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Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Transmedia Storytelling: Once Upon a Time

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Transmedia storytelling. Quite the buzz term of late, particularly in content marketing circles ...

 

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TFI Funds Innovative Storytelling

TFI Funds Innovative Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

We're thrilled to announce the six projects selected for the inaugural year of the TFI New Media Fund, a diverse collection of nonfiction transmedia works exploring everything from the Egyptian Revolution to global health to the "friendly fire" death in Afghanistan of American serviceman Pat Tillman.

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Creating a Transmedia Narrative

Creating a Transmedia Narrative | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

How do you construct a transmedia narrative? Does it differ from stories told in film, books, TV shows, computer games, etc. until today? Yes and no, in my opinion.

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CTIA Case Studies: Transmedia Storytelling through Advanced Mobile Content

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Last week Christine Weibrecht and I drove to San Diego to attend the CTIA panels presented by Transmedia Los Angeles and the PGA New Media Counsel. Below is a recap of the case studies presented.

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Personalized Entertainment – Social, Transmedia Storytelling

Personalized Entertainment – Social, Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Lean forward, and keep your eyes peeled, updates from your Facebook page are about to be incorporated into your favorite TV show’s narrative. (Your best friend becomes the suspect!) As you immerse yourself in the story, the story immerses itself in your social world.
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Cautionary Tales in Transmedia Storytelling

Cautionary Tales in Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
One of the greatest challenges in transmedia game development is crafting a believable story universe that persists across multiple media without tricking or endangering the game’s players.
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Steampunk Storytelling in the Transmedia Frontier

Steampunk Storytelling in the Transmedia Frontier | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

[...] it’s become apparent to me that, although they’re wildly different movements, steampunk and transmedia share some essential traits, and that steampunk is a ripe genre for transmedia projects.

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Pacing in Transmedia Storytelling – Transmedia Storyteller

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In an interactive, portmanteau-type transmedia story, the author tries to give the audience a good degree of freedom to explore and investigate at their own volition while still aiming to create a satisfying dramatic storyline.

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Transmedia Storytelling: What Is It?

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Transmedia storytelling could be a fictional property, or the method by which that property is marketed, or both, or none of the above.

 

[Another good look at what constitutes transmedia & it comes with Gary Hayes' excellent multi-platform map.]

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Creating a Transmedia Narrative II: Storytelling

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In order to last for decades or more and be expandable across different media, any narrative needs to have a ‘larger-than-life’ aspect to it ...

 

[Part I can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/v3pCkS ]

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Transmedia Storytelling: It’s the Story Stupid

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The transmedia part of transmedia storytelling is like building a musical score the way a conductor employs different instruments in an orchestra...

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Superstar Beyonce explained through a narrative ecosystem -> #transmedia #crossmedia #intermedia #storytelling

Superstar Beyonce explained through a narrative ecosystem -> #transmedia #crossmedia #intermedia #storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
For good and for worse, the buzz around transmedia storytelling is reaching new heights. Similar to how the social media boom started, there seems to be lots of confusion and uncertainty around mechanics, uses and respective transmedia practices.
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Transmedia Storytelling: Lessons in Interactivity From Fable to Furries

Transmedia Storytelling: Lessons in Interactivity From Fable to Furries | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

“The ultimate goal of transmedia is total immersion in a story, and for that it needs to make you the protagonist – or villain – of the story, not just a passing observer”

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Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling

Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A Practical Guide for Beginners by Robert Pratten

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The Interest Graph, Digital Distribution & Transmedia Storytelling

The Interest Graph, Digital Distribution & Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
As the author remarks, the fact that people get excited about things and gradually lose interest and move on is hardly a surprise. However, it does seem clear that in the age of social networking, viral memes, and thousands of hours of instantly available entertainment content, the phenomenon has been exacerbated...
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