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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Simon Staffans: Don’t be (too) social!

Simon Staffans: Don’t be (too) social! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"5 tips on how to - properly - use social media for your TV show, by MIPBlog regular Simon Staffans"

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Marketing to Millennials: Using Snapchat and Tinder to promote your TV show

Marketing to Millennials: Using Snapchat and Tinder to promote your TV show | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it



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"TV execs need to get more creative with their marketing efforts, The Project Factory's commercial manager [Sandra Lehner] explains" ...

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Nicko Gibson's curator insight, August 7, 2014 2:17 PM

Important to know for every kind of independent artist as well, but the millennials are not really watching much TV

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AGENTS OF SHIELD: AGENCY, INSTITUTIONS AND TRANSMEDIA SERIALISATION

AGENTS OF SHIELD: AGENCY, INSTITUTIONS AND TRANSMEDIA SERIALISATION | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Joseph Oldham:  "Whilst certain ‘high-end’ television series are routinely praised for bringing supposedly ‘cinematic’ values to television, it seems to me that the Marvel series doing something which might be conceptualised as the reverse, porting modes of serialised storytelling that have been prominently developed on television over the last few decades into a popular film series."

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Games Killed the Video Star: Five Ways That Play Is Beating TV at It's Own Game

Games Killed the Video Star: Five Ways That Play Is Beating TV at It's Own Game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Tomas Rawlings:  "The open waters of the internet have provided a space for experimentation and video games have been innovative with a series of video experiments. Here’s five examples of how video games have been re-defining video whilst TV was looking the other way" ...

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Our Smartphones Are Making Live TV Better Than Ever

Our Smartphones Are Making Live TV Better Than Ever | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mat Honan:  "As the smartphone becomes the first screen, it's bringing us closer together."

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High Valyrian, anyone? What the 'Game of Thrones' conlangs tell us about language and world-building

High Valyrian, anyone? What the 'Game of Thrones' conlangs tell us about language and world-building | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Frank Rose:  "Behind the savage bloodshed, naked power lust, and epic betrayals that make HBO's Game of Thrones so enthralling to watch are the languages created for the show."

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10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV

10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Stuart Dredge:  "From Twitter's 'social soundtrack' to self-made YouTube stars and Amazon turning future viewers into commissioners: the latest in interactive television trends" ...

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Roger Ellman's curator insight, April 14, 2014 4:45 AM

Worth a glance and then...add your own ideas...keeps the breahting channels for new ideas open!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, April 18, 2014 5:19 PM

It's not just television, it's television made better.

 

Love #6. I'm good with "Samantha" taking the lead.

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Silver screen to small screen: why film directors are taking over TV

Silver screen to small screen: why film directors are taking over TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Edward Helmore:  "After the success of True Detective, award-winning film-makers are being lured to TV with the promise of more creative control, Does this herald a new golden age for viewers?"

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How Robert Rodriguez is Going to Revolutionize Television By Getting Rid of The Executives

How Robert Rodriguez is Going to Revolutionize Television By Getting Rid of The Executives | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Alison Willmore:  'Robert Rodriguez, who broke into film by making a $7,000 feature, is bringing his efficient indie sensibilities to television with a new network, El Rey, and his first-ever TV drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series."'

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Why Filmmakers Like Neil Jordan Are Drawn to Television Even While Feeling Cinema Is 'Irreplaceable'

Why Filmmakers Like Neil Jordan Are Drawn to Television Even While Feeling Cinema Is 'Irreplaceable' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Celluloid Liberation Front "As part of the Berlinale Talents creative summit earlier this month, Irish director Neil Jordan (who created the Showtime historical drama "The Borgias") and Hollywood producer Martha De Laurentiis ("Hannibal"), the widow of the late legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis, spoke about the differences between working in film and television."

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Chipotle's New Hulu TV Show Blurs Lines Of Marketing, Advocacy, And Entertainment

Chipotle's New Hulu TV Show Blurs Lines Of Marketing, Advocacy, And Entertainment | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Stan Alcorn:  "The upcoming Farmed and Dangerous mini-series creates a genre all its own but does it make you want a burrito?"

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Sherlock and Doctor Who: beware of fans influencing the TV they love

Sherlock and Doctor Who: beware of fans influencing the TV they love | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"The plots of Sherlock and Doctor Who are being shaped by their fans – but hit shows must appeal to a wide audience as well as a narrow band of obsessives, says Mark Lawson" ...

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Origin of the series: how TV producers are adapting for on demand

Origin of the series: how TV producers are adapting for on demand | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Duncan Geere:  "The way we watch TV is changing which means that the way TV is made is changing too."

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The New TV Pilot Season: Bringing YouTube Stars, Channels And Bloggers To TV Screens

The New TV Pilot Season: Bringing YouTube Stars, Channels And Bloggers To TV Screens | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Nuno Bernardo:  "Hollywood is in love with YouTube. Last year, DreamWorks Animation paid $33 million for YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, Warner Bros. invested $18 million in the YouTube channel Machinima and most recently, Disney purchased Maker Studios for $500 million" ...

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Here's How To Make A Viral Video: 'American Horror Story' Teaser Creator Tells All

Here's How To Make A Viral Video: 'American Horror Story' Teaser Creator Tells All | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Paula Bernstein:  "Here's the back story behind the fan-made teaser trailer for "American Horror Story" season 4."

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As seen on TV: why product placement is bigger than ever

As seen on TV: why product placement is bigger than ever | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Steve Rose:  "TV and advertising have always existed side by side. But now that viewers can easily skip breaks, brands are having to find new ways to make sure customers get their message. Can you resist 'native advertising' and 'digital insertion'?"

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When TV Is Obsolete, TV Shows Will Enter Their Real Golden Era

When TV Is Obsolete, TV Shows Will Enter Their Real Golden Era | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Marcus Wohlsen:  "The half-hour sitcom? The hour-long drama? These are conventions that came into existence for reasons that don’t matter anymore."

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Filmmakers Moving Where the Money is: Digital TV Series

Filmmakers Moving Where the Money is: Digital TV Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Variety:  "As Netflix and Amazon bulk up on original entertainment, they’re largely focused on buying TV series, which perform better on their services than movies do. The result is that indie moviemakers are starting to think more about crafting, episodic TV-like projects for play on digital screens."

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Donald Schwartz's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:44 AM

Yeah, but how many?

Charlie Dare's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:03 AM

Variety:  "As Netflix and Amazon bulk up on original entertainment, they’re largely focused on buying TV series, which perform better on their services than movies do. The result is that indie moviemakers are starting to think more about crafting, episodic TV-like projects for play on digital screens."

Alberto Gago's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:16 AM

"For independent filmmakers, digital TV series may be the next green".

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Why Do People Lose Their Minds Over Television Series Finales?

Why Do People Lose Their Minds Over Television Series Finales? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Joel Keller:  "There are several reasons why writing the finale to a long-running and/or critically-acclaimed series is full of landmines that all but a few writers have managed to avoid setting off."

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Audience steps up in next generation of TV storytelling [#Transmedia]

Audience steps up in next generation of TV storytelling [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Michael Idato:  "As writers and producers exploit technology to find different ways to bring characters and stories to life, audience expectation is re-writing the rules of engagement. The net effect for the TV industry is a drastic shift in the way stories are told" ...

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Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, April 12, 2014 6:10 AM

"The audience want a director for the show, they don't want to direct the show," producer Charlie Aspinwall says. "But having access to the director, being able to talk to them, is exciting, demystifying and engaging."

 

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/audience-steps-up-in-next-generation-of-tv-storytelling-20140411-36hba.html#ixzz2yfYX7eeT

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"Veronica Mars" Creator Rob Thomas On How To Give Fans What They Want, But Not What They Expect

"Veronica Mars" Creator Rob Thomas On How To Give Fans What They Want, But Not What They Expect | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dan Soloman:  "There's a lot riding on the success or failure of Veronica Mars as a commercial entity--but all Rob Thomas cares about is whether or not the movie works for the fans."

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How Does A Web Series Jump to TV?

How Does A Web Series Jump to TV? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Aymar Jean Christian:  "Five years ago, making a web series to get on traditional television was a fool's game. Now it's becoming a viable way to break into TV -- here's how it's working" ...

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'True Detective,' 'American Horror Story' and Why the Anthology Series is All the Rage

'True Detective,' 'American Horror Story' and Why the Anthology Series is All the Rage | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Maurer:  "We're seeing a rise in an unusual sort of anthology format with shows like FX's upcoming "Fargo" that will tell a new story with new characters each season. Here's why this structure's so popular."

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Why We Binge-Watch Television

Why We Binge-Watch Television | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Kevin Fallon:  "As a society, we’re more distracted than ever. So how is it that streaming hours of complicated TV dramas at a time is becoming our preferred method of watching television?"

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Is franchise cinema mimicking TV storytelling?

Is franchise cinema mimicking TV storytelling? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Harrison:  "Cliffhangers and mid-season breaks probably aren't the features of TV fans want the movies to adopt, are they?"

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