On Sept 8th 2014, I gave a guest-lecture on `Story & Transmedia’ at UNSW College of Fine Arts. Many thanks again to Dr Alex Davies (and all at COFA) for inviting me along to speak. It was a great pleasure to visit COFA, and to meet all the students.
The 23-min `What is Story’ part of the 1-hour PPT “Story and Transmedia” is below (i.e. a 23-min version `Director’s Cut’ of the `Story’ section).
And – the entire PPT (`Story and Transmedia’) can be viewed on Slideshare here:
After the class, we also had an excursion (or: location recce) to scope out nearby Cockatoo Island, where the UNSW COFA students will set their own transmedia / cross-media locative narratives (i.e. Audio Walks using mobile phones). Their work/s may (well) be partly-inspired by Janet Cardiff’s amazing Audio/Video Walk installations: http://www.cardiffmiller.com/artworks/walks/index.html
Some shots from the location recce to Cockatoo Island are below:
Apparently the Australian bushranger Thunderbolt was imprisoned on Cockatoo Island, and escaped. (Maybe it was just to escape the sound of the seagulls…)
And, for more on Transmedia and Storytelling, see also:
StoryAlity #96 – Transmedia Practice: A Collective Approach (2014)
Or see the site index.
High-RoI Story/Screenplay/Movie and Transmedia Researcher
The above is (mostly) an adapted excerpt, from my doctoral thesis: “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema”. It is presented here for the benefit of fellow screenwriting, filmmaking and creativity researchers. For more, see https://aftrs.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky
JT Velikovsky is also a produced feature film screenwriter and million-selling transmedia writer-director-producer. He has been a professional story analyst for major film studios, film funding organizations, and for the national writer’s guild. For more see: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/