Right now, transmedia is suffering from guru-fication. My best advice for creators just coming into the transmedia fold is have an understanding of what came before, be part of the current conversation, but don’t be afraid to forage ahead and start developing a body of work that speaks to one’s own particular vision of transmedia.
"I first encountered Adam through Twitter (as with a lot of my transmedia contacts, frankly…). At some point I realized that not only is this a guy with some cool ideas, transmedia-wise, but a guy who loves Dungeons and Dragons and video game soundtracks as much as I do. And that’s just awesome."
This week on Creative Voice we have Paul Burke, a great chap from the UK that’s been in the transmedia space at least as long as I have, working on several projects including personal ones, and interested in figuring this all out as much as the rest of us!
This week on Creative Voice, I got to talk to the awesome JC Hutchins. JC built his career as a freelance transmedia writer from the ground up, podcasting his first novel, 7TH SON, and opening it up to collaboration, and then moving on to working with Jordan Weisman on PERSONAL EFFECTS: DARK ARTS, and many other projects...
The prolific director and storyteller is on a mission to change how we create and consume media, so he keeps his hands in many varied projects. The way Del Toro sees it, soon we will download a comic about a movie the minute we walk out of the theater, and play a videogame that expands the story that same day...
Xavier Waterkeyn is a literary agent and best-selling author. In just five years, his books have sold over 1.5 million copies. He has worked, in no particular order, as a director, interviewer, adult educator, tour guide, actor, manager of a psychic centre, graphic designer, photographer, marketer, bookseller and editor. Despite his many careers, Xavier likes to think of himself simply as a storyteller. And perhaps a bit of a know-it-all.
"[...] Laura Fleming is the kind of teacher I would have loved in school. She truly understands how education can be improved — and implements it in her own classroom every day, using transmedia storytelling methodology to weave curricula together across subjects and engage her students in ways mere textbooks simply don’t."
Dave Schlafman is a two-time Emmy-nominated producer, as well as an award-winning animation director, and children’s book illustrator. [...] Dave founded CloudKid, a transmedia studio dedicated to creating character-driven interactive content for families. CloudKid developed and produces PBS Kids’ first web-only series, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab.
Known as the critically-acclaimed narrative designer of Company of Heroes, founder of The Narrative Design Explorer, and Chief Creative Wizard and Director of NarrWare, Stephen Dinehart is a man who loves stories and is passionate about seeing them told in video games.
I can’t remember when or why I started following the blogging and tweeting of Chuck Wendig, but I have not regretted it once. [...] He’s also the writing partner of Lance Weiler and has worked on some awesome transmedia projects...
When the first episode of the transmedia series RCVR made its debut in September (you can find the episodes – HERE), it took the internet by storm – amassing a million views in a little less than a week, with the other five installments clocking in with similar impressive numbers.
Nuno Bernardo is an award-winning transmedia writer/producer and creator of the world’s first international interactive on-line teen series, Sofia’s Diary. He is also the CEO of transmedia production company beActive and author of The Producer’s Guide to Transmedia.
Sean is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and instructor at The USC School of Cinematic Arts. He best known for horror films but more recently for action films. Sean has written screenplays for The Haunting in New York (Horror), Conan The Barbarian 3D (Fantasy), Rambo: Last Stand (Action) Blackwell (Thriller), and Subterranean (Sci-Fi).
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