Death of a Blog, Birth of a Podcast

Well, not quite ‘death’ but an indefinite hiatus. I’m powering down this blog for a few reasons, one of which is my desire to finish my PhD. I’ve tried for the last year and a half to do PhD writing and work and this blog, but found the mindsets are somewhat incompatable. I’ve decided therefore … Read moreDeath of a Blog, Birth of a Podcast

New Line Cinema CEOs interview on Charlie Rose

New Line Cinema CEOs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne were interviewed on the Charlie Rose show. They talk about the importance of franchise sequels being equal to or better each time; online fans and Snakes on a Plane; digital on-demand cinemas; simultaneous release across media; audience testing; gambling on Lord of the Rings; merging with Ted … Read moreNew Line Cinema CEOs interview on Charlie Rose

"Interactive Cinema Performances"

There is a new wave of cinema experiences emerging that points to the revival of the cinema event. Contrasting interactive film (which can be experienced by one person and the interaction is limited to a DVD or remote input), these cinema events require audiences to participate in some way in an event environment. Kinoautomat (movie vending-machine), 1967… … Read more"Interactive Cinema Performances"

DIMEA 2007: Emotional & Entertaining Design

The Second International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment is being held in September in Perth. There will be a few great sessions but one of the keynotes looks fantastic: Professor Masa Inakage, Keio University, Japan. Media Design Aesthetics: Emotional and Entertaining Experience Design for the Ubiquitous Society  Our society is in the midst … Read moreDIMEA 2007: Emotional & Entertaining Design

Unpacking a "TransMedia" video

I stumbled across this video by Mickey Gilchrist and Scott Bartlett that is titled “transmedia”. The inference, then, is that this video is a collection of transmedia examples. Have a look: [youtube QBusjqW7wRA] Now, in an effort to demythologise what ‘transmedia’ and ‘cross-media’ etc is, I’ll take the opportunity to unpack the relations between the segments … Read moreUnpacking a "TransMedia" video

Another WoW!, really: "Cinema 2.0"/"Open Source Cinema"/Kiva for Filmmakers etc

After my post about the great efforts of Lance Weiler, I’ve come across another example of good thinking when it comes to creation and distribution of what was previously called cinema. This project is called quite aptly A Swarm of Angels:  A groundbreaking project to create a £1 million film and give it away to over … Read moreAnother WoW!, really: "Cinema 2.0"/"Open Source Cinema"/Kiva for Filmmakers etc

Wow! DIY Cinema, theatre, gaming, mobile, mashups, comics, blog, podcasts…

    Lance Weiler, the director of the film The Last Broadcast (which has been described as the “original Blair Witch Project”) released another film last september: Head Trauma. What is interesting about the project is the STACK OF GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE with the film!! Firstly, he or the film has a presence … Read moreWow! DIY Cinema, theatre, gaming, mobile, mashups, comics, blog, podcasts…

Massively Multiplayer Online Movie

Have a look at what Michela Ledwidge is doing at ModFilms, a site for people to do remixes of films. She is also working on a ‘massively multiplayer online movie’ called Sanctuary. It is described as follows: Sanctuary is an experimental sci-fi short due for release 2006. The project, now in VFX POST PRODUCTION, is both … Read moreMassively Multiplayer Online Movie