Videos and slides from Power to the Pixel

As I outlined in a previous post, I was fortunate to be invited back to be a part of Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival 2009. The videos and slides are now online and so here is a selection of ones I’m sure you’ll enjoy/get something out of. šŸ™‚ Take Back What Has Always … Read moreVideos and slides from Power to the Pixel

Next public event: Power to the Pixel, London

Hello everyone! I haven’t been updating this site for a while. That will change. šŸ™‚ My next public gig will be at Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival. As you may recall, I did the keynote and a workshop there last year. So, I’m thrilled to be invited back again. Ted Hope will be … Read moreNext public event: Power to the Pixel, London

An archive of my old LAMP ppts

A few years ago I was lucky to be invited by Gary Hayes to be a mentor for a new laboratory that was being developed by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Those were the heady days of the Laboratory of Advanced Media Production (LAMP), when this great range of mentors and participants (and onlooking VIPs) spent a week in some exotic location guiding traditional media practitioners into the great new horizon of new media. I was the cross-media person, which, in 2005, was not a common concept. It has only been in the last couple of years (with the help of Henry Jenkins’s book Convergence Culture) that aspects of the area haveĀ caught fire in the mainstream). So over those first few LAMPs my talks were ever changing — adopting whatever terminology and approachesĀ seemed to explain the concept best to those new to the area. Well, now you can have a look at those ppts, as some of them are online at SlideShare, and here! OMG!

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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

Madison & Vine Revisited

A couple of years ago Scott Donaton, the editor of Advertising Age, published a book called Madison & Vine: Why the Entertainment and Marketing Industries Must Converge to Survive. Scott revisited ‘branded entertainment’ inĀ a talk he gave recently, which has been published at the Madison & Vine section of Advertising Age. In the article he … Read moreMadison & Vine Revisited

The Creators of Outstanding Online Experiences…

UK-based Hi-ReS!Ā (Handsome information – Radical entertainment Systems), founded in 1999 by Alexandra Jugovic and Florian Schmitt, have been creating amazing award-winning websites for the film, TV, music and marketing industries for a few years now. Some of their sites, like Requiem for a Dream and Donnie Darko,Ā I mention in my article about ‘Filmmakers That Think … Read moreThe Creators of Outstanding Online Experiences…

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 aĀ 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