Film Uses Audience's Smart Phones To Solve Mystery

""The Witness" works like a smartphone-centered fusion of a traditional thriller and an interactive ARG: German viewers applied to participate online, and the "winners" got to enter a real-life version of the movie in which they play a role, using their phones to watch snippets of the film that play out like a v

Ridley Scott's Attempt at Crowdsourcing Blade Runner in a Read-Write Participatory Culture

"In an indication that the filmmakers are interested in exploring a new kind of collective, social creativity, the episodes in the series will be released under a Creative Commons license, marking the first time a major Hollywood director has embraced that alternative licensing scheme.

Guillermo Del Toro opens VFX and Transmedia studio in Marina Del Rey

"he expects to use the venue as a home base and a way for him to embrace a transmedia future. Del Toro will run a lot of his projects through a facility that has the ability to handle everything from pre-visualization to animatics, story boarding and visual effects work."

http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/guillermo-del-toro-in-mirada-studio-launch/ [via Twitter]

Festival of Independent Game Developers This Weekend in Culver City.

"Welcome to the International Festival of Independent Games! This year's edition takes place October 8-10, 2010, and will take over galleries, cafes, and theatres across Downtown Culver City in a celebration of independent games from around the world."

The VES salutes its members in the video game industry!


HBO Boardwalk Empire – Bus Shelter QR Code Unveils Secret Bars

"In the form of large whiskey bottle, the billboards are embedded with a special QR Code. When the code is read by a cellphone, direction as well as password will appear to gain entry to a secret “speakeasy” event, where the first drink will be on the house."

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