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What If Clients Don’t Really Need ‘Professional Photography’?

What If Clients Don’t Really Need ‘Professional Photography’? | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Author’s disclaimer: This article is aimed toward commercial, business-to-business photographers. Consumer photographers may get something from it as well, but there are different market forces at work in that genre.

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Mario Pires's curator insight, January 28, 5:20 AM

"Perhaps it is time for photographers to start focusing on what they deliver: visual solutions. engagement, and brand awareness.

And those solutions may be photographs, photo illustrations, motion, full video, social media graphics, Instagram/Vine combos… whatever it takes to create something that helps a client grow their business."

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2015 Worldwide Internet, Mobile and Social Media Trends

2015 Worldwide Internet, Mobile and Social Media Trends | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Last year we wrote about We Are Social’s huge report on everything internet, mobile and social and the company is back with an even bigger report on trends than last…

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Pantelis Chiotellis's curator insight, January 24, 3:57 PM

Follow the link for the report.

Gabriel Cardon's curator insight, January 25, 12:10 PM

Figures.

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Clever interactive street art by spanish artist Pejac

Clever interactive street art by spanish artist Pejac | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Spanish artist Pejac creates street art that are thought provoking and simplistic. He often uses silhouettes in his works which creates a lasting impact on the…

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Bharat Employment's curator insight, January 24, 7:26 AM
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love it. thanks for all of this. It's wonderful!
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The All-Women Hacker Collective Making Art About the Post-Snowden Age | Jordan Pearson | Motherboard

The All-Women Hacker Collective Making Art About the Post-Snowden Age | Jordan Pearson | Motherboard | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

“There is something about the internet that isn’t working anymore,” is the line that opens filmmaker Jonathan Minard’s short documentary on Deep Lab—a group of women hackers, artists, and theorists who gathered at Carnegie Mellon University in December to answer the question of what, exactly, that disquieting “something” is. The film premieres on Motherboard today.

What Deep Lab represents is just as hard to pin down as the “something” invoked in the opening minutes of Minard’s short film. Is it a book, a lecture series, or Minard’s documentary—all of which were put together in under a month? Is it an ethos? Is it feminist? Is Deep Lab a charrette, a dugnad, or a “congress,” as its participants called it?

It’s hard to say what Deep Lab is in part because of its scattershot nature, both in terms of its products and its focus. The Deep Lab book—available for free online—is a 242-page collection of essays, fragments, and reflections on everything from encryption to cyberfeminism penned by a dozen different authors with divergent interests.

Deep Lab’s interdisciplinary approach is perhaps necessary to parse the complicated realities of the post-Snowden age. Since Snowden’s revelations regarding the scope of the US government’s online surveillance program broke in 2013, it seems as though the internet has taken on a new, dark, and confusing identity.

Larger-than-life interests in the form of corporate and governmental surveillance are now at play in our daily interactions on the internet, and interpreting those outsized realities so we can understand them is no small challenge.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Interesting article and documentary about what the Internet is today, in Post-Snowden Age.

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It's Not Film. It's Not TV. It's Convergence. Here's What It's All About

It's Not Film. It's Not TV. It's Convergence. Here's What It's All About | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
A new wave of creators is blurring the lines of storytelling to span multiple platforms. Here, a handful of those creators from this year's New York Film Festiv
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Some call it transmedia, others immersive and non-linear storytelling  or interactive filmmaking. Convergence is what it´s about. Different forms and platforms of storytelling come together in one, yet very multi-dimensional concept. 


 

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Paying it Forward is a Great Social Media Strategy

Paying it Forward is a Great Social Media Strategy | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
How great is the feeling of doing something nice for someone else? This is as true on social media as it is anywhere else.
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Good news are better news. Social media loves stories where people help each other. Social Media is a community where helping others can really make a difference.

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New Research: Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Social Media

New Research: Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Social Media | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Stop making Facebook the center of your relationship marketing efforts," says Nate Elliott, VP and principal analyst at Forrester.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 24, 2014 11:25 AM

The research shared in this article is quite surprising.  The latest data shared from Forrester Research shows that top brands posting on Facebook and Twitter reach only about 2% of their audience. Engagement stats are even worse  -- a mere 0.07% of followers actually interact with posts.


Yikes!


And what does this have to do with business storytelling? Well, one thing it might be pointing to is that if you want to share and gather stories from audiences, social media might be the wrong place. Forrester concludes that the best way to engage  customers and prospects is through email.


We already know that blog posts, email and email newsletters allow for better storytelling  and are still very popular. You have more space, and can craft better stories. Social media posts are more like conversations, where stories may or may not show up. But  as we know, stories create higher engagement if you tap into the dynamic of story sharing (that means equal activity on both story listening and storytelling).


As we get more sophisticated in business storytelling, part of that maturity may be learning the best mediums for storytelling instead of thinking that every medium will work.


The recommendation about email makes sense to me. So you might want to read this article, understand a bit more about the research and recommendations, and go make adjustments accordingly.


What do you think about what this research says, and what will you be doing differently? Inquiring minds want to know ...


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Bonnie Sandy's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:27 PM

Communicating on social media is now everybody's busienss maybe they'll listen to Forrester research... 

Moya Sayer-Jones's curator insight, November 27, 2014 5:36 PM

And maybe we could step into an even more traditional space than email to gather stories .....and actually talk to people. Now there's a novel idea! Hah!

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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.


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Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's What You Need to Know Before You Start Production

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's What You Need to Know Before You Start Production | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Thinking of making your first documentary film? Then you must read these essential tips for first-time documentary filmmakers from DOC NYC 2014.
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Driven by Purpose

Driven by Purpose | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Explore the changing shape of business through this story and more in the interactive documentary #Discoverwithsauder
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The value of doing good. Watch this stylish website and learn more.

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Door into the Dark: an immersive documentary experience

Door into the Dark: an immersive documentary experience | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Door into the Dark, an immersive documentary experience about what it means to be lost. Project directors Anagram explain the process behind the project...
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UrbanFile - Sharing World Architectural Knowledge

UrbanFile - Sharing World Architectural Knowledge | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
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Explore and participate this marvellous wiki of architecture around the world!

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Liveblog: Facebook: "Online isn't somewhere we go; it's something we are"—Karla Geci

Liveblog: Facebook: "Online isn't somewhere we go; it's something we are"—Karla Geci | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Content, mobile & Instagram experts from Facebook drop social TV tips
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Some insights about TV & Facebook at MIPCOM.

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14 Data Visualization Tools to Tell Better Stories with Numbers

14 Data Visualization Tools to Tell Better Stories with Numbers | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Marketing. Social Media. Humanity.
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Definitely tools worth testing.

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Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison

Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The intelligence and security journalist has already served more than two years in prison for charges related to his proximity to sources within the hacktivist entity known as Anonymous.

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Game of Thrones: Immersive experience and audience engagement

Belen discusses the creative process of 19Reinos (19 realms), one the world’s most ambitious transmedia entertainment experiences, which transformed Spain into…

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Belen explains how to produce transmedia concept and run the user´s experience. One key is to give the possibility to engage in different ways, by exploring, competing, collaborating and expressing.  

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, January 23, 10:33 AM

More good stuff from the Conducttr conference.

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Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling

Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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If journalists want to raise real awareness of what is going on in the world, they can´t just offer the audience facts and images.  They also have to give possibilities to feel the reality. Nonny de la Peña´s Project Syria is a great example of it.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 12, 4:22 PM


Kate Abrosimova:  "The craft of storytelling is experiencing a sea-change in its development. Putting a viewer in the event directly with the help of virtual reality technology is what journalists are likely to be doing in the next decade."

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, January 13, 1:42 AM

A truly interesting project which could increase sense of empathy and understanding. 

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Can Artificial Intelligence Like IBM's Watson Do Investigative Journalism?

Can Artificial Intelligence Like IBM's Watson Do Investigative Journalism? | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Winning Jeopardy was just a proof of concept. Now IBM's artificial brain has moved onto conquering health careand next, journalism.
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"Watson isn’t going to "solve" investigative journalism, as if it were a great jigsaw puzzle, but it might speed things up and help us deal with scale, and it might help identify overlooked starting points and leads for journalists to delve into. Still, as much as Watson appears to be smart, it lacks human traits, like creativity, judgment, empathy, and ethics."


AI can be a great servant but bad master.

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10 Tips and Observations on Pitching Documentaries from the IDFA Forum | Filmmaker Magazine

10 Tips and Observations on Pitching Documentaries from the IDFA Forum | Filmmaker Magazine | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The 27th annual International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the largest and most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world.
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Eli Brown saw nearly 50 pitches in The International Film Festival Amsterdam. He  noticed 10 things that should be covered to make a deal in documentary business in 2015.

 

What makes documentary worth making (at least  for the buyers) is to make sure you have access to a compelling main character. And what seems to be even better:  you have access or you yourself are part of the community you make the documentary about. It seems that character-driven documentaries are still the main trend, but in my opinion different kind of innovative forms could be refereshing. If you want buyers to get excited to your documentary, you should give a taste of your new form in the trailer. Anyway, you have to know your audience and the profiles of the channels and broadcasters. Today crime seems to be a subject that interests audiences despite culture. Documentarist is just the right person to give voice to those who haven´t had it. Give platform to those voices. 

 

Traditional print media like The Guardian or The New York Times is more and more interested in video. That´s good news to documentary film makers. That makes more platforms to good documentaries.

 

Pitching skills are crucial for film makers, but it is good to remember that "a great pitch is not necessarily a great documentary and vice versa”. You have to learn to make a compelling trailer to a compelling documentary. These are different kind of art forms - you need to know how to make a good commercial.


Your track record matters of course. Success follows success. Try to make your piece as good as no one else.

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30 key storytelling lessons from 58 filmmakers.

30 key storytelling lessons from 58 filmmakers. | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Storytelling Parade, our filmmaking contest with heart, has come to its
first official close! 

Over the past months, we asked filmmakers to rally together. Not for us,
not for themselves, and not even for the prizes. We asked them to rally
together to tell the story of individuals or organizations doing good for
the world—to share their stories in hopes of inspiring the world. 

What happened, was nothing short of magical.

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Taking The First Steps in Transmedia

Taking The First Steps in Transmedia | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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What is transmedia? As simple as this. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 26, 2014 12:03 PM


Simon Staffans:  "First, a full disclaimer. I’m writing this post not so much for you, dear reader, as I’m doing it for myself. Let me explain. As I’m increasingly working with people who have no or little experience of transmedia" ...

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Only Bloody Human | Adventure Travel Web Series

Only Bloody Human | Adventure Travel Web Series | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Only Bloody Human is the first ever 100%, socially-driven, community-created Adventure Travel Web Series dedicated to extreme expeditions and super-human journeys; we give everyday people like you the opportunity to take part in these incredible feats of resilience and endurance, available to anyone and everyone across the globe; we can all play a part in any capacity we desire, and lead it to it's success!
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Minna Kilpeläinen's comment, November 16, 2014 2:35 PM
See the videos here: http://vimeo.com/channels/392736
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Quipu: Living Documentary | Future Documentary Sandbox

Quipu: Living Documentary | Future Documentary Sandbox | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Inspired by the Quipu, the knotted thread communication system of the Inca Empire, this project captures the stories of people affected by Peru’s unconsented sterilization policy, which targeted over 300,000 indigenous women in the 1990s.
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This project isn´t new, but worth reminding about. This interactive documentary gave voice to women who had been silenced for 20 years. No more.

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7 Ways To Keep Writing When You Feel Like Giving Up

7 Ways To Keep Writing When You Feel Like Giving Up | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Here are 7 ways that will show you how to keep writing, even when you feel like giving up. Drop procrastination, finish your project, and get it out there!

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Clockwork Watch, a steampunk transmedia project, proves a delight

Clockwork Watch, a steampunk transmedia project, proves a delight | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

  


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Simon Staffans's curator insight, October 28, 2014 3:47 AM

A look at Clockwork Watch.

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John Freeman:  "As well as the graphic novels [...] this intriguing transmedia project includes interactive promenade theatre, freeform role-play, online adventures, an interactive book, and a feature film."