Transmedia : Putting My Works into Film, Television, Games by Dennis Stamey

Dennis Stamey

Putting My Works into Film, Television, Games

I have written a novel and several short-stories and want to translate them into film, TV, or games. They're good stuff, not the typical grossed-out horror crap everyone is into to. Anyone interested, any advice?

Aaron Majewski

With time and any one of a number of free software, you can probably adapt the works into a screenplay yoruself Dennis. If you prefer another route, you can always post it as a job in the jobs section; there are plenty of experianced screenwriters o nstage32 (I wonder why lol) and I am sure you can find someone to work with :)

Dennis Stamey

What free software is out there? I didn't think about the jobs section, but this is my first day. Thank you!

Aaron Majewski

https://www.celtx.com/index.html Many people use celtx, you can also try trelby, I find that works well. And you are welcome, always happy to help, any more questions don't hesitate to ask :)

Aaron Majewski

Those of course are just two examples, there is plenty of others out there!

Dennis Stamey

Thank you! I'm sure I'll have more questions.

Aaron Majewski

And if I can't answer them I am sure there is someone here who will :)

Jonathan Kramer

The only true Transmedia collaborative platform is Conducttr whose founder, Rob Pratten, is a leader in this arena. This along with studying Nuno Bernardo's book, "Transmedia 2.0" and "A Creative Storyteller's Guide to Transmedia" are crucial. I also urge you to read through Mike Jones' blog (mikejones.tv). Gamifying story is the only way to move it across multiple platforms. Also understanding a storyworld is FAR different than a linear story, i.e. 3 act structure.

Jonathan Kramer

JM.. I'm sure you realize this is the Transmedia section, so I have to assume that beyond the film/TV projects that your organization is interested in next generation storytelling formats. As you know, this format is defined as 'interactive storytelling across multiple platforms', an approach FAR different and more immersive than traditional film or broadcast. Today's audience is mobile and prefers to consume media when, where and how they choose. Transmedia is audience focused and for those interested allows them to interact with character and story. We use storyworld instead of linear stories. If any of your group has interest we're developing one of the first transmedia franchises using a hybrid genre of dramadey and mystery without super heroes, sci-fi or violence driven by an inspirational theme.

Jonathan Kramer

Welcome to the Party JM.. The Digital Wild West is calling and we're answering.. Imagineers in the film/TV industry are rare especially when dealing with storytelling formats without standardized models..And that's WHY we embrace it since we get to create our own!

Aaron Majewski

Is it just me or did this thread get a little bit off topic? I think Dennis was asking specfically about adapting a novel int oa screenplay and how he might best accomplish that?

Jonathan Kramer

Possibly though as you know this is the Transmedia category so one would assume his goal is to adapt it using a true Transmedia approach. If not he should post this in the filmmaker section.

Aaron Majewski

That may be the case, but if he just posted in the wrong palce we stage32ers won't hold it against him right? ;) His question was farily specfic though, anybody have any ideas aside form the one's already mentioned?

Jonathan Kramer

Absolutely agree. Since this category is new and misunderstood by most, it's best if the OP responds rather than conjecture from the rest of us :) As for myself I'm completely focused on next generation storytelling and seek to inspire others that are as well.

James Hammer

This is really why I created Mental Forge Media... I have a project on which I'm working, but I realized that my process in this project can be applied to other people's project as well... Everyone has a story to tell. You wouldn't BELIEVE how many people are coming to me, saying "I've been working on this story..." because they see what I'm doing and would like to have the opportunity to reach for their own dreams as well. It's really pretty cool. So, in addition to working toward the realization of my own content, I'm working to help others work toward it for themselves as well... or, at least, that's the ideal scenario. I'm just getting started. Transmedia is the future of storytelling, and Mental Forge Media is building the future one story at a time.

Jonathan Kramer

Good to see you're on top of the future rather than clinging to the past like most. While film and TV will live on for years to come, the audience has changed in how, where and what they choose to consume. It's no secret box office sales are plummeting as are TV series market share which we can expect to continue.

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