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With the New Technology in Hands and New Audiences in Minds: The Creative Adaptation Processes of Writers, Artists, and Film Makers in Adapting Creative Work
Irfan Rifai, Maria Tamarina Prawati, Criscentia Jessica Setiadi, Hagung Kuntjara Sambada Wijasa, Adilla Amelia, Ali Hamad Albalhareth

Last modified: 2022-06-12


Stories come in various modes. Storytellers such as writers, artists, and film makers need to carefully devise a plan, undergo a lengthy process, supply workforce, and determine relevant technology required in producing the creative work. The adaptation of a creative work to a different mode poses challenges to these creative hands and minds. One obvious challenge is for adapters to find the equivalents for signs that might be unique between modes. Coming from different fields and expertise, we (the authors) met regularly to compare and discuss the creative processes within our fields when adapting creative fictions into different forms (film, comic, and audiobook). We followed the “expert interview” research method protocol (Bogner, et. al., 2009), where the two of us interviewed the experts of intersected fields to gather qualitative data. The discussion and interviews resulted in a model called creative adaptation process. With the projection of it being implemented in at university level, we examined the model by using sociocultural perspectives (Vygotsky, 1987; Glǎveanu, 2020). The examination shows that the model offers opportunities for university students to collaborate with other students of different disciplines and use the proper tool and technology to support their adaptation work. To strengthen the model, an extended external review of the model is required.


Creative Adaptation, Film, Design, Literature, Expert Interview, Technology

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