Transmedia and the new world order

What I learned from work­ing this blog over the last cou­ple of months is that the future of media enter­tain­ment is cross-platform–“transmedia,” if you will. What this knowl­edge has led me to believe is that the tran­si­tion into new media mod­els could very well change a whole lot about what and who we per­ceive are impor­tant and influential …

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 …

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 …

Distribution Models–where are we headed?

I’ve heard a lot of debate on film dis­tri­b­u­tion in the recent past. Con­sid­er­ing that stu­dios are start­ing to stream their own con­tent, Ama­zon and YouTube are work­ing to cut the dis­trib­u­tors AND the stu­dios out of the pic­ture entirely, and Netflix’s crazy push-me-pull-you is pissing-off their sub­scrip­tion base big-time, it’s obvi­ous that this is an …

So, where do we start?

As part of the estab­lish­ment of my blog, I had to cre­ate an “Action-idea”–basically, a dynamic story arc for what I’m try­ing to accom­plish here. What I came up with is this: We’ve seen pro­found changes in the pub­lish­ing and music dis­tri­b­u­tion indus­tries, but the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion as regards the film indus­try is still in its …

Let’s Do This.

So, here I am. But who exactly, you ask, are you? My name is Kat. Nice to meet you. While cur­rently I am a grad stu­dent in the (com­pletely rockin’) Mas­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in Dig­i­tal Media pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, I am an erst­while per­former in the local the­ater and film scene here in Seat­tle. For one of …