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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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What Guardians Of the Galaxy Can Tell Us About Our Relationship with Nostalgia

What Guardians Of the Galaxy Can Tell Us About Our Relationship with Nostalgia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Adam X. Smith:  "Lots of media relies on our nostalgia for something we remember from when we were children, and no matter how well or how badly it is executed, the tactic often works for one pretty good reason" ...

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, August 22, 2014 7:11 PM

Love how this articulates why I loved this movie, so much better than I could.

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Unsung Pioneers

Unsung Pioneers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Marco Sparmberg:  "In this series of articles I will discuss the story culture across different countries in Southeast Asia and the Greater China Region. Essential part will be how Asian storytellers adopt to converging and emerging media technology in order to find new ways of connecting to their audience."

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How the Smartphone Ushered In a Golden Age of Journalism

How the Smartphone Ushered In a Golden Age of Journalism | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Frank Rose:  "When I first arrived in New York, some time back in the last century, I gazed in awe and fascination at subway riders reading The New York Times. Thanks to a precise and universally adopted method of folding the paper (had it been taught in schools?), they could read it and even turn its pages without thrusting them in anyone else's face. The trick? Folding those big, inky broadsheets into neat little rectangles—roughly the same size, in fact, as an iPad." ...

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David Collet's curator insight, August 6, 2014 10:47 PM

A fresh look a news. The reporting and spreading of news. But, it seems, still emphasizing the same boring 'Masters of the Universe.' 

Roger Ellman's curator insight, August 7, 2014 9:53 AM

Moving forward - there's every reason to adapt and adopt. Like vinyl records and old photographic film, some old media methods will become a collectors (small audience) market, leaving mainstream media in the new delivery vehicles of our day today, and tomorrow's (there's the trick, working out what THEY will be!).

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How the BBC approaches longform, immersive storytelling

How the BBC approaches longform, immersive storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Alastair Reid:  "Giles Wilson, features editor for BBC News Online, has commissioned a number of recent multimedia articles from the broadcaster, and shared his advice in making them work" ...

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David Collet's curator insight, August 2, 2014 6:21 AM

This is the new artistic palette. Embrace it. Play with it. Learn how to make news relevant again. Revive a dormant giant with a jolt of digital electricity.

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How Harry Potter shaped a generation

How Harry Potter shaped a generation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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"Seven years after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Caroline Siede looks back on the book series that defined a generation."

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:55 PM

One Boy became One Generation. How this has shaped what we read today.

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The Curse of the Scruffy White Male: Why Representation Matters in Video Games

The Curse of the Scruffy White Male: Why Representation Matters in Video Games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Rowan Kaiser:  "Every other week, a company or a developer or a celebrity says something to reinforce the standard that games are played, created, and especially star white men. But there's much more pushback against this idea."

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Why JK Rowling Should Open Harry Potter Up To Other Writers

Why JK Rowling Should Open Harry Potter Up To Other Writers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it



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Lauren Davis:  "Earlier this month, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling released a short piece of prose that offered a quick look at Harry Potter and his Hogwarts classmates as adults. The response indicated that fans are still hungry for stories of the wizarding world—and perhaps it's time for someone other than Rowling to give it to them."

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Google, M&C Saatchi Sydney showcase storytelling cube

Google, M&C Saatchi Sydney showcase storytelling cube | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Matthew Miller:  "Working with Google Play, M&C Saatchi Sydney has released a music video in an intriguing online format that invites the user to experience a story through the six facets of a cube."

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Amanda Lane's curator insight, July 7, 2014 3:41 PM

This 3d cube presents six audio/video streams on the six faces of a cube. As the user rotates the cube in three dimensions, the audio streams mix and transition smoothly according to which face is most in view.

 

The technology driving this is WebGL and HTML5 soon to become familiar to us all, and bringing improved quality for accessing and viewing three dimensional environments.

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Chris Milk: the digital artist making music videos fly into the future

Chris Milk: the digital artist making music videos fly into the future | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Parkin:  'Milk wants to create art that can impact millions simultaneously, so he’s turned to virtual reality, which is set to make a triumphant return in the form of the Oculus Rift, VR goggles built from smart-phone technology. He is unequivocal about it: VR is what will succeed film as the “future of storytelling” and the “next great canvas for human expression”.'

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Vivalist's curator insight, July 4, 2014 6:01 AM

Chris Milk is a true 21st century artist. The fact that he learned to code at an early age is very relevant. His collaboration is Aaron Koblin are mind blowing and he can also truly shine on his own - as the Lincoln Hello Again project shows it

 

http://www.hello-again.com/beck360/main/beck360.html

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How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling

How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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PSFK Labs:  "From spoken word to moving pictures new technologies have become the springboard for producers and audiences to create and share their personal tales."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:58 AM

Good stories are like springboards that set off the reader’s imagination into a realm of co-creation, where the the story evokes personal tales from the reader. These intertwine and lead to richer, memorable story experiences. 

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, June 29, 2014 11:41 PM

Tablets are in the hands of every child and young adult across much of the planet. Children's and young adult storytellers take not.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 30, 2014 1:58 AM

Because one way or another... they are. Sooo, let's see how.

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Short films long enough for human truth

Short films long enough for human truth | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Anna Jackson on Loading Docs "[...] a platform for New Zealand documentaries that would give film-makers an opportunity to take creative risks, to push beyond the boundaries of TV formats and to explore the possibilities of online distribution."

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The Evolution Of Storytelling In Video Games

The Evolution Of Storytelling In Video Games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Will Westwater:  "Advanced technology continues to bring newer and more effective techniques to a player’s gaming experience. However, even in the industry’s early days developers were finding ways to tell compelling stories through video games."

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, June 8, 2014 4:38 AM

Gaming is improving in storytelling!

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9 (Short) Storytelling Tips From A Master Of Movie Trailers

9 (Short) Storytelling Tips From A Master Of Movie Trailers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Hugh Hart:  "Buddha Jones co-founder John Long discusses mini-storytelling principles and the art of modern trailer making."

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Alexander Kluge's curator insight, June 7, 2014 11:12 AM

Exceptionally good insights in the art-form of trailer-making.

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How Do You Show a Text Message in a Film?

How Do You Show a Text Message in a Film? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Scott Macaulay:  "[...] in order to be truly contemporary, filmmakers must incorporate text messaging into their movies. But how to do that creatively?"

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Donald Schwartz's curator insight, August 22, 2014 5:08 PM

Not sure of this one, but I never say never.

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9 Creative Storytelling Methods

9 Creative Storytelling Methods | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Eli Epstein:  "When an author set out to tell a story in years past, he or she typically did so on paper, a typewriter or by typing at a computer. But today, storytellers find imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements. On modern mediums like Twitter, Vine, YouTube and other mobile applications, storytellers are crafting tales in ways that would have been unfathomable a decade ago."

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Hawkeye's hearing, or How to use signs in storytelling

Hawkeye's hearing, or How to use signs in storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Tim Carmody:  "In the Marvel comic Hawkeye #15, published in February, the title character was brutally attacked and deafened by a supervillain real estate developer trying to push the hero's neighbors out of their apartment building in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy. (It's a very special comic book.)"

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On Finding New Screenplay Structures for Independent Films

On Finding New Screenplay Structures for Independent Films | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jennine Lanouette:  "It often seems to me that the independent film community is not entirely comfortable talking about screenwriting" ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 26, 2014 6:10 AM

Very informative. Storytelling in the "Big Picture" so to say. 

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Teresa Levy's curator insight, October 20, 2014 4:55 AM

it may seem new but it reminds me of Fargo which I think fine, because Fargo is great

Teresa Levy's curator insight, May 28, 2017 5:12 AM
Fargo is a model
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Cinema and second screen applications: focus on the film App and the Disney Second Screen experience

Cinema and second screen applications: focus on the film App and the Disney Second Screen experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Selena Coquil:  "Offering parallel narrations, scene enrichment and new leisure experiences, the film App and Disney Second Screen are revolutionising the cinema experience."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 23, 2014 6:45 AM

Offering parallel narrations, scene enrichment and new leisure experiences, the film App and Disney Second Screen are revolutionising the cinema experience.

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herr dennehy's curator insight, July 23, 2014 8:50 AM

I really like the transmedia storytelling idea, but simultaneous transmedia? i'm not so sure...what happens to the unfiltered narration experience? i'm more for the before and after. unless films are actually written with transmedia in mind. simply transmedia-ing existing films won't work. at least not for the core story.

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How TEDxABQ Used Storytelling and Transmedia Planning

How TEDxABQ Used Storytelling and Transmedia Planning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Benson Hendrix:  "Telling a compelling story online is much like creating a good TED Talk.  You need to find the sparks of emotion and passion for a topic and nurture them."


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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:57 PM

Co-creating results in infinite magic.

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Awesome Game Story Gene 1 - Deep Characterization

Awesome Game Story Gene 1 - Deep Characterization | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Edwin McRae:  "Essentially it's about having everything in the game MATTER to the characters involved."


[Part II of this post can be found here:  Awesome Game Story Gene 2 - A responsive, narrative-rich Game World]

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Here's When 3D Movies Work, When They Don't, And What The Future Holds

Here's When 3D Movies Work, When They Don't, And What The Future Holds | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Gus Lubin:  "Is 3D movie technology a money-making gimmick or a true innovation? The answer is a little of both. Some movies use the technology to create more wonderfully immersive scenes, but others do little with the technology or even make a movie worse."

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8 Creative Storytelling Methods

8 Creative Storytelling Methods | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Eli Epstein:  "Is paperback passé? Today storytellers are deconstructing books and getting innovative -- both online and offline."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 2, 2014 3:33 AM

Today, storytellers find imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements. On modern mediums like Twitter, Vine, YouTube and other mobile applications, storytellers are crafting tales in ways that would have been unfathomable a decade ago.

Miriam Fischer's curator insight, July 3, 2014 1:35 AM

Modernes Storytelling: Ideen

tiardavis's curator insight, July 4, 2014 12:04 PM

They definitely are unique and non-traditional. Some I liked, some not so much. All intriguing.

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As seen on TV: why product placement is bigger than ever

As seen on TV: why product placement is bigger than ever | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Steve Rose:  "TV and advertising have always existed side by side. But now that viewers can easily skip breaks, brands are having to find new ways to make sure customers get their message. Can you resist 'native advertising' and 'digital insertion'?"

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A Look at Transmedia Storytelling

A Look at Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Amy Ratcliffe:  "The rise in popularity of social media platforms and apps has opened the door for storytellers to deliver their content in inventive ways that let them engage with the audience. Transmedia storytelling is becoming a way of life for many" ...

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'Back to the Future' Immersive Film Screening Will Bring Hill Valley to London

'Back to the Future' Immersive Film Screening Will Bring Hill Valley to London | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jessica Plautz:  "Movie lovers will get a chance to experience a cult classic firsthand in London this summer. A local theater and events company will create an immersive movie screening of Back to the Future in July and August."

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