Transmedia – different fields, different uses

When I pitch projects to possible buyers, possible customers or possible collaborators, I frequently refrain from using the term ”transmedia”. I’ve found that it often interferes with discussions, moving it into a debate around definitions or general practices, rather than letting the talking focus on the project at hand. That, or it is (still) met…Read more Transmedia – different fields, different uses

Be the calm in the noise

When I’ve done talks and workshops for different groups of students in different countries lately, there’s one thing in particular that has struck me. I’ve shown quite a few innovative and successful examples of projects that are in the transmedia vein and are focusing on audience engagement. However, these case studies are always followed by…Read more Be the calm in the noise

The art of predicting the future

I’m a habitual blogger. When I feel I have something to share that might be of use to someone else, I write a blog post about it. Most often it is something rooted in something I’ve attended or some project I’ve been working on and challenges and solutions I’ve encountered while working on it. Sometimes…Read more The art of predicting the future

Digital4C – a reflection

I was invited earlier this week to hold a keynote presentation at the Digital4C conference in Barcelona, Spain. The conference brought together a diverse crowd of content creators, scholars, government officials, students, music industry people, game designers… you name it. I held my talk on the subject “Talking Transmedia: Content Development and Monetization” (which I…Read more Digital4C – a reflection

For those about to embark on something transmedia, we salute you

The year has started briskly with a number of articles talking about 2014 as the year of the tipping point. Finally the audience is in place (granted, it has probably been in place for quite some time already) but even more crucially, the entertainment industry is poised to take advantage of this, by moving into…Read more For those about to embark on something transmedia, we salute you

On Transmedia

Last week I participated (for a brief while, due to not-very-compatible time zones) in a Transmedia Coalition Think Tank hosted by some very capable people in the field. The purpose of the Think Tank was ”to have a frank but constructive dialog about the term "transmedia."”. When I had to drop off, we’ve only just…Read more On Transmedia

MIPCOM 2013 – thoughts and reflections

I just landed back from a week of TV, online, second screen, contentcontentcontent and all the other things that a regular MIP week in Cannes consists of. This year one of the main strands of talks and discussions was on ”The Golden Age of Television”, which we apparently are living in right now. And yes,…Read more MIPCOM 2013 – thoughts and reflections

Filmteractive conference, Poland

I have been graciously invited to come speak at the 2013 edition of the Filmteractive conference, to be held in Lodz, Poland on the 25-26 September. It promises to be a couple of interesting days, as we’ll hear about everything from cutting edge second screen solutions from ExMachina to the art of including brands in…Read more Filmteractive conference, Poland

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