By Lance Weiler, August 17th, 2010

TCIBR returns with a special podcast featuring Ted Hope (21 Grams, Adventureland) and Katie Holly (producer of One Hundred Mornings ). Topics covered include creative producing, community curation, making films you’re passionate about as well as what it takes to sustain as a filmmaker in today’s changing landscape.

The WorkBook Project is proud to present One Hundred Mornings the winner of the WBP Discovery and Distribution Award. One Hundred Mornings opens Sept 16th at the Downtown Independent Theater in LA and will run for a week. Special thanks to our partners IndieFlix, Slamdance, The Downtown Independent Theater, Cinema Speakeasy, and CineFist.

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Lance Weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects.

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By Lance Weiler, October 8th, 2009

In this edition of TCIBR we sit down with Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Kickstarter is a site that enables people with creative projects to connect with those who are interested in donating funds to make them happen. From software projects like Arin Crumley’s OpenIndie to Mike Ambs’ For Thousand Miles, Kickstarter has an interesting mix of projects in search of patrons. Within a short period of time Kickstarter has generated quite a bit of buzz while also assisting a variety of projects to reach their funding goals.

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Lance Weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects.

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  • TCIBR: Steve Peters – the art of the ARG
    Steve Peters has experienced designed some of the most well know ARGs of the last few years. From “Why So Serious” for the Dark Knight to “Year Zero” for NiN – Steve has carefully crafted elaborate experiences for audiences / players that involve extending story and characters across devices and into the real world. Now Steve and a number of… read more
  • this conference is being recorded – HERETIC FILMS
    In the process of compiling info for the 1st edition of the Workbook, I’ve been conducting a series of interviews and DIY roundtables. I’ve recorded the sessions and will make them available as a podcast. They will also appear as interviews within the Workbook itself. Below is the first installment of our podcast “this conference is being recorded”. Our… read more
By Lance Weiler, August 21st, 2009

DIY DAYS Philadelphia was a mix of people working in different creative disciplines and there was much talk about ways to tell stories beyond the screen. The following panel was focused on transmedia storytelling. Video of the panel will follow soon.

PANEL – EXTENDING THE EXPERIENCE With a decline in the penetration of traditional advertising due to digital technology and the emergence of an on-demand culture, studios and brands are experimenting with extending the way they reach audiences and potential customers. ARG (alternate reality games), virtualization, visualization, geo-locational services, augmented reality and mobile apps are all extending storytelling experiences. But how do you strike the balance between an industry that has come to measure itself by impressions with the value of audience engagement? Where does IP reside when authorship changes and the audience or consumer becomes creator? And is it possible to channel brand dollars into original content? MICHAEL MONELLO (Campfire Media, producer of the Blair Witch Project), BRIAN CLARK (founder of GMD Studios) and DAVID BEARD (Chief Technology Architect STM), JOHN THREAT (media threat) MODERATOR IVAN ASKWITH (Big Spaceship)

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By Lance Weiler, July 18th, 2009

J.C. Hutchins‘ newest work entitled “Personal Effects: Dark Art” is more than just a traditional novel it is an “out of book” experience. A collaboration between St. Martin’s Press and Jordan Weisman’s company Smith & Thinker, “Personal Effects: Dark Art” is a transmedia experience which enables readers to travel beyond the written word. Packaged to look and feel like a personal notebook, the novel is accompanied by a series of artifacts such as ID cards, phone numbers, character blogs and twitter accounts. In our discussion Hutchins explains the creative process behind the novel and extended experience.

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Lance Weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects.

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    This edition of TCIBR is brought to you by IndieFlix and Breakthrough Distribution – Today we are joined by writer and director Steve Balderson. Often working from his home state of Kansas, Steve is a strong proponent of DIY filmmaking and the fact that movies can be made anywhere. He has written and directed narrative features (Pep Squad, Firecracker)… read more
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    Our guest today is David Dudas. David is the CTO and co-founder of an interesting remix community called eyespot.com. eyespot enables users to easily shoot, mix and share media. During our conversation we discuss remix culture, media consumption and how content creators can work within the commons. For more on David Dudas and eyespot click here To listen NOW… read more
By Lance Weiler, May 29th, 2009

Nina Paley wants you to see her film which is exactly what most filmmakers desire. But the way in which Paley is releasing her debut feature Sita Sings the Blues is a bit different. She wants to give it to you for free via a creative commons license. In fact she is encouraging her audience to take and distribute the work and if they profit she just asks that they share some of the revenue. As Paley experiments with a free hybrid model that also includes a paying theatrical release (which was landed after her theatrical distributors saw the demand for Sita) she intends to be open and transparent about her findings. In our discussion we cover a range of topics – music clearance, copyright, how culture wants to be free, and turning your audience into distribution hubs.

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