Blacklodge

Welcome to The Blacklodge

NAWLZ – Interactive Comic

July25

NAWLZ is a beautiful interactive comic with great writing and fantastic artwork.

NAWLZ - Comics Evolved

The Company P – Dollplay

July25

The Company P are the kings of transmedia experience, and have managed to formulate a reproducible pipeline for the process.

Working with 20th Century Fox and Joss Whedon, Dollplay is a participatory experience set in the world of the Buffy and Firefly creator’s Dollhouse. By watching webisodes and and participating with uploaded content of their own, the audience works with a young girl called Hazel to uncover a mystery set in the Dollhouse universe.

 

Dollplay

Lance Weiler – Collapsus

July20

Collapsus is a brand-new transmedia project from SubmarineChannel that combines interactivity, animation, fiction, and documentary. Collapsus looks into the near future and shows you how the imminent energy crisis affects a group of ten young people, who appear to be caught up in an energy conspiracy. Collapsus is the transmedia project associated with the documentary, Energy Risk. 
Collapsus is directed by Tommy Pallotta, producer of Scanner Darkly and Waking Life, and director of American Prince.

Collapsus Trailer from SubmarineChannel on Vimeo.

The Conspiracy for Good

July18

Fantastic transmedia story which starts with a young female DJ making a piece about AIDS in Africa when she discovers an oil company is going to run a pipeline straight through the village she is working in. From there it becomes a multi narrative, multi platform experience that spans the globe and encourages participants to create their own content.

A wonderful piece by The Company P and Tim Kring of ‘Heroes’ fame

Jolly good

 

The Future of Interactive TV – Greys Anatomy IPad

July15

Grey’s Anatomy IPad two screen experience.

With advances in technology, it can still be tricky to see what the future holds for content. All too often, these advances seem to provide only 360 content – the same content on a number of platforms – rather than complimentary experiences offering platform specific lenses on larger narratives. Or transmedia.

This is one of the best examples so far of how alternate platforms can work in the same physical space together to expand experience.


I would not trust any of these people with my pancreas

FlashMob Gone Wrong… Tom Scott

July14

Technologist and humorist Tom Scott gives an insight into the power of words and actions and what can happen when you add unregulated social connections at Ignite. Ignite is an event of 1 speaker with any topic, 5 minutes, 20 slides and the slides rotating every 15 seconds automatically around the world.

The mantra is ‘enlighten us – but make it quick’

Lance Weiler

July10

Keep up to date with Lance’s latest at

What a jolly nice man.

36 Dramatic Situations

July6

The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance. To do this Polti analysed classical Greek texts, plus classical and contemporaneous French works. He also analysed a handful of non-French authors. In his introduction, Polti claims to be continuing the work of Carlo Gozzi, who also identified 36 situations.

Everybody loves Drama. Everybody.

Tribeca get Geek with call for Interactive Media

July1

Tribeca Film Festival calls for interactive submissions which will appeal to new and emerging audiences.
Go progressive film festivals!!!!!!!!!!!

Tribeca sees the future of media. And her name is interactive.

Why So Serious? – ARG

June26

Ah Why So Serious – how do I love thee? Let me count the ways….
Not the first one out there, but still the one which is pulled out when you require an example of how ARG works. The perfect storm of subject, fan base, timing and product which captured the Zeitgeist and created the cast iron proof that participatory culture is real, alive and living to those cold hearted souls on Madison Ave.
I never played it, I only found out about it a year after it had finished, but it was the first time since I was twelve that I felt that I had read about something completely new that would change everything forever. On top of this, whenever I have to explain ARG’s its my first point of call as 42 Entertainment’s opus has everything.
In 2009 I was working in advertising, and a tiny New York Times article blew my mind for the possibilities and opportunities out there for any content provider brave enough to share their IP with their audience. This started my journey from cynical, bored rich person, to excited poor believer in a better way.

It was my red pill and every day I drop to my knees and thank the stars I took it.

Because I'm stealing a school bus after a ringing cake told me to.

 

Here is a video overview


 

 

« Older Entries