F/S 2017 – where storytellers meet

It’s a challenging proposition, summing up an experience as complex as ForwardSlashStory 2017, or F/S2017 for short. From experience I know that many of the revelations from the event will become apparent only later, in some cases much later. It’s like when you feel you need to sleep on something to get it right, only…Read more F/S 2017 – where storytellers meet

One Year in Now Media Vol VI

As I’ve done for the past six years, I today published a compilation of this blog and it’s posts from the past year as a free-to-read PDF over on Slideshare and as a download here. There is also an epub-version available for download from Dropbox here. The publication also features interviews with Mike Monello, Jeff…Read more One Year in Now Media Vol VI

Chasing the story

Regular readers of this blog know that I’m very much into storytelling, and almost as much into exploring how different media platforms can be utilized to create projects, story worlds and campaigns where the different parts build on each other, offering a total that is greater than the sum of its parts. Furthermore, how can…Read more Chasing the story

Can we keep up? – reflections from Cartoon 360

I’ve been attending the Cartoon 360 forum in Barcelona the past couple of days, listening to an taking part in pitches and discussions on a number of animation series with “360” or “transmedia” elements attached. There have been projects of every kind - epic animated films from Russia, series looking to help children and people…Read more Can we keep up? – reflections from Cartoon 360

The Age of Stories

I’d like to take a moment to follow up on my last post. In ”The Age of the Storyteller” we talked about the current trends of no longer focusing on ownership – no matter what kind of ownership we’re talking about – and instead being more interested in access to the things previous generations were…Read more The Age of Stories

The Age of the Storyteller

I think we can all agree that these are challenging times for storytellers. Times brimming with opportunity for sure, but also pretty challenging. As we’ve discussed in previous posts over the past years, there are a lot of things to take into consideration and a lot of crossroads where choosing the right path – or…Read more The Age of the Storyteller

Five focus areas for successful multiplatform storytelling

SUSTAINABILITY We won’t be creating a documentary, or a series, or a film when we're working multiplatform – we’ll be creating an experience that will stretch further than most traditional narratives can hope for. This, in turn, means more complexity to the project and a lot more work. The upside is that we can arrive…Read more Five focus areas for successful multiplatform storytelling

Making stories together

Have you felt it? I’m thinking you have, but perhaps you haven’t really identified it, or put it into context with regards to what you youself is working on. The feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself – a community, a group, a niche, a gathering, a tribe… A ”we” instead of necessarily…Read more Making stories together

Visualizations and layers – storytelling evolving

While researching methods from around the world, in order to see how I can incorporate the best practices into my daily work, I’ve stumbled upon a great number of interesting solutions, methods and principles. One of these, that I felt resonated very clearly with the post I wrote last week about ”Layered Storytelling”, is an…Read more Visualizations and layers – storytelling evolving