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Ana Serrano @ TEDx Transmedia!

TEDx Transmedia just released Ana Serrano’s talk from this past September’s conference in Rome.  This talk tells Ana’s personal story in new media as she references a lot of amazing projects she has worked on especially projects out of the CFC Media Lab.  Watch it now!

See you at nextMEDIA!

nextMEDIA connects you to business opportunities in the digital media industry.

With the rise of multi-screen behavior comes pressure on media publishers and advertisers to connect with customers anytime and anywhere they want to consume content. This pressure is causing unprecedented industry convergence within the advertising, media and technology industries.

nextMEDIA offers a series of conferences, programs and publication to help executives navigate the changes digital technologies are causing within the media industry in order to capitalize on the business opportunites presented.

Register online here: https://registration.achillesmedia.com/delegate_registration/list_products?event_id=49

The CFC Media Lab is proud to present a keynote with Cory Doctorow and a panel with several leading executives.  See the details below!

Known for his progressive publishing and content strategies, signature analogies and unmatched storytelling style, Cory Doctorow will sit down one-on-one with the Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre, Ana Serrano, to discuss how the Internet has changed commerce, culture and content.

  • Get a better understanding of the deep implications the internet has on current copyright laws and how this will affect the future development of the media industry.
  • Get a deeper understanding of how the internet has and will continue to affect how businesses are structured.
  •  Re-imagine a future that leverages the collaborative potential the internet offers and better understand where we are heading as a global society.
Host
Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre (CFC)

Speaker
Cory Doctorow, Author, CorDoc-Co, Ltd

For hundreds of thousands of years humans have sat around the campfire and told stories. These stories have been the bedrock of civilizations creating and reflecting the cultural beliefs of any given society. The 20th century saw the rise of television as the modern campfire where billions of people can sit around and absorb stories that are told. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century as we enter into a more digital, connected and globalized world, we are seeing different types of storytelling emerge. Listen as expert digital storytellers from around the world answer the following questions;

  • How have digital technologies changed the fundamental nature and process of modern day storytelling?
  • What are the new skills that you need to thrive and survive in the age of digital storytelling?
  • Are linear and interactive storytelling compatible? How can they co-exist to complement each other from a creative and business perspective?
Moderator
Nick DeMartino, Principal, Nick DeMartino Consulting
Panelists
Jay Bennett, VP, Creative Director, Smokebomb Entertainment
Esther Lim, CEO, The Estuary
Christopher Sandberg, Chief Creative Officer, Founder, The Company P
Suzanne Stefanac, StoryCubed

Off to StoryWorld!

StoryWorld Conference + Expo 2011 is the first major gathering of content creators, platform providers, and entertainment industry leaders dedicated to exploring new business models and working together across media boundaries.  The CFC Media Lab will be in attendance at this conference and they will be showing two recently completed prototypes: Heart of Stars (Vanessa Shaver (’11) and Tsu Ching Yu (‘11) and The Quetzal (Michael Evask (’11), Ryan Rizzo (’11), and Mark Thoburn (’11)).

Heart of Stars uses the groundbreaking technology of the Microsoft Kinect and builds on the innovation of the Kinect open source community, Heart of Stars lets users become 3D avatars made of points of light and float through space. Combining high-resolution images of deep space with gesture-triggered operatic electronica, Heart of Stars entices all users to defy gravity and try to fly through the cosmos.

The Quetzal is an interactive narrative (story-game) interfaced via EEG biofeedback. Harnessing the latest in consumer-level EEG technology, The Quetzal weaves 2D illustrations and 3D game play into a rich narrative tapestry. Through the power of thought, audience members become actors in The Quetzal. The result is an engaging, emotional experience that is the future of interactive cinema.

ALSO: The director of the CFC Media Lab, Ana Serrano, will be speaking on a panel called: Show Me The Money

Speakers:
Andrea Phillips, Transmedia writer, game designer, author
Ana Serrano, Founder & Director, CFC Media Lab
Nuno Bernardo, beActive Entertainment
Marcus Gillezeau, Principal Partner, Firelight Productions

Description: How can you maintain ownership and control over your intellectual property while still attracting the funding you need to get it produced? New types of storytelling and multi-platform franchises complicate your path to this goal, since nontraditional storytelling requires a fresh approach to financing. This session brings together a diverse range of speakers who will address the thorny issue of funding—from Kickstarter to IndieGoGo, venture capitalists and funding bodies to grants—to help you uncover the financial possibilities while avoiding economic pitfalls.

See you at nextMEDIA!

nextMEDIA connects you to business opportunities in the digital media industry. With the rise of multi-screen behavior comes pressure on media publishers and advertisers to connect with customers anytime and anywhere they want to consume content. This pressure is causing unprecedented industry convergence within the advertising, media and technology industries. nextMEDIA offers a series of conferences, […]

Off to StoryWorld!

StoryWorld Conference + Expo 2011 is the first major gathering of content creators, platform providers, and entertainment industry leaders dedicated to exploring new business models and working together across media boundaries.  The CFC Media Lab will be in attendance at this conference and they will be showing two recently completed prototypes: Heart of Stars (Vanessa […]

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