Digital Media Resources

Online Resources

How to Make Money with Multi-Platform Digital Media
Everything you ever wanted to know about how to make money with multi-platform digital media.

Producing For Mobile
A Guide for Documentary Producers Moving into The Mobile Space

From Zeros to Heroes
Digital strategies for Film and Television Properties

Screen Austrailia's How to write a Transmedia Production Bible
A template for Multi-platform Producers

New Media Producer's Legal Toolkit

Webseries ToolKit - Tips and Best Practices 

How to Build Audience for your Webseries

YouTube Creators Playbook
A compilation of important tips, best practices and strategies to help you build an audience on YouTube

Twitter on TV: A Producer's Guide

CFTPA Study - Towards a Framework for Digital Rights

Emerging business models in the digital economy—The mobile applications market

WIP Mobile Developer's Guide to the Galaxy

Mobile Developer's Guide to the Parallel Universe
- A guide to marketing you app and managing your product's lifecycle

Documentary and New Digital Platforms: An Ecosystem in Transition 

Freedom and Engagement in Interactive Narratives
A slideshow presentation on narrative structures

Insights on the Business of Digital Media

The Canadian Film Center (CFC) resource for the production of interactive film based on a case study of the interactive feature film, Late Fragment. 

Website dedicated to Interactive Documentary

A Digital Filmmaker's Map to the Web

Cultural Human Resources Council
Resources for those considering starting a career in Digital Media

The Pixel Report
Website devoted to showcasing new forms of storytelling, film-making and cross-media business development that is in tune with an audience-centred digital era.

Hope For Film
Website with resources and discussions about all things Film in the new Digital Age

Blog: Tracking Innovation at the Convergence of Games and Social Platforms

Transmedia and the Independent Filmmaker
Excellent 45 minute presentation on Transmedia Creation from the Sacramento Film Festival

Gamification Encyclopedia
Articles and Terms on Gamification

Resource for Webseries including tips for creation, distribution, festival entry and release schedules

Blog: A Filmmaker's Guide to Internet Search Marketing

Transmedia Blogs:

Entreprenurial & Research Support 

Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone

Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is a workplace designed for young entrepreneurs, infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. It’s a place where students and alumni come to innovate, collaborate and market their products and services, and where commercial enterprises can turn to for progressive and creative digital solutions.

To get into the Zone, you’ll need to have a unique idea, which has commercial or social value. You will also need to be able to show that you have gone through some business planning towards realizing your goal.

Spin Master Innovation Fund

Launched by The Canadian Youth Business Foundation, its affiliate, Entrepreneur Gateway Canada and Spin Master Ltd. in April 2011, the Spin Master Innovation Fund seeks to identify and support the next generation of highly innovative job creators. The focus is on big ideas: young entrepreneurs who seek to create sustainable and scalable businesses with national and international expansion potential.

CANARIE Inc - Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) Program

The purpose of the Program is to provide shared R & D infrastructure in order to make both research projects as well as new product development by small and medium-sized enterprises more cost and time-efficient. A pilot program will be in operation from May 2011 to March 2012. The focus of the pilot program is creating a highly flexible, on demand, shared product design, prototype, validation, and demonstration environment. 

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