The Art of the Ask

One challenge that has been with me throughout most of my active life as a content developer and producer has been the careful approach to the Ask. Whatever we’ve been involved in, it has always come up against the need to ask something of someone at some point. How to make this Ask, how to…Read more The Art of the Ask

Grappling with the Collective Journey

An Interview with Jeff Gomez about a Vital New Narrative Model Jeff Gomez, CEO of New York production studio Starlight Runner, apparently loves, and has always loved, a challenge. In the 1970s, while many shy imaginative high school students were fighting imaginary monsters in store-bought Dungeons & Dragons modules, Jeff was running off-script, inventing entire…Read more Grappling with the Collective Journey

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

The Power of True Stories

I recently read an interesting article on storytelling by Jonathan Gottschall. I’ve been for a long time - like Gottschall, apparently - quite fascinated by the power a well-crafted and well-told story can have, in almost any sort of circumstances. In my line of work - creating, developing and producing everything from TV shows to…Read more The Power of True Stories

Musically Speaking – storytelling on a musical framework

Since we started our own production company last spring (feel free to visit us here and sign up for the newsletter 🙂 ) we’ve been working on a number of different projects, ranging from creating marketing campaigns to assisting with though leadership projects, from TV-series about YouTubers to GPS-based storytelling in a city-setting. Although few…Read more Musically Speaking – storytelling on a musical framework

How to make your story resonate

If there is one thing we all want it’s to be heard and recognized. Whatever the story we are telling is, we want it to reach someone and cause a reaction. Most of the stories we tell are personal, directed at one person or a small group, but some are intended for far larger audiences.…Read more How to make your story resonate

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

Lean content creation – together with the audience

I’ve been fascinated by the lean development principles for quite some time. It is something that feels very right, very modern and very effective, even if the principles and the way of working might take some time getting used to and embracing – more or less time, depending on what kind of company you’re working…Read more Lean content creation – together with the audience

On the importance of long term thinking

Over the past few years I’ve been involved in quite a few different storytelling projects. Some of them have been in the corporate field – helping companies tell the stories of the products, projects or people in ways that reflect the values and principles of said company. Increasingly I’ve also been happy to try to…Read more On the importance of long term thinking

Dancing on the point of a needle – the art of stitching stories together

Recently I’ve been involved in evaluating and consulting on a number of projects touching on transmedia storytelling as well as virtual reality and generally striving to explore new territories and new ways of telling stories and reaching people. A discussion I had with one of the projects led to an analogy that feels truer the…Read more Dancing on the point of a needle – the art of stitching stories together