And who says Transmedia methodologies can’t be applied to photography and sculpture?
Some years back, photographer, artist and innovator David Meanix was commissioned by Alan Ball and the Producers of “Six Feet Under” to create a Photosculpture series for the character of “Claire Fisher,” played by Lauren Ambrose. Photosculpture had been innovated by Meanix as his own unique method of cross-breeding photography and sculpture, and was a perfect fit with the show’s soul-searching theme of mortality. David is shown above working on actor Michael C. Hall, now the star of “Dexter.”
Though the show ended several years back now, I bring this up to point out how Transmedia methodologies can span traditional art forms we wouldn’t normally expect. Already a hybrid medium, writer Alan Ball went as far as to incorporate Meanix’s input on the Photosculpture process in his development of the overall story structure, as well as the character arc and motivations of Claire Fisher.
In fact, Meanix’s Photosculpture captured the psychogeographic landscape of the characters themselves - something the main driving content couldn’t on its own - and allowed fans to engage in that extended narrative beyond the show’s airing by being placed online. If that isn’t deep, and an earlier form of Transmedia methodologies at work, I don’t know what is!
*You can still find David Meanix’s work on Six Feet Under available on his website - check it out!