Documentary Evolu...
Follow
Find
13.5K views | +0 today
Documentary Evolution
How is being transformed the "traditional" documentary ? "interactive", "transmedia", "webdoc" ...adjectives that make the difference.
Curated by mirmilla
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Glue It. Code It. Tweak It. Play It.

from TFI Interactive Blog:

 

"Maker culture is more than knowing how to code, it is about a state of mind—if you can think it you can probably make it. The theory isn't that far removed from that moment where you get the idea for a film, the only difference is the next step. This panel explores rapid prototyping and getting your hands dirty to get something made and into the hands of your audience as quickly as possible.

 

Panelists: Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code), Sonali Sridhar (Hacker School), Amit Pitaru (Kitchen Table Coders), Adnaan Wasey (P.O.V.).

Moderator: Julia Kaganskiy (freelance curator and editor)."

 

https://tribecafilminstitute.org/blog/detail/2013_tfi_interactive_glue_it._code_it._tweak_it._play_it

mirmilla's insight:

That's why I think this era is fantastic for filmmakers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Veille et réflexions sur les nouvelles écritures audiovisuelles et les dispositifs transmédiatiques

Veille et réflexions sur les nouvelles écritures audiovisuelles et les dispositifs transmédiatiques | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"L’émergence sur la toile de « dispositifs transmédias » fait grand bruit, elle questionne et peut rendre dubitatif dans son balancement entre fascination et doute.

L’univers discursif associé au transmédia invite à peser ses mots tant les formules s’entremêlent les unes aux autres : « narration transmédia », « narration multisupport », « délinéarisation de contenus », « film interactif », « fiction totale »… On en vient à se demander où ce charabia compte nous emmener et ce que notre noble position de spectateur va subir, un spectateur « devenu acteur » nous dit-on, tandis que les auteurs ne seraient plus vraiment des auteurs."

mirmilla's insight:

Another article that check on the pros and cons of transmedia.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

« InterDocs » : 1ère conférence sur le webdoc en Espagne

« InterDocs » : 1ère conférence sur le webdoc en Espagne | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Nouvelle incursion en terre espagnole sur Le Blog documentaire avec la première conférence organisée dans le pays autour du documentaire interactif. Plus de 150 personnes se sont ainsi réunies le 2...
mirmilla's insight:

At last, the webdoc overlooks the Mediterranean Euroregion. A good start.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by mirmilla from Documentary Landscapes
Scoop.it!

Act Normal: Hybrid Tendencies in Documentary Film

Act Normal: Hybrid Tendencies in Documentary Film | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"On the release of Joshua Oppenheimer’s Act of Killing in UK cinemas some excitement is emerging about the possibilities of new hybrid forms of documentary cinema.

Aside from this admiration, the film has provoked reactions of both shock and awe, effects that can be attributed to a recent lack of public critical engagement and discussion of the documentary form. 

This article is a minor attempt to create a current overview of the hybrid documentary by outlining some of influences and difficulties of these forms."


Via Justin Nalepa
mirmilla's insight:

Great post about a genre poorly studied.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

American Futures - Hollow & Question Bridge

American Futures - Hollow & Question Bridge | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"June 20th saw the launch of Hollow – Elaine McMillion’s ambitious interactive documentary about post-industrial life and hope in McDowell County, West Virginia.

Dealing with one community but telling a common story of rural America – Hollow has already received much well-deserved attention. The site has attracted over 20,000 viewers from around the world, and a screening locally drew in over 150 residents. 

McMillion has come up with a treatment that is both immersive and participatory – providing a vivid, moving portrait of this rural American community and an ongoing platform for local communication.."

mirmilla's insight:

In-depth analysis of two interesting projects.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

An interview with Tim Hawkins, director of Invisible Picture Show

An interview with Tim Hawkins, director of Invisible Picture Show | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"The Invisible Picture Show is a relatively low budget project that wants to raise awareness about children in immigration detention centers. I like this project because it demonstrates well the possibilities that  cross-media campaigns offer to activist causes: it is about immersion linked to a clear call to action."

by Sandra Gaudenzi

@i-docs

mirmilla's insight:

A few  behind the scenes revelations about this beautiful transmedia project.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Resurrecting Multimedia from the mire of Transmedia - Journal - mikejones.tv

Resurrecting Multimedia from the mire of Transmedia - Journal - mikejones.tv | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Words come and go, in and out of fashion. And when the topics of discussion are screen-production, screen-media, technology and narrative, words can fall out of fashion very quickly. 

 

Even those words that begin with clear intentions and a desire to be useful descriptors, can quickly be hijacked and malformed into contestants for the ongoing game of buzzword bingo. ‘Transmedia’ is just such a word. With the term ‘Trans’ simply meaning ‘to move’, the notion of Transmedia as “narratives that move across different media-forms”, it’s a perfectly apt description."

mirmilla's insight:

An interesting approach ... which can also be considered in the opposite direction from another interesting post of Mediastorm (I Hate ‘Multimedia’ http://bit.ly/12pTiRl)

 

Again, the words are struggling to chase the technological and social innovations.

more...
Cristián Chamblas's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:59 AM

El impacto del transmedia en la revitalización de otras metodologías de trabajo...

Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Defines Interactive Documentary | Open Documentary Lab at MIT

Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Defines Interactive Documentary | Open Documentary Lab at MIT | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"In this video interview, Mendes answers our first two questions:

1. How would you define interactive documentary?

2. Do you think that interactive documentary, as a form, is a natural evolution of linear documentary?"

By Arnau Gifreu Castells (PhD)
mirmilla's insight:

Just a glimpse.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Transmedia Documentaries are Sexy, But Who's Watching?

Transmedia Documentaries are Sexy, But Who's Watching? | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"This past April, several new media pioneers issued "The Web Documentary Manifesto," which, inspired from Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov's early writings, called for "a revolution" in storytelling (...) But what kind of revolution is it? Who is taking part, what is being overthrown, and who seeks to benefit from it?"

mirmilla's insight:

Big questions for all players involved in the process of realization of the transmedia doc.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Klynt, Zeega, Prezi, and the Evolution of Digital Narratives

Klynt, Zeega, Prezi, and the Evolution of Digital Narratives | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Media publishing on the web has evolved tremendously in recent years and now the real question on developers’ minds is how to depart from the traditional web narrative in favor of dynamic storytel...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Innovations In Documentary | The Journey Of Documentary

Innovations In Documentary | The Journey Of Documentary | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Documentaries are constantly evolving and adapted to technology across many platforms.  The interactive documentary can take many forms and sits across a multitude of platforms.  It is only limited by the creator. Many of the documentaries below may sit across more than one platform, I have titled them under the heading which they would be more commonly known as."

 

by Atalanti Dionysus

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Interactivity makes storytelling natural – again

excerpt:

"It all depends on my audience, of course. They are not sitting there in the flickering dark listening quietly like in a movie theater. They interact with me and have a habbit of interrupting my story with a comment or two – and usually a funny one. It breaks up my rhythm, and I have to be aware of what they are saying in order to continue my story. I need to use it to keep my momentum."

mirmilla's insight:

Flash thoughts concerning interactivity, storytelling and platform from StoryPlanet Blog

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

William Uricchio on Playing with Narrative | Open Documentary Lab at MIT

William Uricchio on Playing with Narrative | Open Documentary Lab at MIT | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

excerpt:

"Interactive documentaries come in many different forms, some of their textual structures adhering rather closely to long established narrative traditions; others, explicitly taking the form of mini-narratives that the user can move among and link;

and still others offering rich if disaggregated possibilities to the motivated participant, who can connect the dots into a narrative experience.

Some projects (Alma: A Tale of Violence [Miquel Dewever-Plana & Isabelle Fougère, 2012] is a strong case; Bear 71 [Jeremy Mendes & Leanne Allison, 2012], a weaker one) are essentially retellings of past events and lead inexorably to certain fixed conclusions, despite the fact that users may navigate multiple the routes to that end state. These forms share qualities of the traditional narrative (a definite story arc based on past events, a narrator), even as they encourage excurses and wandering.

Others (Planet Galata – A Bridge in Istanbul [Florian Thalhofer & Berke Bas, 2010] and Question Bridge: Black Males [Johnson, Thomas, Smith and Sinclair, 2012]) require the user to wander and navigate at their own pace, exploring the spaces, characters and issues that they find interesting.

The makers have made choices about what to include and offer structures to help shape and lend coherence to the user experience, but there is no preordained conclusion or story arc other than that conjured up by the user."

mirmilla's insight:

A new and interesting analysis of William Uricchio starting with the big question of what constitutes the narrative up to the "ways to rethink the place of imagination in the domain of the non-fictional".

Very inspiring.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Le monde du webdoc décrypté par Sandra Gaudenzi

Le monde du webdoc décrypté par Sandra Gaudenzi | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Une rencontre essentielle sur Le Blog documentaire, avec Sandra Gaudenzi. Professeure associée à l’Université des Arts de Londres, Sandra nous propose ici son point de vue sur les productions documentaires interactives dans le monde, en insistant notamment sur différentes manières d’appréhender les webdocumentaires. Elle souligne aussi l’essor du « documentaire mobile »…"

mirmilla's insight:

Interesting documentary overview with a special regard for the locative doc.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Beware The New Doc Vague | Doc Soup | POV Blog

Beware The New Doc Vague | Doc Soup | POV Blog | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Doc Soup Man labels "The New Doc Vague" to a recent movement of documentary films that heavily rely on impressionistic representations of life.

 

quote:

"First, I have to note that I love the way documentaries are not just talking heads and that aesthetics in documentaries have become so innovative and exciting. Documentary filmmakers consider themselves formal filmmakers first, more than ever. And I revel in the grey area between fiction and nonfiction, and how reality is such a slippery slope, thanks, in part, to our overmediated age.


This has all led to what one could call Verite Impressionism, or, if you’ll allow me to be cute, The New Doc Vague. When Dunne says the word “immersive,” that’s code for putting primacy on a stimulation of the senses through imagery (and sound, editing, etc.) over the actual documentation of reality. The facts might be vague, but the feelings are not."

mirmilla's insight:

One step forward and ... three reverse. Fully agree with Tom Roston.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

2013 - 2014 Transmedia Trends - Cross Video Days

Speakers

Jean-Baptiste Dumont Réalisateur

Vincent Leclercq Directeur général , Pictanovo

Adipat Virdi Founder , Transmediology

Robert Pratten CEO , Transmedia Storyteller Ltd

Moderator Alok Nandi Creative Director , Architempo...

 

Check out all the other conferences here: http://bit.ly/125CbFS

mirmilla's insight:

Here are published the conferences held at the recent Cross Video Days.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Interview with Elaine McMillion - producer / director of Hollow - i-Docs

Interview with Elaine McMillion - producer / director of Hollow - i-Docs | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
the interview gives a deep insight into her thinking in the midst of producing this innovative work. On June 20th, the Hollow team launched the site...
mirmilla's insight:

Behind the documentary that everyone talks about, an excellent job with the local community

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Discusses Business Models | Open Documentary Lab at MIT

Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Discusses Business Models | Open Documentary Lab at MIT | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"In this video interview, Mendes answers our last questions:

1. What do you think is a possible business model for interactive documentary?

2. What countries have been especially active in the production of interactive documentaries?"

by Arnau Gifreu Castells (PhD)

mirmilla's insight:

Here is another piece of the interview - crumb after crumb

more...
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Transmédia Naissance d’un concept entre imagination et raison

Au nom de l’interactivité avec un téléspectateur de moins en moins captif, la conception des programmes tend à être repensée de fond en comble. Toutes les chaînes investissent cette réflexion, que certains nomment « transmédia ».
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

The Pros and Cons of Interactive Storytelling

The Pros and Cons of Interactive Storytelling | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
I am not a total convert, but I do see some benefits in the revolutionary new story spaces that go by various monikers, be it transmedia or multi-platform storytelling.
mirmilla's insight:

How to disagree?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

2013 TFI Interactive: Spotlight On ‘Hollow,’ ‘Question Bridge’ and ‘Immigrant Nation’ | Tribeca Film Institute

2013 TFI Interactive: Spotlight On ‘Hollow,’ ‘Question Bridge’ and ‘Immigrant Nation’ | Tribeca Film Institute | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Continuing our spotlight on 2012 TFI New Media Fund grantees from #TFIi, today we focus on Elaine McMillion's Hollow, Hank Willis Thomas' Question Bridge: Black Males (which is currently doing a Kickstarter campaign for their interactive site) and Theo Rigby's Immigrant Nation."

mirmilla's insight:

Three very inspiring projects presented by their authors.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Transmedia: A Filmmakers Foe or Ally?

Transmedia: A Filmmakers Foe or Ally? | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
The Independent Filmmaker Project fosters the development, production and promotion of hundreds of feature and documentary films a year.

 

excerpt:

"Transmedia storytelling is a valuable approach because it wraps your story around the shoulders of your audience and hooks them in whenever and wherever you come into contact with them. But to do this means broadening your role from maker of film to Transmedia storyteller, to think of your story as something living beyond a locked screen and a single timeframe."

mirmilla's insight:

How the transmedia changes the role of the filmmaker.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Webdoc, L'arborescence et les questions de scenarisation

Le webdoc sert avant tout à raconter une histoire! Il est temps pour les photojournalistes et les professionnels de l’image de s’emparer des nouveaux outil
mirmilla's insight:

Great presentation focused on storytelling and documentary. Unfortunately only in French.

more...
Karine Marquis's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:24 AM

Excellente présentation mettant bien en lumière les différents principes du storytelling et leurs apports.

Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Video interview with artist Jonathan Harris

Video interview with artist Jonathan Harris | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
New Profile: artist Jonathan Harris

by Submarine Channel

 

excerpt: 

"American technological artist Jonathan Harris is well-known for combining a love for computer science, storytelling and statistics to experiment and create beautiful projects that reflect on human society – think back to We Feel Fine, The Whale Hunt, and Balloons of Bhutan, to name just a few. In the last year alone, he launched an inspiring community for storytellers called Cowbird, whose mission is to document the human experience." 

mirmilla's insight:

 

The director of "I Love Your Work" tells the philosophy and approach to reality that drive his work.

 

Interesting point of view on the interactive documentary from the artist who expanded the webdoc horizon (5':58")

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by mirmilla
Scoop.it!

Where to go if you Crossover? A journey @ Doc/Fest Interactive - i-Docs

Where to go if you Crossover? A journey @ Doc/Fest Interactive - i-Docs | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

excerpt:

"Sheffield has diversified its proposition this year to reply to the growing complexity of the field… so it has expanded and spread throughout several days. As a result the Crossover Summit is not “the day” anymore, but just one of the many interactive propositions of the week"

by Sandra Gaudenzi

mirmilla's insight:

Finally some news from one of the most popular showcases of the year -and a bit of clarity on the chaotic tweets flow for those who are not physically on site

more...
No comment yet.