Transmedia vs. Multimedia

Multimedia is a term we hear used a lot in the digital age. It generally refers to anything that is a mixture of text, photographs, videos, or music. It is the use of many types of media to tell one message, through one channel. For example, this blog would be multimedia, for it has used gifs, photos, videos, soundcloud, and other media forms all in one website, or ‘channel’.

Transmedia, however, is slightly more complicated, mostly because it is a term that is not often used. In transmedia, the story is seemingly, ‘broken up’ and distributed throughout various media platforms, to be put together, to form one story. Transmedia takes many channels, and uses many types of medias.

 

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