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Starz Tries Out Transmedia With Spartacus

Starz Tries Out Transmedia With Spartacus | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it

Ahead of its final season of flagship show Spartacus, Starz is trying something new: a vast suite of second-screen applications called The Battle for Nuceria—social-media based mini-games, content starring the show's actors, and "missions" that take the player all over the show's ancient-world setting. But it's the show's final season.
"I think, one, regardless of it being the last season, we want to reward the fans," said Kelly Bumann, svp of digital marketing for the network.

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6 trends redefining the way we watch television

6 trends redefining the way we watch television | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Spoiler alert: It's a whole different ball game.
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"The very idea of what constitutes a piece of "storytelling" is changing."

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Simon Staffans: Cross-platform content is coming in 2015

Simon Staffans: Cross-platform content is coming in 2015 | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
What will be next year's biggest transmedia trends? MediaCity's Simon Staffans asked a selection of cross-platform experts
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What can we expect in 2015? I talk to some pretty smart people...

 

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Priya’s Shakti: Interview with transmedia maker Ram Devineni

Priya’s Shakti: Interview with transmedia maker Ram Devineni | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
A conversation with Ram just before the launch of the alternate reality comic book, to find out more about his journey in the making of Priya’s Shakti...
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An interview with the producer of "Priya's Shakti"

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The Think Tank Report 2014 « The Pixel Report

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17 interesting pages from the Think Tank held by PttP this autumn.

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Breaking Assassin's Creed Unity Apart [In-depth Analysis/Review. Spoilers Ahoy] | Forums

How forced transmedia and lackluster narrative ruined an otherwise compelling installment in the AC franchise


A little background about me before I begin my review. I am a freshly turned 18 year old, the target demographic for Assassin’s Creed. I am a relatively new fan to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, having just joined the fandom late 2013. My first Assassin’s Creed game was AC3, which was one of the more controversial installments. After beating AC3, I became invested and purchased
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Interesting forum post on "forced transmedia"

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The Guardian and NFB Canada: Seven Deadly Digital Sins « The Pixel Report

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From the Pixel Market in October, a look at the collaboration between the Guardian and NFB Canada.

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Transmedia and the corporate world

Transmedia and the corporate world | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
One of the things I’ve been doing more of lately than ever before is talk to companies and corporations about their communication strategies and how they approach their own stories. It should proba...
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Transmedia, Cats and Strangers in Amsterdam | Doc Lounge

Transmedia, Cats and Strangers in Amsterdam | Doc Lounge | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
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A report from the DocLab at IDFA.

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Taking The First Steps in Transmedia

Taking The First Steps in Transmedia | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
First, a full disclaimer. I’m writing this post not so much for you, dear reader, as I’m doing it for myself. Let me explain. As I’m increasingly working with people who have no or little experienc...
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063: The Invisible World of Geolocation Games from StoryForward

063: The Invisible World of Geolocation Games from StoryForward | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Listen to StoryForward episodes free, on demand. Our guest Flint Dille chats with Steve about the film Interstellar and his philosophy about successful mobile geolocation games, such as Google's Ingress. Along the way, they chat about everything from Gary Gygax to Tiny Toon Adventures to Tiki RPGs.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Interstellar
Scooby Doo
Mr. T Show
Droids
Gary Gygax
Howard the Duck
GI Joe
Masters of the Universe
Transformers
Tiny Toon Adventures
LIttle Rascals
Sovi
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A new Storyforward podcast - geolocation games and more!

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The Games Sector: Innovating It’s Way to Global Success « The Pixel Report

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From this year's Pixel conference, a look at the games industry.

 

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Conducttr conference: Transmedia storytelling

Conducttr conference: Transmedia storytelling | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Report from the Conductrr conferenc: a gathering of creators, technologists, academics, producers interested in transmedia storytelling...
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A look at last month's Conducttr conference.

 

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HNGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 'Transmedia' Mastermind Flint Dille Discusses His Long-Running Career

HNGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 'Transmedia' Mastermind Flint Dille Discusses His Long-Running Career | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Writer/producer/designer, Flint Dille, sits down to chat with HNGN.
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Brief interview w/ Flint Dille.

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‘The Schneiderverse’: Nickelodeon, Convergent Television and Transmedia Storytelling | Dare-Edwards | VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture

‘The Schneiderverse’: Nickelodeon, Convergent Television and Transmedia Storytelling
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Academic article focusing on two Nickelodeon shows utilizing transmedia storytelling. Interesting.

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Transmedia Storytelling and the Creation of a Converging Space of Educational Practices | Rodrigues | International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)

Transmedia Storytelling and the Creation of a Converging Space of Educational Practices
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From academia - transmedia and education

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Endgame: Niantic Labs's transmedia follow-up to Ingress is trying something that's 'so different from anything else'

Endgame: Niantic Labs's transmedia follow-up to Ingress is trying something that's 'so different from anything else' | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Endgame isn't just one idea, it's a combination of ideas. A multimedia project that spans books, films, interactive stories, and a multiplayer location-based mobile game. It's a transmedia project of...
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A look at "Endgame"

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Transmedia Storytelling Tactics

Transmedia Storytelling Tactics | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Create the most sticky campaigns across all social media channels. Tips, trends and notable examples of how to craft the most compelling transmedia stories.
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Good board on strategies in transmedia.

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Comic Book Tackles Sexual Violence in India

Comic Book Tackles Sexual Violence in India | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
San Leandro, Calif. — “Priya’s Shakti,” a comic book that presents an Indian heroine who tackles the problem of sexual violence in India and around the world, is set to premiere at the Mumbai Film and Comics Convention from Dec. 19-21.
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Noteworthy project.

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NETWARS/Out of CTRL – Opportunities and Challenges of a Cross-Media Project « The Pixel Report

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From the Pixel Market, a look at NETWARS from Filmtank.

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Toy makers use transmedia storytelling to drive sales | Goose

Toy makers use transmedia storytelling to drive sales | Goose | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Ever since the original Star Wars films made more money from toy merchandising than from ticket sales, Hollywood and toy makers have recognized the power of linking toys to popular films.

An engaging story-line proved so effective at driving sales that toy giants like Hasbro and others started producing children’s television programming based around popular toy lines in the 1980s and 1990s.

Remember those cartoon classics like G.I. Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, Conan the Barbarian and The Tick? They were all produced by Sunbow Entertainment, an animation studio run by a Hasbro-funded advertising agency from New York.

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Social Recruitment with Transmedia Storytelling

Social Recruitment with Transmedia Storytelling | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Stephan Duquesnoy from Domain5 discusses the ARG he built to recruit cyber-spies for the Dutch ministry of defense.

Interviewed by Robert Pratten (@robpratten)

http://www.domain5.org/
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Interesting interview.

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Transmedia Storytelling within Breaking Bad - YouTube

A video for our Intro to New Media class that discusses the importance of Transmedia Storytelling within the show Breaking Bad
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Talking about transmedia and Breaking Bad.

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Games and Brands: Extensions and Creation « The Pixel Report

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From this year's Pixel conference, a talk on how games can assist brands and narratives.

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Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! | The MIT Press

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! | The MIT Press | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
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Free download of Constanza-Chock's book on transmedia for social change

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Created in Hawaii, Made for the World

Created in Hawaii, Made for the World | #transmediascoop | Scoop.it
Hollywood has long loved Hawaii, flying A-list actors and crews to the Islands to produce an eclectic mix of TV shows and movies. But what about Hawaii’s own filmmakers and their stories? Global Vi...
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A look at the Transmedia Accelerator program out of Hawaii.

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