Kevin Moloney: "I’ve written elsewhere that we’re living through a Cambrian Explosion in the ecology of media. [...] And with this explosion has come a diversity of terms to describe new creations and new arrangements. Multimedia? Crossmedia? Transmedia? What is the difference? I get that question a lot, and it’s a good one."
Mike Jones: "In any discussion and professional practice of ‘new media’ there is a swag of terminology that gets kicked around; cross-media, multi-platform & transmedia, interactive and pervasive media, emergent, non-linear and participatory storytelling, etc etc…"
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:
This post is full of interesting nuggets of information. From definitions, to examples, to process and opinion, this post takes you past cross-platform, multi-platform, and transmedia, into the realm of immersive experiences.
Jim Thacker: "Your cross-media project is well under way. You have a killer pitch, great teaser content, and are ready to start talking to development and finance partners. But what else will they want to know about it?"
Image: "Your project’s emotional hook may not be the obvious one. Is the thrill of watching a supersonic parachute jump that of seeing a world record – or that the parachutist might die live on air?"
Justin Olivetti: "Can Defiance work? The cross-media venture between Trion Worlds and Syfy is one of the most interesting projects in the industry right now, if for no other reason than that a TV/MMO crossover has never been done before. At least, not like this" ...
Morgan Bouchet: "Over the course of nearly two hours, there was an animated discussion of a single theme: “Creative Economies: Commercial vs. State-Based Models”, or the views of the “rest of the world” on the challenges and economics of transmedia/crossmedia" ...
For Motorola & (RED)™, Sparrow Hall collaborated with DRAFTFCB to develop a year-long transmedia marketing campaign, including original content from around the world – exclusive music and media downloads, videos, live events,...
Prashant Saxena: "The changing times have brought about an era of 'transmedia' advertising. But it's not about running the same advertisement over different media platforms. It's about creating various new touch-points for your mobile consumers to interact with the brand at the various windows of opportunity available during the day."
[Jordan Reyne on creating] a multi-media album, a particularly interesting niche marketing technique – since the concept of the comic book gives Jordan access to both the lovers of comics and forklore, in addition the subscribers to her particular musical niche, folk rock.
Dan Levy: "Forget responsive design. The key to multiplatform publishing success is “adaptive content,” argues Karen McGrane in her book, Content Strategy for Mobile. We spoke to the author about why she thinks all content is mobile."
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:
Although more crossmedia than transmedia, this article contains some interesting points for those who include mobile in their multiplatform projects.
Simon Staffans: "As with any new trend, a lot of falsehoods are banded about on the nature and potential of cross-media storytelling. So I thought it was about time to debunk some transmedia myths. Ready?"
Gunther Sonnenfeld: "In short, storytelling these days requires us to connect dots and to "feed the dots", as it were. It's not always fun, it's never easy, but it's a creative responsibility we must take on, that is, if we want to keep building markets for our ideas, now and into the future."
Gunther Sonnenfeld: "As a companion piece to a recent post we wrote over on the WWTID blog regarding curation , and as a follow-up to my last piece on proving out models within the creative industry , I wanted to expand on the concept of storytelling"...
What I’m suggesting is that revenue modeling, business planning, product scalability, what have you, are no longer solely in the domain of the media, network or studio stakeholders... It’s our domain as creators.
[Gunther Sonnenfeld argues the need for new business models in Transmedia Storytelling.]
Power to the Pixel's fifth annual Cross-Media Forum gatherd some of the leading figures in international cross-media. This is a stor.i.fy round up of proceedings which touched upon all aspects of cross-media creation, financing and distribution.
While terms like “cross-media” and “transmedia” have only started to become part of the media lexicon, technology advances are creating new opportunities for content creators and audiences to engage with one another – an experience I call “intermedia.”
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