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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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 roleplaying adventure game for adults and children. | Patreon
Jump Rangers is creating a tabletop roleplaying adventure game for adults and children. | Patreon
Jump Rangers is a tabletop roleplaying game about kid space commandos fighting for humanity's survival against an empire of giant alien dinosaurs - as well as giant alien robots, and all the other gia…
Tennyson Stead

Hey, folks! Last week, I posted the third expansion book to my kids adventure sci-fi tabletop roleplaying game... and this week, I finally generated some activity on the Patreon! We’re off to a good s...

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Tennyson Stead

So...

One of the core issues with any tabletop roleplaying game is that as the game expands, very few people actually know what's out there in all that reading material. When games were sold over the r Expand comment
Tennyson Stead

I have created a links "launchpad" for anyone who's new to the game, so you can find everything you're looking for. Becoming a kid space commando was never this easy! Here's the page: https://www.patr...

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Tennyson Stead

Hey, folks! There's another book out there for Jump Rangers! Quite a few people have asked me for a one-shot that can be played in one evening, so THE LIGHTNING JOB is an extremely fact-paced underwat...

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Tennyson Stead

Even more importantly... Well-known within our small community of content creators, TTRPG and comic artist P.Mal has committed to join our team as the artistic director of Jump Rangers, to lead the vi...

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Katheryn Maddox Haddad
Adult drama series + cartoon series + tourism + short documentaries based on my series of books

This is what I want to do. The books I authored 20 years ago. I am now trying to get the adult drama series into production. I bought a book on how to write animation scripts. I would like to add short documentaries on people & places since this is historical.

Sigh. Can't do it all.

Where would I go h...

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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!

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?

Willie Cole
Perceptual Engineer

I've got an amazing animated character in search of a story. Seriously. I need writers and animators to make this happen immediately.

Debbie Croysdale

Hi it would help if there was a link to the character. Thanks!

Nkanya Nkwai
What are the festival rules?

What are the festival rules? Is there a text that fobids a movie to compete with other movies in a festival where one of the organizers has some kind of involvement in the movie, even when his involvement is not in the creative aspect?

Debbie Croysdale

THERE ARE NO RULES. Anyone can pay a pound and set up "A FILM FESTIVAL". If in doubt check out Companies House website. ART RULES....BUT THERE ARE ALWAYS CHANCERS!

Viquii Johannesson (Vicki Johnson)

Nkanaya, I would not participate in a film festival with a conflict of interest...for standard festival rules to set the bar domestically US look to Sundance, and others Internationally look to Caanes, Toronto or TribeccaTribecca.

Debbie Croysdale

A lot of festivals set the bar domestically, but are nevertheless “businesses”. A wage is drawn by owners and the publics interest in the films shown is secondary. As far as “Festivals” go I think the...

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Viquii Johannesson (Vicki Johnson)

As a rule if I knew someone involved in a film festival (who also knows the judges) and also entered a film I would not participate. Should that film win how would the audience know it was chosen fair...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Nkanya Nkwai Check out FILM FREEWAY they have the rules for 100's of festivals.

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