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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Transmedia Tuesday: Guidestones, an Interactive Thriller

Transmedia Tuesday: Guidestones, an Interactive Thriller | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Chaunton: "For those of you who have been following Guidestones: an Interactive Thriller, you already know this is a hands on storytelling experience worth checking out. If you haven't yet, you should take the time. It's one of the most unique web series out there right now."


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What's Next in TV: Machinima, The No.1 Entertainment Network on YouTube

What's Next in TV: Machinima, The No.1 Entertainment Network on YouTube | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Richard MacManus: "Video content is one of the fastest growing categories online. Television networks are scrambling to keep up"...

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Prison Dancer: A Transmedia Musical Hopes to Transcend Borders

Prison Dancer: A Transmedia Musical Hopes to Transcend Borders | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Lilledeshan Bose: 'Trans wha? "Transmedia property" means the story of Prison Dancer is told on multiple mediums: online, via YouTube and social media platforms, and also via traditional arts avenues, such on film and onstage.'

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Dirty Work: extremely clever, well-put together interactive gruesome comedy series

Dirty Work: extremely clever, well-put together interactive gruesome comedy series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Elan Lee: "This multi-screening/phone-call-making/email-sending/transmedia-ifying/future-of-storytelling/world-peace-involving/bioremediation-engineering/folk-dancing shindig* is now live at rides.tv/dirtywork and completely free."

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How To Make A Web Series Guide

How To Make A Web Series Guide | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Regardless of where your web series falls, the lion share of information here can be applied across the board, and to content like talk shows, tutorials, documentaries and other reality-based programming...


HOW TO MAKE A WEB SERIES TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • In The Beginning: Story & Audience
  • Keys To Success
  • Books, Magazine, Online News Sites
  • Web Series Host Sites
  • Web Series 101: Practical Advice From A Creator
  • How-To Online Resourses
  • Funding
  • Festivals & Award Ceremonies
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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.

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Why Tom Hanks Chose Yahoo For 'Electric City' (Updated)

Why Tom Hanks Chose Yahoo For 'Electric City' (Updated) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It appears the Hollywood icon has tired of the industry’s lack of creative flexibility and its limits on storytelling -- not to mention the diminishing profit margins...

 

[I also recommend reading 'What The Burst Of Hollywood A-Listers Will Mean For Online Video' at http://paidcontent.org/article/419-what-the-burst-of-hollywood-a-listers-will-mean-for-online-video-/]

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New Guide from the Independent Production Fund (IPF) Seeks to Unravel The Mystery Behind the Marketing and Promotion of Web Series

New Guide from the Independent Production Fund (IPF) Seeks to Unravel The Mystery Behind the Marketing and Promotion of Web Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
New Guide from the Independent Production Fund (IPF) Seeks to Unravel The Mystery Behind the Marketing and Promotion of Web Series How to Build an Audience for Your Web Series: Market, Motivate and Mobilize Provides A Practical Framework for...
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Prison Dancer: The Interactive Web Musical - Teaser Trailer

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Auckland Daze: Online bid for stardom

Auckland Daze: Online bid for stardom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The line between television and real life is going to become pretty blurry with the arrival of new digital series Auckland Daze ...

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Web Content Corner With Jenni Powell: David van Eyssen Interview

Web Content Corner With Jenni Powell: David van Eyssen Interview | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Our New Media guru Jenni Powell has an exclusive interview with 'RCVR' director David van Eyssen about his latest project and the future of interactive entertainment.
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Web Content Corner: Jane Espenson Interview Part II

Web Content Corner: Jane Espenson Interview Part II | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In part two of my interview with Husbands co-creator and writer Jane Espenson, Jane tells us a little more about her experience in web content and how each project differs and offers advice for up-and-coming web content creators.
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RCVR creator and director David Van Eyssen talks about his new sci-fi web series

RCVR creator and director David Van Eyssen talks about his new sci-fi web series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Exclusive Interview with RCVR creator and director David Van Eyssen about his new sci-fi web series...
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YouTube's first transmedia sitcom goes above and beyond

YouTube's first transmedia sitcom goes above and beyond | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Liz Shannon Miller: "The Fine Brothers have a long-established reputation for trying new things with web content, and this year, they're using YouTube's money to create not just a show, but a fully immersive social media experience and a full line-up of shows"...

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The 25 web TV shows you need to see

The 25 web TV shows you need to see | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"With everyone from Joss Whedon to Seth MacFarlane involved, internet TV is attracting huge stars, big bucks and small-screen spin-offs."

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Interactive Web Show Dirty Work Is Engineered for Short Attention Spans

Interactive Web Show Dirty Work Is Engineered for Short Attention Spans | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Angela Watercutter: "The masterminds behind new web comedy Dirty Work know that viewers’ increasingly short attention spans lead them to check their phones, monitor their e-mail and cruise Facebook while watching shows — in fact, they’re counting on it."

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Halo 4 live action web series 'Forward Unto Dawn' debuts ...

Halo 4 live action web series 'Forward Unto Dawn' debuts ... | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Matt Liebl: "Microsoft is ramping up the transmedia promotions for their blockbuster title Halo 4"...

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'Body of Proof' goes viral with web series that bridges episodes

'Body of Proof' goes viral with web series that bridges episodes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

'“Body of Proof” have actually taken an interesting approach to creating a web series, in that they’re creating a storyline to work as a bridge between a two-part episode. In the first “part,” the medical team on the show faces a mysterious outbreak, and in part two, they will probably resolve it.'


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Guidestones: A Mystery Stranger Than Fiction

Guidestones: A Mystery Stranger Than Fiction | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Sandy Rai, an Indian exchange student, comes to the journalism program at Toronto’s Ryerson University and teams up with fellow student Trevor Shale for an assignment...

 

[Guidestones is an interactive web series which fictionalizes real-world events and experiments with "real" time by not compressing time between episodes ... interesting!]

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Tom Hanks' Web Series, 'Electric City,' Will Stream On Yahoo

Tom Hanks' Web Series, 'Electric City,' Will Stream On Yahoo | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"Electric City" will be distributed online and through tablet devices with the usual interactivity and social media connections, but also a few new features.
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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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Exclusive [Transmedia] Interview: RCVR Producer Tavin Marin Titus talks about Season 1 of the hit sci-fi web series

Exclusive [Transmedia] Interview: RCVR Producer Tavin Marin Titus talks about Season 1 of the hit sci-fi web series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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.
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The IKEA Web Series

The IKEA Web Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The show, written and produced by actress Illeana Douglas, has averaged over 10 million views and counting [...] becoming one of the most successful web series of all time, and a signal of how producing branded entertainment can pay off for marketers in providing unique ways for ad dollars to create nontraditional forms of programming as a way to attract consumers.

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Making Content Too Good For YouTube: How 'RCVR' Found 2.6 Million Views in Two Weeks

Making Content Too Good For YouTube: How 'RCVR' Found 2.6 Million Views in Two Weeks | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The man behind “RCVR” is transmedia guru David Van Eyssen. A painter-turned-filmmaker whose credits include producing BMW’s online film series, his passion for the show’s mythology is palpable.
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Web Content Corner: Jane Espenson Interview Part 1

Web Content Corner: Jane Espenson Interview Part 1 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
IAR's Jenni Powell speaks to television writer Jane Espenson about her new web series 'Husbands,' in this week's edition of Web Content Corner.
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