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

Brett Lotriet Best
Immersive Media

I am a film maker, which is, by definition, a storyteller. Honestly, I wanted to be Luke Skywalker, but this is the closest I could get. My earliest memories of escapism are the films that allowed me to experience something so profound that it wasn’t possible for me to classify, it was the reason I...

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Tita Anntares

Saw "Spotlight" and was completely emerged in its Flow, would not have wanted any interruption to share my relevant experiences or to join the journalists in their hunt. It was an immersive media expe...

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Chistopher Lewis
Jonathan Kramer

Chris.. not sure why you posted this in Transmedia but you have a great voice and articulate things extremely well. Not sure if you have listened to the hugely successful podcast, "Welcome to Night Va...

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Jonathan Kramer
Mobile is Everything in today's world

Great Blog that is food for thought when contemplating a new project. http://goo.gl/rzrijQ In my eyes, the smart phone due to size and computing power is the NUMBER ONE platform we must focus on since it's interactive, and with VR capability also immersive. If anyone has any innovative ideas how to...

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Jonathan Kramer
More indicators how Digital platforms continue to shift as viewing habits change.

The losses stated here are nothing to shake a stick at so as storytellers we need to be ahead of the curve rather than clinging to what's obviously become less popular. Today's audience is mobile, selective and social and will not be 'forced' to view content in the old ways: http://goo.gl/bEySza...

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Digital Disrupt: Entertainment Stocks Pummelled in 2015, Netflix Soars
Digital Disrupt: Entertainment Stocks Pummelled in 2015, Netflix Soars
2015 may well be remembered as the year cord-cutting millennials wreaked havoc on Wall Street. Investors had grown used to reaping the rewards of big entertainment stocks that regularly outpaced the b…
John MacNeil

Happy New Year Jonathan..

Jonathan Kramer

Thanks John.. May the coming year be one of breakthroughs, success and of course, FUN!

Jonathan Kramer
Virtual Reality and the Swayze Effect

This is an article EVERYONE must read especially those passionate or interested in VR. What's being posed here is a major element that requires innovative thinking to overcome. https://storystudio.oculus.com/en-us/blog/the-swayze-effect/ Taking the "Hare Brain Tortoise Mind" approach, we must look O...

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Oculus Story Studio: Emmy Award-Winning VR Content | Oculus
Oculus Story Studio: Emmy Award-Winning VR Content | Oculus
At Story Studio, we're pioneering the evolution of VR storytelling across the globe. Learn more about our work and watch our award-winning VR short films.
Douglas Eugene Mayfield

Jonathan, Interesting article. Thanks for posting. From the article 'Allowing the audience to make up part of the story and then publish for all to share is a new thing and is tremendously rewarding f...

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Jonathan Kramer

@Lyse and @Douglas.. Since you're both interested in learning about Transmedia you owe it to yourselves to purchase a copy of Rob Pratten's latest book, "Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling, 2n...

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Jonathan Kramer

Yes Lyse.. I completely agree that VR holds monstrous potential for storytelling alone. With the tons of money being poured into it now from film and gaming along with the mobile device manufacturers...

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Jonathan Kramer

Well here's an update that spells for more possibilities: http://goo.gl/hkRE81 I would love to be part of or find a way as an adjunct for developing VR projects that will subtly change people's lives...

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Douglas Eugene Mayfield

Lyse. If I understand your comment, what you're saying is that a lot of investors/entrepreneurs are spending time, effort, money to drop people into a VR world but don't what to do with them when they...

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Jacob Ayers
Youtube Film Festival

As a filmmakers it is hard to get your story out there. I want to fix that by starting the YouTube Film Festival with teasers that have the link to the films, here is the link. Note: Its the first year, so I need your help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ll1affmDHQ...

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Jonathan Kramer
More evidence of the shift to Digital

Great article that once again shows how brands are moving their spending dollars to digital along with the constant shift in audience viewing habits. It's only a matter of time until big screen will be replaced by mobile. http://goo.gl/7Ml7i8

TV's New Dilemma: Do Digital Dollars Point To a Diminished Future?
TV's New Dilemma: Do Digital Dollars Point To a Diminished Future?
by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai This story first appeared in the Dec. 11 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. "R.I.P. Network Television: 1948-2015…
Terri Viani

Good read for those of us creating content. Thanks for the share!

Rachel Rath
VR Filming

Dudes and Dudettes, anyone in NYC playing with VR. Can I come play too?

Amanda Toney
Very Interesting Article Relating Twitter and Cable TV

As the article states, "As Twitter becomes more like Facebook and Instagram with a transition from "favorites" to "likes," television may teach a different lesson: "narrowcasting" works. What Twitter has done, since its 2006 founding, is make itself more or less indispensable to a subset of social u...

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Josue Manuel Sanudo

I really thought that Transmedia was taking an existing story, and extending that story in a different medium. So taking a movie in film, extending the story with new content in a book, further extend...

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Josue Manuel Sanudo

You guys are right about one thing though, each social media platform has It's own characteristics making it perfect for some content, and not so much for other content that ends up getting filtered out.

Jonathan Kramer

Josue in some ways your conception of Transmedia is correct since it's often used as brand extension. What's most important is the storyworld 'jigsaw puzzle' which means each platform narrative can st...

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Josue Manuel Sanudo

Yup, sounds about right.

Jonathan Kramer

Josue.. if you're truly interested in Transmedia, I would highly recommend you read Rob Pratten's latest book, "Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling, 2nd edition". Rob is founder of Conducttr (c...

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Jonathan Kramer
How the Business in Hollywood has Changed- Netflix and CAA execs

Great interview with Ted Sarandos (Netflix) and Bryan Lourd (CAA) about the huge changes in Hollywood and how they approach production and distribution. It's clear the digital world takes precedence over the traditional directions of the past. https://goo.gl/cs0K80...

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How the Business of Hollywood Has Changed - FULL CONVERSATION
How the Business of Hollywood Has Changed - FULL CONVERSATION
Netflix's Ted Sarandos and CAA's Bryan Lourd reveal how the movie and television industries have changed for audiences and actors. Moderated by Mellody Hobso...
Jonathan Kramer
PGA & TV Academy to hold Transmedia Content Design seminar

This is a GREAT indicator that Transmedia has become of high interest. What most aren't aware is the PGA created the title of Transmedia Producer nearly 5 years ago and it's clear there's tons of interest : http://www.emmys.com/events/transmedia-storyworlds-and-content-design Any PGA members in LA w...

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Jonathan Kramer
7 Deadly Sins of Transmedia Storytelling

Great article here filled with key points that must be taken into consideration when developing a transmedia franchise/brand: https://goo.gl/nYsHp3

7 Deadly Sins of Transmedia Storytelling Campaigns
7 Deadly Sins of Transmedia Storytelling Campaigns
Consumers are becoming more addicted to Transmedia storytelling campaigns. The idea is to tell a single story across a range of different media platforms. The difference is that Transmedia storytellin…
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