Are you Ready for the Transmedia Revolution?

Transmedia is one of those new buzz words describing stories told through various mediums. In this two part article, Rich Fahle looks at the push for Transmedia stories and how you can use it to further brand your product.

Part I

…Once a collection of siloed channels with their own unique agendas, media formats like paper books, DVD movies, websites, and online video are now evolving and blending together, with end users increasingly making less distinction between the media types and platforms that are now woven into our daily media routine.

This fundamental shift in consumption has given rise to the idea of transmedia: stories told and delivered in a platform-agnostic world, blending story elements seamlessly between various engagement points.

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Part II

…As we discussed, with transmedia’s multi-platform outreach approach, people can engage with your story on a deeper level than any single platform allows, opening the door to a more immersive, collaborative experience. That’s because transmedia takes advantage of the way we live and communicate now, crossing freely from one conversational medium to the next, engaging and sharing in different ways within the daily flow of our digital lives.

With a thoughtfully architected transmedia experience, we’re no longer forced to leave our favorite stories behind when moving between devices, screens or locations. Rather, we can carry our stories with us from platform to platform, adding layers of engagement at each stop along the way.

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30 Amazing Stanley Kubrick Cinemagraphs

Stanley Kubrick was devoted to images, telling his stories as visually as possible. His images have an arresting power that few if any other directors can match. Dublin-based film critic Paul Lynch may have summed it up best speaking on A Clockwork Orange:

With colour, Kubrick found an alacrity and an arrest in his images that began to transcend the subject material of his stories…Those widescreen shots seem to push the natural boundaries of the screen, to absorb every photon of light. Kubrick wanted to do to his audiences what he did to Alex in A Clockwork Orange: to peel back our eyelids until we are forced to see every beam from the projector. He did not want us to blink.

There is a cold pedantry to his work, an unfeeling, ivory-tower vantage that, when married to the analytical care he took with his craft, can leave you feeling a little cold towards his films.

What is a Cinemagraph?

Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement action occurs. The term “cinemagraph” was coined by U.S. photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion and news photographs beginning in early 2011.

They are produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into an animated GIF file in such a manner that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person’s dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion. (See Tutorial Links at the end of this Article.)

Watch carefully some a very subtle.

IMAGES VIA: If we don’t, remember me.


Dr. Strangelove

2001: A Space Odyssey

A Clockwork Orange

The Shining

Full Metal Jacket

Eyes Wide Shut

*A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Cinemagraph Tutorials:

The Wrap – No One Cares About Your Effing Film

John P. Hess regales his frustration with filmmakers that spend too much time describing their film.

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Show Notes

Hollywood Isn’t Brave Enough to Copy Pixar’s Model
The LA Times’ Hero Complex sits down with Brad Bird, director of Pixar’s “The Incredibles” for a discussion of Pixar’s Processes, why Hollywood doesn’t have the guts to copy them and Bird’s soft spot for Sean Connery as 007.

Something Educational and Something F*cking Stupid: History of Film/Tech and Chimp on a Segway
The history of film is a story of technology fused with the performing arts. Boston University Film student Ryan Piccirillo explores this relationship in this in depth essay tracing story and technology through the past century.

25 Great Unscripted Movie Scenes
Here are 25 Great Movie Scenes that actually were not scripted, but rather, improvised.

DIY Motorized Green Screen Lazy Susan
This DIY project illustrates how to create a table for spinning a person around with a green screen background.

DIY Briefcase of Prop Money
Do you need some money? Do you need A LOT of money? How about a briefcase FULL of prop movie cash to enhance your crime film or action-thriller? Indy Mogul is here to show you how to make some amazing looking screen ready movie cash.

Behind the Glass: Lens Basics
The videos and linked tutorials below where created by the Vimeo Video School to show us the basics on what lenses do and how to pick one that is best for your project.

Camera Buying Guide: DSLR vs. Camcorder
Want to know the differences between the DSLR and regular video camcorder, download this free PDF below by FinalCutKing. It discusses some of the pros and cons of having a DSLR vs Camcorder.

The 1928 Film that Inspired the Joker: “The Man Who Laughs”
The Man Who Laughs is the forgotten silent film masterpiece directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. It is slowly being rediscovered as the film that is credited for creating the image that Bob Kane would later use as inspiration for his Joker character from Batman.

2 Simple DIY Light Stands for Video & Photography
This video by Dave Knop shows you how to make 2 different versions of simple, easy light stands.

DIY DSLR LCD Viewfinder for Canon 5D 7D
Tyler Mannheimer shows you how to make a cheap homemade LCD viewfinder for your DSLR.

Robert McKee’s Monologue from Adapatation
In the Charlie Kaufman-penned film Adaptation., McKee’s character was portrayed by the Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox, who was McKee’s personal choice for the role.

Walt Disney Sound & Music Imagineers
The SoundWorks Collection pulls back the curtain on the talented Imagineers who are responsible for the sounds and music of the Walt Disney theme park properties.

Photographs of Actors Recreating Their Most Iconic Films
To celebrate their 20th anniversary Empire Magazine organized a monumental photo shoot with 27 of the biggest name actors recreating some of their most iconic moments in film.

John Hughes Rare Interview from 1985
A rare audio interview with late director John Hughes from 1985. He discusses his professional transition from the National Lampoon to writing and directing films, the back-story on casting 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club, studio interference, happy endings and more.

Recording Audio Room Tone & Ambience
This video by Stephen Niebauer discuses often overlooked, yet crucial role of film and video making– recording the presence, or tone, of the room.

WTF Post of the Week

This Guy Puts the Count to Shame

Walt Disney Sound & Music Imagineers

The SoundWorks Collection pulls back the curtain on the talented Imagineers who are responsible for the sounds and music of the Walt Disney theme park properties.

In this video profile they explore the history and role of the audio team as they share their stories and creative challenges. They also take a visit through the original John James “Jimmy” MacDonald sound effects collection, which explores some of the classic Disney sound effects.

Robert McKee’s Monologue from Adapatation

In the Charlie Kaufman-penned film Adaptation., McKee’s character was portrayed by the Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox, who was McKee’s personal choice for the role. In the movie, the desperate screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (played by Nicolas Cage) reluctantly goes to McKee’s course, but then – after being “shaken” by McKee’s tough-style response to his claim that “nothing happens in the real world” – Kaufman asks McKee to meet in person to discuss his failure to write the film adaptation he is working on.

Though the story depicts McKee as little more than an amalgam of hack cliches on the subject of screen writing, Charlie’s slacker brother Donald uses the knowledge obtained attending the famous seminar to write a spec script he then sells for a large amount of money through his brother’s agent. The film then concludes rather cynically with the very hackneyed, bang-up ending McKee is ridiculed for recommending, as well as a voice-over epilogue in which—by means of voice-over narration—Cage’s Kaufman character admonishes himself for disobeying a cardinal rule of McKee’s to avoid voice-over narration.

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