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Teaching Transmedia Practice

I’m back in the trenches this semester teaching transmedia practice to eager and talented third year students at Melbourne’s RMIT for Production Project 1. Each class is split into production groups of 6-7 students who are then asked to select a short story from the public domain upon which to base their transmedia story adaptation. Whilst the projects are still in draft mode, I’m... read more

The Wizarding World of Fantastic Beasts

Harry Potter fans can rejoice today at the official announcement of a new Potter-verse film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film is based on a book of the same name set in the orignal fictional text; a compulsory textbook set for students during their first year at Hogwarts. The in-world artefact is already available for purchase in book-form (complete with notes and amendments from the... read more

A Whole New World?

Last month, after years of anticipation, Disney unleashed Infinity. Sourcing a veritable treasure-trove of intellectual property, Disney Infinity is built on the principles of play and exploration. “Much like any other game”, I hear you say. Well, not quite. First, the nuts and bolts: Play Sets: For each Disney franchise included in Infinity, there is an associated Play Set. Each Play Set... read more

Transmedia, stripped.

After watching Kevin Spacey’s lecture at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television festival I was left with a stunningly obvious yet compelling insight: transmedia allows us to see beyond platforms. By definition, transmedia is all about platforms. Indeed, there is an entire body of literature dedicated to debating the terminology for media: platforms, channels, story modes, etc. However,... read more

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