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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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4 Tips for Journalists to Master Snapchat Stories

4 Tips for Journalists to Master Snapchat Stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mignon Fogarty:  "Snapchat is no longer just a private messaging tool for kids" ....

 

DRC:  These are useful tips for all Snapchat storytellers :)

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 29, 2016 11:06 AM
Goed om te weten als je een Snapchat verhaal wilt maken. Zeker als je - zoals ik - er net mee begint. ;-)
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Adapting to your surroundings
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The First Movie Made on Snapchat

The First Movie Made on Snapchat | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Megan Logan:  "An entire feature film released on Snapchat, 'Sickhouse' turned storytelling (and the traditional filmmaking model) on its head."

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Here's A Toolkit For Creating A Loyal Instagram Following

Here's A Toolkit For Creating A Loyal Instagram Following | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Elizabeth Segran:  "These brands were built on Instagram. They share their strategies for creating a loyal following and driving sales on the platform."

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Managing stories

Managing stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "We have all heard the value of getting something to a viral stage and the need for either robust strategies for social media or an enormous amount of good luck to make that virality happen – most often a combination of the two is needed."

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massimo facchinetti's curator insight, April 3, 2016 1:02 AM

 


Simon Staffans:  "We have all heard the value of getting something to a viral stage and the need for either robust strategies for social media or an enormous amount of good luck to make that virality happen – most often a combination of the two is needed."

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The 15-Second Films Taking Instagram By Storm

The 15-Second Films Taking Instagram By Storm | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Melissa Locker:  "Shield 5 is a lot like Homeland or 24 but it lives on Instagram, and each captivating episode is just seconds long."


DRC: You can follow Shield 5 here.

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Melissa Locker:  "Shield 5 is a lot like Homeland or 24 but it lives on Instagram, and each captivating episode is just seconds long."


DRC: You can follow Shield 5 here.

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The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens

The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Elspeth Reeve:  "How Tumblr's most popular teen comedy geniuses struck it rich—then lost it all."

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Amalia Ulman's Instagram masterpiece Excellences & Perfections is more than meets the eye

Amalia Ulman's Instagram masterpiece Excellences & Perfections is more than meets the eye | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Alastair Sooke:  '"The idea was to experiment with fiction online using the language of the internet," she [Amalia Ulman] explains, "rather than trying to adapt old media to the internet, as has been done with mini-series on YouTube. The cadence and rhythm were totally different."'

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Photos: Century-old literary magazines are innovating storytelling on Instagram

Photos: Century-old literary magazines are innovating storytelling on Instagram | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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Olivia Goldhill:  "This year, magazines are set to struggle. As readers increasingly move online, print publications far and wide should expect to lose readers. But if you can’t beat them, join them—and by the looks of decades-old magazines sharing their content on Instagram, that’s exactly what several historic publications intend to do."

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, January 12, 2016 5:22 AM

The cross pollination of media platforms is spreading...

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How Social Media Changed The Way We Read Books

How Social Media Changed The Way We Read Books | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Maddie Crum:  "The boundary between author and readers is disappearing. What does that mean for the future of storytelling?"

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António Maneira's curator insight, December 5, 2015 10:54 AM
Histórias cada vez mais partilhadas! A autoria que não é só do autor! “When it came time to write this book, I was therefore able to write directly to my readers, because I know them so well. For me, social media dissolved the border between author and reader, replacing that border with real intimacy.”
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"Zola" and the Benefits of Social Media Storytelling

"Zola" and the Benefits of Social Media Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Winston Cook-Wilson:  "Over the past couple of days -- as you probably already know -- the near-150-entry tale of trapping, tricking, and Florida motel skullduggery tweeted by the account @_zolarmoon has taken off in an unprecedented way -- possibly, more than its author wants."

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How Snapchat Is Bringing Back The 1970s TV Experience

How Snapchat Is Bringing Back The 1970s TV Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Rose Pastore:  "Snapchat Discover insists people want to return to a time when you had limited channels, and limited time to catch shows."

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The power of selfie marketing

The power of selfie marketing | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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John Bohan:  "From Pope Francis to Darth Vader, from Obama to Kim Kardashian, everyone seems to be taking selfies" ...

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, October 13, 2015 12:39 PM

Selfies are a way to create immediate stakeholders.  WAAY back in 2013 (doesn't that seem like eons ago from a social media perspective?), I published Branding with Selfies on Psychology Today arguing for the power of integrating selfies into marketing and branding strategies. I like how invited participation extends our concept of the "selfie" from its early technophobic labels of "narcissistic attention seekers with low self esteem who need a life"  (Nevermind that some of those things are mutually exclusive) and shifts our vision to how we capture personal experience.  As an advocate for selfies as mindfulness and gratitude tools,  I love to see mental models busted open.


As John Bohan's article reiterates, selfies are the ultimate WOM.  They trigger all kinds of social influence--social proof and social validation--practically screaming "We all like this, so you should too!"  It's fun to see the different approaches to selfie-imagery and gives psychologists a whole new realm to analyze for impact and meaning. #mediapsychology.

Kristin Russell's curator insight, December 10, 2015 10:18 AM

This article talks about the power of a selfie. Selfies are so well know today that they are a great way for marketers to get involved with social media. For example, by saying send a selfie into our website and the best selfie could win money allows the viewer to do something common in their lives and connect with the business at the same time. Selfies are great because they are evidence that someone is actually where they say they are.

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Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Get The Most Out of Twitter

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Get The Most Out of Twitter | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jesse Zook Mann:  "From hashtag etiquette to scheduling tweets, this is the guide you need to read about Twitter workflow."

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, July 18, 2015 10:35 AM

añada su visión ...

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READ MORE: Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's the Online Community You Need to Know About

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The First-Ever Snapchat Movie is Here, and it's Horrifying—Go Behind the Scenes

The First-Ever Snapchat Movie is Here, and it's Horrifying—Go Behind the Scenes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Emily Buder:  "We go behind the scenes of the first Snapchat movie, a real-time horror flick."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, June 27, 2016 11:57 AM

Sickhouse - the first SnapChat-based film--brought to mind Blair Witch Project.  Both are revolutionary in their use of media to capture authenticity, breaking the fourth wall, and capturing the audience's imagination by fiddling with reality vs. fiction.  Using SnapChat is a clever device to make the film timely and raw.  

 

First adopters always have the advantage of challenging the audience's existing mental models about where and how reality ends and fiction begins.  This is a nice metaphor for social technologies as an extension of the social space rather than "some other place."  It is exactly that understanding that made the initial launch so powerful.

 

SnapChat also demands a 'Heminwayesqe' brevity and succinctness to scene construction, especially in real time.  Creating a horror film is a bit of a cheat as all that heightened anxiety increases the "need to know" among the audience that encourages following the story through.  Nevertheless, with so many moving parts, it makes sense to use a genre with wide socioemotional appeal.

 

The irony is that it didn't all disappear in the SnapChat way, and thus challenges how we understand SnapChat as well.  I have wondered for some time, given the creativity that SnapChat unleashes, how long people will be willing to just let their mini-artworks go into the ether.  When we create, it is part of us.  We have a long history of documenting acts of creativity because it is how we share our most human qualities.  

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, July 2, 2016 5:52 AM
Snapchat movie Sickhouse was a real success. "Everyone was hooked. People trust that what they are seeing on their snap stories is real", said he director Hannah Macpherson. One key was to cast a protagonist who already was a social media pop star (Andrea Russett). She posted the videos from her own account. 
Ana Alves's curator insight, October 3, 2016 5:22 PM
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Indigenous Media quietly just released a feature film on Snapchat

Indigenous Media quietly just released a feature film on Snapchat | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Saba Hamedy:  "Over the weekend, Indigenous Media released a feature-length horror thriller.  But the film didn't bow in theaters or on a streaming service. Instead, it was quietly uploaded onto Snapchat."

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Nancy Wah Day's curator insight, May 8, 2016 6:57 AM
Potential for students to engage in innovative authentic learning experience.
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Why Snapchat Is The New Frontier For Independent Filmmaking

Why Snapchat Is The New Frontier For Independent Filmmaking | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Zack Sharf:  "For many, Snapchat is a fun photo-sharing platform best known for its wacky filters and geotags, but for a growing population of filmmakers and artists, the social media app is the new frontier for indie moviemaking and distribution."

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How J.K. Rowling uses the Internet to keep the magic of 'Harry Potter' alive

How J.K. Rowling uses the Internet to keep the magic of 'Harry Potter' alive | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Catherine Butler:  "Rowling was one of the first authors whose readers were keen to discuss the books in real time on social media."

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Catherine Butler:  "Rowling was one of the first authors whose readers were keen to discuss the books in real time on social media."

Maria Claudia Londoño D.'s curator insight, March 16, 2016 1:52 AM

 

Catherine Butler:  "Rowling was one of the first authors whose readers were keen to discuss the books in real time on social media."

Maria Claudia Londoño D.'s curator insight, March 16, 2016 2:02 AM

 

Catherine Butler:  "Rowling was one of the first authors whose readers were keen to discuss the books in real time on social media."

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Instagram Spotlights vs Snapchat Stories vs Twitter Moments

Instagram Spotlights vs Snapchat Stories vs Twitter Moments | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Josh Constine:  "There is a battle raging for curated social media supremacy. When big things happen, each of these apps wants to be where you see the best of and behind the scenes."

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How Isis hijacked pop culture, from Hollywood to video games

How Isis hijacked pop culture, from Hollywood to video games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Parkin:  "Their films use the high-production standards seen in gaming and action movies in their quest to appeal and appal. But they’re not the only ones who have had that idea" ...

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10 Helpful Tips for Acing Your Film's Social Media Presence at Festivals

10 Helpful Tips for Acing Your Film's Social Media Presence at Festivals | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dor Dotson:  "Want to make your film stand out from the crowd? It's time to get social."

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Barrett Wissman's curator insight, March 10, 2016 7:32 AM


Dor Dotson:  "Want to make your film stand out from the crowd? It's time to get social."

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Jeff Gomez 0202 We’ve Returned To A Communal Conversation


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Jeff Gomez on the return to communal storytelling ....

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, December 23, 2015 11:17 AM

On the evolving way of communicating

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A psychologist explains why Victoria’s Secret is killing it on Instagram

A psychologist explains why Victoria’s Secret is killing it on Instagram | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Pamela Rutledge
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Megan Willett:  "Of course sex appeal has something to do with it, but there are plenty of sexy Instagram accounts that don't have nearly as many followers.  So how did Victoria's Secret get so popular?"

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:59 PM

Victoria's Secret is a master class in how to elevate a brand and reconstruct social meaning.  

Digital Communication Students's curator insight, November 23, 2015 3:19 AM

The psychology of media explains us the reasons why the VS Instagram account is one of the most popular on the Internet. It has really as much followers as the nike account has. Nevertheless, the reasons why are understandable. 

António Maneira's curator insight, December 5, 2015 11:22 AM
Social media meets fashion!
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Webcomic artist finds a new storytelling platform in Instagram

Webcomic artist finds a new storytelling platform in Instagram | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Sherry Tucci:  "Meet Regina, an outgoing Polish girl who loves the color pink. Instagram tells the story of her life, from romance to parties to family time, like any young adult. But there is a catch—Regina isn't real."

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YouTube stars team up for Spider-Man mystery series on Instagram

YouTube stars team up for Spider-Man mystery series on Instagram | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Aja Romano:  "The Spider-Gang gets a new crime to solve on Instagram."

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Kristin Russell's curator insight, December 10, 2015 10:13 AM

I think this is a great idea. Making this instagram series gives Spiderman fans the ability to test their minds and see if they can solve the mystery. It also allows them to connect with the Spiderman story to. Until the next movie comes out fans can join this Instagram idea and still be involved in the idea of Spiderman.

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Bums on seats – part two [Audience engagement & social media]

Bums on seats – part two [Audience engagement & social media] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Keith Barclay:  "As well as using a crowdfunding campaign as a way of building an audience for a project, [Gemma] Gracewood shared her opinions on other approaches, discussing the pros and cons of online and offline options."

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