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Beat the Heat With Some Subway Art

Beat the Heat With Some Subway Art | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
There is great art to be found in every nook and cranny of New York, even underground. Yes Subway Art.

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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.
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

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.

Via José Carlos
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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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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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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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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."

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Simon Staffans: The art of creating memorable experiences

Simon Staffans: The art of creating memorable experiences | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Will stories end up injecting themselves into our real lives? Two next-gen storytellers share their vision of the future
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Simon Staffans made an interview with experience designer Steve Peters and transmedia storyteller Alison Norrington.

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25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary - Copyblogger

25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary - Copyblogger | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Expand your audience and grow your online media empire with these 25 infographic ideas that help you distribute your educational content in innovative ways.
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These Portraits Of Powerful Men And Women As Societal Stereotypes Are Shocking

These Portraits Of Powerful Men And Women As Societal Stereotypes Are Shocking | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
"Judging America" highlights different stereotypes pinned on people from all walks of life.

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A War Photographer Embeds Himself Inside a Video Game

A War Photographer Embeds Himself Inside a Video Game | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The Last of Us Remastered is a post-apocalyptic video game released earlier this year on PlayStation 4 with an in-game Photo Mode, which freezes the game and lets players shoot, edit and share photographs of their achievements.

Via Mario Pires
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What is it like to play a role in a war game, when you have been on the scene in real life - as a photographer: "I initially played the game at home. But after a short time playing it, I noticed I was having very strong reactions in regards to my role as the protagonist: I hated it. When I covered real war, I did so with a camera, not a gun. At home, I’d play for 30 minutes before noticing I had knots in my stomach, that my vision blurred, and then eventually, that I had simply crashed out." - Ashley Gilbertson

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Now, virtually anyone can be a war photographer from the comfort of the couch, and make breaks for coffee or food. The mythology is still strong, despite all the facts that deny it.

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Scientists Demonstrate Remarkable Evidence Of Dream Telepathy Between People

Scientists Demonstrate Remarkable Evidence Of Dream Telepathy Between People | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Dream telepathy suggests that human beings have the ability to communicate telepathically with another person while they are dreaming. This isn’t a new concept, scientific interest in telepathy dates back to the fathers of the psychoanalytic movement. Freud, for example, considered telepathy and the implications of it with regards to psychoanalytic thought.

 

He also considered dream telepathy, or the telepathic influence of thought on dreaming on multiple occasions. Carl Jung believed in the telepathic hypothesis without question, and even developed a theoretical system to explain “paranormal” events of this nature. (2)

 

All great minds seem to encourage the study of various types of non-physical phenomena... (Click title for more)


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Fascinating.

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Transmedia Storytelling – Transmedia Storyteller

Transmedia Storytelling – Transmedia Storyteller | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
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Useful tips and learning together in a transmedia community.

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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, 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, 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, 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

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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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Transmedia Rebels – This is London Calling (part 1)

Transmedia Rebels – This is London Calling (part 1) | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 25, 1:36 PM


Lee Robinson from Bellyfeel shares his experience of London's Conducttr Conference.  Part 2 can be found here.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, October 25, 2:11 PM

Excellent two parter, summarizing the blast everyone that could make it had at the most recent Conductrr Conference...

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Hyvä työkalu rikastaa erilaisia koulutusmateriaaleja. Jonkun verran pitää alkuun perehtyä tekniikkaan, mutta pienellä vaivalla saa monenlaista rikastetta aikaiseksi. Tässä mallia MobieHR tuotteen osalta.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ7fqq9NR6I

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Why is Empathy the Key to Good Storytelling? The Answers...

Why is Empathy the Key to Good Storytelling? The Answers... | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
In this guest post, the filmmakers of the forthcoming feature documentary, "My Country, No More" explain the importance of empathy in the storytelling process.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 1, 2:07 PM

Article link: 

http://www.indiewire.com/article/heres-why-empathy-is-the-key-to-good-storytelling-20140730?__scoop_post=cad53970-47e2-11e4-cc37-90b11c3998fc&__scoop_topic=145582#__scoop_post=cad53970-47e2-11e4-cc37-90b11c3998fc&__scoop_topic=145582


Here is a short post packed with great material. What is one of the main reasons a really good story works so well? Because it builds empathy.


But what is empathy? It's often easy to get empathy confused with sympathy. But the two are not the same.


Read this post to learn why empathy is so fundamental to good storytelling and insights into how to bring this into your business storytelling.


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

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Plot Your Novel With Mini Arcs

Plot Your Novel With Mini Arcs | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

If you’re not the type of writer who likes to plot out an entire book before you start writing, but you’re also not the type of writer who can just wing it and have it turn out well, try breaking your novel into story arcs and plotting those one at a time.


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Project: Alibi – your scary Hallowe’en rabbit hole!

Project: Alibi – your scary Hallowe’en rabbit hole! | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
One of the more interesting projects this autumn comes from Alison Norrington and Steve Peters, veterans of the-perhaps-previously-called-transmedia-or-perhaps-currently-called-transmedia-I-don’t-t...
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