Transmedia

A lot of people would have seen Star Wars and if they have not seen it then they have at least heard of it and know a little bit about it.

I believe that this is due to the the variety of entry points Star Wars which includes movies, comics, books, video games, figurines and animated TV shows. This enables audiences to interact with the franchise in different ways allowing them to engage with the product more.

Transmedia story telling is when multiple stories are told on all kinds of different mediums.

For example this is a video that a fan created using Star Wars Lego which shows the interaction the audience has with the concept of transmedia story telling.

YouTube. (2016). LEGO Star Wars: Storm-Trippin’. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SpNHMwwID4 [Accessed 18 Apr. 2016].

Imgflip.com. (2016). Darth Vader Meme Generator – Imgflip. [online] Available at: https://imgflip.com/memegenerator/6742540/Darth-Vader [Accessed 19 Apr. 2016].

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  1. kateescott says:

    I think using Star Wars as an example was a good approach to the topic of transmedia. However, redefining Star Wars and how it became a form of transmedia (as a narrative across and array of analogue and digital media) by expanding the content within your blog post would provide the reader with more clarity surrounding transmedia itself and how it can be defined.

    In your post you discussed aspects of Star Wars as transmedia, and as Frank Rose (http://www.psfk.com/2011/04/transmedia-storytelling-what-is-it.html) writes “stories and games are intimately connected because they’re two sides of the same impulse. Stories give rise to play, and play gives rise to stories” how do you think this becomes depicted through Star Wars? Do you believe the games translate the fan fiction movie itself as subjects become participants in the media rather than just observers?

    I think this is a good starting point for a blog post, however by incorporating your own opinions and content it will contribute to the development and improvement of your own public writing. The post has a great structure, and the use of YouTube video displays how fans respond to this concept.

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