Updates, Interviews And More - J.c. Hutchins



Transmedia storyteller & novelist J.C. Hutchins chats with creatives, and provides updates about his own creative work, in this podcast.


  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 35 -- Christian Fonnesbech

    16/05/2013 Duración: 01h18min

    Hey everyone! You’re really gonna like this episode a lot, trust us! In it, Steve chats with Christian Fonnesbech, the Transmedia Director for the upcoming project Cloud Chamber. We talk about story, challenges and more.Also, J.C. chats with ARGNet’s Michael J. Andersen about the latest happenings in the world of ARGs, and we talk about Douglas Rushkoff’s new book, Present Shock.Links mentioned in this episode:Commander Hadfield’s cover of “Space Oddity”Cloud Chambers’s Facebook pageARGNetMy Sky Is Falling“Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries” by Peter SimsThe Misfit Economy“Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now” by Douglas Rushkoff“The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 34 -- Listener Q&A

    03/05/2013 Duración: 01h14min

    It’s another special Mailbag episode! Steve and J.C. answer your questions — and boy, were there some doozies this time!Links mentioned in this episode:Digital HollywoodStar Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three [Blu-ray]Hybrid High ARG (video)EducuriousMajesticOnline Caroline (website up, but limited functionality)WatsonHollywood 2.0 podcastTransmedia Talk podcastStoryLabs podcastTransmedia Storytelling podcastGoogle GlassCathedral TrailerThe Giant Marionettes of Royal de Luxe

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 33 -- The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

    18/04/2013 Duración: 54min

    This week’s guests are the creative team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Bernie Su, Margaret Dunlap, Jenni Powell, and Jay Bushman.Links mentioned in this episode:Lizzie Bennet Diaries websiteLIzzie Bennet Diaries YouTube channelLizzie Bennet Diaries Kickstarter

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 32 -- Henry Jenkins

    05/04/2013 Duración: 01h24min

    Professor Henry Jenkins is our guest in this episode! He and J.C. sit down and talk about our current culture of shareable, spreadable media in this epic podcast. Also, ARGNet’s Michael Andersen stops by to update us on the latest goings-on in the ARG world, and Steve and J.C. talk Blade Runner, Survivor and their latest console game addictions.Note: In our conversation with Michael Andersen, John Green was mistakenly identified as a co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. We intended to reference co-creator Hank Green instead. We apologize for the oversight. Links mentioned in this episode:Henry Jenkins’ websiteSpreadable Media websiteTransmedia: Hollywood websiteYou Didn’t Make the Harlem Shake Go Viral – Corporations DidARGNetThe Lizzie Bennet DiariesLizzie Bennet KickstarterArkham CityBioshockBioshock InfiniteSim CityAlpha ProtocolGod of War: AscensionCinespiaBlade RunnerThe Million Dollar TheaterWise Guys EventsMyles Nye’s websiteMyles’ Lat

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 31 -- Jeff Gomez

    21/03/2013 Duración: 01h16min

    In this episode, we welcome Jeff Gomez (Starlight Runner), as J.C. talks with him about his unique brand of world-building in the transmedia space. Also, Steve launches his new project, Hey! Look Up!Links mentioned in this episode:Arkham CityHey! Look Up!Starlight Runner’s websiteStarlight Runner’s FacebookStarlight Runner’s TwitterJeff Gomez’s FacebookJeff Gomez’s TwitterStarlight Runner / Lucia Libre AAA press release

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 30 -- Listener Q&A

    08/03/2013 Duración: 45min

    It’s listener mail time! Steve and J.C. answer your questions, sent in via all the social networks and wonders of technology. Also: We talk about J.C.’s inability to pronounce tall pale British actors’ names correctly. Links mentioned in this episode:Why I’m quitting Facebook by Douglas Rushkoff (CNN)003: The BBC’s Sherlock, Transmedia From Inception010: In the History-Makin’ Business009: “Transmedia is a Lie”014: The Definition of Interactivity005: Risks of Creative Versatility, Joys of Street-Level Storytelling Download StoryForward, Episode 30

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 29 -- Mike Selinker

    08/03/2013 Duración: 01h17min

    Our guest is Mike Selinker (Lone Shark Games). Mike, whose puzzles appear regularly in GAMES magazine, The Chicago Tribune and The New York Times, talks with Steve and J.C. about his time at Wizards of the Coast, building ARGs like the one he did for Universal’s Repo Men, and his new book Maze of Games. Plus, if you pay attention, you just might hear a mysterious message!Links mentioned in this episode:Lone Shark GamesRepo Men ARGThe Maze of Games KickstarterSony PlayStation 4 announcementGoogle Glass announcementAkira Download StoryForward, Episode 29

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 28 -- Lina Srivastava

    08/03/2013 Duración: 01h17min

    Steve and J.C. spend a little time with Lina Srivastava, as they talk about using transmedia techniques for activism, raising awareness and change. Also, ARGNet’s Michael J Andersen stops by to let us know what’s happening in the ARG world.Links mentioned in this episode:AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS crowdfunding campaignThe Walking Dead from Telltale GamesLina Srivastava’s siteLina Srivastava’s LinkedInLina Srivastava’s TwitterARGNetMIT Mystery HuntThe Lost ChildrenThe Maze of Games Kickstarter campaign Download StoryForward, Episode 28

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 27 -- Ryan Omark, Stephen Omark, Dana Shaw & Tom Pike

    24/01/2013 Duración: 01h07min

    We celebrate the Indie-ARG in this episode! Guests Ryan Omark, Steve Omark (We Are Earthborne), Dana Shaw and Tom Pike (The Wall Will Fall) discuss their Alternate Reality Game projects from inception through execution and completion, along with the challenges they faced and lessons they learned.Links mentioned in this episode:The Mass Effect Game SeriesBioWareRedrumImmersive FictionWatch the FootageImmersive Fiction's TwitterDana Shaw's TwitterTom Pike's Twitter Download StoryForward, Episode 27

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 26 -- Michael Andersen

    11/01/2013 Duración: 01h11min

    Special guest Michael Andersen (ARGNet) joins Steve and J.C. as they look back at the year 2012. Projects, platforms, ARGs and more, you won’t want to miss this year-in-review episode.Links mentioned in this episode:Mass Effect storyworld & video game seriesMichael Andersen's ARGNet 2012 retrospectiveDavid Varela’s StoryForward Interview Download StoryForward, Episode 26

  • Podcast: Interview with C.C. Chapman, Author of "Amazing Things Will Happen"

    14/12/2012 Duración: 45min

    Today, J.C. chats with longtime friend and social media maven & author C.C. Chapman about C.C.'s new nonfiction book, Amazing Things Will Happen.In many online circles, C.C. is known for his positivity and relentless work ethic. In his new book Amazing Things Will Happen, C.C. explores the tricky subject of self-improvement and embracing change. In this conversation, J.C. and C.C. chat about the book's approach to guiding one's life toward achieving goals and dreams — and not merely settling for current circumstances, as so many of us do.It's a terrific conversation that goes to some very fun, funny and positive places.Links mentioned in this episode:C.C.'s personal websiteLearn more about Amazing Things Will Happen at the author's websiteAmazing Things Will Happen reviewed in the Washington PostThe Cleon Foundation Download the Interview

  • Podcast: Interview with Collin Earl & Chris Snelgrove of "The House of Gray"

    13/12/2012 Duración: 47min

    Today, J.C. chats with authors and entrepreneurs Collin Earl and Chris Snelgrove. These two ultracreatives are the brilliant minds behind The House Of Gray audio and serialized ebook experience, and the YA series Harmonics.In this conversation, Collin and Chris share this history and inspiration for The House of Gray, and how it made the fascinating shift from podcast novel to serialized ebook. They also discuss why they embraced the fascinating (and ultimately savvy and profitable) approach to selling the story as serialzed ebooks.J.C. also asks Collin and Chris about their affordable turnkey ebook and audiobook production company DarkFire, which J.C. uses to format and release his 7th Son ebooks.It's a terrific chat with two incredible storytellers. Enjoy!Links mentioned in this episode:Collin Earl's websiteThe House of Gray at AmazonHarmonics at AmazonDarkFire ProductionsPodiobooks.com Download the Interview

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 25 -- Listener Q&A

    09/12/2012 Duración: 01h07min

    It’s the listener mailbag episode! In this episode, hosts Steve Peters and J.C. Hutchins answer questions from listeners, with anything as the topic. You’ll be amazed at what you learn about your hosts in this episode, including our favorite books , best holiday memories, anecdotes from past projects and more! Not to be missed! Links mentioned in this episode:J.C. Hutchins eBooks (They do make a good Holiday gift!)Eating KFC Is A Christmas Tradition for Many JapaneseFourth Wall Studios Lays Off Staff, Halts Production (LA Times)RVC (Rides.tv)Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon McKenzieOutliers by Malcolm GladwellCryptomicon by Neal StephensonGalveston by Sean StewartPattern Recognition by William GibsonThe Stand by Stephen KingThe Coffin Dancer (a Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery DeaverOld Man’s War by John ScalziThe Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray KurzweilPet Sematery by Stephen King Download StoryForward, Episode 25

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    03/12/2012 Duración: 11s

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  • Podcast: Interview with Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff, author of "Tearing Down the Wall"

    14/11/2012 Duración: 43min

    Today, J.C. chats with author, musician and new media entertainer Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff. J.C. and Mark are longtime pals and collaborators … and as this conversation illustrates, both are big fans of the timeless Pink Floyd 1979 album, The Wall.Mark recently wrote and published Tearing Down The Wall: The Contemporary Guide to Decoding “Pink Floyd – The Wall” One Brick at a Time, a masterful book-length examination of The Wall, and its remarkable meanings.In this chat — which is Mark’s first interview about the book — he shares some of the unique and powerful insights he discovered while writing the book, such as the deep importance of specific lyrics, literary and cultural references hiding in plain sight … and much more.It’s an incredible conversation, and an even better book. Tearing Down the Wall is now available for purchase in all major online retailers. Check the links below to get your copy.Get your copy at:KoboiBooksNookAmazonMore links:Mark’s personal websiteLinks

  • Podcast: Interview with Haley Moore, creator of "Laser Lace Letters"

    11/11/2012 Duración: 28min

    Today, J.C. chats with Haley Moore, an incredibly talented transmedia storyteller who specializes in creating artifacts — physical items — from fictional worlds. Haley is presently promoting “Laser Lace Letters,” a Kickstarter project.“Laser Lace Letters” is a series of tangible stories where the audience becomes steampunk detectives on the trail of a string of mysterious disappearances. At the heart of each story is a beautiful, laser cut cameo handmade in felt by artist Haley.It’s a fascinating narrative of a steampunk world, all delivered through physical objects: letters, pages torn from diaries, newspaper clippings, sketches and more. Hiding within the items are clues to solving the disappearances.Links mentioned in this episode:Haley’s Laser Lace Letters project on KickstarterThe project’s websiteClockwork WatchHaley’s personal website Download the Interview

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 24 -- Evan Jones

    10/11/2012 Duración: 59min

    Evan Jones Evan Jones (Stitch Media) joins us to give an update on the important court decision in Stitch Media’s interactive tax credit case, a followup to what we originally discussed in Episode 14. Very valuable, insightful discussion, regardless of where you live and work.Links mentioned in this episode:Stitch MediaBlackout Haunted HouseHaley Moore’s “Laser Lace Letters” KickstarterNo Mimes Media Download StoryForward, Epsiode 24

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  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 23 -- Michelle Senderhauf & Dave Walker

    23/10/2012 Duración: 54min

    Michelle Senderhauf (Dogtale Media) and Dave Walker (Synth-Bio Productions) join Steve and J.C. this week to talk about emergent, boutique transmedia companies, the challenges they face, and the solutions they deliver. Links mentioned in this episode: Dogtale Media Synth-Bio Productions Stealing the Space Shuttle Download StoryForward, Episode 23

  • Podcast: StoryForward, Episode 22 -- Chris Dahlen

    12/10/2012 Duración: 01h08min

    In this special episode, co-host J.C. Hutchins chats with narrative designer Chris Dahlen about video game writing, transmedia storytelling and “Mark of the Ninja,” an XBox Live game that Dahlen recently wrote. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the unique narrative opportunities and challenges found in creating video games, this interview is a great primer. Dahlen also shares his past experiences as a video game journalist and how they influenced the game stories he now writes.The conversation takes a fascinating twist as Dahlen also shares his experiences as a transmedia storyteller. Dahlen helped craft a key component of the out-of-book experience for J.C.’s novel “Personal Effects: Dark Art.”: the online persona of character Rachael Webster. Dahlen discusses how writing Rachael became something more creatively rewarding than he ever expected. We also discuss lessons learned.Links mentioned in this episode: Chris Dahlen’s website Dahlen’s Tw

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