Terminology

Webisodes

Webisodes (Web plus episodes) a web episode is part of a web series, made for an Internet audience. Webisodes are relatively short ranging from 3-15minutes in length.

Web-Series

A web series is a series of episodes released on the Internet A single instance of a web series program is called a

webisode.

Social Media Networking

Social networking is a way to meet people online, to express individuality and meet people with similar interests. This format requires you to have profiles, friends, blog posts, widgets, and usually something unique to that particular social networking website.  Social networking is a good way to build a network, an audience for your film.

Linear: Documentary that is not interactive and plays from beginning to end, usually is broadcast on television, online or mobile devices.

Cross-platform: Using multiple digital media to distribute a piece of content (eg a webisode delivered online and via mobile device; a program for TV broadcast and online delivery) Storytelling for your documentary can be created to fit across different platforms, internet, books, games, audio, installations,

Multi-platform: Content created to exist on different platforms in different forms (eg a TV program with a website delivering separate audiovisual content; a feature film with an associated game).

Transmedia: Storytelling across multiple forms of media, with each element making distinctive contributions to a user’s understanding of the story universe, including where user actions affect the experience of content across multiple platforms (eg reaching a score level in an online game unlocks the next mobile episode).

Single-platform: Content produced for one platform only (eg a standalone website or game or mobile series).

COLLABORATORS

User Experience Designer

Transmedia Producer – is responsible for a significant portion of a project’s long-term planning, development, production, and/or maintenance of narrative continuity across multiple platforms, and creation of original storylines for new platforms.


Social Media Producer

Web Developer – is a programmer who specializes in, or is specifically engaged in, the development of World Wide Web applications, or distributed network applications that are run over HTTP from a web server to a web browser.

Games Developer – is a software developer that creates video games. A developer may specialize in a certain video game console, such as Nintendo’s Wii, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3, or may develop for a variety of systems, including personal computers.

Games Producer – is the person in charge of overseeing development of a video game.

Internal/External Games Producer – there may be external and internal producers. External producers may act as “executive producers” and are employed by the game’s publisher. Internal producers work for the developer itself and have more of a hands-on role.

Documentary Game/Docugame

Augmented Reality -(AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

Some of the above Definitions were sourced from:

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding/allmedia/definitions.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

 

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