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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How HiveMind’s Will Wright plans to crowdsource your happiness (interview)

How HiveMind’s Will Wright plans to crowdsource your happiness (interview) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Will Wright’s games from SimCity to The Sims have sold more than 100 million units. That’s why people are paying attention to his new startup and game idea, HiveMind...

 

[A recent update can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/02/hivemind-the-sims-will-wright_n_1179594.html]

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Harry Potter and the Fan Fiction Factory

Harry Potter and the Fan Fiction Factory | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Teachers, and perhaps especially teachers of English, understand how difficult it often is to convince young people that writing is a worthwhile activity...
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How QR Codes can create a Social Transmedia Environment

How QR Codes can create a Social Transmedia Environment | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"I’ve personally been fascinated with QR Codes since I first became aware about them some time ago [...]"

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How To Shoot And Edit An Action Scene, With Elite Squad’s José Padilha

How To Shoot And Edit An Action Scene, With Elite Squad’s José Padilha | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"I did not want to be documentary filmmaker, but I wanted to make films to analyse a certain social situation."

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Toronto web series inspired by viral dancing inmate video

Toronto web series inspired by viral dancing inmate video | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
“When producers are looking to create something, they’re looking for that meaty property that can work across multiple platforms,” [Ana Serrano] says.
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Chicago Filmmaker Documents Woman's Quest To Overcome Fear, Meet All Her Facebook Friends

Chicago Filmmaker Documents Woman's Quest To Overcome Fear, Meet All Her Facebook Friends | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When Chicago filmmaker Benjamin Gonzales set out to create a film telling the story of his friend ArLynn Presser's ambitious goal to meet all of her 325 Facebook friends over the course of one year, he wasn't aiming to create a documentary about anxiety...
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2011 Movies: Brands, Budgets, & Bankability Still Don’t Explain Why Studios Are In Crisis

2011 Movies: Brands, Budgets, & Bankability Still Don’t Explain Why Studios Are In Crisis | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The year 2011 was a schizophrenic scene for both indies and studios in film [...]"

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Internet distributors are changing the TV syndication game

Internet distributors are changing the TV syndication game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Television production studio executives long have been wary of Hulu and other forms of Internet distribution, fearing they would lead to increased piracy and destroy lucrative secondary markets, including syndication and DVD sales. But video streaming services offered by Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.com are becoming an unexpected boon to the TV syndication market.
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Can our family escape the tyranny of the screen?

Can our family escape the tyranny of the screen? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Stephen Carrick-Davies's son suggested a non-screen day every week. The family jumped at the chance to spend more time connected to one another. But can they keep it up in the new year?
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THE MICROBUDGET CONVERSATION: DO YOUR HOMEWORK

THE MICROBUDGET CONVERSATION: DO YOUR HOMEWORK | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Operating outside of the stale system of commercial creativity is a new vanguard of cultural revolutionaries.
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Why a mobile user-generated content model will grow next year

Why a mobile user-generated content model will grow next year | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The teen, grandparent, spouse or neighbor living right beside you could very well be the developer of your next favorite application. Sound crazy? It is coming in 2012.
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‘Auld Lang Syne’: New Year’s song has a convoluted history

‘Auld Lang Syne’: New Year’s song has a convoluted history | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Although it’s most often associated with the new year, “Auld Lang Syne” is a global anthem of remembrance and fraternity: Type the title into YouTube, and more than 32,000 versions come up, sung by everyone from Aretha Franklin to Alvin and the Chipmunks to toddlers and their grannies.
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Playback Talks Transmedia with Anita Ondine

Playback Talks Transmedia with Anita Ondine | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I really don’t want to limit people’s imaginations in terms of how far we can go with transmedia. If you think of transmedia as a way of telling stories, you can use it to tell any kind of stories.
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My Chapter on Gamification: From Behavior Model to Business Strategy

My Chapter on Gamification: From Behavior Model to Business Strategy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Although I have intermittently written about various topics (e.g. Google+, measuring engagement on Facebook) over the past 8 months or so, my focus has been on gamification.
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Sustained Engagement Through Gamification by Scott Dodson

Sustained Engagement Through Gamification by Scott Dodson | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In just a year, Gamification has become the hottest and most engaging media strategy of the day, but are we just diving in and getting the most of Gamification or missing the mark?
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The Repetition of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Repetition of Haruhi Suzumiya | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Jonathan Evans discusses how the Haruhi Suzumiya story ‘Endless Eight’ demonstrates the play of repetition and variation that is at the heart of adaptation and also of the fan experience.
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New Guide from the Independent Production Fund (IPF) Seeks to Unravel The Mystery Behind the Marketing and Promotion of Web Series

New Guide from the Independent Production Fund (IPF) Seeks to Unravel The Mystery Behind the Marketing and Promotion of Web Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
New Guide from the Independent Production Fund (IPF) Seeks to Unravel The Mystery Behind the Marketing and Promotion of Web Series How to Build an Audience for Your Web Series: Market, Motivate and Mobilize Provides A Practical Framework for...
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Prison Dancer: The Interactive Web Musical - Teaser Trailer

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Three Trends That Defined New Media Art in 2011

Three Trends That Defined New Media Art in 2011 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"It would be difficult to say that 2011 signified a full crossover success point for new media art, but this year certainly did see increasing momentum for mainstream awareness (both inside the art world and out) of art and artists that deal with new technologies, digital production, and the Internet."

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The Connection Between the Collapse of Theatrical and DVD - And the Studios' Support of SOPA

The Connection Between the Collapse of Theatrical and DVD - And the Studios' Support of SOPA | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"While the 20th Century media titans are gearing up to push SOPA through Congress, we are just getting word that 2011 will be the worst year for motion picture theatrical attendance since 1995.   Is it a coincidence? Or are these two events - the ongoing collapse of theatrical and the push for a new internet piracy law - related?"

 

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Transmedia Storytelling and Multi-Modal Brands

Transmedia Storytelling and Multi-Modal Brands | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Audiences are now, literally, all over the place. For brands, the ‘all over the place’ scenario is confusing at best and at worse, totally unfathomable. How do you reach people if they can be anywhere?

 

[Yesterday, a friend asked me what the difference was between transmedia and multi-modal ... a good question ... and here's a good answer which I thought I'd share.]

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A Tale of Two Worlds: When Film/TV-Game Worlds Collide

Film and television storyworlds appear to make good game fodder and vice versa, is this true? We hear first hand from industry observers and those involved in these adaptations on what it takes to create a cohesive world and successful title from an existing IP, from blockbuster movies like “Star Wars-Republic” and “Tron” to popular TV Series “Lost” and “Family Guy.”

 

[More great Merging Media 2011 sessions can be found at http://mergingmedia.ca/library]

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Movie audiences plummet to new low

Movie audiences plummet to new low | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Hollywood has more tricks in its bag than ever with digital 3-D and other new film tools. Yet as the images on screen get bigger and better, movie crowds keep shrinking…
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[Comic] History Lessons With Peter Sanderson

[Comic] History Lessons With Peter Sanderson | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

It sounds like a dream job – getting paid to read comics and take notes. Very few ever get such a chance. Peter Sanderson did, twice, first working as a research assistant for DC for a little project that turned into Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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Reality: Transforming USC Film Students’ Freshman Year Into an Addictive Game

Reality: Transforming USC Film Students’ Freshman Year Into an Addictive Game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Driven, talented future media makers normally waited until their sophomore year to produce any major media through the program, but this year USC partnered with Ph.D. candidate Jeff Watson to produce Reality, an alternate reality game focused on media creation...
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