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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The art of getting IT

The art of getting IT | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "If I had a euro for every time I’ve heard someone lambaste a buyer, a producer, a commissioner or a head of programming for ”not getting it”, I would have … well, quite a few euros" ...

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Insight Narrator's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:30 AM

Couldn't agree more about the need to give direction and purpose. No longer can communicators get away with leaving the gaps for the audience to fill for themselves.  You need to answer the question, define the desired outcome and map out the journey warts and all.

MWA's curator insight, December 12, 2013 4:18 AM

Lovely words from our very own Simon Staffans

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On Transmedia

On Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "Transmedia has never been the easiest of terms to throw around. It’s a concept trying to embrace so many different genres and so many different practices, it’s almost guaranteed to give rise to disagreements" ...

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:42 PM

From transmedia expert, Simon Staffans, comes this simple explanation.

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Simon Staffans: Where is television heading?

Simon Staffans: Where is television heading? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Multiplatform gurus Jeff Gomez, Erinrose Sullivan, Eric Huang and Ingrid Kopp tell MediaCity's [Simon] Staffans their visions" ...

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Five transmedia projects - autumn 2013

Five transmedia projects - autumn 2013 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Here are 5 transmedia projects that Simon Staffans will "be keeping tabs on over the following months" ....


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Transmedia - the Green House Effect

Transmedia - the Green House Effect | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "[...] keeping this picture of a green house in my mind, while battling the many obstacles a transmedia – or even just media – project entails is something I feel could help me to figure out new ways to tackle issues and challenges. Perhaps the same goes for someone else?"

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Simon Staffans: Transmedia is Dead: Long Live Transmedia!

Simon Staffans: Transmedia is Dead: Long Live Transmedia! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The word "transmedia" was hardly to be heard at MIPTV. Does this mean it's dead, or rather fully integrated in TV production?

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A couple of interesting posts today on the relevance of the term "transmedia".  The first is this one from Simon Staffans, the second is by Andrea Phillips and called WTF Transmedia?  Both are worth the read.

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Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:21 AM

worth reading! I think we have to avoid building up too much hype on the word transmedia and focus more on what it can actually do and where it can actually lead us. 

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How to disrupt television – six tips to start you off

How to disrupt television – six tips to start you off | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans:  'During the eight years I’ve been working in the television format field, I’ve nearly lost track of all the people who’ve claimed they were going to ”disrupt television”' ...

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There's a lot of interest in television at the moment ... I guess it's because of all the great storytelling to be found there ... if you know where to look, that is :)

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The audience conundrum

The audience conundrum | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In a world where narratives are created and developed and produced and distributed with the help of transmedia storytelling methods as an essential part of the process, there will be ample opportunities for the producers or IP owners to, in a very logical and natural fashion, integrate themselves with the target audience...
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The always insightful Simon Staffans on how to avoid an audience backlash when blurring the line between marketing and transmedia storytelling.

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CounterIntelligence's curator insight, December 14, 2012 10:23 AM

In a world where narratives are created and developed and produced and distributed with the help of transmedia storytelling methods as an essential part of the process, there will be ample opportunities for the producers or IP owners to, in a very logical and natural fashion, integrate themselves with the target audience.

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Future Media 2.0 – some thoughts

Future Media 2.0 – some thoughts | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "First Motion, a pan-Baltic area EU project, organised a conference this week in Riga, Latvia, and were kind enough to invite me to attend and take part in a panel discussion on funding and transmedia" ...

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Cross-platform Pitch Up! ahead [#Transmedia]

Cross-platform Pitch Up! ahead [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "Events that actually look for great multiplatform / transmedia content aren’t THAT prevalent at the moment. There is the Pixel Market, Tribeca have been on the lookout for some, there’s Sundance to some extent, the Content 360 competition at MIPTV" …

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London Transmedia Fest 2012

London Transmedia Fest 2012 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "[...] it became quite apparent that there is a very tangible interest in transmedia storytelling, not least among the marketing crowd. And it’s no surprise; utilizing transmedia storytelling methods when working on content – be it together with a brand or not – simply makes sense."

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MIPCOM 2012 – [Transmedia] it’s getting there

MIPCOM 2012 – [Transmedia] it’s getting there | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "So, the last night in Cannes once again as MIPCOM 2012 is done and dusted, and once again there is that feeling of things moving slowly in the right direction" ...


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Transmedia in Cannes – Three Wishes

Transmedia in Cannes – Three Wishes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "It’s that time of the year again. Time for us northerners to stop despairing just because Winter Is Coming, and jump on a plane for a week of frenzy on the Riviera. It’s MIPCOM time (and MIPJunior as well, of course) and this year it looks to be more interesting for me than ever before" ...

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Simon Staffans: What can TV learn from online producers?

Simon Staffans: What can TV learn from online producers? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "As online is becoming increasingly important for content creators, both as a way to tell stories, to reach customers and to gain new revenue, the challenges of working in a new environment are becoming apparent to many people in the television industry."

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Audience engagement - three approaches

Audience engagement - three approaches | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "There are as many different approaches [to audience engagement] as there are projects, but here are three major lines of approach" ...

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:20 AM

How to engage audience effectively for one's digital audience

Sharrock's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:10 AM

Engagement: It's more than attention and focus. 

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The Endangered Author – a species under threat, for good and for bad.

The Endangered Author – a species under threat, for good and for bad. | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "Today, we’re looking at not so much the death of the author as at the possible extinction of the author. And it’s all the fault of the audience!Keynote, X Media Lab 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:57 AM

Keynot from x media lab lausanne 2013 

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Transmedia – When and Why?

Transmedia – When and Why? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "Transmedia as such is, as many have pointed out over the years, not anything particularly new, despite the aura of buzzwordyness the term has acheived."

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Alexis Niki's curator insight, July 24, 2013 8:32 AM

Favorite insight from author Simon Staffans: "There’s no contest here, at least not for me. Story is everything when it comes to transmedia. Is it a compelling and immersive story that has the weight and the bones to stretch to different platforms? Does it have a story world already in place, or is it easily conceivable how such a world could be designed and developed? Are the protagonists and antagonists (and side characters) suitable for a deeper mythology? Is it possible to sense the existence of a narrative superstructure somewhere along the road? If a project’s Story supports transmedia, you’re halfway there. If it doesn’t, don’t bother."

Marco Bertolini's curator insight, July 24, 2013 9:28 AM

Même si le concept de tranmédia est loin d'être neuf, son utilisation ne va pas de soi.  Quand et pourquoi l'utiliser ?  Quelques réflexions d'un spécialiste.

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Mobile, transmedia and timing

Mobile, transmedia and timing | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans:  "Rob Pratten had a brief but excellent post up on Transmedia Coalition the other day, entitled ”The 5Rs of Mobile in Transmedia Storytelling”. To recapitalize briefly, the gist of the post were that" ...

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Simon Staffans builds on Robert Pratten's 5Rs of Mobile in Transmedia Storytelling.

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Ryan Crowder's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:16 PM

Peeps consume different media at different times on different devices. Worth some thought for sure.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:06 PM

It's all in the....timing...

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Are you a transmedia solo artist, rock band or what?

Are you a transmedia solo artist, rock band or what? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans:  "A couple of years ago I wrote a post on transmedia, examining a comparison that Jeff Gomez often sports; the one of likening transmedia to a symphony orchester, where you have a great number of different instruments – or media platforms – that need to be conducted in precisely the right way in order for them to create the harmonies that will make people sit up, take notice and flock to the content."

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Interesting!

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Val&co's curator insight, April 10, 2013 2:45 AM

Funny but true !

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 10, 2013 3:18 AM

My transmedia story, Kiss Kill (Really Blue Books 2012) is definitely singer/songwriter with a small acapella group.

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One Year in the world of Transmedia and Multiplatform Storytelling

One Year in the world of Transmedia and Multiplatform Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans:  "Following up on my curation of my blog from last year – “One Year In Transmedia” – I today published “One Year In Now Media”. It’s a curation of this blog, with a number of articles divided into subsections according to topic. It’s available for free on Slideshare on a Creative Commons license."

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This is a fantastic resource.  Thanks @Simon_Staffans.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:50 AM

This is a fantastic resource.  Thanks @Simon_Staffans.

NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:54 PM

This is a fantastic resource.  Thanks @Simon_Staffans.

Lucy Abreu's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:05 PM

This is a fantastic resource.  Thanks @Simon_Staffans.

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Simon Staffans: TV and crossmedia: It’s getting there!

Simon Staffans: TV and crossmedia: It’s getting there! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "Now broadcasters expect projects to have cross- or transmedia elements, how can producers be prepared? Look no further" ...

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Da Vinci on Transmedia

Da Vinci on Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "[...] even though we’re closing in on half a millennia since Leonardo died at Clos Lucé, so much of what he thought and taught is applicable today. It’s even possible to directly relate some of the truths he spoke to the multiplatform transmedia cross media world of today" ...

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Simon Staffans: The audience is your channel

Simon Staffans: The audience is your channel | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Now audiences can interact with - and even create - content, they can make or break it, argues MediaCity Finland's [Simon] Staffans" ...

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[Transmedia] It’s about what you leave out

[Transmedia] It’s about what you leave out | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans: "The saying ”Kill Your Darlings” has seldom been as true as when it comes to transmedia projects; it’s so very easy to overelaborate your content and your multiplatform strategies, into totally – for the audience – unnecessary detail and scope" ...

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Four criteria for evaluating IP and transmedia potential

Four criteria for evaluating IP and transmedia potential | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon_Staffans: 'A quick post on one thing I’ve been looking into lately; with all the rage around multiplatform storytelling, transmedia storytelling etc, many of the examples and projects up right now are ”fresh”' ...

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Margaret Doyle's comment, October 6, 2012 1:18 PM
Solid insights to remember.