“Transmedia storytelling is the future of marketing. And those who can span across formats and share their expertise will stand out in an age of Digital Relativity.”—Steve Rubel, via Forbes Magazine article
…will #stream LIVE today at 10:00 AM (PST) / 1:00 PM (EST). Tune in at http://livestream.one3productions.com for a fun, informative show as we’ll be discussing transmedia, comics, music, games, film and more.
…will #stream LIVE tomorrw at 10:00 AM (PST) / 1:00 PM (EST). Tune in at http://livestream.one3productions.com for a fun, informative show as we’ll be discussing transmedia, comics, music, games, film and more.
“Businesses are increasingly finding content to be more effective a sales tool than traditional ‘brochure-ware’ tactics. This is why transmedia works.”—Craig Saper, Transmedia - Greater Immersion, Unparalleled Business Value
…and here’s why: a great article about why Friday Night Lights has been resonated with us so much.
Here’s an excerpt:
FNL has pulled this off by sticking to one byword: respect. Dillon has unemployment, drugs and strip clubs, but it’s also a town where teenagers still say “ma’am” and “sir.” Coach Taylor is respect personified. Unlike Don Draper, he’s a hero, not an antihero; Chandler gives him a soft-spoken honor that today’s serious drama rarely depicts. And he gives respect back, teaching his players the strength that comes from unironic devotion, captured in the motto “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”
Though they can, of course. Sometimes teams lose, families lose, towns lose. What saves them is teamwork, which goes beyond the sidelines. FNL is a football show, but one in which what matters above all is not the Hail Mary pass but the faces in the stands watching its arc. “When you go back out on the field,” Taylor tells his team as they trail in a big game at halftime, “those are the people I want in your minds. Those are the people I want in your hearts.”
Just as HBO’s crime-drama masterpiece The Wire was a searing vision of what is wrong with America, Friday Night Lights has been a clear-eyed, full-hearted tribute to what is right with it. Whether you’re urban or rural, red or blue or purple, this show was made for you and me.
Here’s a great article from Relevant Magazine about the portrayl of the devil in Hollywood films and how Christians should approach films about the devil.
In regards to the new Anthony Hopkins film, The Rite, the author tells his readers to see the film so that they’ll,
"… experience some creepily enjoyable chills and several jaw-dropping moments, but more importantly, gain true insights into the priests and the process involved in their very front-line battle against the enemy.”
As a general rule, I avoid movies that attempt to elicit fear in the same way I avoid movies that attempt to elicit lust; however, this guy makes an interesting point. Thoughts?
The book, How to Argue and Win Every Time, by Gerry Spence. I read it while I was in college and it was pretty transformational as far as how to approach an argument in a non-confrontational, structured, reasoned, emotionally powerful way. I definitely recommend it.