Transmedia storyteller and brand director Sparrow Hall defines transmedia storytelling, illustrating how a narrative can travel across multiple mediums, including books, ebooks, film, music and social networking sites.
"As alternate reality games have evolved, so too has its nomenclature: puppetmasters have gradually given way to game developers and transmedia producers, and “this is not a game” itself has fallen into disuse. Perhaps it’s time to make the term’s retirement official."
One of the most talked-about--and harrowing--Sundance films wasn’t a film in the traditional sense. Hunger In L.A., which screened at the New Frontier Pavilion, is an interactive experience that puts participants in the middle of a shocking food line incident.
Most who are familiar with making film-based video games would agree that the current process is broken. Although I believe that this system can be fixed, doing so would require fundamental changes to the way that these games have been getting made for the last several decades...
[Although working on the premise that the process is "broken", this is still an interesting article for those unfamiliar with the making of film-based video games.]
"The live production, written by Matt Pelfrey and directed by Dámaso Rodriguez, employs projected illustrations, intense fight choreography, and compelling characters to immerse the viewer in the action"...
"The Rise and Fall of a Story-Showing Empire: After years of study, I've come to realize that contemporary storytelling—books, film, television (and to a significant extent, even live theater)—are a completely passive medium."
"With the growing acknowledgement of transmedia storytelling as a possible way to tell stories and engage audiences, drive brands, foster interaction and generate revenue, many have started to look at incorporating these methods in their own work."
Just imagine that you are reading a book and a QR code is printed on the page that connects you a video, connect with people mentioned on social networks, view a map of geographic place or be lead to website with more information or interactive...
"This series of blogposts originated on twitter, when a few people from both the book world and the music industry came to the conclusion that there has been written a lot about the developments in both worlds, but never before in one big comparison."
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