OTT & Transmedia

The place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice to OTT - "Over the Top" streaming and Transmedia – the technique of telling a single story or story across multiple platforms including, but not limited to, games, books, events, films and television. 

David Kleve
Morgan Aitken

In camera VFX -- holy kapoosta, I am so all over this!

Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Yeah, it was used in Mandalorian for environments, too. Reduces the cost of CGI from about $1500/finished second to about $1100 a finished second, which is substantial.

Kristen Stewart to Lead Berlinale 2023 International Jury

Berlinale 2023: Kristen Stewart to head the International Jury

Published by Deed News / December 9, 2022

Watch: https://youtu.be/aHHh28EvDdo...

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Shellie Schmals

She's an interesting choice for the honor. I wonder who the other jury members will be? and from what part of the industry they'll come from.

Owen Ratliff
We finished and launched our NFT Metaverse Platform

Last Sunday we broadcasted the first boxing match in the metaverse which was a Floyd Mayweather fight in Dubai. We will be doing the Super Bowl next and also talking to film studios.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KM26kyRxQ0...

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Owen Ratliff

Yes we create your Avatar when you sign up and viewers can talk to each other during the fight. This particular event the broadcasting of the fight kept the viewers engaged. Here is a sneak preview in...

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Maurice Vaughan

The metaverse boxing match promo looks incredible, Owen Ratliff! Congratulations on getting the opportunity to make it and congratulations on the upcoming metaverse Super Bowl game!...

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Shellie Schmals

I have so many questions about the Metaverse! Do you create one avatar that can be used in multiple worlds? Or do you create a new avatar when you visit a new space?

Owen Ratliff

We create an Avatar for our world only. Yes you create a Avatar when you visit a new metaverse world if they have that capability.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq
First In Decentaland and The Metaverse - from the press release filed this week!

Visionary Filmmakers Beat Major Studios To Metaverse With First Production Office In Crypto-based Decentraland

Diamond’s Dark House LLC and Diamond Shadow Productions Inc. are the first professional film companies with an official presence in the “metaverse.” The companies are opening a studio office...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Morgan Aitken Essentially, consider that Decentralized and similar platforms (we're putting a presence on other as well) are a virtual world, literally mirroring the brick and mortar world, through in...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Link to the official press release, going out to news services tomorrow. S32 gets it first!

https://independentproducersguild.org/images/press-release-first-in-meta......

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David Santo

This is brilliant! Thank you for the alpha.

Debbie Croysdale

@Shadow Fascinating, so cool this is making creativity literally available in an “alternate universe” and also bypass traditional gate keepers who cannot land grab for mass control. Re your answer to @Morgan seems involvement is less complicated than one may imagine.

Debbie Croysdale

P.S “Decentralized” love it, can see slogan on a tee shirt.

Christian Nommay
Hard Worldbuilding vs. Soft Worldbuilding | A Study of Studio Ghibli

I recently found this YouTube channel that explores worldbuilding and, I thought it could interest some of you. In my opinion, one of the most vital parts of creating a transmedia project (besides the audience) is worldbuilding. A good "storyworld" lays the foundations of your project and helps conn...

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Piper Williams

Looking forward to checking this out. Thanks.

HB Duran

Neat, thank you!!

Cherelynn Baker

I think building the world is very important - and- having interactive maps for the audience! Fans love to select a "clan" and area to be a part of deepening their relationship to the story!

Shawn Jackson

When I first began to write I was all about hard world building. In fact it was more fun than the writing. The process became more important than the outcome.

In the end it was always a straight jacket...

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Steve George

'Lessons From the Screenplay', as a You Tube channel, is quite good. Check that out.

Morgan Aitken
Desperately Seeking Storyboarding/Comic book creation Software

It's like this see: My drawing skills are rubbish. But I want to write a graphic novel to accompany a screenplay. Not a storyboard, as such, but a stand alone original work (thus stock images won't cut muster) to take the story where the screenplay can't, or where the screenplay leaves off.

Any sugge...

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Morgan Aitken

@Kevin Jackson , you made my day! Crikey, you've made my whole month!!! And it's Linux compatible to boot!

Have you done any storyboarding/artwork with this program? I'd love to see some samples. Cheers, mate!

Kevin Jackson

Yeah sure I can show you some stuff I have done and possibly my students too. You can draw the storyboard panels or use built in blank 3 D models you can slightly modify. You can also export to your favorite drawing programme.

Ami Mariscal

Wow, Wonder Unit and Storyboarder seem awesome, thanks!

Ami Mariscal

This is cool software for creating images as well: Ai Art creation https://mid-journey.com/ https://openai.com/dall-e-2/...

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Kevin Jackson

Yes Midjourney can be used to generate story board images

Liora Farkovitz
Blockchain NFTs

Hi Everybody, I am a geek too. I am currently working with AWS and Blockchain. I have some ideas about providing sustainable housing and meaningful blockchain development and artisan jobs. Especially to people attempting to escape human slavery, addiction, violent marriages, etc. I do everything fro...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Debbie Croysdale Crypto is just not a usable thing in film. NFTs are flavor of the moment merch vehicles, but of little other use. Aspiring filmmakers are always looking for something to distract them...

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Sam Mannetti

Great article Shadow - thanks for sharing.

Debbie Croysdale

@Shadow Thanks for the update. I'm researching NFT's and how artists use them. It would be great to have a seminar here, so RB if you're reading this? Fascinating though subject is, as a non techie I...

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Ami Mariscal

Liora, how are your stories coming along? I’m excited about your ideas!

Liora Farkovitz

Hi Ami, it's coming... I do still write but I find it easier to just talk into the microphone. and I've been messing around with ChatGPT and Dalle2 a lot. This is my Substack page and my first posting...

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Shellie Schmals
Beta testing for SiZZmic ... could be interesting!

SiZZmic is looking for Beta testers ...

https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/603854572/sizzmic-transmedia-enrolling-content-creators-to-a-new-training-model-in-the-multi-billion-dollar-metaverse-world

For more information, visit their YouTube Channel, https://sizzmictransmedia.com, or email info@sizzmictra...

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The Art of Storytelling in the metaverse
The Art of Storytelling in the metaverse
Sizzmic Transmedia is at the forefront of WEB 3.0 as a metaverse company. We are creating family-friendly content that focuses on three areas in which we excel and have passion for. As part of our fir…
Morgan Aitken

Aye, here here @Shadow ! Really appreciate your vetting this one. The "family friendly" label is the first red-flag. Just shrieks ALT-RIGHT in my books.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Morgan Aitken I don't see anything wrong with family friendly. Problem is they use the phrase without even attempting to define it, as if it means something. They don't seem to have any actual underst...

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Morgan Aitken

The trouble with 'family friendly' Shadow, is it's use as a content filter. I'm thinking my family wouldn't fit the definition.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Morgan Aitken I suppose, but again they haven't even indicated what they mean by the term and we all filter our content anyway, right? I have so many content blockers on my browsers that I haven't see...

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Morgan Aitken

It all comes down to labelling, @Shadow : Labels, by their very nature are exclusive. And Family Friendly isn't actually a genra. I also agree that LGBTQIA (whatever) isn't a genra either, but discrim...

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Ami Mariscal
AI Storytelling Tools

My friend shared these with me and I think they are worth exploring for filmmakers One is for visuals, the other is for creating voiceover, and the last one is for writing scripts and content. Happy creating! Ai Art creation https://mid-journey.com/ https://openai.com/dall-e-2/ AI Sound https://murf...

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Mid Journey Download For Free Windows PC - 2022
Mid Journey Download For Free Windows PC - 2022
Mid Journey is best of the AI support Web application. It's free for use anyone. That only support for Windows and Mac OS. You must need Discord software to
Elaine Haygood

You DO get that AI Art programs get their base material from stealing the work done by actual Artists on the web, right?

Morgan Aitken

Elaine Haygood , I didn't 'get that AI Art programs ... stealing the work done by actual Artists' -- I do now. Kinda gross. Also Kevin Jackson just pubbed a Stage 32 blog post The Light and Dark Side...

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Elaine Haygood

The problem isn't so much the "learning" from the work of others that's how we ALL learn.

But, to scan an artist's work and then pretend as if it's an original piece sucks. And I'm not blaming the software. But, oh do I have some choice words for the Developers.

Morgan Aitken

Words for the Devs... Ooo, I ken that, @Elaine Haygood. My day job, among others, is software engineering/contracing. Especially using AI to predict turbulent flow patterns, stock prediction/probabili...

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Elaine Haygood

I have been lucky so far. But, there are several Artists that I follow via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter who have posted about their work being scanned by AI or worse. Stolen by someone who grabbed th...

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Morgan Aitken
This is Transmedia: An Example

Rocky Horror, Crying Game, Boys Don't Cry, Danish Girl, are NOT Transmedia! There may be some OTT (over the top) media associated with these fine features, but for the sake of dog, people, Transmedia does not mean media about trans people -- specifically. The trans in transmedia doesn't refer to the...

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Shellie Schmals

Morgan Aitken - love this breakdown, thank you!

Jeffery K Gilchriest

Morgan, you are correct. I might also add that each element must contribute something new to the storyline, and not be a replay of what appears on other platforms. Each "leg" of the eco-system must be...

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Morgan Aitken
Landgrab in the Metaverse?

This just splashed across one of my trading screens: For what it's worth... or is it? Anybody actually doing this?

What happened: Virtual land tokenized as an NFT just sold for $7,998, which is 3.71x the current floor price of...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Elaine Haygood Elaine, I always feel like we are on difference sides of an issue, and I hope I don't annoy you! We both want to encourage people to do their work. My own bias is to focus people on the...

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Morgan Aitken

Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq - fantastically useful info! This is great. I am a trader, not in crypto or forex, but stocks, bonds, futures, options... booooooring stuff. I totally see where you are coming...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Morgan Aitken Thank you. Consider that a platform such as Decentraland is by definition an allegory to the brick and mortar world - though populated with and built for people who are crypto speculator...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq

Morgan Aitken Further to my last comment, watch for my announcement next week here and on "your stage" lounge.

Morgan Aitken

I'm looking forward to it Shadow Dragu-Mihai, Esq -- have a brill weekend!

Tom Freyer
Turning an Award-winning Screenplay into Graphic Novel

Hi everybody! The script has been optioned three times, to produce in China, based on an actual character in 19th Century China, but the state film board is too dictatorial, and investors feel more comfortable if some IP exists. So I'm converting my Final Draft script, which was a Winner, Finalist o...

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Maurice Vaughan

Congratulations on SHAOLIN WOLFMAN being optioned three times, Tom Freyer! And congratulations on being a Semi-Finalist, Finalist, and Winner! The cover looks great!

"I'll either crowd-fund for the r...

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Shellie Schmals

Tom Freyer - what a really interesting story! I can see why its getting so much attention. Here's an article I found on the subject >>

https://scriptarsenal.com/blogs/screenwriting-tips/turn-your-scree...

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Debbie Elicksen

That's very cool. What an epic cover. I love repurposing content.

Elaine Haygood

I'm currently adapting a screenplay into a Graphic Novel. I'm doing all my art, etc., to save money as artists aren't cheap.

This link is to an article that explains what artists in the Comics Industry...

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