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.