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SWE #11 Ultraman with Jeff Gomez

Story World Explorers

Join us and transmedia producer, Jeff Gomez as we explore the story world of Ultraman!  An IP that has existed since the 1960’s, Ultraman has gone through 3 generations with 16 total Ultraman reincarnations.  Ultraman is the Japanese Superman, hailing from Nebula M78, who defend humanity against a legion of destructive giant monsters and scheming aliens called Kaiju.  Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/akL0hZCHhvcWhile we spoke on some of the lore and current storylines of Ultraman, we primarily focused on the backend of transmedia (Jeff Gomez doesn’t need our help with content) and all the great things his company, Starlight Runner, are doing to engage American audiences with an iconic Japanese IP.  They are developing an audience building platform, Iceberg Theory, that creates an interactive live streaming experience, which has grown their audience during the pandemic.  Soon to be available to all creators, the goal of the platform is to help creators build audiences with new IP. In addition to Ultraman and its transmedia workings, we spoke about how any story world needs to find its Apostles and the potential of the metaverse.Take a listen with a notepad, you’ll want it!#ultraman #jeffgomez #starlightrunner #icebergtheory #kaiju #storyworld #storytelling #transmedia #collectivejourney #artists #creatives #worldbuilder #producers #indie #newconcepts #storyworldexplorersSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/inconversation)


7 Jan 2022

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Cinemental_128 - The Exorcist - w/Jeff Gomez (part one)


After overcoming another lengthy computer issue, we return with the first of a slew of new episodes to help celebrate the Halloween season. First up, our old pal, Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner rejoins us with a couple of his favorite horror films. First up, the modern masterpiece that is "The Exorcist." It has been and will remain on of the scariest films ever created and you should listen into Jeff's thoroughly modern views on this nearly (yikes) 50 year old film. Enjoy!

1hr 29mins

27 Oct 2021

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Episode 13: Jeff Gomez

The Reluctant Phoenix

Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner, is one of the world’s leading experts in transmedia storytelling and narrative design. Gomez talks about battling his own demons while simultaneously running one of the most complicated Dungeons and Dragons games in New York city during the ‘70s and ‘80s.

1hr 9mins

20 Jul 2021

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Jeff Gomez on transmedia and immersive storytelling

Mind the Future

My guest today is Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner and leading expert in the fields of brand narrative, story world development, creative franchise design, and transmedia storytelling. In this episode we talk about the evolution of transmedia, the use of audio in storytelling, the emergence of virtual production, trends in immersive storytelling and much more. Gomez has been involved in developing the story worlds of films, TV shows, videogames, toys, books, comics, apps, virtual reality projects, and theme park attractions. His work has impacted blockbuster properties as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, James Cameron’s Avatar, Hasbro’s Transformers, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man and Men in Black, Microsoft’s Halo, and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He has also developed highly successful transmedia campaigns and participative brand narratives for Coca-Cola (Happiness Factory), Pepperidge Farm (Goldfish) and Spartan Race. Other current clients include Electronic Arts, Sesame Workshop, Disney Parks & Resorts, and World Vision Canada. Further, Gomez's transmedia methods have also been applied to educational and geo-political causes, accelerating positive self-organized social movements and increasing resistance to crime, violence, and corruption. Jeff has helped optimize communications for large NGOs, and address crises in Mexico, Colombia, Australia, and the Middle East North Africa region.

1hr 4mins

7 Jun 2021

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Jeff Gomez - CEO of Starlight Runner

Tomorrow with Rovio

Transmedia franchises have grown to dominate the global entertainment industry, but they’re a relatively new phenomenon in the United States and other parts of the world. As founder of Starlight Runner, a leader in transmedia storytelling, Jeff Gomez has played a huge role in this shift. Jeff draws on his experience to discuss the keys to achieving success across different mediums, including comic books, video games, animated series and more. Listen in for a discussion around the importance of designing narratives, building story worlds, and cultivating a fan base as we explore the future of franchise development. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

18 May 2021

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The Evolution and Power of Storytelling with Jeff Gomez

Brown & Black

Today we’re doing a deep dive into how storytelling shapes, influences and creates our worldview. Jeff Gomez, one of the world’s leading experts in transmedia storytelling, has helped build the story universes of famed franchises, IPs, brands such as Avatar, Transformers, Spider-Man, Halo, Splinter Cell, Coca-Cola, Nike, and many more. We also ask Jeff why we are so attracted to dark stories? Why are we compelled to consume it and share it? We also ask him how we convince Hollywood executives to green light Latino stories, and why it is of the utmost importance we challenge our reality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 8mins

10 May 2021

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Cinemental_080 - Jeff Gomez (part two) - Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Starlight Runner CEO and film producer Jeff Gomez returns with another film for us to dig into and this one will blow your mind! Come take a listen as we discuss "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" a musical based upon a Broadway play directed by and starring the writer/creator of the stage production. A combo you  might not think would work out so well, but here transforms itself into one of my favorite viewing experiences since we started this show.

1hr 19mins

16 Apr 2021

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Cinemental_079 - Jeff Gomez (part one) - Midnight Cowboy


After a short hiatus, we're back with very special guest and CEO of Starlight Runner, Jeff Gomez. Join us as we jump into the first of two socially impactful film choices from Jeff and we start in New York City in the late 1960s with the John Schlesinger classic, "Midnight Cowboy." Listen in and find out why this film is still so important today.

1hr 18mins

13 Apr 2021

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Jeff Gomez: Building Franchises, Transmedia Storytelling and the Collective Journey

Future of Film Podcast with Alex Stolz

Jeff Gomez is CEO of Starlight Runner and one of the world’s leading experts in story and narrative design. He works with executives, visionaries, and global leaders to develop vast fictional story universes on properties like Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers and Spider-ManThis conversation is really an exploration of narrative design. In particular, Jeff describes how conceiving and developing stories as worlds that can be told across multiple platforms can unlock incredible value for creators and brands. We also discuss the movement of audiences to participants and how, as storytellers we can not only engage and learn from the audience as well as harness this incredible feedback in our work.This leads us to explore what Jeff refers to us the Collective Journey narrative modality which, he argues, is a more relevant way to think about story in today’s hyper connected world. We dig into what this means for film, for culture and how we are moving from Hollywood-centric storytelling to more global, diverse and inclusive narratives.www.futureoffilm.live

1hr 4mins

22 Mar 2021

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Audio and Storyworlds: an AC interview with Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment

The Augmented City Podcast

We speak with Jeff Gomez, who is a veteran transmedia producer for some of Hollywood's biggest film franchises (ex. Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar), video games (Halo, Splinter Cell), and toys (Mattel & Hasbro). Jeff is a big believer in the potential for audio to become an integral part of large scale branded storyworlds where the audience "dwells" within media content as they consume it.


16 Mar 2021