Previously we discussed making your media drillable (Jenkins, 2017, and, Moloney, 2011). Now I would like to discuss a topic that is directly linked with this. That is the topic of Fandom, or 'the fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc. regarded collectively as a community or subculture' (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Whilst fandoms can form purely from the core text, making your media drillable, using transmedia storytelling, and generally creating mor
I briefly mentioned drillable media in a previous post "World Building: An Example", but what exactly do I mean by that? Moloney (2011) asks "How can we activate the public’s curiosity, enough to sleuth out more depth and detail on their own?". Basically, what must be done to make the viewer, your audience, dig more deeply, or drill, into the media. This is where a more detailed world, that you can hint at in the primary text, comes in.
If you have solid world building, cr
We looked at an outline for creating a world in a the previous post 'World Building: What to Include'. Now lets look at an example to see this method in practice. We will look at a continent sized nation called Ank'Celesti. This is a nation I have created to set a feature length script within. A document was created separate to the script or character information that focuses solely on the setting, we will examine a few of the sections from that document in this example. Fir