Transmedia : Nuno Bernardo, author of 2 Transmedia books talks about his new project by Jonathan Kramer

Jonathan Kramer

Nuno Bernardo, author of 2 Transmedia books talks about his new project

For anyone interested in this format of storytelling, watching this video with one of the rare appearance by Nuno will assist. If you're unfamiliar he's written "The Producers Guide to Transmedia" and "Transmedia 2.0".. http://goo.gl/dUuK5T

Debbie Elicksen

Nuno is an awesome fellow. I've posted my interview with him in my Stage 32 videos. :)

Jonathan Kramer

Agreed.. would love to see a demo of his Storycaster platform which is mentioned in Transmedia 2.0 extensively.

Steve Payne

Thanks for sharing this Jonathan. I now have a definition of Transmedia to work from. However, ha ha, I reckon the lines will get (are?) pretty blurry which is a good thing. A synergy between platforms (originally just websites connected via link pages) has always been the strength of the internet, now it goes to a logical conclusion - what other forms of media can support the story and further the reach? One thought - you've got to be really connected to make this happen. Too many skill sets and not enough time otherwise. However a brief knowledge of each discipline involved must be a huge advantage.

Jonathan Kramer

Steve.. like a film or TV project the talents of various people are needed in a Transmedia project. Other forms of media as Nuno states would be gaming (video, RPG, ARG, mobile), mobile apps, comic books, animated children/adult stories, eBooks and printed books, forums, live events (scavenger hunts/performance), merchandise and more. As to being connected it requires lots of patience and focus on finding those that see the future. Nuno is but one of a number of successful producers; Rob Pratten's company, Conducttr, has the ultimate web based tools for production, distribution and development; his latest book "Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling, 2nd edition" is a GREAT tool. Lance Weiler is launching a global project called "Sherlock IoT".. plenty more information if you're interested.

Steve Payne

Many thanks Jonathan. Yes I am interested. I used to be a games programmer in the 80s. That was the start of my working life (actually from age 14). I got a sensible job for a while then went back to the games programming for long enough to learn some pre 3D tricks. Now I am a 3D animator, so with time (always our worst enemy eh?) I could go down that route again provided it was the easier mobile games space. The top line games are all massive teams of 3D people, databases etc etc out of one persons reach. Short term the goal is to finish the animated web series, but I'm in this lounge because I used to be an adwords advertiser before moving over to Social media. I've added the Kindle version of "Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling, 2nd edition" to my wishlist and as soon as time allows it can become my bed time reading. Thanks man!

Jonathan Kramer

Glad I can help Steve.. maybe we can chat sometime (Skype) about your background in gaming. One of the biggest yet most important challenges for those of us not experienced with gamification of story is having full grasp of interactive storytelling which as you know, is how the best games succeed. Rob references a number of books in his of which "Digital Storytelling" is another I just received and focused on interactive gaming concepts as related to storytelling. I'm working on the development bible for a mystery/dramadey transmedia project while learning all I can. The beauty of transmedia is there aren't any 'standard rules' since each franchise is unique. Nuno Bernardo's books are informative but not nearly as deep as Rob Pratten's. My email is jonathan@nvizhon.com if you'd like to carry on a bit. You might also ping Krishna Stott, Bellyfeel UK, who's very dialed into this format and others, krish@bellyfeel.co.uk

Steve Payne

Yeah that would be good. Sending you an email now...

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