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!
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Teased in TEDTalk From the Future
Indie Theaters Face Digital Mayhem
By Ira Deutchman T hat sound you’ve been hearing over the last month that resembles the opening strains of the soundtrack from Jaws is a collective moan from true independent distributors and the mission-driven exhibitors who play their films. The catalyst for this distress was a letter from Fox Searchlight, which is now widely referred to as “the Searchlight letter.” ...
Seven Myths About Transmedia Storytelling Debunked... →
Need More YouTube Views? Try Pinterest →
Brands, media organizations and retailers alike are celebrating astounding referral traffic, thanks to Pinterest. Lionsgate is turning that traffic into views, and those views into advertising opportunities.
Using Pinterest For Your Film
By Sheri Candler I know, collective groan “yet another social network to keep up with?” Seems like there is a new one born every minute and many of them fail to get off the ground. But here is why Pinterest might be a site you should consider using for your production. • In just one month (December 2011-January 2012), Pinterest saw traffic increase over 155% and over the last...
The Real Culture Wars: Hollywood vs. Silicon...
By David Larkin It’s no secret there is a disconnect between the technology/digital media industry and the filmmaking community. As CEO of Plexus, which runs Go Watch It, we are focused on (legally) connecting films and audiences. We have a foot in both doors, and are well situated to be a reasonably objective and frequently amused observer. For this post I am not differentiating between...
Netflix, Weinstein Company Deal Bring 'The Artist'... →
Netflix just won the exclusive rights to some big name movies — including a big-time Oscar favorite — in its continuing effort to bolster and differentiate its growing streaming library.
Boy: The American Release
By Jason Silverman We’ve all had that feeling, right? You see a film at a festival and want to make sure all of your friends see it, too. It’s happened to me dozens of times over the years, but never as strongly with Boy. This is a film that seemed like a natural for U.S. theaters. It broke all New Zealand box office records (yes, it’s bigger than Once Were Warriors and...
Will YouTube Kill Cable?
By Dominic Basulto Editor’s Note: That the Internet is providing new avenues of expression for filmmakers is not new. Now, YouTube is beginning to challenge traditional mass media outlets by funding original programming. This post is directed to “brands”. Substitute “filmmakers” for brands and you will see why indies need to pay attention to this...
Tips For Connected Documentarians
Editor’s note: Today, many filmmakers are pushing the boundaries of storytelling with the creative uses of technology. This post was originally written for The Connected Documentary graduate seminar at NYU ITP. Connected Documentary is a place where those boundaries are constantly being explored. It makes technical references that might confuse many while delighting a few. Most...
4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Storytelling →
The New Frontier Story Lab helped many an interactive narrative come to life. Each of these productions features multiple points of entry across platforms and employs technologies such as facial recognition, augmented reality, geo-location, motion sensors, data visualization and the entire toolset of social and mobile platforms…
What If You Could Tip A Filmmaker?
By Chris Dorr At the end of 2011 Louis CK pulled something off that a few years ago would have seemed like an impossible dream. He created a video of his own standup comedy show, put it up on his own site to download at a low price (1/4 of the price of an equivalent DVD) and used social media (at no cost) to market to his fans. The result is well known. Louis CK got over 200,000...
Social Media Helps Grammys Achieve Huge Ratings in... →
Wow. Is there anything they can’t figure out? As a Valentine’s Day experiment, Facebook, using Spotify, looked at the top 10 songs users are listening to as they make new relationships “Facebook official” or announce recent breakups on the social network.