Skilfully compiled from available footage and newly recorded clips, Inkception, a new film produced by my students on the course ‘Creative Media Analysis’ last semester has just been released and will be premiered on 18 April 2013 during the EU COST ACTION IS0906 Tampere meeting at the University of Tampere. Five student projects that turned two academic journal papers on participatory media and digital publishing (Carpentier 2011, Pasquali 2011) into entertaining, easy-to-understand multimedia pieces are featured in this 30-minute film. It is a result of a semester of learning media convergence and transmedia with myself and Greg Foster in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford. In this work, the students successfully deployed practical skills, knowledge, and capabilities of analysing, articulating and storytelling. The learning outcome truly celebrates the natures of contemporary convergent and remixing media cultures.
I’d like to extend my upmost gratitude to Nico Carpentier for his relentless support and enormous input, Francesca Pasquali for sharing her knowledge, Geoffroy Patriarche and the EU COST ACTION IS0906 “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies” project for administrative and financial support, Greg Foster for inspiring next generation media workers, and all the students who participated.
Inkception, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0), is available now, together with a trailer and a poster below.