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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: 'House of Cards' Trailer, Tips for Buying a Digital Cinema Camera and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire December 4, 2013 at 11:55AM

We've got the "House of Cards" season two trailer, rules of transmedia storytelling and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.
'House of Cards'
Netflix 'House of Cards'

1. Transmedia Storytelling: Jeff Gomez, president and CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, has impressive transmedia storytelling credits, having worked on projects such as "Avatar," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."  Gomez will be conducting a one-day master class on "Creating Blockbuster Transmedia Story Worlds & Brands" at the new Made in NY Media Center by IFP on December 11. Indiewire recently talked to him about the rules of transmedia storytelling and why even low-budget independent filmmakers need to incorporate transmedia into their story worlds. Read Gomez's rules of transmedia storytelling here.

2. Buying a Digital Cinema Camera: Before you buy that digital cinema camera, read these tips from Craft Truck about what you need to know.

3. House of Cards: Alison Willmore reports that season two of "House of Cards" will premiere on February 14th, 2014 -- Valentine's Day. Netflix announced the return date of its high-profile D.C. drama by releasing a moody teaser, featuring Robin Wright wordlessly smoking, alone. Check it out here.

"Fruitvale Station."
TWC "Fruitvale Station."

4. Spatial Storytelling: First, there was transmedia and now, a new project from Switzerland is called IDNA - Spatial Storytelling, which could be an entirely new space for storytelling (somewhere between film and video games). In this project, a 360-degree video narrative for handheld devices tells a different story depending on how viewers hold their tablet. "Rather than having the movie’s director choose how the action is framed, viewers can tilt, rotate and spin the tablet around in space in order to explore an entire 360-degree world by themselves while the narrative continues," according to

5. "Fruitvale Station:" The critically acclaimed "Fruitvale Station" will be available for early digital HD download on New Year's Eve, two weeks ahead of its release on on DVD, Blu-Ray, Video-On-Demand and Pay-Per-View on January 14, 2014. Find out more here.

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