4 Courses

The Future of Storytelling

Platform: iversity

Institution: University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Started: 25/09/2013

Finished: 24/12/2013

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Transmedia Storytelling

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: Sungkyunkwan University

Started: 18/01/2016

Finished: 25/06/2016

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Transmedia Storytelling: Narrative worlds, emerging technologies, and global audiences

Platform: Coursera

Institution: The University of New South Wales & X Media Lab

Started: 01/10/2016

Finished: 01/09/2020

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Transmedia Writing

Platform: Coursera

Institution: Michigan State University

Started: 24/08/2017

Finished: 05/09/2017

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In the ideal form of transmedia storytelling, each medium does what it does best-so that a story might be introduced in a film, expanded through television, novels, and comics, and its world might be explored and experienced through game play. Each franchise entry needs to be self-contained enough to enable autonomous consumption. That is, you don’t need to have seen the film to enjoy the game and vice-versa. Any given product is a point of entry into the franchise as a whole.

Henry Jenkins, Transmedia Storytelling: Moving characters from books to films to video games can make them stronger and more compelling, MIT Technology Review, 15/03/2003

The concept of telling a single or a series of interconnected stories across different media is becoming more mainstream and says a great deal about the interconnected nature of our world.

Transmedia storytelling is unfinished business from my undergraduate degree.

I was first introduced to the concept of transmedia storytelling in the final year of my Bachelor’s degree, where one of my media tutors pitched it to me as potential manifestation for my final year creative enterprise project.

Ultimately, I constructed a web series concept proposal package that was told through one form of media. I decided against going down the full transmedia route because it would have become extremely complicated very quickly and would have created more work that I didn’t have time to do.

However, I was still fascinated with the potential of transmedia and really wanted to get my teeth into figuring it out a bit further.