Tag: transmedia

by Amanda Lin Costa

It’s always interesting to check out a new Campfire project. They’re the creative marketing agency behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones” food trucks (Tom Colicchio serving up squab, anyone?) and Cinemax’s Hunted (are you “the 1 percent that matters?”). Their latest project, “Deja View,” lives only on the Infiniti website and is an interactive film created to promote the [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

It might have given the average film festival attendee pause when they read the program for the New York Film Festival’s 2013 Convergence Program late last month and saw a panel titled, “Visit Los Santos and Blaine County: The World of Grand Theft Auto V.” But descriptive movie terms like “character” and “sequel” aren’t out [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

Every year IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) holds a week-long conference with filmmakers around the world flocking to New York City to attend panels, network and pitch. This year, Independent Film Week took a turn into the future of filmmaking and presented a case study of a web native interactive project for the first time. The [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Study: Parents more likely to use libraries, want more e-books in libraries than other adults (Pew Internet) 2. Washington Post trials ThingLink Mobile at White House Correspondents’ Dinner (JournalismUK) 3. Viral Video: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” web-only commercial sets off debate (AllThingsD) 4. Twitter ads now available for all U.S. users (CNET) 5. [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

This year the Tribeca Film Festival took digital storytelling directly to the people with an entirely new juried interactive exhibition programmed by the Tribeca Film Institute’s director of Digital Initiatives, Ingrid Kopp. Nestled in a gallery-like space on Varick Street, “Storyscapes” featured five cross-platform/transmedia projects that were both free and open to the public via [...] more »

by Margaret Looney

With readers juggling their tablets, mobile phones, laptops and more as they consume the news, journalists have an opportunity to create a new kind of story. Transmedia storytelling means dividing chunks of a story across multiple platforms to form one cohesive narrative. Transmedia stories often have audience engagement as a key goal. Creating an online [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

For its 50th anniversary, the New York Film Festival, which wrapped up this weekend, went transmedia. Matt Bolish of the Film Society of Lincoln Center said the transmedia focus — to which the entire opening weekend late last month was devoted in the NYFF Convergence program — came to fruition because of a desire to [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

While documentary films have come a long way since 2004 when Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time, paving the way for feature documentaries to carry box-office clout, they still have limited theatrical release and struggle to find homes on network television. Video on demand and streaming have increased documentaries’ exposure [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

It sounds like the start of a joke: A clown, an actress, a lighting designer, and a transmedia storyteller get locked in a room. Did I mention the clown is also a software developer? The result of this collaboration is the winning team of Story Hack: Beta, better known as Team Cupcakes and Rainbows. Seriously. [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

Discovered on the Internet and known as a storyteller with a unique vision, writer and producer Daniel Knauf, best known as the creator of “Carnivàle” on HBO, has ditched Hollywood and struck out on his own to mine the field of transmedia. With a beta project made public called “Haunted,” Knauf’s new company, BXX, is [...] more »