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How is being transformed the "traditional" documentary ? "interactive", "transmedia", "webdoc" ...adjectives that make the difference.
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5 simple typographic tips! In most... | Klynt Lab

5 simple typographic tips! In most... | Klynt Lab | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

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In most webdocumentaries, you may have noticed the predominant place given to text, which enriches the picture, gives information other elements and populates the numerous spaces dedicated to editorial content.

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Harnessing HTML5 For Storytelling

Harnessing HTML5 For Storytelling | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Content can be many things. It can be a five minute video on wine tasting, a how-to on cooking the world’s greatest lasagna, 30 minute coding tutorials, a memory of your daughter’s fifth birthday, ...

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i-Docs's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:59 AM

"At Storygami we help individuals and brands make interactive online videos. We use a term called “layered video” for our approach. What this means is that we add elements that the audience can interact with over the top of online videos. These elements become visible only when they are triggered by the viewer or user. All these layered elements appear within the video screen itself and they are unlike pop-ups in that they are designed to enhance your viewing experience and not to distract. One of our first commissions was with Virgin Media in the UK where we produced a six part web series using our technology."

 

They are also in the process of creating an online video editing tool and blogging about all their adventures here: http://storygami.co/blog/ ;

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Transmedia - Paul Tyler - Tools for creating deeper user engagement

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"Why more than just traditional media?

 

Putting our stuff out onto multiple platforms, media, channels creates questions...

 

- increase reach/access - spread betting?

- gain control - bi-pass gatekeepers?

OR

- need a critical mass

- wanto to engage - passive to active

- a conversation

- create dependencies within our output?

- mobilize action."

 

Thanks to Colombia 3.0 who shared this great talk.

More about Paul Tyler: http://bit.ly/GYWSzq

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The Design Thinking approach applied to transmedia, crossmedia etc..

 

A must-see especially for those involved in DOC for CHANGE

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How Pop-Up Books Inspired The Spectacular "Short History Of The Highrise" Series

How Pop-Up Books Inspired The Spectacular "Short History Of The Highrise" Series | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Documentary has always been at the forefront of innovation says Canadian filmmaker Katerina Cizek whose latest project takes inspiration from a kid-lid favorite.."


"I think it’s no surprise that some of the most important innovation in new storytelling comes from documentaries.

We need as documentarians not only to tell stories about how technology changes our lives, but to use that technology to tell the story, too.

It’s not a digital revolution anymore--the digital revolution is over, and we’re in a digital age, and we need to understand how that’s rewiring us".

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A short but inspiring interview.

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Scroll is the new clic (is it ?)

Scroll is the new clic (is it ?) | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Les exemples se multiplient de sites où le simple fait de « scroller » permet d’activer différents contenus (textes, diaporamas photos, vidéos). Un nouveau mode de narration qui permet de proposer des reportages au long court, dans un format véritablement multimédia."

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One of the hottest trends at the moment

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Documentary Has The Future Covered

Documentary Has The Future Covered | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Documentary was once seen as the castor oil of cinematic genres: it was supposed to be "good for you," but it didn't taste very good.

 

"We are in a new golden era for documentary, but we haven't quite realized it yet. Take the Web, interactivity, photography, animation, text, video, elements of games and art installations, put them all in the hands of documentarians, and you have the interactive documentary, a new form that connects instantly with unlikely viewers all over the world, people who might not have "documentary" at the top of their wish lists but who are attracted to the new, the relevant, the exquisite."

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A great Gerry Flahive article. 

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Apprendre le Transmedia avec un MOOC | Narration augmentée

Apprendre le Transmedia avec un MOOC | Narration augmentée | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
J'inaugure ce blog par une annonce pédagogique liée au thème général de ce carnet de recherche, le Transmedia Storytelling. Il me semble tout d'abord ...
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A Short History of the Highrise: the debut of the immersive, interactive multimedia series - i-Docs

A Short History of the Highrise: the debut of the immersive, interactive multimedia series - i-Docs | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"The New York Times’s Op-Docs and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) have debuted their immersive, interactive multimedia series, A Short History of the Highrise yesterday.

 

Optimised for tablet and comprised of videos on urban highrise living, the series had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival and launched yesterday on NYTimes.com."

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How archives can find new life thanks to the interactivity.

Check it out!

 

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Une typologie du webdocumentaire orientée utilisateur - Nicolas Bole

Une typologie du webdocumentaire orientée utilisateur - Nicolas Bole | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Depuis que le webdocumentaire s’est fait un nom, on entend beaucoup parler des nouvelles formes de narration induites par l’avènement du web et du très haut débit permettant l’utilisation de fichiers lourds (son, infographie et bien sûr vidéo). (...) 

Mais que recouvre réellement cette nouveauté souvent décrite?

Peut-on vraiment dire que le web a créé une nouvelle façon de se voir raconter des histoires pour le spectateur?"

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In this pretty interesting analysis, Nicolas Bole identifies four ways in which the audience enjoy the webdocumentary:

narrative, déambulation (perambulate?), ludo-action, documentary experience 

 

Must-read.

 

[Shame not to having found the context within which this study was written]

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Some innovation players of storytelling

Some innovation players of storytelling | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

Lance Weiler, Thomas Allen Harris, Houston Howard, Felicia Pride,  Jim Stewartson.

 

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This time SpliceVine presents five innovative players of the storytelling landscape . Oddly enough, missing the general context in the post, the selection of these innovators (and the exclusion of others) remains a sort of "mystery".

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i-Docs 2014: Call for participation

i-Docs 2014: Call for participation | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Following the success of the i-Docs Symposia in 2011 and 2012, we are delighted to invite you to participate in i-Docs 2014, a two-day event dedicated to the rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary.
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Finally the return of i-Docs, an unmissable event. 

Take a look at the three interesting themes chosen for this edition by downloading the attached pdf.

 

The closing date for submitting proposals is 15 November 2013.

 

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, October 5, 2013 2:34 AM

In my agenda check back in nov for tickets 

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Sortir du Cadre (Think Wider) Future of photojournalism - Gerald Holubowicz

"The year 2011 should be considered as the first year of a rebirth for photojournalism, the first step wich will take us on the path of recovery."

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StoryCode Forum September 2013

"Elaine McMillion presents HOLLOW (an Interactive Documentary) and Nick DeMartino presents THEATRICS (a cloud-based system that allows show creators to create and manage a story environment in which audience members can create characters, respond to story prompts, engage and share their content)."

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Another great StoryCode meeting.

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Speaking With Philo: Interactive Storytelling

Speaking With Philo: Interactive Storytelling | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
I had one of those thick conversations rich with ideas and potential last Friday. It was with fellow storyteller and tec…

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Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, December 9, 2013 8:00 AM

Very interesting perspective. To my opinion interactive storytelling allready goes on in the social medias. My project in that perspective is to introduce the art of storytelling in social medias. I work with filmed storytelling for digital medias. Watch my site www.digitalstotytelle.dk - it´s just about to open in enlish vesion.

Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, December 10, 2013 12:10 PM

Sorry the site is www.digitalstoryteller.dk/home

 

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The 15 Things I've Learned about Transmedia Storytelling

The 15 Things I've Learned about Transmedia Storytelling | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Ingrid Kopp, the Tribeca Film Institute's Director of Digital Initiatives, recently shared her wisdom garnered over the year's she has spent in the transmedia world in a presentation for the X Media Lab conference in Switzerland.

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5 Big Ideas to Keep Control of Indie Transmedia Projects

5 Ideas: Be Excited, Selective Control, Communicate Your Vision, Be Practical, Your Creative Focus. This deck supported Ian Ginn's presentation during Colomb

 

Take a look also to the entire talk given by Ian Ginn here http://bit.ly/166OysA ;

(Columbia 3.0)

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Learning from fiction series

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The Role of the Transmedia Producer in Branded Entertainment

The Role of the Transmedia Producer in Branded Entertainment | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

In Conversation with Michel Reilhac and Caitlin Burns

 

"Brands have always been a point of conversation ever since the printing press. Brands have made their presence known, in one form or another, and the role of the producer has always evolved with it.

But when a new type of media shows itself and lives in the shadow of ‘older’ forms, how does the role of the producer change?

Join Michel Reilhac (Media Business School, France) and Caitlin Burns (Starlight Runner Entertainment, US) as they discuss how the role of the Transmedia producer fits within the world branded content."

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Also interesting for anyone involved in documentaries.

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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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How Do You End A Transmedia Project? | Tribeca Film Institute

How Do You End A Transmedia Project? | Tribeca Film Institute | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"So you've done it. After year's of developing your transmedia project it's finally up and running. But is the end ever in sight?

 

In most avenues of the arts there is an end game. Whether it be a self-imposed deadline or (more likely) one given to you, at some point someone wants to see the finished product. However, the thing about transmedia (at least on the web side of it) is it can go on, and on, and on."


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Good question for a "new" media still in progress

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NYFF 2013: Are interactive docs like 'Empire' film's future?

NYFF 2013: Are interactive docs like 'Empire' film's future? | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- A lot of people like to make a lot of pronouncements about the future of cinema. Some of them—like those made about “Gravity”—may well turn out to be prophetic. Others are less convincing.

 

"But some very real juice may be behind a relatively new form that’s dubbed “immersive documentary” or “interactive documentary.” You may have heard about it before. It’s a notion that’s been floating around on the mainstream margins for several years—nonfiction stories that go well beyond the passive, standalone 90-minute format you’re used to from cable TV or your local art-house theater. 

 

Instead, these films (and the term is—fortunately--meant loosely) take a more inventive path to tell their tales. As practiced by a new class of digital frontier types, they often blend the image-as-object ethos of museum installations, the interactivity of video games and the narrative and character features of traditional cinema. Immersive documentary  shares some similarities with its cousin, journalism's multimedia presentation, though is far more rooted in a cinematic tradition."

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A really interesting post about the future of the new form of interactive documentary starting from the example of “The Empire Project”.

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Establishing the Hybrid Documentary Canon | Doc Soup | POV Blog

Establishing the Hybrid Documentary Canon | Doc Soup | POV Blog | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston argues for a need to define and establish a canon for hybrid documentaries, which include the recent Stories We Tell, The Act of Killing and The Summit.

 

"What’s a hybrid documentary? The most basic definition I’d use for a hybrid documentary is a film that weaves together traditional nonfiction filmmaking with traditional fiction filmmaking. That’s it. It’s the offspring of two different elements. So that means a documentary that incorporates techniques such as animation, recreation, intentionally directed sequences, characters who speak from scripts, and so on."

 

Tom Roston

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Always an interesting topic.

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Avatar Secrets Trailer - A Documentary Film for the iPad

 

"A groundbreaking POV documentary for the iPad, AVATAR SECRETS combines cinematic live-action video footage, animated sequences, case studies, and interviews with some of the world's leading minds in the digital conversation. "

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A combination of narrative forms or an experiment? To find out, let's look forward to 2014.

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Ingrid Kopp interview @ Colombia 3.0 ! | Klynt Lab

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Ingrid Kopp interview @ Colombia 3.0 !


On September 3rd, a day of conferences was dedicated to transmedia at Colombia 3.0, a three-day event about the evolution of digital contents which took place in Bogotá.

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:25 PM

Interview with Ingrid in Colombia, on user experience design in filmmaking, TFI projects etc...

Justin Nalepa's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:56 PM

Great interview between Simon Staffans and Ingrid Kopp. I thought that the point Simon brought up about it being hard to see or understand what part the audience participated in the creation of Hollow was particularly interesting. It seems to be a reoccuring issue throughout many transmedia/interactive projects, that there isn't enough transparency when it comes to audience participation and the creation process. Another interesting point Ingrid brings up is the "Bread vs. Books" debate, whether the creation part is more important than the theory.

 

Thanks to @simon_staffans for sharing this!

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Interactive Documentary: 10 Things I have Learned

Presentation I gave at X Media Lab in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 27th, 2013. Trying to sum up all the lessons I've learned working on the TFI New Media
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10 + 4 pills of wisdom from Ingrid Kopp 

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'Hollow' helps pioneer interactive documentary genre

'Hollow' helps pioneer interactive documentary genre | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Hollow: An Interactive Documentary, lets the residents of a poor county shape the dialogue of their community.
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