I’m super fortunate to work with a bunch of innovative clients in the film, TV, gaming, advertising, marketing and retail industries. Basically, I help them extend their stories across multiple platforms in order to reach a wider, more engaged audience. My clients are experts at telling stories through a single media outlet like film or a gaming console but we collaborate together to extend this creative through emerging media channels that are popping up every day.
I earned a Dean’s Honours degree from New York University where I learned how to tell a compelling visual story through my double major in screenwriting and cinematography. But without distribution these stories could never reach the desired audience. Fortunately the media monopoly began to shift and I intended to take advantage of this. I went back and got my Masters degree where I wrote extensively on new media storytelling and remix culture.
This academic grounding combined with years of practical experience allow my clients and I to innovate in an ever changing and challenging media environment.
I really just like helping people tell their stories in the most interesting and innovative of ways.
Defended Master’s thesis abstract:
Mash Media Storytelling: Linking Story not HTML
This paper will define the role of the mash media storyteller, a discipline born from the changing face of participatory media. These mash media storytellers create character collaboratively, understand Web 2.0 tools, and perform on the stage of the Global Theatre. By combining examples of my own work and those of other mash media storytellers I will seek to inspire a new generation of storytellers to take full creative advantage of the media age we are now living in to collectively tell, share, and participate in the global story.
working old abstract:
Storytelling in a Socially Networked Culture
Social integration into the Internet and the growth of online social networks are changing the way we sit around the fire and share our stories. It is the goal of this paper and website to provide insight into the evolution of the tool and platform of online social networks by, placing it into a historical context, surveying its recent past and forecasting on its future impact.
The paper will be specifically focusing on how we now, thanks to Web 2.0 tools, tell brand stories, user-generated mass-media stories and technologically mediated interpersonal stories. The strictures of online social networks effect how stories are told, which influences what stories are told. An assessment of the cultural impact of this new breed of stories will be examined throughout the work.
Ultimately, this document will help anyone to navigate the ever-changing face of this online space to facilitate effective and creative storytelling.
A rambling story of my exploration through media, technology and storytelling.
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