Filmmakers and artists have been exploring transmedia, or new ways to tell stories in innovative and immersive ways using different platforms and new technology. As filmmakers experiment with transmedia storytelling, they continue to look to Indiewire for resources on
the best practices and tips for creating transmedia projects.
Even though transmedia is still in its early stages, Indiewire has already gathered quite a bit on the topic, and we’ve got a list of our
essential reading below. Feel free to bookmark this page; we’ll keep it
updated when we publish new articles that are essential reads for those wanting to know more about the space.
SOME GENERAL GUIDES
In this excerpt from “A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling,” author Andrea Phillips charts the transmedia landscape, explaining what areas have already been carved out.
Anthony Kaufman talks to Tribeca Film Institute’s Ingrid Kopp as well as storytellers like Julia Reichert and Sean Flynn to develop a list of considerations for transmedia artists.
From the Power to the Pixel Summit in the UK, some reminders on how to keep it real with transmedia.
The director of all things digital at the Tribeca Film Institute, Ingrid Kopp, shares 15 of the things she’s learned in her years in the space.
Jeff Gomez, whose work in transmedia is mostly on the branding side, shares his thoughts on how we can evaluate transmedia projects.
For those of us who are less inclined to read, here are the five elements of transmedia storytelling, in infographic form.
In Anthony Kaufman’s comprehensive piece, he answers the audience question for transmedia storytelling: Is there an audience?
Throughout their career, Arcade Fire has embraced transmedia approaches to music videos. Their recent video is awesome.
As part of the New York Film Festival’s Convergence program, we take a look at “The Empire Project.”
The Danish Film Institute’s ambitious “Cloud Chamber” project is hard to explain, but impressive once you immerse yourself.
“Door Into the Dark” at Sheffield Doc/Fest is truly immersive storytelling in that you become part of the “narrative” and must rely on all of your senses (except sight and taste) to find your way.