What I think you think

What I think you think
As a media maker I often wonder what you think of my work. In some ways, such queries are a hopeless hiding-to-nothing: the opportunities for direct feedback are rare, the possibility that I will misinterpret you are high, and what desire or ability do I have to change my work, even if I do understand ...

Why I hate Manifestoes

Why I hate Manifestoes
The Web seems to spawn them. They are so neat. Quick. Like, summarising one’s in a tweet (even though the particular manifesto I’m about to refer to doesn’t like tweets). They also exclude, ostracise. Set up an ‘us’ and ‘them’. I think men love manifestos. I know, that’s reductive. But. The rest of us who ...

case study in transmedia marketing: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Case Study from Campfire on Vimeo. Tweet

owning the second screen

owning the second screen
Image: Burn notice graphic novel Apparently, 60% of Americans watch TV with another screen on their laps, and this other screen is likely to be networked. A report by IMS Research proclaims 2012 the year that the consumer electronics industry “finally realizes the promise of multi-screen content consumption.” So how do we leverage this second ...

A ‘real’ documentary?

A 'real' documentary?
This video, shot automatically from a car video camera, has almost no editorial – especially if you don’t understand Japanese. The only editorial is the minimal editing. It is, therefore, a ‘real’ documentary? You can’t argue that its not the truth, unless you’re a hopeless conspiracist. But no, I don’t think it is. This is ...

Filmsourcing – Filmmakers sharing recources

Filmsourcing - Filmmakers sharing recources
Oh so clever infographic about your future in filmmaking, see complete at Filmsourcing. Meanwhile, news that Hollywood doesn’t like new tech. Oh, cripes. But wait, its sexily presented in this infographic from Matador Network Tweet

2 views on the Convergence Review interim report

One, more approving, from Ben Goldsmith in ‘

on the future of ‘TV’ (=internet)

TV near CCF1 by Jacob Whittaker (www.jacobwhittaker.co.uk) Managing Director of the ABC Mark Scott, writes interestingly in Content and competition in a changing media world about the future of TV, how its not dead, but evolving. They seem to be putting a lot of faith in iView – I can’t comment there, I tried it ...

The new etiquette

The new etiquette
…is all to do with devices, social media, and how we use them. 10 signs you’re a social media jerk  offers a few tips, some referring to behaviour so obscurely evil I don’t, thankfully, have experience of them. Psychologist John Suler has created a new syndrome, called the ‘Online Disinhibition Effect’, which is when someone expresses aspect ...

If it doesn’t spread, it’s dead

If it doesn’t spread, it’s dead
Another great one-liner from Henry Jenkins, referring to successful transmedia products. In How Transmedia Storytelling Is Changing TV (an article with lots of gr8 links) Lisa Hia, Executive Vice President of Bravo Digital Media, argues: The ability to efficiently create affordable, participatory storytelling vehicles that go beyond being “bonus extras” and spreading it through different ...

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