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

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Garth Ennis (Constantine Film, Preacher Series, and The Boys series) Returns to Comics

I have yet to see The Boys, but now I'm more intrigued than ever! I really want to see an example of a comic book writer, video game writer, film writer, AND TV writer in action!

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'The Boys' Creator Takes on Time Travel with 'Marjorie Finnegan'
'The Boys' Creator Takes on Time Travel with 'Marjorie Finnegan'
"Every few years, Garth creates a game-changing story that locates the pulse of popular culture and slices it open: Preacher, his reinvention of The Punisher, The Boys," AWA chief creative officer Axe…
Stefano Pavone
Anyone interested in helping me turn my literary novel into a graphic one?

Hey, guys.

I've been thinking with the tendency for movies to be based on comic books, graphic novels, etc. I was thinking of trying to adapt my own book into a graphic novel, but I can't draw. Is there anyone who would like to collaborate with me on this potential project? Here are the details:

The b...

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Ian Buchanan

Creating a graphic novel is a tricky thing if you don't have your book already formatted as a comic book script this needs to be the first thing you do. Gone are the Stan Lee days when a writer/story...

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Stefano Pavone

I see. I think I'll work on adapting it into a video game, then (nothing big and 3D like today's games, a 2D game reminiscent of the days of yore with a balance between gameplay and story). Thank you.

Ian Buchanan

In retail, we have things called "loss leaders" products that are sold at such a low price they either bring in no profit or actually cost revenue to actually sell. The purpose of them is not to make...

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Ian Buchanan
How do you pitch a Transmedia project?

So as mentioned earlier I’m gearing up to move my transmedia project into the pitching phase. From what I have reviewed on the subject of pitching there is generally a VERY finite amount of time to actually pitch the project. This might be fine for a standard feature but how do you pitch a film whic...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Ian Buchanan! Have you used the Stage32 Pitching Guidebook? https://www.stage32.com/sites/stage32.com/themes/two/pdfs/happy-writers/... My two cents - start with the anchor (whatever single platf...

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Ian Buchanan

Multiple pitches is a great idea, I'd never have thought of that! I'm lapping up resources on the subject just now so I'll be sure to check out everything Stage32 has to offer!

Debbie Croysdale

I agree with @Kay. Have a few pitches ready. Transmedia is an “Eco System” of an idea for multifaceted platform, some artists build up social media fans and self publish novelettes before even pitching to executive room.

Kacee DeMasi

Hi Ian Buchanan - I change my pitches depending on the research I find on the producer I wish to pitch to. In addition, before you pitch make sure you have the other elements readily available in case...

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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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Ian Buchanan
2250ad - a transmedia project

Hey guys, for the better part of a decade, I've been working on a trans-media project currently titled "2250ad- Black Lion". Originally starting as a graphic novel project, I have been developing and am now nearing completion of the screenplay script adaptation.

Since starting this project I've foun...

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Ian Buchanan

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Karen "Kay" Ross

DUDE, this is SO COOL! I'd love to unpack this a bit...

1) Where are you in the process of the screenplay? Do you need feedback for your next draft? Or are you in a position to pitch it to producers? E...

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Ian Buchanan

1) Where are you in the process of the screenplay? Definitely looking to get some feedback on this new draft although I think I’ll begin submitting to producers unless there’s any major problems. If i...

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Ian Buchanan

*jest = first ... sorry autocorrect

Karen "Kay" Ross

Awesome! I would recommend coverage, or if you have a selection of writing peers you can get notes from, that works too (although I like to do both for good measure).

Dude, I'm so sorry about your tra...

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Screenplay to graphic novel

I want to adapt my screenplay to a graphic novel. This however is exhausting. I don’t have time in my life to draw it in panels. Is there a market for graphic novels where the format can stay somewhat the same and only have artwork that sets a mood or maybe one picture for important scenes? Any advise is appreciated.

Kiril Maksimoski

Those who can and have time are illustrators, but they cost. I was once attached to one of the best illustrators at my homeland who back then did a lot of work for French publishers. His price (this is 20 yrs ago) was 100 euro / panel.

Ian Buchanan

You can get pretty decent artists for around $150 per page for a completed page (coloured/inked and lettered). Higher-end artists are around $200 per page.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Thanks for that super-helpful information, Ian Buchanan! Would you know if that includes revisions by chance? When you said "completed page," my producer brain said, "oh, so $50 at signing, $50 at the...

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Ian Buchanan

Yeah I think that’s something that can be negotiated with the artist. They’ll work on some thumbnail sketches to get some page layouts in order before going into the main pencils, you’ll likely have s...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
The Comics to Read Before Watching 'WandaVision'

Or in my case, read after - I like watching without bias, then reading, then re-watching.

Who else excited for 'WandaVision'?!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/the-comics-to-read-before-......

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The Comics to Read Before 'WandaVision'
The Comics to Read Before 'WandaVision'
MODERN STORIES The Vision (2015), Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Michael Walsh If you make a point to read anything in preparation for WandaVision, make sure The Vision is first on your list.…
Nick Assunto - Stage 32 Script Services Coordinator

I'm eager to see how it ties into SPIDER-MAN 3 and DR. STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. This feels like the era where the cartoons I grew up are going to come into the picture a lot more. Madame...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

LOL! You noticed that erosion of accent, too, huh? Yeah, that's definitely something I'm looking forward to as well - Marvel has been really great about those ties!

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!

Rebecca D Robinson
Podcast Production

Tips and Tricks for adapting a feature to a serial fiction podcast very welcome!

Rebecca D Robinson

Mike Disa's courses here on Stage 32 were excellent and I'm in the process of adapting my screenplay to Podcast format. What have been your experiences?

Karen "Kay" Ross

Sweet! Mike Disa is hilarious, isn't he?! I find that table reads are really helpful to help determine what language may be needed to help paint the active picture and designate additions - pauses, gr...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Rebecca D Robinson! Did you see there is a member starting a podcast/Audio Storytelling collective? This is the post he put in the Composing Lounge, but he's looking for all types: https://www.st...

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Rebecca D Robinson

We had our first zoom recording session today across two continents! It went well, but slowly! We have outstanding acting quality - most everyone is in England and France. I'm in the Western US, Director is in Montreal and a narrator is in Melbourne, Australia! It's quite an adventure!

Karen "Kay" Ross
Has Anyone Seen SyFy's Vagrant Queen based off of the Vault Comics Series?

I just stumbled across the announcement that it was being made after seeing the lead actress, Adrian Rae, will become a series regular on Chicago Fire this season: https://deadline.com/2020/09/chicago-fire-adriyan-rae-series-regular-season-9-1234576491/

Here's the announcement about the SyFy series:...

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'Chicago Fire' Adds Adriyan Rae As Series Regular For Season 9
'Chicago Fire' Adds Adriyan Rae As Series Regular For Season 9
EXCLUSIVE: A new paramedic is joining the team at Firehouse 51. Actress Adriyan Rae ( Light as a Feather, Vagrant Queen) is set to join NBC's Chicago Fire as a series regular for the forthcoming ninth…
Karen "Kay" Ross
MCU: Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3

Admittedly, I've never heard of him. What in what way is he on par with Thanos or Ultron? What are you hoping to see from this character?

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/how-kang-the-conqueror-cou......

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Karen "Kay" Ross
'Marvel's Avengers' - Is it story or hype?

Apparently it's being cited as the most downloaded beta in PlayStation history. But it's Marvel (high exposure) during COVID (high demand/access) - so what's the appeal? How have you enjoyed it?

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/marvels-avengers-becomes-m......

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'Marvel's Avengers' Becomes Most Downloaded Beta in PlayStation History
'Marvel's Avengers' Becomes Most Downloaded Beta in PlayStation History
Earlier this week, Square Enix posted a blog that stated there were over 6 million beta players and more than 27 million hours playing in beta. Marvel's Avengers gameplay was shown by the developer du…
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