First Transmedia SF 2012 meetup - meet the makers

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The evening’s presenters will include:

Maya Zuckerman, a transmedia producer, consultant and co-founder of Transmedia SF, who will present definitions of transmedia and an overview of the new community group.

Hope Hutman, a television and media producer and founder of the
Telefon Projekt, will present her work with Hollywood studios, brands and
agencies and her perspectives on how transmedia is evolving.

Justin Oliphant, a creative director at Reverie Digital, VFX Editor at Atomic Fiction and independent producer, will discuss his vision of transmedia and his recently launched Zoetic
Labs project.


About Hope Hutman:
Hope is President and Co-Founder of Telefon Projekt whose technology allows
content creators to produce experiences in which conversations – actual spoken
dialog or text exchanges – between real people and virtual or fictional characters
impact the flow of a narrative. The conversations can be integrated with any
media that can delivered over the internet – video, animation, social media, etc –
allowing what a person says to control what’s seen on screen.
Prior to founding Telefon Projekt Hope was Senior Manager of Strategic
Partnerships at Ask Jeeves, where she managed relationships between the
search provider and strategic content partners, coordinated expansion and
renewal of services, and guaranteed that key performance metrics were
achieved. Hope also worked as a producer for the Discovery Channel,
developing sponsors and managing production for several television series.
About Telefon Projekt:
Telefon Projekt creates robust, fully reciprocal social relationships between
brands and their customers. We provide a scalable way for brands, storytellers,
and celebrities to have conversations with their fans - actual spoken dialogs or
extended text exchanges.
About Justin Oliphant:
It's been an exciting road for Justin. Starting in high school creating his own
television show, founding the Student Cable TV station at UCSC, as well as
completing his first feature all before completing college. Justin prefers to work
by just doing it, head first.
After graduating he started The Last Laugh SF, which was a group of actors,
writers and directors looking to develop what online content was transforming
into. Through the successes he had with that he continued to make films while
working for ImageMovers Digital, which was a motion capture animation studio
backed by Disney.
By the time ImageMovers Digital shut its doors he headed off on his first
Transmedia project, making himself the central character. By using his social
network, Justin connected himself with friends and friends of friends as he
travelled across the US, Canada and Europe for over 6 months. His Friend of a
Friend Project became a collection of photos, videos and stories from all the
people and places he met during that time.
After his travels he landed back in San Francisco looking to create more
Transmedia projects while connecting with the community at large. Currently his
newest project Zoetic Labs has 3 robots essentially picking up where he left off
and traveling social networks documenting the best things about human life.
About Zoetic Labs:
Zoetic Labs is a project developing the storytelling techniques of social and transmedia.
Set in a semi-fictional world, Professor Henry Lightman is working on figuring out
if there is any truth to the idea that the world might come to an end on December
21, 2012. Though skeptical, he and his wife create 3 robots whose sole purpose
is to wander the globe collecting what the best things of human life are. The
hope is that if for some reason the world does end they will have documented the
best parts of what it means to be human, educating whatever beings come after
us what it meant to be human. And if the world doesn't end, hopefully people will
appreciate the incredible things around them.
Fans can follow Thadeus, Nova and Hubert Botman (the robots) and their
adventures as it develops on Facebook. As for Henry his story unfolds on
Google+ throughout the course of 2012.


Maya Zuckerman Bio

Maya has a rich and diverse background in Film, Animation, Video Games and form of media.

She started her career as a QA and Animator during in an Israeli startup company where she is from.

The company was almost bought by Dreamworks and when that failed to happen she moved to Canada to study in the Vancouver Film School and launched her career there – working on Much Music music videos. She later moved to the states and worked on MTV’s Video Mods, Yahoo Mods, Shark Boy and Lava Girl and an array of game trailers and independent films.

She is currently working on incubating TransmediaSF as a meetup and incubator and working with an app startup as well.

In her past time she runs WorldWide Good News – a youtube channel that brings the personal narratives of extraordinary people.

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  • Beth

    What a great community this is! Not only were the formal presentations exciting - the audience members who got up to announce their projects were a testament to just how robust this community is.

    January 31, 2012

  • CKS

    Glad that you've organized a group. Hope to participate in the future.

    January 31, 2012

  • Tassilo

    Very exciting. Some very creative people and ideas.

    January 31, 2012

  • Gene P.

    It was a great meet up, the program was informative, I was able to do a minute on the soap box, as several others did, and that was a big ice breaker for me. The spectrum of talent in the group is amazing. I am attending the next meet up and I hope to to become acquainted with more members. This is an excellent group to network with and to share common interests.


    January 31, 2012

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