When Latitude released their ”Future of Storytelling II” research report last year, some things stood out as pretty exceptional to me. One of them was that of all the people they’d talked to – mostly tech-savvy persons in Brazil, the US and the UK – a total of 94% said they wanted storytellers to actively…Read more Thinking beyond screens
Things seemed a bit quieter this time around. Where there’s usually a throng of busy TV industry people, elbows being of better use than feet for propelling oneself forward, this time there was ample space almost everywhere. On the other hand the new incentives from the MIP-organizers – the MIP Cube and the MIP Digital…Read more MIPTV, MIPFormats and MIP Digital – a reflection
This is a brief post I wrote for the Media Writers Association, a new start-up I'm involved in which is focusing on connecting events with writers for increased awareness and traction. If I had a euro for everytime I’ve heard someone lambast a buyer, a producer, a commissioner or a head of programming for ”not…Read more The Art of Getting It
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
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
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
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
To my delight I’ve seen a lot of great transmedia-related projects turning up left and right in the TV business over the past months. One of the most obvious is of course ”Defiance”, which for the first time tries to blend an MMO 3rd person shooter with a scifi TV series and let the two…Read more MIPFormats and MIPTV – is it on?
I conducted a mini-poll yesterday, as a follow-up to a blog post I wrote on the need for creators to get creative around torrenting and piracy. This is how I thought and the results of the poll (disclaimer – I’m aware this might not hold up to full scientific scrutiny, so take all of this…Read more Torrents in exchange for personal data, collaboration
Following up on discussions I've had with some people after my previous post on piracy, I've decided to check with you, the users, some theories. I.e., I believe the currencies we're working with will be different in the future - $$ and €€ will not be the only thing worth something to providers of content…Read more Substituting piracy for exchange of favors?