Harry Potter and Transmedia Story Telling

This Youtube video I made explains transmedia story telling through the example of Harry Potter.

Harry Potter is possibly one of the biggest transmedia storytelling franchises to date.

With 6 main Books, 8 blockbuster movies, spin-off books (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through The Ages, Tales of Beedle The Bard, and The Cursed Child), interactive websites, merchandise, fanfiction, fan-made videos, social media fan groups and an interactive Harry Potter theme park; the Harry Potter franchise uses different forms of media to expand on and create its fictitious universe and allow the fans to interact with each other and the Harry Potter world.

This form of storytelling is advantageous for both the Harry Potter audience and the creators. It allows the fans to become more active produsers while creating more ways for the creators to make money from the franchise (which has a net worth of approximately $25 billion).

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  1. Hey Daisy! Your post and video was absolutely awesome! I did a really similar thing to you this week and created a video as well, except mine was about Star Wars rather than Harry Potter, check it out if you’re interested to see how Transmedia is applied to other stories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUP_GmB9W1s&t=117s , https://alexandermastronardi.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/star-wars-a-transmedia-story/#more-755. What I like most about your video was how short it was but how much information one gains from watching it, and then your info was expanded upon and backed up in your blog post (Which was short as well), this definitely contrasts with my very long video haha. I think you’ve made a really great post for this topic, really well done, nothing I would critique at all.
    – Alex 🙂

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