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Transmedia Storyworld Workshop

Start date:
Apr 15, 2013
Ability Level:

Registration Closed

Explore the exciting possibilities of transmedia storytelling in this three-part workshop created by DFI.

This workshop series will teach aspiring filmmakers how to create a storyworld, introducing them to a wide array of ways to generate interaction with audiences across a variety of digital platforms. Over the course of three sessions, workshop participants will build and develop their understanding and mastery of cross-platform world-building.

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  • Workshop applicants must submit a story idea they would like to develop.
  • Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of the strength of their submission, as well as on their previous work.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, and must be available to attend all three of the workshop series.

Workshops are conducted in English and are led by internationally acclaimed mentors Mike Jones and Julian McCrea of Portal Entertainment, a cross-platform production company based in London.

Workshop 1: Storyworld – 15 to 18 April, 6:30 to 9:00PM
Introduction to storyworld principles, rules and pressures, genre, characters and plot, and dramatic questions. Begin to define and build a storyworld, and articulate its timeline, parameters and plot.

Workshop 2: Gameplay – 2 to 4 May (TBC), 6:30 to 9:00PM
Learn about narrative mechanics and gameplay elements. Define the stakes of the story, the scope of the audience experience, and playtest the storyworld.

Workshop 3: Narration – 7 to 9 June (TBC), 6:30 to 9:00PM
Overview of audience attention, memory recall and interaction design. Design and test the storyboard prototypes and audience journey of the storyworld.

Prior to founding Portal Entertainment, Julian McCrea worked at the forefront of multiplatform digital strategy in the advertising industry, winning two PROMAX awards. He launched the ‘Doctor Who’ global Facebook page, which has more than one million fans at the time of press, and created the Immersive Writing Lab with BBC Writers Room, an event to help writers become immersive writers, which led to a competition to find the writers of tomorrow.

Mike Jones’s background includes writing, creative development and technical production. An award-winning writer and media producer with experience in traditional and new media projects, Jones has developed particular expertise in interactive, episodic and multi-platform development and is an authority on the high-concept horror, sci-fi and thriller genres. Jones is Head of Story for Portal Entertainment.

Registration Deadline : April 12th