FROM PLOT TO CHARACTER TO WORLD – AESTHETICS OF TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING
Geoffrey Long is a scholar/storyteller, exploring the future of entertainment as Technical Director and Research Fellow at USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (formerly of MSFT & MITT).
In his Pictoplasma talk from 2009 he delivers plenty of answers to ever-urging questions: Why did the Star Wars prequels suck, what was inside Lost’s box, and how can one set up a character’s narration for Transmedia Storytelling?
Recorded at the Pictoplasma Conference 2009
Since its inception in 1999, Pictoplasma serves as a unique forum for a growing international scene of artists, theorists and creatives, redefining the boundaries of contemporary character representation. The main focus of the project remains firmly on the emphatic quality of images to create a direct emotional bond with the viewer, communicate globally and push anthropomorphic appeal to new limits. THE CHARACTER FILES gather thoughts, texts, essays, interviews and case studies of Pictoplasma’s ongoing research – in no particular order – while it closely accompanies the scene as it moves towards a completely new understanding of character…
…SO LET’S TALK CHARACTER!