Transmedia

The place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice to transmedia – the technique of telling a single story or story across multiple platforms including, but not limited to, games, books, events, films and television

Tennyson Stead
Jump Rangers - sci-fi adventure for kids 8 through 80

Before I was fully a theater kid, I was playing table-top roleplaying games with my friends... and seeing the performances those kids invested in our games, and the work the storyteller did to empower that, was actually what made me want to direct.

At this stage in my career, on top of my theater and...

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Jump Rangers is creating a tabletop role-playing adventure game for adults and children. | Patreon
Jump Rangers is creating a tabletop role-playing adventure game for adults and children. | Patreon
My name is Tennyson E. Stead, and I'm a writer and director in Los Angeles, California. In 2013, I suffered a traumatic brain injury on the set of a webseries. For the last several years, I've had to…
Greg Passmore
Virtual Reality Production People

Hi - I'm looking for other people involved in VR content production (i.e. Oculus, 360, etc.). There are lots of problems to be solved and only emerging distribution channels. If you are working in the VR format, it would be great to connect.

Rick James

I'm working on it. I hope we'll all be able to put our heads together and make this work.

Robert P. Davenport II

Rick use your smartphone, go online and get a head mount for it. It works quite well.

Murad Sayfuddin

Friends, how do you assess the prospects of 360 camera movement during the shooting? It is believed that it can cause nausea. On the other hand, the static camera it will limit dynamics. What the views would be?

Greg Passmore

Gentle camera movement and no shaky cam. It also helps to have something stationary in the frame (as if looking through a car window). However, we have found that calm camera motions are fine. Even fast camera motions if the newest objects are far work (think of a helicopter shot).

Murad Sayfuddin

Thanks Greg! Do you have some own example? I saw the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-XZhKqQAHU&index=2&list=FLdk3unrgNeZwO1... Is there full CGI on green, or real time shooting too?...

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Irfan Merchant
Our New motion capture animation and Virtual Production studio and our stages

Our Virtual production and Motion capture Lab and our stages and grip and lighting and trucks and vans and celebrity Motorhomes

Theresa Joy Lorenzetti
Trans media

Alrighty then. Who am I going to need on my team from the start of production to be able to translate my story to a game? I decided I want to tackle the entire realm of possibilities all at once. And I like games, we used to design board games as kids, I’m describing my day in terms of football, fen...

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John Ellis

Well, you'll need game designers, artists, programmers, marketing people - pretty much like a film cast/crew. You can either hire a game studio (pretty much the same as hiring a film cast/crew), or pi...

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Alessandro Mastroianni

Sound! A small team would typically involve a single guy taking care of voice-overs, sound design, music and implementation, while a larger team would have a composer taking care of generative music a...

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Theresa Joy Lorenzetti

I have to admit I don't play games... so there are typically voice overs and dialogue on a game? I thought they are mostly background music with the dialogue in text across the screen. Also, I am wond...

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Alessandro Mastroianni

Well it really all depends on the kind of game you want to make. A small mobile app would have dialogue in the form of subtitles, in order to accommodate for a smaller “memory budget”. Large console/c...

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Isaac

Well, it was suggested I come over and re-introduce myself, as it's been quite some time... So, I do have some exciting news to share with you folks, regarding the successful launch of my podcast, a f...

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Teri Bayus
Linda Aronson- Mother Of multi plot scrips comes to US in a rare appearance.

Unsure of the complexities of films like Pulp Fiction and Inception? Ready to learn from a world-traveled screenwriting guru, novelist, and playwright with 30 years of educating in film and art school all over the world? The Central Coast Writers Conference gives you that chance! September 26-28th L...

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Cherelynn Baker
VR and SIGGRAPH - who's going?

Hi Stage 32'ers!

I'm attending my first SIGGRAPH this month and I'm on the hunt for VR creator interviews/shindiggery ...

Who is going? Who do you recommend I visit with? Anyone going to the Orpheum? Holler back!

Scot Derwingson-Peacock
Hi folks, I've just arrived here.

I admire you Transmedia polyglots. It's quite something to be doing the whole load yourself. I am a composer and I really enjoy collaborating with writers and directors in the process of creating a score. If you're looking for someone to look after this part of the process (you've got enough on your...

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Debbie Croysdale

Hey Scot never heard word “Polyglots” before. Hee hee can call myself something new!

Debbie Croysdale
Transmedia is a great way to gather up a built in audience

Often passion projects, albeit well executed, don't get funded because the genre serves a narrow market. Particularly so with vintage Noir. However, Transmedia can bridge the gap by gathering new ready made audience, well before any film, and in the very least gather statistical viewings that give a...

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Nan Schuler

Transmedia, in effect, the writer does it all - a fantastic, busy learning experience. To succeed, you have to be a "natural" student - one who is obsessed with acquiring new info, trends and ideas in...

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Debbie Croysdale

Many thanks for your post @Nan. Yes you are right, its essential to be in student mode for Transmedia as it is growing and changing constantly, with ever increasing possibilities. I am also in student...

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What exactly is trans media? Please.

Is there a simple breakdown to what this is? Thx!

Craig D Griffiths

It started in marketing. It is also using various media channel to tell the whole story. Think of the Matrix. You have movies, plus an animated series, graphic novels etc. They all built one huge cohe...

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Robert Franklin

Thx, guys!

Robert Franklin

Such as video games, comic books, cartoons, happy meals, toys, etc?

Viquii Johannesson (Vicki Johnson)

Love this Marketing strategy but not for every story

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

It started out as a way of describing the "world", especially the online world of a film. Like the old website for Blair Witch Project and the Matrix. It focused on a kind of not only marketing, but b...

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Zack Doland
Making my Screenplay a Playable Game for Potential Backers?

Would it be a good idea if I took the pilot script for the show I wanna make and make it into a playable NES style game? This way I can give them a sense of the project and style, whilst saving money and not having to film anything until I get funding, and giving them an enjoyable and unique experie...

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Bruce R. Troxell
Film Publicist

Anybody know a good film publicist for a press release?

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