Transmedia and Remediation within Animation


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


sports show

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 1 of 3 – The Premise

So you want to make a sports show?

Sports show

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

Chihiro from Spirited Away - miyazaki

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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Hayao Miyazaki – Part 1 of 3 – Ecologically Friendly


San with Wolf from Princess Mononoke

With the news of Hayao Miyazaki coming out of retirement once again for yet another film, I felt inspired for the next three blog posts to talk about how Mister Miyazaki shares his views in his films, starting things off with the theme of Nature, ecology and his thoughts regarding the greed of humans and we treat the environment. We will look at different films and how much in common they are in respect to this topic.

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