2015 Predictions: “I think the idea of telling stories that combine media types is here to stay. I think the classic idea of Transmedia is good for marketing, but not for other kinds of storytelling. I see game-play mechanics making an entrance in a big way…”
A storytelling toy by Eric Cade Schoenborn to give some insight as to the process to create interactive storytelling projects at the Knight Foundation. As with any expedition, you need a guide.
Interactive storytelling is the art of telling stories enhanced with technological, social or collaborative interactive features to offer content adapted to new behaviors in a rapidly changing cultural ecosystem.
Transmedia production uses fragments of different media to tell complex stories that are not easily reduced to a linear narrative. It makes it possible to engage the viewer in a subject from multiple different angles, and using many different artistic forms, without imposing a single vision or conclusion.
The White River Indie Festival (WRIF) and Google have partnered to host the 2015 Tell-it-in-Transmedia Film Competition. The competition, which was announced at the Woodstock Digital Media Festival, invites filmmakers to creatively combine two or more distinct digital media platforms to tell their stories.
“Gomez sums up the ultimate challenge of transmedia production as creating integrated content where attention flows from device to device. The difference between multiplatform and transmedia storytelling is that transmedia includes an architecture for dialogue.”
via Te Aria Nui