Nightmare Before Christmas

December 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm (Motion Graphics)

Dark eerie style. Could work very well for the style for the show

http://videosift.com/video/ASP-ME-A-cool-dark-animated-tale-For-the-goth-in-all-of-us

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Jim Fitzpatrick

December 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm (Motion Graphics)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Fitzpatrick_(artist)

artist that creates imagery for Celtic Mythology

http://www.jimfitzpatrick.ie/gallery/eriu.html

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Transmedia Storytelling Article

December 16, 2010 at 12:10 am (Motion Graphics)

http://cms.mit.edu/research/theses/GeoffreyLong2007.pdf

This is a very insightful exploration of Transmedia Storytelling focusing on the “Business, Aesthetics and Production” of a transmedia world. The transmedia worlds discussed are Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

Abstract
“Transmedia narratives use a combination of Barthesian hermeneutic codes, negative
capability and migratory cues to guide audiences across multiple media platforms. This
thesis examines complex narratives from comics, novels, films and video games, but
draws upon the transmedia franchises built around Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and The Dark
Crystal to provide two primary case studies in how these techniques can be deployed
with varying results. By paying close attention to staying in canon, building an open
world, maintaining a consistent tone across extensions, carefully deciding when to begin
building a transmedia franchise, addressing open questions while posing new ones, and
looking for ways to help audiences keep track of how each extension relates to each
other, transmedia storytellers can weave complex narratives that will prove rewarding to
audiences, academics and producers alike.”

 

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The Sandman

December 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm (Motion Graphics)

A little too dark and creepy for the new younger target audience, but still is brilliant. Clay motion figures movements are so unique. Maybe a clay motion tv series instead of a live action one?

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The Secret of Kells

December 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm (Motion Graphics)

http://www.newvideo.com/secretofkells/

Looks Irish but not stereotypical Irish. Aimed at children. Style is unique & eye-catching

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Moving Photos in frames

December 13, 2010 at 4:12 pm (Motion Graphics)

http://technologizer.com/2010/06/24/slightly-creepy-frame-wizard-makes-still-pictures-move/

 

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Spiderwick Chronicles

December 13, 2010 at 2:22 pm (Motion Graphics)

Again aimed at a slightly younger audience, but with a similar idea that our world and this otherworld co-exist. Battling good vs. evil invole children & mythical creatures

http://www.spiderwickchronicles.com/intl/uk/_theatrical_site/index.html

site for this film is amazing and quite similar to what I was thinking for the site for mine. I was planning on having it inside the “Historian” from the webisodes book on the fairies. With each page telling you about the different creatures in the Otherworld. These pages would include short animation webisodes that would tell a story based on Irish myth e.g. The Dullahan – headless horsman that is a grim reaper type character, taking away the dead & anyone who sees him is then marked, which makes them very high on his list of souls to take.

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Darby O’ Gill & the Little People

December 13, 2010 at 11:49 am (Motion Graphics)

Very stereotypical Irish & probably a bit young for my target market, but great fun & very Irish. Uses traditional Irishmusuc & dancing leprechauns. Could be fun to have a cheesy stereotypical episode of the mini series/ webisodes, but don’t think that too much like this would be appealing to the target audience.

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Title Sequence Company – Momoco

December 13, 2010 at 11:29 am (Motion Graphics)

http://www.momoco.co.uk/index2.html

created a lot of intense,atmospheric titles for movies & tv including Misfits, Shackleton, Luther, Copelia & Into the Blue

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Misfits

December 13, 2010 at 10:40 am (Motion Graphics)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/oct/28/misfits-e4-twitter

“We hope to embrace the fact that more and more of us all sit in front of the the TV with our laptops.”

In addition to the Twitter feed, Simon will post content on Facebook and put mobile phone video footage on his own YouTube channel. The Misfits website, produced by Six to Start and launching tomorrow, will also include pictures from the show’s Flickr account. (taken from guardian article)

Used social marketing – facebook, twitter & Flickr, and an online game as part of their marketing to an teenage audience.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misfits_%28TV_series%29

Wiki page for the show

http://www.123people.co.uk/ext/frm?ti=person%20finder&search_term=miki%20kato&search_country=GB&st=person%20finder&target_url=http%3A%2F%2Flrd.yahooapis.com%2F_ylc%3DX3oDMTVnODA4YmhiBF9TAzIwMjMxNTI3MDIEYXBwaWQDc1k3Wlo2clYzNEhSZm5ZdGVmcmkzRUx4VG5makpERG5QOWVKV1NGSkJHcTJ1V1dFa0xVdm5IYnNBeUNyVkd5Y2REVElUX2tlBGNsaWVudANib3NzBHNlcnZpY2UDQk9TUwRzbGsDdGl0bGUEc3JjcHZpZAM5U3VHdldLSWNycURvYWFxcWZFZ2NHLlFXODV4T0V6N3Nqd0FEVkpL%2FSIG%3D10v21749u%2F**http%253A%2F%2Fwww.mikikato.co.uk%2F&section=weblink&wrt_id=226

link to the title sequence

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