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How is being transformed the "traditional" documentary ? "interactive", "transmedia", "webdoc" ...adjectives that make the difference.
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A doc by any other name: explore 4 types of documentary films

A doc by any other name: explore 4 types of documentary films | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Explore 4 types of documentary films, and watch some that are streaming free online. What type is your favourite?
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A Poetic Approach to Documentary

A Poetic Approach to Documentary | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Freshly minted PhD Bettina Franham's thesis is now available from the University of Technology, Sydney's library. This is a major contribution, read it, and an enormous congratulations to Bettina f...
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A great work by Bettina Frankham. Must find time to read it.

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Interview: CASPAR SONNEN

Interview: CASPAR SONNEN | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

 

New media coordinator and curator IDFA DocLabs, Caspar Sonnen, a member of the 2013 multimedia contest jury, discusses the winners and the contest.

 

More interviews about Multimedia Contest: http://bit.ly/WBRkNZ

 

[Shame about the slowness of the player]

 

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A very interesting interview that covers the topic of world press photography to new interactive narratives forms.

 

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Power to the Pixel 2012: what’s new in i-doc’s transmedia land

Power to the Pixel 2012: what’s new in i-doc’s transmedia land | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Power to the Pixel was held in London for the 6th year in a row, showing the world of media production that transmedia is more than a trend: it is a logic of production and an marketing strategy that fits the needs of our global media world

 

How does the transmedia affect the digital production or i-docs?

 

Sandra Gaudenzi share with us some of her thoughts on the sidelines of "Power to the Pixel".

 

Particularly interesting is the conclusion of this post:

- if convergence is no longer a utopia, what is the best way to use it?
- compared to what already exists, what other aspects can be experienced through the transmedia?

 

The future may (or must?) bring more new horizons.

 

The distinction between those who come from a "documentary sensitivity" rather than "documentary field" is not just a terminological question, but represents very effective the new producers trend to seek a mix of fiction and factual.

 

The beginning of an interesting debate.

 

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Behold, The Very First Documentary Shot With Google Goggles

Behold, The Very First Documentary Shot With Google Goggles | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson: "Remember when we said that Google Glass needed Gucci and Prada to reinvent its tech as cool? Well, apparently they took the advice pretty literally."

 


Via The Digital Rocking Chair, David Grandison Jr.
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Living in the long tail: On the state of documentary film | The Ripple Effect

Living in the long tail: On the state of documentary film | The Ripple Effect | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

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this study explores the factors that contribute to "the growth in documentary production".

What puzzles me is the reaction of surprise at the fact that "the directors are more interested in the social rather than financial success."
In reality, those who insist on making documentaries they do it though the economic aspects.
Is not by chance we often talk of mission or commitment.

 

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How To Turn Audiences Into Activists: 5 Lessons in Social Engagement from Participant Media

How To Turn Audiences Into Activists: 5 Lessons in Social Engagement from Participant Media | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
It seems as if the global--or at least national--crisis documentary has become nearly an annual tradition. It started with An Inconvenient Truth, the 2006 Al Gore documentary that helped to open people’s eyes to the devastation of global warming.

 

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Chad Boettcher and Christopher Gebhardt tell Co.Create how they go about harnessing the impact of a documentary and transforming the complicated feelings it inspires into social action

 

 

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Manaus - iPad documentary

Manaus - iPad documentary | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
“Manaus, The Great Move” turns the iPad into an innovative multimedia magazine.

 

Having an IPad becomes more and more fundamental


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Non-fiction games structure: a successful formula for the interactive documentary

Non-fiction games structure: a successful formula for the interactive documentary | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

Arnau Gifreu Castells: "Mixing documentary (non-fiction) and game (fiction) seems a strategy that many interactive documentary producers are considering, because the fact of reality combined with a structure that includes the users and put themselves at the heart of the action, creates a much more hyper and immersed scenario for the interactive documentary and its participants"...

 


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Documentary studies: news from the front line, review by Russell Campbell

Documentary studies: news from the front line, review by Russell Campbell | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

Three new books on documentary explore the impact of changing technology on the relationships between filmmakers and their subjects

 

Documentary film has always been innovative technology affected. These books seems to explore this relationship back in the history.

 

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TribecaFilm.com | Future of Film | Exploring the Frontiers of the Recently Possible With HTML5

TribecaFilm.com | Future of Film | Exploring the Frontiers of the Recently Possible With HTML5 | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

This kind of experimentation is currently the domain of web developers—or at least, for creatives who can afford to hire a web development team. It's not yet easy for creatives to pick up and play with HTML5.

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New Directions for Documentary: Interactive and Cross-Platform Productions - Julia Scott-Stevenson

Interactive media have long offered creative avenues for makers of non-fiction narrative, but few offerings have so far struck a chord with viewers. Julia Scott-Stevenson discusses an emerging field with key producers and commissioners.
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Transmedia for Social Documentaries

What does the word transmedia actually mean? What do documentaries need to be to ensure that they are seen in this complex media world? Documentary filmmakers, funders, and technology experts join in conversation to explore gaming, films for mobile phones, new animation techniques, and storytelling platforms for the iPad and other tablets. This panel is an opportunity to learn about and discuss the future of media-driven communication.

 

Media Studies and Film | http://www.newschool.edu/mediastudies http://www.newschool.edu/ce/mediastudiesandfilm

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Lessons Learned In Interactive Documentary - Loc Dao

Loc Dao, Head of Digital Content and Strategy, NFB Canada

at The Pixel Lab 2014

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Strategies and dynamics of NFB interactive productions 

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Regarding Humanity: Storytelling... Who's doing it well?

Lina Srivastava moderates a discussion with Ingrid Kopp, Mallika Dutt and Michael Premo on good storytelling in human rights and development work..

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In an era where convergence has entered the normality of the communication, the "change the world" typical desire of the traditional documentary finds its ideal context in the new "elastic" media.

 

Very interesting hangout.

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Future Factual - Mandy Rose @BBC Fusion Summit

"Mandy Rose, who has been involved with participatory and interactive media for nearly two decades, offers an overview of what's happening where documentary meets networked culture, with reflections on co-creation, crowd-funding, open rights frameworks and distribution"

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Very informative and effective presentation.

More about Mandy and her work here:

CollabDocs  http://bit.ly/Tfq726

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Dow Day: a situated documentary - Mobile Learning Experiences

Dow Day: a situated documentary - Mobile Learning Experiences | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

The Situated Documentary starts from the assumption that the sounds and the images of the world in which we live in hide a historical past that we can discover and explore with technology.

 

Being in the same place in which particular historical facts occurred and being able to live what there is no longer constitutes a very important experiential conquest of the documentary genre.

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❝The Situated Documentary allows learners to experience the recreation of a real life event (…) Situated documentaries work in harmony with technology to interact with information and to experience the world in new ways.❞

[excerpt from Luiz Lopes video on Vimeo]

 

What technology is behind Dow Day?

 

❝ARIS, Short for Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling, is an authoring tool as well as an iPhone application that work together to create mobile, locative, narrative-centric, interactive experiences❞ [excerpt from David J. Gagnon manuscript (http://bit.ly/QeSRXk)]

 

or in other words:

❝ARIS is a user-friendly, open-source platform for creating and playing mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players experience a hybrid world of virtual interactive characters, items, and media placed in physical space.❞

[excerpt from the ARIS site]

 

Watch the demo video to understand the amazing potential of ARIS tool: http://arisgames.org/demo/

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Web architecte, mode d’emploi (avec Annabel Roux)

Web architecte, mode d’emploi (avec Annabel Roux) | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Coup de projecteur du Blog documentaire sur ceux que l’on appelle “web architectes ” ou “concepteurs d’interactivité”… Et quel que soit le nom qu’on leur d...

 

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An interview with Annabel Roux, one of the most active on the European interactive documentary scene and related, along with only a few others.
Among her many activities, she is curator of Scoop.it first person [http://bit.ly/OTbnUL], and has its own individual company (La fabrique du réel - http://bit.ly/OTaz2p).

 

I find very meaningful the set of her different skills and interests, an approach that goes beyond the limits of a knowledge related to specialized training.

 

For a new kind of documentary, a new craft on the horizon ...I hope!

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Faire un webdoc sans toucher au code html, c’est possible avec Klynt

Faire un webdoc sans toucher au code html, c’est possible avec Klynt | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Vous n’y connaissez rien en code html et pourtant vous aimeriez réaliser un webdocumentaire? Et bien le logiciel Klynt est certainement fait pour vous. Ce programme, créé par une société par..."

 

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Here is one of the few software with which you can make a documentary designed for the Internet.
It is not very far from an authoring program like Adobe Encore or Dvd Studio Pro.

 

As always, the tool itself does not make a great documentary project, but it does its content and architecture exploration.
The strong point is that it does not require knowledge of coding. Point which becomes weak when you want to switch from a simple vision to interaction engagement.

Besides being able to click on the buttons provided by the author, you can not do much else.
In my personal point of view, this is a great tool for those approaching for the first time to the the web documentary, a promising start to the Honkytonk for documentary next generation.

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Mobile Age: a short guide

Best Practices for Filmmakers Moving to Mobile
By Janice Dawe for City Sonic, a co-production of White Pine Pictures and Kensington Communications

 

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"This short guide is intended to help documentary producers gain insight into some of the considerations and challenges that come with producing content for mobile delivery – specifically film and video content."

 

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If you are a documentary producer (or a filmmaker), have you ever thought about what can be the specific issues involved in consuming your film on a mobile phone?

In short, we must get ourselves inside the scenario of new technologies and take advantage of the full potential of Web 2.0.

 

A very interesting case study.

 

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MIT TechTV – Communications Forum - Documentary Film and New Technologies

MIT TechTV – Communications Forum - Documentary Film and New Technologies | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

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a must see video recorded on march 2012 at MIT Communications Forum.

(video run 1h 57')

 

abstract:

"Emerging digital technologies are opening powerful new ways to create and even to reconceptualize the documentary film. How will handheld video cameras and ubiquitous open-source computing change the nature of documentaries? What are the implications for makers and viewers of documentaries of today’s unprecedented access to online editing and distribution tools, to an ocean of data never before available to the general public? These and related questions will be central to our discussion. Panelists will include a scholar of digital culture, a producer who has begun to exploit emerging technologies, and a representative of a newly-important specialty of the digital age – a curator of digital artifacts."

 

 

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(Re) making a difference

(Re) making a difference | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

In movie history there's always been a long tradition of acquiring the rights to remake books as blockbusters.

And now, in Hollywood, are documentaries the new books??

Documentaries have recently come to the fore as the new hot choice for real life-inspired screenplays.

 

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A new form: the Cell-Phone Documentaries | POV Blog | PBS

A new form: the Cell-Phone Documentaries | POV Blog | PBS | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Apple's iPhone 4 has sparked a new industry of smartphone filmmaking.
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Designing for Impact - Center for Social Media, American University

Designing for Impact - Center for Social Media, American University | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share.
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