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About transmedia and other pretty cool stuff

Vlucht HS13

Flight HS13: chat box instead of black box

Yes, the brand new television season has started and I’m happy to participate in another KRO-NCRV transmedia drama. Flight HS13 (originally Vlucht HS13) is not just a thrilling television series, it has an interactive twist. In the first double episode of this thriller series we meet Liv, who’s life falls apart when she hears the…

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The Pursuit of Happiness VR

Why storytelling and VR are a match

As technology is evolving, so is the way we tell stories. Virtual Reality is becoming more and more accessible and storytellers are experimenting with it. Still, some people in the industry find it hard to believe that watching films on the Oculus Rift is going to be successful. Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull is one of…

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De Wentel: Revolutie

Revolution in theater

Last weekend I visited The Spiral: Revolution (originally De Wentel: Revolutie) in theater. It’s not just a play, it’s part of a storyworld and it’s the first theater game in Holland. Creator Sytze Schalk challenges his audience to participate. The play is about four people working at the secret intelligence agency of a city-state called…

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LoVR

Falling in love and dying at IDFA DocLab

For 10 days Amsterdam is all about the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). I visited the DocLab Expo: Seamless Reality. The mission of IDFA DocLab is to “showcase interactive documentaries and other new digital artforms that succesfully push the boundaries of documentary storytelling in the age of the interface.” Sounds interesting, right? You will find…

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Conducttr

Conducttr Skillswap

When creating an interactive story, Conducttr is probably the most comprehensive tool to use. So yesterday I visited the Conducttr Skillswap organized by Platform Transmedia Nederland. As true ambassadors users Sytze van Schalk and Stephan Duquesnoy¬†presented the webtool to interested creators. I understand Conducttr can basically help you with three important aspects: Storybuilding. Conducttr makes…

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Het Geheim van Eyck

The Secret of Eyck

Zapp, the Dutch kids channel, started a new interactive mission: The Secret of Eyck. This daily series is about Lotte, Tim and Floor who discover weird things happening at their grandfathers campsite The Old Eyck. Is their grandfather being sabotaged by the mysterious company Gentopia? Every week you can also watch the Zappmission. In this…

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The Last Hours of Laura K

Can you solve this intricate murder?

YES! The ancient murder mystery, the whodunit, is brought to us in a totally different way, so that we can interact with the story. The BBC Writersroom has made a big step forward with this participatory drama: The Last Hours of Laura K. It’s a collective murder investigation. The question is clear: Who murdered Laura…

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Tomorrowland sign

Tomorrow is a mystery

The media industry is always talking about creating experiences, well, I’ve had the most amazing experience last weekend at the Tomorrowland festival in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland is one of the biggest festivals in Europe and is known as the worlds’ best dance festival. They absolutely know how to make people excited. Their 6 million Facebook-fans…

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Freshers season 3

40.000 fictional frat friends

More than 40,000 members posted 275,000 messages in the society, containing 90,000 vo’s! The past few months I’ve been busy working on a transmedia project for the BNN dramaseries Feuten (Translation: Freshers). And it is on! The series Freshers¬†is about the ups and downs of the members of the fraternity H.S.C. Mercurius. It’s about friendship,…

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