This was the territory of Expanding Documentary' ...

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OFFSHORE: a creative space between serious games and i-docs

OFFSHORE: a creative space between serious games and i-docs | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Sandra Gaudenzi: "It combines game logic and immersive interface to tackle a serious problem such as offshore oil extraction: its dangers, its economic and ecologic consequences. More than anything it tries to find a new language to engage a web audience that is game savvy, but maybe not energetically engaged" ...

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How Transmedia Storytelling Could Revolutionize Documentary Filmmaking

How Transmedia Storytelling Could Revolutionize Documentary Filmmaking | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Amanda Lin Costa: "Often shortened to simply Transmedia, it can allow documentary filmmakers to not only reach new audiences, but also to create unique educational components to enhance their film's message and provide ways to partner with companies and brands, which can mean welcome financial relief to lighten the burden of the high cost of filmmaking" ...

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Behold, The Very First Documentary Shot With Google Goggles

Behold, The Very First Documentary Shot With Google Goggles | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson: "Remember when we said that Google Glass needed Gucci and Prada to reinvent its tech as cool? Well, apparently they took the advice pretty literally."

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POV Hackathon: Five Projects Aiming to Re-Invent the Documentary for the Web

POV Hackathon: Five Projects Aiming to Re-Invent the Documentary for the Web | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Adnaan Wasey: "Later this month, teams of filmmakers and developers will be challenged to create web documentary prototypes — be they mobile sites, web apps, widgets, games or something we’ve never seen before — over two days of intense collaboration."

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A nation of audience participation

A nation of audience participation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Tim Adler: "More and more people are watching live-entertainment television shows while simultaneously interacting with the content on mobile devices. But could 'second-screen' viewing also work for documentaries?"


Image: "Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies pioneered audience participation by encouraging viewers to take online tests"

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How to make a transmedia documentary: three takeaways

How to make a transmedia documentary: three takeaways | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Patricia Aufderheide: "Media users want to do more than just watch these days. Unless it’s in 3-D or otherwise dazzling, we increasingly think we want to play with our media."


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