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||Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence: Transmedia and Beyond
Author: Vladan Nikolic
Description: Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence: Transmedia and Beyond offers a comprehensive analysis of the technological changes of the past few decades in independent film and media-making, and explores new strategies and practices in media production, exhibition and distribution for independent producers and content creators. The book examines how independent filmmaking concepts have merged with digital and online technologies to create new hybrid multi-platform content creations. It explores key questions like how to reach an audience at a time when media conglomerates and their products dominate the market, and simultaneously, there is an overabundance of content competing for viewer time. The book investigates what kind of stories we tell and why; how the audience has changed, and what their expectations are; what the various niche markets are for independent producers and creators in new media; and new models for media financing and distribution. The content found in this book: • Bridges the gap between professional media-makers and amateurs by focusing on new and emerging media models and practices. • Provides a holistic view of the new media landscape, and practical advice on producing content in the new multi-platform media environment. • Demonstrates how to create financially sustainable models for independent producers and creators in a shifting and unstable environment, providing many challenges, but also opportunities for independents.
Table of Content: Foreword SECTION 1 - INDEPENDENT MEDIA AND DIGITAL CONVERGENCE 1. Introduction: Independents vs. the Mainstream 2. Rise of the Independent Filmmaker 3. Technology Changes 4. A New Paradigm 5. Emerging Models and Practices - DIY & No Budget Production Models - Crowdfunding & crowdsourcing - Cross-Distribution Models - Web Videos & Online Stars 6. The Big Picture SECTION 2- STORYTELLING ACROSS MEDIA PLATFORMS 7. New Ways of Storytelling: Transmedia and Cross-media Concepts 8. Project Development - Defining the Goal - Narrative Patterns - World & Tone of the Story: Character Development - Story Arc and Plot Points - Elements of the