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POV Hackathon: Five Documentary Prototypes From a Weekend of Hacking | POV Films Blog | PBS

POV Hackathon: Five Documentary Prototypes From a Weekend of Hacking | POV Films Blog | PBS | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

During the first POV Hackathon that took place just few days ago (August 11-12, 2012) in New York City, POV paired a handful of documentary filmmakers with expert web developers and told them they had 30 hours to re-invent the documentary for the web.

 

I think this is one of the most interesting initiatives related to the new forms of documentary. The way this event was organized in fact involves both issues of the representation of reality, both the practical aspects of the web language. [mirmilla]

 

The five projects, selected on the basis of covering several different areas of the documentary for the web, have led to the creation of 5 prototypes which can be watched on POV site:

 

1. Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys a feature-length documentary

2. Living Los Sures a collaboratively produced, interactive documentary

3. Op-Video a short-form, freely embeddable, mixed-media essay that features experts, writers and doers, as well as hand-drawn animation and original music, about current public affairs.

4. Feed Me a Story a transmedia project

5. StoryCorps Audio Slideshows a new Web platform to complement its distinctive audio style

 

 

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What Is a Hackathon?

POV's Hackathon is inspired by the "hack days" of the open-source development community and companies such as Facebook and Google. In a traditional hackathon, software coders collaborate outside of the usual corporate constraints in compressed time frames (usually fueled by pizza and energy drinks) to solve a problem.

With POV's Hackathon, we're adding independent producers into the mix, adding their creativity and expertise in social-issue storytelling. POV will pair five filmmakers with developers based on their Hackathon applications.

Once matched, the teams will participate in a pre-Hackathon orientation session to prepare media (video, photos, data...) and make decisions about software and tools. Then, over two days, the teams will work together to produce a working prototype.

 

What is POV?

POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

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Telling Stories Differently: Activism And Engagement In The Age Of New Media

Presented on April 22, 2015 at the ICP School, this panel explores how different visual, digital storytelling tools (e.g. Instagram, Medium, multimedia platf...
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Funding Models for Documentary Part 2: The Interactive Documentary

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Funding Models for Documentary Part 2: The Interactive Documentary By Arnau Gifreu Some formulas mentioned in the first model (broadcasters, production companies, other institutions and agencies, micro-patronage systems and collaborative models) are included in this analysis of the second documentary expression form, the interactive documentary. The possibilities of this expression form in relation to possible funding models and consumption are still unknown in light of the fact that the traditi

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Behind the Scenes with the Makers of the Interactive Documentary After the Storm

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5 New Questions for the Coming Age of Digital Storytelling (With Answers from the Digital Vanguards at TFI Interactive Day)

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Liz Nord reports from the Tribeca Film Institute's third annual Interactive Day.
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Storyscapes at Tribeca Film Festival Pushes Internet’s Limits

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The Art, Ethics and Technology of Documentary Co-Creation (video)

The Art, Ethics and Technology of Documentary Co-Creation (video) | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Last month MIT Open Documentary Lab convened a public lecture investigating co-creation practices within documentary. Moderated by Documentary Director and MIT Visiting Artist Kat Cizek, the panel included i-Docs co-director Mandy Rose, Andrew Lowenthal, Open Documentary Lab Fellow and Executive Director of EngageMedia and Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the Center for Civic Media and principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab.
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Brian Chirls – Creative Developer | MIT – Docubase

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Réalité Virtuelle à SXSW : The Most Interesting Platform in the World ?

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Six Principles for Writing in a Multiplatform World.

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"Long-standing tenets of narrative still hold, but if we’re going to live and work in a multiplatform world - where audiences are spread across many narrative forms, not conglomerated together around a dominant - then Writers may need to rethink their processes and even the definition of what they are and what they do…

My own work sees me hopping regularly between forms - from TV and Books, to Interactive and Online. And in juggling those shifts it’s become crucial to recognise what is consistent between them rather than focus on what is different. And from that thinking below are my 6 principles for writing in a multiplatform world."

 

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Mike Jones:  "Long-standing tenets of narrative still hold, but if we’re going to live and work in a multiplatform world - where audiences are spread across many narrative forms, not conglomerated together around a dominant - then Writers may need to rethink their processes and even the definition of what they are and what they do..."

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, March 23, 9:50 PM

Mike Jones says: "In a multiplatform world a Writer cannot be defined by a Medium". I also agree with his comments that in order to write, you have to be able to talk!


Those who write for Young Adults should find this of interest.

James Coombes's curator insight, March 24, 12:08 PM

"Technology has never changed what a Story is or what audiences expect of it. The commonality of Story between a stageplay, a novel, a film and a video game is much stronger than anything technology can throw at it."

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Le cinéma (documentaire) selon Jean-Louis Comolli

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"#5 Internet of Things (buzzword acronym: IoT)

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Tool-Kit For Crafting An Interactive Documentary - SXSW Film 2015

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Filmmaker Andrew Beck Grace and Toronto-based Helios Design Labs worked remotely for six months to produce the interactive documentary essay "After the Storm." By using this project as a test-case, this session will present a tool-kit of ideas for other creators in the medium while exploring the how and why of interactive, web-native nonfiction storytelling.

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!F Lab episode 1: StoryBooster

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When stories go interactive it is not only the story that gets fragmented, but the whole production process that needs to accept a new redistribution of roles and creative responsibilities. We now ...
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I was there and believe me it was such a thrilling experience... Tough but enlightning and super useful. Regarding the participants, great projects by great people. Last but not least, our mentors did a really good job at every level. 

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How AlJazeera plans its interactive storytelling projects

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[To skip directly to this segment in YouTube, go to 3' 19".]

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