Transmedia narratives or storytelling is a process where elements of a fiction are dispersed across a variety of multiple channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience for the audience. Each medium that the narrative is on takes on its own unique contribution to the story and how the audience interacts with the narrative. This kind of narrative storytelling is effectively used in relation to Sherlock Holmes, through both old legacy and newer media.
Sources I used for this post:
- Jenkins, H. (2016) Transmedia storytelling 101. Available at: http://henryjenkins.org/2007/03/transmedia_storytelling_101.html (Accessed: 10 May 2016).
- Storyfloat (2016) Sherlock Holmes – a transmedia fairytale – Storyfloat Blog. Available at: http://www.storyfloat.de/sherlock-holmes-a-transmedia-fairytale/ (Accessed: 10 May 2016).
- TEDx Talks (2015) Engage learners with Transmedia storytelling | Elaine Raybourn | TEDxABQED. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j-2Ct9V9cQ (Accessed: 10 May 2016).