The Endangered Author – a species under threat, for good and for bad.

Keynote, X Media Lab 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland. I’ve spent a significant part of my life in the media industry in radio. Dealing with the audience, what we learnt was that if the content we provided was good enough, and if we managed to give clear enough instructions that at the same time were enticing enough,…Read more The Endangered Author – a species under threat, for good and for bad.

X Media Lab coming up

Right now I’m at home for a bit, but soon I’ll be off again. Hot on the heels of my participation at the Filmteractive Festival in Poland, I’ll be talking at the X Media Lab conference in Switzerland. The line-up is impressive and I would strongly advice anyone who is interested in multiplatform storytelling and…Read more X Media Lab coming up

Five transmedia projects – autumn 2013

In February I did an overview of five transmedia projects I would be keeping an eye on. Of the projects I wrote about back then, Defiance opened to mixed (and some derisive) reviews. I thought it was a brave step, a good story and something I'd be happy to have on my CV. Beat Girl,…Read more Five transmedia projects – autumn 2013

Transmedia – the Green House Effect

Anyone who has read this blog knows that I'm a sucker for analogies. I find it easier to think better and more creative thoughts if I think outside the box... or if I decide the box actually does not exist to start with. This habit lead to a train of thought, which led to a…Read more Transmedia – the Green House Effect

Audience participation – the changing role of the Author

I’m really pleased to have had the opportunity this week to attend the Torino Film Lab and their Writer’s Room workshop here in Vaasa, Finland. The workshop – focusing on two transmedia projects – bring together the two creators, three experts and three people representing the TFL itself, for some quite intensive workshopping around the two…Read more Audience participation – the changing role of the Author

Mobile, transmedia and timing

Rob Pratten had a brief but excellent post up on Transmedia Coalition the other day, entitled ”The 5Rs of Mobile in Transmedia Storytelling”. To recapitalize briefly, the gist of the post were that – as inspiration and guidance when including mobile in a transmedia project – the ”5 Rs” should be considered. These were, in…Read more Mobile, transmedia and timing

Nordic Transmedia Meetup and Nordic Game 2013

The most prevalent feeling I have of attending the Nordic Transmedia Meetup and Nordic Game in Malmö, Sweden last week is one of ”so, we’ve finally arrived!”. See, some years ago when I was introduced – and for the first time actually grasped – the concept of transmedia (according to a definition I, like all…Read more Nordic Transmedia Meetup and Nordic Game 2013

Talking transmedia

Transmedia. It’s like that word that you know should fit perfectly to describe what you’re trying to convey, and you know what letter it starts with, but there’s just no way that you can remember it right now. So you let it slide, confident that ”it’ll come back to you” at some point. Right now,…Read more Talking transmedia

It’s the new style – producing in a multiplatform and interactive world

This spring is proving to be an interesting one, if you’re a storyteller focusing on multiplatform storytelling, online storytelling, interactive storytelling or just about any kind of storytelling that expands on more traditional forms of the same. I’ve already talked quite enough about ”Defiance”, for instance here, but it will be extremely interesting to see…Read more It’s the new style – producing in a multiplatform and interactive world

Branded content – one way forward

One of the areas I find extremely interesting when it comes to multiplatform and transmedia storytelling is that of branded entertainment (or not even necessarily ”entertainment”, but rather just ”content”). At MIPTV last week Ogilvy hosted a session where they presented the case study of ”Love in the end”, a movie branded to Greek chocolate…Read more Branded content – one way forward