Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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American Idol Meets Arts Journalism, in KCET's Artbound

American Idol Meets Arts Journalism, in KCET's Artbound | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Lenika Cruz: "This project, still in its nascent stages, aims to bring attention to Southern California's cultural and artistic scene across 11 counties, providing in-depth criticism and analysis and by taking a "transmedia" approach, incorporating multiple platforms like video and photography in the telling of a single story."

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Behind the scenes with ‘The Voice’ and its social media strategy

Behind the scenes with ‘The Voice’ and its social media strategy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Dana Robinson: "[...] in Season 2, we wanted to not only bring back all of the successful elements of the first season, but add some additional things to up the ante in terms of fan engagement."

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Five transmedia projects – May 2012 edition

Five transmedia projects – May 2012 edition | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The five transmedia projects that Simon Staffans will be keeping a eye on this month ... Dark Knight Rises; Try Life; Alt-Minds; Rides: Dirty Works; and Endworlds.

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MediaShift . 'Carnivàle' Creator Bypasses Hollywood, Launches Transmedia Story 'Haunted'

MediaShift . 'Carnivàle' Creator Bypasses Hollywood, Launches Transmedia Story 'Haunted' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Discovered on the Internet and known as a storyteller with a unique vision, writer and producer Daniel Knauf, best known as the creator of "Carnivàle" on HBO, has ditched Hollywood and struck out on his own to mine the field of transmedia."

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Walking with Hipster Dinosaurs: How To Make A Transmedia Production

Walking with Hipster Dinosaurs: How To Make A Transmedia Production | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Caitlin Burns: "Films with original content on multiple platforms aren’t the exception anymore; they’re the rule. Jurassic Park Slope is a comedy and curriculum for transmedia production."

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Kid Koala’s “Space Cadet Headphone Experience”

Kid Koala’s “Space Cadet Headphone Experience” | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Laura Sterritt: "Perhaps the strongest extension of transmedia storytelling for music is live events. It allows for fan interaction, engagement with the artist, physical manifestation of narrative, and community building"...

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Learning Experiment Sparks Student Imagination With Cute Robots

Learning Experiment Sparks Student Imagination With Cute Robots | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Big Idea: With a trilogy of experiential learning projects, Reboot Stories aims to engage children from low-income school districts with imaginative and educational activities.


Why It’s Working: Reboot Stories is pushing the boundaries of traditional learning by incorporating technology and multimedia into classrooms that otherwise would lack the resources to do so."

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Playing With the Monster: How to Build a Successful Trans-media Project

Playing With the Monster: How to Build a Successful Trans-media Project | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"How do you make compelling gameplay, storytelling for trading cards, TV episodes that make sense and are connected to an MMO, cartoon strips, iPad, mobile ARG, board games, T-shirts, and toys all with intertwined business models? Come get a sneak peak of the black box configuration behind a transmedia IP."

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[Excellent Transmedia] Interview With Caitlin Burns, Part I

[Excellent Transmedia] Interview With Caitlin Burns, Part I | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Today we have an indepth interview with Caitlin Burns, Transmedia Producer for Starlight Entertainment. Her career has featured work on such franchises as Avatar, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron Legacy, Halo, and more. Her latest project is a 3D broadcast series called Battle Castle on The History Channel."

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The Code [Transmedia Case Study from Six to Start]

The Code [Transmedia Case Study from Six to Start] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Case Study:  "Six to Start designed, developed, and ran the BBC’s most ambitious transmedia production to date for The Code, with clues and gameplay seamlessly integrated into three TV episodes, four Flash games, multiple real world events including a live finale at Bletchley Park, and a beautiful 3D-printed mathematical sculpture as the grand prize."


Read more about The Code's transmedia components here then visit the BBC's website.

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Angry Birds: Casual Gaming to Transmedia Franchise?

Angry Birds: Casual Gaming to Transmedia Franchise? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
To analyze the potential of Angry Birds, I’m going to first look at what Rovio (by design or happenstance) did right, and then consider what it needs to do in order to create a franchise that can be extended and sustained beyond the core game...

 

[Why do some ideas take-off?  Is it just luck?  This article answers some of those questions in relation to the success of Angry Birds.]

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Transmedia and "The Killing Moon."

Transmedia and "The Killing Moon." | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
With The Killing Moon I wrote the screenplay with characters and events that could be expanded upon in five formats: a feature film, a comic book, a console video game, a music remix project, and an ARG...

 

 [This post provides an excellent look at the creative process behind a transmedia property.  "The Killing Moon" is also discussed with reference to the development of transmedia and the current economic climate.  Utimately, this post shows just how hard it can be to get a transmedia property "off-the-ground".]


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INANIMATE ALICE GROWS UP

INANIMATE ALICE GROWS UP | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Set in the early 21st century and told through text, sound, images, music and games, ‘Inanimate Alice’
is an interactive digital novel, the story of Alice and her imaginary digital friend Brad...

 

[An in-depth look at the making of this fabulous project.]

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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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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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'Alt-Minds' transmedia game unveiled by Orange - watch video

'Alt-Minds' transmedia game unveiled by Orange - watch video | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Alt-Minds, a transmedia game and work of interactive fiction, has been announced by Orange and Lexis Numérique. The episodic paranormal thriller promises to bridge the gap between gaming, social networking and traditional storytelling"...


DRC: For more information, visit the Live Orange Blog for an interview with Jean-François Rodriguez and Morgan Bouchet about Alt-Minds.

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Defiance begins work in Toronto, "revolutionary transmedia event"

Defiance begins work in Toronto, "revolutionary transmedia event" | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

'Trion Worlds has partnered with SyFy on a transmedia franchise called Defiance where a MMO will tie-in to a TV series as they inhabit the same world. It's the "first-ever convergence".'

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A Look At The World of the Clockwork Watch

A Look At The World of the Clockwork Watch | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Funded by $10,000 from Indiegogo, this skeleton crew has architected an expeience that will incorporate films, live action role play, steampunk themed products and possibly even an MMORPG"...

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Transmedia for Good (sustainable living). La Kolok Case Study

Transmedia for Good (sustainable living). La Kolok Case Study | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Robert Pratten:  "I was luck enough to interview transmedia writer Alexandre Pierrin about his amazing project La Kolok (http://www.la-kolok.com/) which encourages and educates audiences on the issues and opportunities for sustainable living."

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[Transmedia] Interview With Caitlin Burns, Part II

[Transmedia] Interview With Caitlin Burns, Part II | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Meant To Be Seen (MTBS) interviews Caitlin Burns about Battle Castle: "If you will forgive the pun, I understand you are going to go Medieval on our as*"...


Part I of this interview can be found here.

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Five transmedia projects to follow - spring 2012

Five transmedia projects to follow - spring 2012 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "In no particular order, and without snubbing any other projects out there that I’m either ignorant of or have simply forgotten due to mushy-brain-syndrome; here are five projects you might do well to put in your bookmarks" ...

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Writer/Director Troy Duffy Discusses New Boondock Saints Video Game

Writer/Director Troy Duffy Discusses New Boondock Saints Video Game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The game is part of a bigger transmedia push that Duffy is overseeing, which includes a comic book series and a potential television series or third feature film. Fresh off a transmedia panel at SXSW in Austin, Duffy talks about what’s next for the MacManus brothers in this exclusive interview.
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Simple, Elegant Genius: The BBC's Transmedia Sherlock - Part 1

Simple, Elegant Genius: The BBC's Transmedia Sherlock - Part 1 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
What I really like about the BBC’s approach to creating transmedia content for Sherlock was that the show’s producers kept everything super simple and everything they created was worked back into the show as important story points.


This is an excellent case study in the use of transmedia storytelling techniques.  The article contains lots of specific examples and I'm already looking forward to Part 2.

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Transmédia carte blanche

[This presentation from Siobhan O'Flynn contains some excellent examples of current transmedia works.]

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A Unified Labeling System for Transmedia Projects

A Unified Labeling System for Transmedia Projects | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Robert Pratten: "I’d like to develop a unified labeling for transmedia projects. The objective is to allow the audience to quickly and easily determine

(a) if this is the kind of project they will like

(b) what is expected of them in terms of time and effort required to enjoy the project."

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