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How is being transformed the "traditional" documentary ? "interactive", "transmedia", "webdoc" ...adjectives that make the difference.
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The Downside of Measuring the Social Impact of Documentary Films

The Downside of Measuring the Social Impact of Documentary Films | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
What do documentary filmmakers think of measuring the social impact of their films? In a guest post for Indiewire, Alison Byrne Fields answers that question.
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#docchat: Documentary Engagement Strategy: Creating a Lasting Impact (May 6, 2014)

#docchat: Documentary Engagement Strategy: Creating a Lasting Impact (May 6, 2014) | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Ask your questions about documentary engagement strategies for last impact on Google+! Tuesday, May 6, 12:30-1:15 PM ET / 9:30-10:15 AM PT.

 

"How can documentary filmmakers working on long-standing social and political issues ensure that their work is well poised to move the needle on their chosen topic in a significant way?"

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Very interesting topic and very good experts ...so save the date!

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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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Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

"Few could argue that stortelling is a powerful tool to inspire action and change, and to influence thought leaders and decision makers. The shape and delivery of stories has also shifted dramatically in the digital era. Long-form narrative and conventionalism journalism now share a stage with messages 140 characters or images that disappear in seconds after they are opened. There have never been more ways to reach audiences, but it's also never been more difficult to really reach them."

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Barbara Ganley's curator insight, May 7, 2014 9:03 AM

Nice, succinct overview

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Can we measure the impact of an i-doc? - Interactive Factual

Can we measure the impact of an i-doc? - Interactive Factual | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
The last question of the UX Series is the one million dollars question: how do we understand impact in an i-doc? What is the timeframe we should consider in the evaluation? Is it about the number of people exposed to our message? Is it about telling others about our documentary and issue? It is about changing […]
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Unfortunately this is the last episode of the UX Series. 

 

Truly loved the whole series and believe it has established - as never before in such a systematic way - the importance of usability & user experience in the i-doc production.

A reference for all those who revolve around the i-doc.

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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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