Procuring Potter: A look at the man who brought Harry Potter to the silver screen

The Harry Potter franchise is inextricably linked with the names of several celebrities. Author J.K. Rowling has become a household name known by most who have heardĀ of Harry Potter, and actors such as Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have been propelled to stardom by way of the movie franchise. Even the directors of the films (there have been four different directors through eight films) have gone on to make other big-budget films, undoubtedly in part thanks to the success of the Harry Potter films. A less known contributor to the phenomenon of Harry Potter is, however, Continue reading Procuring Potter: A look at the man who brought Harry Potter to the silver screen

Harry Potter is trans-WHAT?

So one of the main reasons we are interested in Harry Potter (apart from the general awesomeness of the whole franchise) is its transmedia qualities. And as some of you may have noticed, our last two blog posts mentioned someone named Henry Jenkins. He is a scholar who, for some time, has worked on developing the concept of transmedia storytelling.

TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING IN 100 WORDS OR LESS

Transmedia storytelling is the art of telling a story using multiple media platforms to tell different (mostly) independent parts of the story. Transmedia storytelling is ideal for stories that require a high degree of world building. One of the most famous examples is Continue reading Harry Potter is trans-WHAT?