I also found that many of the projects still conceived transmedia in terms of the material to which you could give access to an audience—photos, sound bites, side narratives and so on. Everyone talks of creating an integrated whole but it is not truly that in its heart. There is still the strong impulse that documentarians have: “I have all this material that won’t fit in a film and wouldn’t it be wonderful to use.” The projects are more sophisticated in their use of the material but there is still a ways to go to live fully within the form itself....
One oft overlooked aspect of filmmaking, whether it happens during production or post, is color. Sure, you grade your film to give it the look and feel you want, but how well are you utilizing color to tell your stories?
and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes it own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story.”
In transmedia storytelling, narrative is central to the story, which is told across multiple platforms, and may include sound, images, text, movie and gaming elements. The best part about it is that each of those elements plays an integral part of the narrative. And without experiencing all of those elements, you miss the full story. That’s what makes transmedia storytelling a powerful tool for 21st century literacy and learning.
Facebook has a new way to make money off of your data—and, potentially, to learn more about you than it ever could before. If you’re a Facebook user, the company’s machines already know all the things you’ve explicitly told Facebook over the years, like your name, age, email address, friends,...
Each year the ASA runs a selective mentorship program for unpublished writers and picture book illustrators. Authors writing in a new genre may also be eligible to apply. Applications are accepted for works of fiction, literary non-fiction, young adult literature, poetry, graphic novels, children’s literature and picture book illustration.
Jeni Mawter's insight:
Emerging writers for children and young adults should apply!