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North Korean documentary tries transmedia trends | YONHAP NEWS

North Korean documentary tries transmedia trends | YONHAP NEWS | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

When Toronto filmmaker Ann Shin screened her riveting documentary "The Defector: Escape from North Korea" last November, she received acclaim for crossing a border that few filmmakers dare to go -- the technological border, that is.

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The New Digital Storytelling Series: Elaine McMillion | Filmmaker Magazine

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Elaine McMillion | Filmmaker Magazine | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
Last week, Filmmaker and the MIT Open Documentary Lab kicked off their collaborative series of interviews with digital storytellers with a conversation with
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I'm really excited about seeing Hollow. As an aspiring interactive storyteller, it's really interesting to see how Elaine was inspired to create her project and her process of adopting interactive storytelling. 

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Emma Coats on Finding, Keeping, and Nurturing Your Voice

Emma Coats on Finding, Keeping, and Nurturing Your Voice | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

This week opens with another post sharing ‘wisdom from Twitter‘, it was not my initial plan, but life is all about being reactive, isn’t it. 

 

You are probably already familiar with Emma Coats who shared a few months ago on the same account, @lawnrocket, Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules.

 

Yesterday , Coats talked about the importance of finding your voice, whether you are in or out the industry, and the difficulties and benefits that come along with it.

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Some great wisdom and insight from working in the industry.

 

Love the quote, "From outside the industry, you can only think about getting in. From inside, you only think about getting out enough to do your own thing."

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“William and the Windmill” wins Grand Jury Award at SXSW

“William and the Windmill” wins Grand Jury Award at SXSW | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

The film tells the story of TED Speaker William Kamkwamba, who has come to be known by the title of his memoir, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. At age 14, Kamkwamba built a windmill out of junk parts, adapting a design he saw in a library book in order to provide electricity for his family in rural Malawi.

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Also worth checking out is this article about director Ben Nabors' inspiration behind making this film:

 

http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/gucci_documentary/news/196678341.html

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The Heart of Storytelling: The American Red Cross Lets Real People Tell Their Stories

The Heart of Storytelling: The American Red Cross Lets Real People Tell Their Stories | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
A New Yorker whose home was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, a Michigan teenager whose Red Cross CPR training helped him save a man’s life, an Oklahoma family who lost their home in a tornado.
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