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How is being transformed the "traditional" documentary ? "interactive", "transmedia", "webdoc" ...adjectives that make the difference.
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The interactive documentary: A transformative art form

The interactive documentary: A transformative art form | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Documentary filmmaking has always been at its most dynamic at the intersection of technological changes, which allows for significant new modes of creation, periods of intense and rapid social transformation, the emergence of artists who seize on new means of expression to respond to social change, a direct and ongoing connection with audience/public and the ability to create social meaning.

We are at such a moment now."

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Very interesting article. Must read.

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Vidzor Blog - The Evolution of Storytelling

Vidzor Blog - The Evolution of Storytelling | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
‘‘It is to choose and to use certain facts, to simplify certain aspects, to condense, and structure the events in order to make links appear between them’’
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Interesting insights from this new platform that aims to be a tool for creating interactive video

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The documentary in the digital world - Future Tense - ABC Radio National

The documentary in the digital world - Future Tense - ABC Radio National | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Most of us have a stuffy view of what a documentary is, but in a world where we increasingly write and post images about ourselves do we need to re-think that idea?"

 

Radio National has just published the first part of Future Tense the radio program dedicated to the changing nature of the documentary process.

 

Some interesting excerpts:

 

Katerina Cizek [Highrise http://bit.ly/S59Ybw]
What the web is teaching us documentary makers and the culture and language of the web is the démocratisation of storytelling and the démocratisation of media in our lives. And so I think the interactivity. That points to in terms of our own transformation or reconsideration of the documentary agenda.
(...) We do not start by setting the terms of the technological project, that comes later.

 

Nick Doherty, managing editor Television Online, Australian public broadcaster SBS:
I think it is really an education process to try and explain to producers why a project might be right for the web or, by the same token, it might be right for television or, as we say, it might be right for both, cross-platform.

 

Ingrid Kopp: I think a lot of the innovation is actually happening outside of what we may have traditionally thought of as independent film people.

 

Transcript available.

 

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Hijacking Cinema: Advice on Transmedia Storytelling

Hijacking Cinema: Advice on Transmedia Storytelling | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Video games, apps, infographics—new media is increasingly breaking down cinema's four walls, working in tandem with a film to build a more immersive, multidisciplinary experience for viewers (or "users"). But how do moviemakers tell one cohesive story across so many different platforms?
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"We are in the silent era of transmedia storytelling." ...and not only in transmedia field

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For Moviegoers, The Net's Not Yet An Easy Option - New York Times

For Moviegoers, The Net's Not Yet An Easy Option - New York Times | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

excerpts from this post dated back to 1998:

 

 ''Right now the Net is not a way to see movies,'' said Mayra Langdon Riesman, founder of Filmscouts (...) Digitized information contained in a movie, especially one with any action, is too vast to be handled by most personal computers and modems, which aren't capable of producing anything beyond rudimentary film quality.

(...)

 

Occasionally filmmakers show clips of works in progress, but Ms. Riesman said that the real value of the Internet to filmmakers was not as an exhibition site but as a production tool.

''People make a mistake when they try to adapt old media to the Net,'' she said. ''This is new media.''

In the future, she added, the Web might be used to make new kinds of films in different ways. "

 

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It seems that a century has passed and instead it's only been 15 years.

Some aberrations are still present, but considering the rushing technological change speed ...it is also understandable that thinking is slower

  

 

 

[the photo is a wanted provocation]

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The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary | i-docs

The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary | i-docs | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
In order to focus on the new genre of the interactive documentary, we must examine the evolution of the Internet and its many possibilities in terms of interactive applications. The ...
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Will Digital Revolution Be Remembered as Artistic Renaissance or Cultural Death Knell?

Will Digital Revolution Be Remembered as Artistic Renaissance or Cultural Death Knell? | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
As an artist working in the digital age, you're supposed to be super psyched that everything has gone do-it-yourself. But how do we really feel about the Digital Revolution that's currently underway?
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