Tag Archives: transmedia

How Little I Know

A big part of me writing this blog has been because I’m searching for answers. I thought if I examined enough indie filmmakers, transmedia storytellers, and content creators who are doing innovative things, it would soon become obvious what does and doesn’t work, and the path forward would become clear. I have a young daughter [...]

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Be Inspired…by Alternate Reality Games

I’m constantly coming across articles, links, videos, and presentations that inspire me… so I decided I’d group some of them that belong together to share with you.* Today I’ll begin with Alternate Reality Games (ARG). If you’ve never heard this term before, don’t feel too bad. It’s more often used by academics and professionals in [...]

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Taking Your Content Glocal

We frequently hold the conflicting desire of wanting our content to be globally relevant, yet to also be authentic on a local level. ‘International’ stories are meant to bridge this gap, consisting of a core theme or idea that is meant to unite audiences regardless of nationality – however, this approach doesn’t respect or celebrate [...]

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Iron Sky & Crowdsourcing

Iron Sky Poster Iron Sky is the latest film from the team behind StarWreck (the Finnish amateur crowdsourced film released under creative commons and viewed over 8 million times before gaining a distribution deal with Universal). While some things have changed in the team’s approach – the most obvious being Iron Sky’s 6.5 million euro [...]

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Creating Communities Around Content

A teaser campaign for a game, The Secret World, recently caught my eye. It’s a game that has been in development for over three years now, with no launch date in sight, yet it has managed to grow an active community around it. What is their secret?Before anyone knew anything about The Secret World (TSW) the developer Funcom [...]

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The Cosmonaut Remixed

The crowdfunded Spanish film, The Cosmonaut, has moved into their next phase of creative commons community involvement. Until the end of the month people have a chance to win prizes if they remix a trailer for the film. The goal is to get 500 entries to prove to the Spanish film industry that people are [...]

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Battle of Long Tan – Case Study

Battle of Long Tan – Case Study

Recently I attended a multi platform seminar at AFTRS where speakers shared their experiences. Martin Walsh of Red Dune Films had a very interesting approach to getting his film up. Many years ago Martin decided he wanted to make a feature film about the Battle of Long Tan, but realised there was a key obstacle: [...]

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