If you could experience the pain of addiction or a terminal disease first-hand. Would you awaken a more profound consciousness in your own experience? Continue reading What is gained in experiencing the pain of others?
Gaming and entertainment TV are two media juggernauts that are traditionally seen as forms of escapism – ways we get to “take a break” from the real world. So with the demand for “authenticity” in all its gritty glory, the … Continue reading Understanding our escape into “Reality”
Ask yourself why the gaming industry is twice the size of the Hollywood machine? People want to be the lead characters in the media they consume, and by placing them in the driving lane, giving them their 15 minutes (and oh so much more!) there is a generation who expect to be the Idol, not just watch! Continue reading Are you ready for Immersion?
Imagine a first-person shooter game where had to hide in the guise of your enemy – speak their language, learn their customs of dress and religion and meet their families & their children. Could you still pull the trigger? Continue reading The power of empathy in Immersive Media
Authenticity is probably the most valuable commodity in the media world today. However, what is authentic is not necessarily appropriate. In fact, one can completely alienate your audience with any missteps in this balancing act.
So let me stir up a little controversy and debate around some of the issues in the choices around what and how to engage audiences. Continue reading The Media A-bomb
The video uses real suicide letters and the haunting music of the song “The Patient” to focus on the interior life of people who are prepared to commit suicide. The video has been adopted by the Samaritans to try and help raise money for those who are in danger of taking their lives. Continue reading A letter to remember
Immersive Media is about creating story-experiences. The title itself is pretty self-explanatory. Does your content – whether it’s TV, online, gaming or live – allow your audience to be subsumed into it? For the most part the buzz around 360, transmedia, cross-platform and convergence (which are all immersive media) focusses on using multiple channels to reach out and engage. The misconception is that if you have hit your audience with every media platform at your disposal, then you have done your part. However, the reality is that actually succeeding at this kind of content is a little more complex. Continue reading An Immersive Media junkie.
So you are going into, or are already in, the business of making TV. Basically, in drug terms, you just swallowed the whole bottle. This then, is the neatly folded, small-print ribbon of paper that dropped out when you opened … Continue reading SIDE FX. Some guidelines to a career in TV production.
The Rant: My exhausted avatars. It started, brilliantly and simply, with media engaging and including us. I was excited. We got to vote for our favourite idols, ‘like’ the most appealing videos on YouTube and Facebook, and feel immersively included … Continue reading Rant and Rave