Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
262.3K views | +35 today
Follow
Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

6 Tips For Hiring Star Talent From A Top Hollywood Casting Director

6 Tips For Hiring Star Talent From A Top Hollywood Casting Director | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mina Hochberg:  "A film’s success depends on perfect casting just as much as a company’s success depends on hiring the right talent. No one understands this better in Hollywood than casting directors" ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?

As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Zachary Wigon: "Hollywood’s appetite for adaptations, remakes and sequels is growing. But the absence of mid-budget films from lists of the world’s highest-grossing films, which has become increasingly conspicuous in recent years, indicates that Hollywood’s model is changing."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Hollywood bets heavily on razzle-dazzle action and effects

Hollywood bets heavily on razzle-dazzle action and effects | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Ben Fritz: "As Hollywood's major movie studios try to trim costs every way they can — including layoffs, mergers and slashed expense accounts and producer deals — there's one budget item that heads ever upward: the movies themselves"...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Joss Whedon Directs the Big-Budget ‘Avengers’

Joss Whedon Directs the Big-Budget ‘Avengers’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
JOSS WHEDON does not consider himself an assertive person. “I’m not fierce,” he said. “I’m grouchy as hell.” But one subject that evokes the passion he has self-diagnosed as crabbiness is the decadent state of contemporary Hollywood entertainment...


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big-Budget Flick

How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big-Budget Flick | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
That day, as Erwin scanned Reddit, a question caught his eye. It was posed by someone calling themselves The_Quiet_Earth: “Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU [Marine Expeditionary Unit]?” Erwin clicked on the question and a lively comment thread unfurled.


DRC: A "blow by blow" account of the Hollywood Dream.  It makes a great read.


"James Erwin, 37, [used to work] for a financial services firm in Des Moines, Iowa, writing software manuals."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

“Hunger Games” and the great Hollywood hype machine

“Hunger Games” and the great Hollywood hype machine | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"For several months, sometimes a year-plus, the studios behind these projects titillate fans with provocative sneak peeks — casting announcements, photos, trailers, alternate reality games — until it’s finally time to deliver the full monty: the movie itself"...


And, for a detailed look at the transmedia marketing campaign for The Hunger Games, visit How ‘Hunger Games’ Built Up Must-See Fever ... you may want to skip straight to page two of the article :)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

How The State of the Movie Industry in 1991 Echoes Through to Today (and Why Movie Fans Should Care)

How The State of the Movie Industry in 1991 Echoes Through to Today (and Why Movie Fans Should Care) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
On January 11, 1991, the then-head of Disney studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg, circulated an incredibly important memo about the state of the movie industry and the products they were making...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

The Hobbit: Prequels, Threequels And Other Out Of Order Movies

The Hobbit: Prequels, Threequels And Other Out Of Order Movies | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be a time traveler to sort out the hash Hollywood makes out of our great serial works of literature... but it wouldn’t hurt.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

2011 Movies: Brands, Budgets, & Bankability Still Don’t Explain Why Studios Are In Crisis

2011 Movies: Brands, Budgets, & Bankability Still Don’t Explain Why Studios Are In Crisis | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The year 2011 was a schizophrenic scene for both indies and studios in film [...]"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Silicon Valley Ready To Occupy Hollywood

Silicon Valley Ready To Occupy Hollywood | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
They're going to take over. If you want to suss one out, you have to listen for them. Instead of pitching ideas for pilots and features, they're hyping their next iPad app, social media site, mobile game or distribution platform.

 

[A look at the way technology may save Hollywood.]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Studios and Transmedia, Part 3 of 3

Studios and Transmedia, Part 3 of 3 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
My intention is to illustrate what my personal interactions with the studios have taught me about their general view of “transmedia”. (I put it in quotes because, at the time, we weren’t even calling it transmedia.It was just new, interesting avenues to tell stories.)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Dawn of the ‘UltraViolet’ DVD: Will the Cloud Doom Cinema?

Dawn of the ‘UltraViolet’ DVD: Will the Cloud Doom Cinema? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
While you were busy last week debating Walt’s moral break on Breaking Bad, or preparing for the return of The Walking Dead, Hollywood was ushering in the beginning of a brave new era.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Why Hollywood's Footloose remakes are just not US teenagers' Thing

Why Hollywood's Footloose remakes are just not US teenagers' Thing | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Young Americans would rather watch video on demand than go to the cinema to see unadventurous remakes such as Footloose and The Thing...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

What next for the global blockbuster?

What next for the global blockbuster? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Phil Hoad: "They're crammed with CGI and made to appeal to as many markets as possible and exploit every franchise option. But what does the future hold for the global super-movie?"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

How Does the Film Industry Actually Make Money?

How Does the Film Industry Actually Make Money? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Adam Davidson: "There must be an easier way to make money. For the cost of “Men in Black 3,” for instance, the studio could have become one of the world’s largest venture-capital funds, thereby owning a piece of hundreds of promising start-ups. Instead, it purchased the rights to a piece of intellectual property, paid a fortune for a big star and has no definitive idea why its movie didn’t make a huge profit. Why is anyone in the film industry?" ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

MediaShift . 'Carnivàle' Creator Bypasses Hollywood, Launches Transmedia Story 'Haunted'

MediaShift . 'Carnivàle' Creator Bypasses Hollywood, Launches Transmedia Story 'Haunted' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Discovered on the Internet and known as a storyteller with a unique vision, writer and producer Daniel Knauf, best known as the creator of "Carnivàle" on HBO, has ditched Hollywood and struck out on his own to mine the field of transmedia."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Why the Internet makes better videogame movies than Hollywood

Why the Internet makes better videogame movies than Hollywood | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"There’s a renaissance of sorts underway for videogames on film. Hollywood continues to fail in at every turn in translating our favorite interactive experiences into movies. But where big-budget efforts fall short, the internet prevails."


DRC: This is an interesting article for indie content creators ... no matter where your focus lies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

'Hunger Games' Producer Reveals Secrets To Making A Blockbuster On The Cheap

'Hunger Games' Producer Reveals Secrets To Making A Blockbuster On The Cheap | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Making a hit movie on a budget is as hard as Hollywood makes it look. "We're in a business where the solution is almost always to write a check," said Joe Drake, the departing co-chief operating officer of Lionsgate, the studio behind "The Hunger Games."


DRC: A revealing look at the "story first" approach that drove financial decision making on The Hunger Games.


"The absolute last resort is solving something with money," Drake said. "Very often, that turns out to be the best creative solution. It requires you to deal with it in the storytelling."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

The Psychology Behind Movie Poster Designs

The Psychology Behind Movie Poster Designs | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A wise woman once said, "If they put as much attention to detail into making a movie as they do into marketing a movie, we wouldn't see so much crap coming out of Hollywood."...

 

[A detailed look at the artwork strategies behind the top 10 blockbuster films of 2011 - great infographic.]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Backstory to bin Laden film gets another look

Backstory to bin Laden film gets another look | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Until it was over, the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was one of the best-kept secrets in the history of Washington. Whether the Obama administration later went too far in spilling secrets about the operation to Hollywood is now getting at least a cursory look.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

What Ails Hollywood? Six Movie Experts Weigh In On a Cure

What Ails Hollywood? Six Movie Experts Weigh In On a Cure | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
At the dawn of 2012, TheWrap asked six industry experts what the future holds for Hollywood and what, if anything, can prevent the business from being a casualty of the digital revolution taking place around it...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Movie audiences plummet to new low

Movie audiences plummet to new low | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Hollywood has more tricks in its bag than ever with digital 3-D and other new film tools. Yet as the images on screen get bigger and better, movie crowds keep shrinking…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Universal adds second screen of features to boost video sales

Universal adds second screen of features to boost video sales | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
With cratering DVD sales dragging down home-video revenues, Hollywood is eager to find a way to persuade consumers to buy movies instead of renting them.

 

First Ultraviolet, now Hollywood is contemplating "making the experience of movie-watching different for those who buy discs than for those who rent them".

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Studios and Transmedia, part 2 of 3

Studios and Transmedia, part 2 of 3 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In 2006, Platinum Studios published the graphic novel "Cowboys & Aliens".  It was promptly optioned by Paramount and Universal.  That's a very long story that I will probably never get into h...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Digital Rocking Chair
Scoop.it!

Studios and Transmedia, Part 1 of 3

Studios and Transmedia, Part 1 of 3 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Hollywood has been interested in this whole transmedia thing for a while, even before the term was coined.

more...
No comment yet.