Hey, Geeks! Get Your Hands Off Kickstarter! →
indieWIRE responses to Gizmodo’s controversial post on Kickstarter.
What If Movie Screens Were Truly Connected?
By Chris Dorr In my last post Movie Theaters: The Last Unconnected Screen I noted that movie theaters have been slow to innovate, especially when it comes to all things digital. Readers joined in with comments and ideas about how movie theaters might improve their experience if they were connected to that high speed, multidirectional, distributed network called the Internet. [[MORE]] ...
Is Kickstarter fatigue beginning to set in? →
How Pottermore cast an ebook spell over Amazon →
Why Harry Potter’s move into e-publishing is digital magic! Very important development in the ebook world—take note!
Story-Hack: Where Storytelling and Technology Meet
By Jen Begeal The New York transmedia community is growing quickly. None of us should be surprised, as New York is well known for its independent film community thanks to numerous festivals, schools and independent theatres. [[MORE]] However, many people may not realize that New York is also fast becoming a mecca for the technology crowd. According to meetup.com, New York is ranked as the...
How Google Is Making YouTube More Like iMovie →
Five ways to create effective transmedia stories... →
Hooked on Twitter: How 140 Characters Breeds a...
By Jeanne Bowerman In 2009, I joined Twitter, and my life as a screenwriter forever changed. My name is Jeanne, and I’m a tweetaholic. [[MORE]] Prior to my Twitter addiction, I was a screenwriter quarantined in my cluttered home office, sometimes not stopping to shower. Who wouldn’t love this job? Peace. Quiet. Creativity. Loneliness. Alienation. No money. Surrounded by a family confused...
Movie Theaters: The Last Unconnected Screen
By Chris Dorr We are in the midst of a vast transformation driven by the Internet that is radically changing how we view visual entertainment. Every screen we use daily, be it a phone, a computer, a tablet or a TV is hooked up (or about to be hooked up) to a high speed data network that sends us moving images. These images will continue to come to us at a faster rate, at a higher quality and at...
What lessons can the film industry learn from the... →
The 8 Film Startups You Should Know From SXSW →
Like many industries, Hollywood is slow to adapt to change — tech change in particular. When agency and studio heads are still having one of their assistants type and print out their emails, it’s not surprising that we aren’t seeing more innovation.
Can The Movie And TV Industry Keep Up With its...
By Will Richmond Editor’s Note: Ultraviolet and TV Everywhere are attempts by the large movie studios and TV networks to connect with the “connected” consumer. Are these initiatives really pushing the envelope of innovation or do they just preserve old models that require more dramatic change? Will Richmond tells us that they may not be enough. What do you think? [[MORE]] ...
The Search for Indie TV at SXSW →
What’s the television equivalent of independent film? It’s a question that was raised repeatedly throughout SXSW this year, alongside discussions of what it looks like and where it will (or already does) live.
A Startup Incubator For Entertainment?
By Nick DeMartino Should there be an incubator for start-ups in the entertainment industry? It’s a question brought into focus by a recent post from IndieWire editor Dana Harris: “8 Film Startups You Should Know from SXSW.” “Film, to put it mildly, is not a priority for tech people,” says Ms. Harris, reporting from the floor of Austin’s interactive conference. Eight film...
In a World of Digital Media, “Soft Skills" Are...
By Brad Gyori Editor’s Note: Brad teaches the future makers of media at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy. His students have been immersed in the digital world throughout their lives. We write a lot about where the Future of Film is headed in this blog. This post focuses on how that future is being learned and created in today’s classroom and how that should shift our view of education as well as...
Get Your Film Seen – Alternatives to Theatrical... →
cinovu: Word’s getting out! Test filmmakers can sign-up at www.cinovu.com not at Indie GoGo
The $3.3 Million Kickstarter: Online Campaign... →
In just one month, 87,000 backers have pledged $3.3 million on Kickstarter to help fund a a project that has broken fundraising records — and given hope to independent videogame creators everywhere.
Doc Trends In The Digital Age
By Amanda Lin Costa Lower costs in pro-consumer digital equipment, the crowd-funding phenomenon and new online and mobile distribution models have opened the door the past few years to many first time documentary filmmakers in the United States. Independent filmmaking is on the rise and with that a trend for more personalized storytelling. [[MORE]] Many of today’s documentary filmmakers are...
Everyone’s A Curator, Everyone’s A Content Creator... →
“Consumers are no longer content to just consume—they’re also becoming curators, and content creators in their own right.” — Ryan Lawler
KONY 2012′ Tops 100 Million Views, Becomes the... →
According to a researcher, Kony 2012, a 30-minute documentary about Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, has become the most viral video in history with more than 100 million views in six days.
Pinterest Now Generates More Referral Traffic Than... →
Filmmakers take note! Is Pinterest a social media outlet where you could be gathering you audience?
Keys to a Successful Film Launch: Part 1
By Jon Reiss & Sheri Candler For the past six months, my company, Hybrid Cinema, has been working on the release of Bob Hercules’s new documentary film Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, about the history of the Joffrey ballet. This is a capsule post to explain the highlights of launching a documentary into the marketplace when working with a modest budget. Future posts will go more in...
transmediatic: Andrew Stanton: The clue of a great story via (@Tedtalks )
18 Days In Egypt: How We Launched Our Web-Native...
By Jigar Mehta On January 25, 2012, the one-year anniversary of the start of the Egyptian revolution, we launched 18DaysinEgypt.com. No red carpet, no world premiere. It was a moment that we had spent many months building towards, but the site was not our final product. The launch was the beginning of our documentary about the revolution. Our audience is our collaborator. 18 Days in Egypt is an...
The Second Screen, Trying to Complement the First →
Do two screens create television-watching heaven? Do viewers want television content on their laps as well as on the main screen?
Using YouTube Analytics For Your Film Project
By Sheri Candler Many of you are already familiar with using YouTube to release trailers and clips for your film, but in the last few months YouTube relaunched their site and they made some adjustments to their analytics functionality. If you haven’t been back in a while to check your data, you should because you’ll find some really interesting tools to help in your efforts at reaching an...
What Facebook’s Timeline means for Transmedia →
Peter Weyland of Prometheus Makes a Surprise...
By Frank Rose Yesterday saw the release of one of the most compelling TED talks ever: Peter Weyland’s in the year 2023. Of course, 2023 hasn’t really happened yet, and neither has Sir Peter. But both will arrive soon enough—in June, to be precise, with the release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The TED talk—performed by Guy Pearce, who plays the seriously overreaching CEO of...
Social cinema: New app Is designed to motivate... →
Increasing attendance? There’s an app for that.
transmediatic: LOOK AROUND: INTERACTIVE VIDEO The interactive version of the “Look Around” music video is here! You’re the director. You control the camera. Look closely for the hidden photos and videos. You can always click “Show Hints” if you want to cheat! So click, drag and look around!