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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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"It's Time for Games to Move Beyond 'Cinematic'"

"It's Time for Games to Move Beyond 'Cinematic'" | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"While video game scores reflect the move towards Hollywood-esque production values, the world of game music isn't destined to simply ape the products of the silver screen: it's destined to become truly unique. Let's explore how game music is changing and will change"...


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Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of Gorillaz’s ‘DoYaThing’

Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of Gorillaz’s ‘DoYaThing’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The world of virtual band Gorillaz is hypercolored and surreal, like being in Alice’s Messed-Up Wonderland...

 

[For more on Gorillaz read Transchordian's excellent article: Gorillaz and Converse: Merchandising or Transmedia Extension? @scoopit http://bit.ly/u6URec]

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Tanlines' 'Brothers' Video Is A 360 Degree Experience

Tanlines' 'Brothers' Video Is A 360 Degree Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Panoramic video product and software company GoPano introduced 360 degree video to the masses with their iPhone app and attachable lens.

 

[This is fun to play with :)  ]

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The digitization of the music industry vs. the book world: the ultimate overview (part I) | FutureBook

The digitization of the music industry vs. the book world: the ultimate overview (part I) | FutureBook | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"This series of blogposts originated on twitter, when a few people from both the book world and the music industry came to the conclusion that there has been written a lot about the developments in both worlds, but never before in one big comparison."
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Rome: The Path of an Album to a Transmedia Property

Rome: The Path of an Album to a Transmedia Property | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Details have been slowly emerging about the Rome transmedia property. Originally a straight forward music album, two music videos (traditional and interactive HTML5) have since been released, and a full-length feature film is now being developed at the Sundance Lab. How did it evolve into a fully orchestrated music transmedia project?

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'Two Against One' Video, For Danger Mouse-Daniele Luppi Album 'Rome'

'Two Against One' Video, For Danger Mouse-Daniele Luppi Album 'Rome' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Off the spectacular Danger Mouse-Daniele Luppi album Rome, one of our favorite underplayed tracks of 2011, "Two Against One," now has an animation to go with it.

 

[The "narrative breadcrumbs" leading to a larger transmedia story.]

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Prison Dancer: The Interactive Web Musical - Teaser Trailer

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Why did David Bowie scupper the idea of an O2 musical?

Why did David Bowie scupper the idea of an O2 musical? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Tom Ewing: Glam, new-wave sci-fi, neurotic lushness – the problem with making a preposterous 'jukebox musical' about Bowie is that he's done it all already...

 

[A further update for those following the possibility of a "Major Tom" inspired musical.  Original announcements can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/vWd8kT & http://bit.ly/tT8WQQ]

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Bowie Shoots Down Report of Musical Based on His Songs

Bowie Shoots Down Report of Musical Based on His Songs | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The concept of a stage production based on Mr. Bowie's songs is unlikely to be realized unless the singer ch-ch-ch-ch-changes his mind.

 

[Sadly, Major Tom is not about to take that "transmedia" leap afterall ... this is an update on yesterday's announcement @scoopit http://bit.ly/vWd8kT]

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[Sounds Fun!] Royal Opera House launches iPhone and iPad game

[Sounds Fun!] Royal Opera House launches iPhone and iPad game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Show Must Go On will see players trying to overcome a host of problems while trying to stage manage their own opera or ballet...

 

[What with gaming, and VFX incorporated into sets ... @scoopit http://bit.ly/vf9Nmz ... Opera is definitely "moving with the times".  It'll be transmedia next!]

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'Archie Meets KISS': Watch The Trailer [Video]

'Archie Meets KISS': Watch The Trailer [Video] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The band will visit Archie and the gang during the midst of a supernatural invasion that sees Riverdale overrun with monsters and zombies...

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Amon Tobin’s ISAM Project | TransChordian

Amon Tobin’s ISAM Project | TransChordian | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

While live performance may not often be considered an extension of recorded music, carefully crafted presentations can bring new meaning to the songs of an artist and convert potential fans.

 

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Fans rule musicians' fate

Fans rule musicians' fate | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Kiwi musicians are begging fans to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to qualify for $10,000 grants.
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Chairlift’s “Met Before” and Other “Choose Your Own Adventure” Music Videos

Chairlift’s “Met Before” and Other “Choose Your Own Adventure” Music Videos | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"As most storytellers wish to have their primary narrative kept “pure,” transmedia extensions can allow for fan interactivity. Some media is inherently built for interactive storytelling, such as video games or online content. Others, such as music, can be difficult to structure in such a manner. However, musicians have found a new way to involve their listeners: interactive music videos."

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Meet Biophilia App Developer Max Weisel

Meet Biophilia App Developer Max Weisel | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"A transmedia campaign is only as good as its team. When a musician recognizes the value in creating extensions and decides to do so, they may not know how to successfully utilize the strengths of different platforms or how to create content for them."

 

[That's where "up-and-coming" software developer Max Weisel comes in ...]

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A Transmedia Look at the Biophilia Live Tour and Education Series

A Transmedia Look at the Biophilia Live Tour and Education Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"As part of Björk’s Biophilia project, Björk has released a music album, an app album, and a traditional music video. I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the live tour, the culmination of the project, and was lucky enough to see her performance Monday night, as well as the educational exhibit at the New York Hall of Science."

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How Spotify Could Restore Emotional Bonds

How Spotify Could Restore Emotional Bonds | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

With the recent debates over the SOPA/PIPA proposals and the Megaupload shutdown, there has been a great deal of discussion of how much online piracy helps or hurts individual musicians...

 

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[This is cool!] Thomas Dolby Announces Time Capsule Tour

[This is cool!] Thomas Dolby Announces Time Capsule Tour | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Fans will be able to walk up and step into the Time Capsule to make their own fully produced and effected digital 30-second video clip. The clips will then be automatically uploaded and viewable on a brand-new YouTube channelalong with the individual user’s own Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Toronto web series inspired by viral dancing inmate video

Toronto web series inspired by viral dancing inmate video | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
“When producers are looking to create something, they’re looking for that meaty property that can work across multiple platforms,” [Ana Serrano] says.
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‘Auld Lang Syne’: New Year’s song has a convoluted history

‘Auld Lang Syne’: New Year’s song has a convoluted history | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Although it’s most often associated with the new year, “Auld Lang Syne” is a global anthem of remembrance and fraternity: Type the title into YouTube, and more than 32,000 versions come up, sung by everyone from Aretha Franklin to Alvin and the Chipmunks to toddlers and their grannies.
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Gorillaz and Converse: Merchandising or Transmedia Extension?

Gorillaz and Converse: Merchandising or Transmedia Extension? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Gorillaz are currently in the midst of commemorating their ten year anniversary. As part of the celebrations, they recently announced a partnership with Converse to release limited edition Gorillaz sneakers next February. Is this merchandising or transmedia extension? Given their history and quality of storytelling, there is a lot to consider while answering this...

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David Bowie agrees for his songs to be used in Heroes musical

David Bowie agrees for his songs to be used in Heroes musical | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Bowie has given his permission for his famously avant-garde songs to be turned into a full-scale musical that will be based on the story of Major Tom, the starman and a young man called David.

 

[An update on this announcement can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/tT8WQQ]

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A transmedia overview on the music industry

A transmedia overview on the music industry | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Faced with the evolution of uses and new media consumption habits, the music industry has to face similar problems to those seen in the audiovisual industry: unstable audiences, growing competition and pirating ...

 

[A detailed look at how the music industry is using transmedia to move itself forward.]

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Bailey Kane's curator insight, April 20, 2016 3:46 PM

This industry is facing problems with people who no longer buy the music being sold. Considering artists go and use thousands of dollars at a time recording and mastering, when the fans pirate the music, those artists and music companys get screwed out of hard work they out in to make the best music for the audience.

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Jordan Reyne on Cross Media Albums

Jordan Reyne on Cross Media Albums | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

[Jordan Reyne on creating] a multi-media album, a particularly interesting niche marketing technique – since the concept of the comic book gives Jordan access to both the lovers of comics and forklore, in addition the subscribers to her particular musical niche, folk rock.

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A new map to Björk's music

A new map to Björk's music | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
For her latest collection, 'Biophilia,' the Icelandic original has reinvented the album into a transformative transmedia experience of music, animation and apps.
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