Transmedia and Remediation within Animation

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Scene from The Animatrix

Transmedia storytelling is a topic that within the last couple of years reached surface, originally taught and presented by Henry Jenkins.

Essentially, it stands to describe how a comic, book, film, video game, the story therein can be converged with multiple mediums, engaging a broader audience to piece together one, large, multi-platform method of storytelling. Keep On Reading

Creating a Sports Show – Part 3 of 3 – The Final Tournament

THE SECOND TOURNAMENT

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Sports Anime

In the Previous post, we discussed the essence behind our protagonist team losing their first tournament. This is to prepare them for the upcoming, greater event. The Second Tournament. This tournament is the final of finals, the absolute. For our context of the blog posts, it is the last before our teams final year all finish High School. For your story, it could be their last game before retirement, or before they move etc… It is up to you. Nevertheless, this is their final chance.

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Creating a Sports Show – Part 2 of 3 – The First Hurdle

THE STORY

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Sports Anime

In the previous post, we established the Premise of Creating a sports show. If you haven’t yet read it, then click HERE. This will look into the actual elements of a sports genre anime story, the order of events of which our protagonist or favoured sports team will pass through.

Be aware, from now on, this will contain spoilers to most sports stories.

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Creating a Sports Show – Part 1 of 3 – The Premise

So you want to make a sports show?

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Sports Anime

I hope by now you’re a regular reader. To which I say, thank you. If you are a regular reader, you appreciate my love for animation in all its variety. It’s a passion that did not leave me.

You want your children to feel like they can achieve anything? Let them watch a sports show. In my time growing up I’ve seen a lot of sports animated series. All were anime (Japanese Animation), but these shows always left me feeling that with practice, came success!

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Chef-O-Saurus – Creating My First 2D Animation

T-Rex from Chef-o-Saurus

This year I had the opportunity to create my very first 2D Animation Micro Short Film, Chef-O-Saurus. The micro short film is available both on my Portfolio and via YouTube. The story follows a Tyrannosaurus Rex, accomplishing his dream of being a chef. And I must admit I had a lot of fun creating this. I’ve always thought the T-Rex to be my favourite dinosaur, and the lovable T-Rex sure had a background in our culture. With Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and those inflatable costumes that someone took to ninja warrior (no joke, here’s the link). So I thought: “why not?”.

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Henry – A Virtual Reality Experience

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Henry with his birthday cake

New methods of storytelling are being discovered, used, tried and tested. Animation as we’ve discussed in previous posts is filled with all kinds of stories that can take those watching to another world, beyond the realism of ours, yet be so compelling. But it is limited to what one can see on the screen or in the shot, and the director will draw our attention based on shot choices.

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Moana – Leave the Reef

From Moana

Voyaging to the Heart of Te Fiti

This week, I had the opportunity to watch Moana, another masterpiece by Disney Studios, depicting an adventure of Moana, a girl constrained both to stay in her island, as well as her inner-calling to be a voyager. It’s a beautiful story I’d strongly advise you to go see. As you know with my blog, I discuss spoilers. You’ve been warned.

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Hayao Miyazaki – Part 3 of 3 – Female and Relatable Protagonists

Yubaba and Chihiro from Spirited Away - miyazaki

Yubaba and Chihiro from Spirited Away

There is no doubt Studio Ghibli gains popularity from the beautiful artwork which there is in every film they release. However, another asset Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki incorporate in their films is the feminine character. Often times the protagonist, and others the antagonist. But there is a clear creative decision for the lack of male protagonists, that is often seen with the likes of DreamWorks or Disney Pixar, or the majority of Hollywood films.

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Hayao Miyazaki – Part 2 of 3 – Children and the Ordinary Life

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Chihiro from Spirited Away

Last time, we looked at the idea behind how villains are portrayed as villains due to their misuse and abuse of natural resources, gods and the like. When making films, the characters will often be based on real people. Not a person in particular, but in general. This allows children who are of the same age as the protagonist relate and identify with them. In this blog post, we will look at Miyazaki’s relatable protagonists and how much they have in common with the viewer.

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