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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4-Layers, A Narrative Design Approach

4-Layers, A Narrative Design Approach | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Thomas Grip:  "The approach is primarily meant to suggest a workflow that focuses on the story and makes sure the narrative and gameplay are connected. The end goal is to create games that provide a better interactive narrative."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:50 AM

It's all about storytelling. Games, movies, presentations,- you name it. They all need to have a goal, and you have to stay focussed on it.

Click to read this interesting article.

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How to Slice the Transmedia Narrative Arc

How to Slice the Transmedia Narrative Arc | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ezri Carlebach:  '“It’s storytelling, Jim, but not as we know it,” as Spock famously didn’t say. The crew of the Enterprise – Kirk and Spock in particular – blazed a trail for a new kind of storytelling on television and then, in the hands of their, shall we say, ardent fans, went even further by appearing in an entirely new form, which laid the groundwork for today’s transmedia storytelling.'

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:39 AM

Transmedia is more than just having a script,it is all media now and your fans will tell you what they want if you don't provide for them.

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How to Analyze Transmedia Narratives?

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Sergei Dragunov's curator insight, January 14, 2013 8:05 AM

At last we have started our new project based on animated scenes. But we realy want to transform it into a transmedia reality. Now i trying to find some references about this new style of storytelling. Here is one realy good presentation

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The Lack of Narrative as Narrative [#Transmedia]

The Lack of Narrative as Narrative [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Laura Sterritt: "[...] at the very core of transmedia storytelling—or storytelling of any kind—is the need for narrative, content, and characters. Does this mean musicians who lack story are at a loss? No. The lack of narrative is a narrative" ...

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Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books Through This Clever HTML5 App

Write 'Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books Through This Clever HTML5 App | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson: "The branching narratives of interactive books are logistical nightmares. That is, until one company released this free writing tool" ...

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Max Payne 3 and the problem of narrative dissonance

Max Payne 3 and the problem of narrative dissonance | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: Rockstar has turned its ex-cop anti-hero into a credible character. So does it matter that he's also a frenzied killer?
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The Role of Theme in the Winning Hack at Storycode's Hackathon 2012

The Role of Theme in the Winning Hack at Storycode's Hackathon 2012 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randy Finch: "As my students will tell you, I am keenly interested in the role "theme" will play in the New World of cross platform storytelling."

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Non-fiction games structure: a successful formula for the interactive documentary

Non-fiction games structure: a successful formula for the interactive documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Arnau Gifreu Castells: "Mixing documentary (non-fiction) and game (fiction) seems a strategy that many interactive documentary producers are considering, because the fact of reality combined with a structure that includes the users and put themselves at the heart of the action, creates a much more hyper and immersed scenario for the interactive documentary and its participants"...


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How Interactive Should Transmedia Be?

How Interactive Should Transmedia Be? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Inspired by much of the latest discussion around narrative and games, I’ve been thinking about interactivity and its place in transmedia. For me that means understanding and managing audience expectations."

 

[When choosing your transmedia storytelling platforms, Sara suggests taking into account both your narrative needs and an audience's expectation of the level of interaction provided by those platforms.  It's good advice and the article contains some great specifics.]

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The heroine's journey

The heroine's journey | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"Months ago I ran across a description of 'the heroine's journey,' a counterpart to the hero's journey"...
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YSA Directing for Meaning Across Media

YSA Directing for Meaning Across Media | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Actions can also be meaningful in trans/cross-media projects. An example is the film Untraceable. If you watch the first part of the trailer, you’ll see a website and its significance mentioned...

 

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Why We Need Story Structure

Why We Need Story Structure | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We are drawn to structure in our stories simply because our lives have no discernable structure of their own...
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Engagement-driven Narrative Design (or How to Build Discovery and Advocacy into your Transmedia Storytelling)

Engagement-driven Narrative Design (or How to Build Discovery and Advocacy into your Transmedia Storytelling) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The first diagram in this post presents a virtuous circle for an interactive storyworld that binds the story to social discovery and advocacy. The questions that the narrative designer or transmedia storyteller asks herself are...

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The Hero's Journey

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With puppets and Happy Gilmore ... LOL

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Bad Spoon's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:22 AM

Une excellente présentation animée de l'un des axes narratifs les plus efficaces du storytelling : le voyage du héros

Asil's curator insight, August 3, 2013 7:27 PM

I love the voice-overs on this one.  Charming, funny and a good teaching video.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 4, 2013 7:47 AM

It's maybe not exactly the truth but close enough - and it's pretty funny :-)

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Serial storytelling

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Successful TV dramas are unfolding one episode at a time, and procedurals are taking notes
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Personally, I prefer shows that balance serial and episodic storytelling, and this article nicely captures the pros and cons of each approach.

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Story Worldwide's Storytelling Matrix

Story Worldwide's Storytelling Matrix | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Omar Kattan: "This excellent video by Story Worldwide has been featured on Brand Stories for a while now. Not sure if you’ve seen it? If you haven’t, it’s definitely worth your time" ...

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Building the Narrative: Transmedia storytelling in professional sports

Building the Narrative: Transmedia storytelling in professional sports | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

sunilagni: "Within any form of entertainment lies numerous narratives, designed to engage the audience. Television shows, books and films are all examples of entertainment that utilize plot development and characters to develop a storyline and convey some sort of message to the audience" ...

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Theme parks in the era of narrative

Theme parks in the era of narrative | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Robert Niles: "This is a race to extend narrative from individual rides into every facet of the park experience, where visitors have the chance to become actors in their own adventure" ...


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Media Marketing and the Evolution of Narrative Structure

Media Marketing and the Evolution of Narrative Structure | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kendall Whitehouse: 'Disney’s Marvel Studios has been preparing the audience for this film for several years. After the closing credits of 2008′s Iron Man, an extra scene appears in which Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) encounters S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who states: “I’m here to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative.”'

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BRAVE NEW WORLDS: ON TRANSMEDIA WORLDBUILDING

BRAVE NEW WORLDS: ON TRANSMEDIA WORLDBUILDING | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
“A linear story had a linear workflow, but now we’re in a nonlinear immersive space,” explained production designer Alex McDowell at a recent Flux 5D event titled “Digital Design and World-building in the Narrative Media Landscape”...
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The 3 Rs: Co-Designing Narrative and Social Action

An assessment tool for narrative, social action, participatory design, and critical ethnography.


DRC:  You can read more on "What Makes a Successful Transmedia Story?" over at Lina Srivastava's blog.

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Masters of Narrative Design™ 10: Christy Marx

Masters of Narrative Design™ 10: Christy Marx | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
An interview with transmedia writer and narrative designer Christy Marx. Her works have spanned from film and television, to comic book and video games.

 

[A great interview on both platform specific and transmedia storytelling.]

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Freedom and Engagement in Interactive Narratives

Freedom and Engagement in Interactive Narratives | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A look at the various narrative structures of interactive documentaries.

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Christopher's curator insight, April 8, 2014 5:12 PM

Right! Game developers can help us think different about clusters in the funnel or retargeting drifters back to the funnel.

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Interview with Narrative Designer Stephen Dinehart

Interview with Narrative Designer Stephen Dinehart | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Known as the critically-acclaimed narrative designer of Company of Heroes, founder of The Narrative Design Explorer, and Chief Creative Wizard and Director of NarrWare, Stephen Dinehart is a man who loves stories and is passionate about seeing them told in video games.
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Redefining Interactive Narratives & Multimedia Storytelling

Redefining Interactive Narratives & Multimedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
An excellent story is often compelling because of its layers. Each layer reveals a new concept or an arc that compels the reader or viewer to continue their narrative journey...
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