Making transmedia work for indie film

Now that we all know what trans­me­dia is, it’s time to start brain­storm­ing ideas on how the aver­age (and when I say “aver­age,” what I mean is “com­pletely broke”) indie film­maker can incor­po­rate it into a project. While it’s unlikely that our aver­age Jane pro­ducer can go whole-hog with a com­plete, port­man­teau mul­ti­me­dia extrav­a­ganza, she …

All indie film is pretentious, part two

Aaaaaaand… Just as I was reply­ing to posts from my pre­vi­ous thread, “Is there an ‘indie-film’ stereo­type?”, this was deliv­ered to my inbox: Indie film exhibits all the errors of the Genre My first thought: BAH-HA-hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. My sec­ond thought: “You know, this really would have been bril­liant, if only the author had a good grasp of homonyms and …

Is there an “indie-film” stereotype?

I just got back from an aca­d­e­mic con­fer­ence on pop­u­lar romance stud­ies. It’s a fairly new dis­ci­pline, which is still fight­ing against the stigma of assump­tions made about the genre as a whole (i.e., that it is “trash,” “women’s pornog­ra­phy,” etc.). So, I’m pretty well sen­si­tized right now to the assump­tions made by schol­ars, critics, …

Transmedia–the new holy grail of filmmaking?

If I were to say “trans­me­dia” to you, what would you think: Trans­me­dia is the next big thing–anyscreen, everyscreen, baby! Trans­me­dia has been around for a while, but we’re only now begin­ning to har­vest the ben­e­fits of the 2.0 trans­me­dia model. What? I have no idea what you’re talk­ing about. For those of you who answered with the …