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Thanks Internet: 4 i-Docs you may have missed | i-docs

Thanks Internet: 4 i-Docs you may have missed | i-docs | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Inspired by Sasha Boersma‘s earlier tweet, i’ve put together a short list of i-Docs that you may have missed and have been re-brought to my attention recently for whatever reason ...
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POV: Documentary Equipment & Tools Workshop - live video chat

POV: Documentary Equipment & Tools Workshop - live video chat | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Answers to live "questions about documentary filmmaking tools and equipment" by Richard Koci Hernandez and Caleb Pike 

 

More resources and links here: http://bit.ly/1qZzcKS


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mirmilla's curator insight, April 16, 5:40 AM

Lots of interesting topics, such as Google Glass, iphoneography, 4K... useful in documentary field and not only.

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Clicking on the real: telling stories and engaging audiences through interactive documentaries.

Clicking on the real: telling stories and engaging audiences through interactive documentaries. | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
An interesting thing about contemporary media is just how much of it is factual. From journalism to social media, YouTube to reality TV we are surrounded by media that claims to be true. Often this...
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Webdox 2014: hands-on workshops & inspiration for online storytellers - i-Docs

Webdox 2014: hands-on workshops & inspiration for online storytellers - i-Docs | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Webdox 2014 consists of 1 conference and 4 labs, geared at helping you to get your interactive stories online in the most efficient possible way.
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10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV

10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

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Stuart Dredge:  "From Twitter's 'social soundtrack' to self-made YouTube stars and Amazon turning future viewers into commissioners: the latest in interactive television trends" ...

Roger Ellman's curator insight, April 14, 4:45 AM

Worth a glance and then...add your own ideas...keeps the breahting channels for new ideas open!

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Documentary filmmaker explores the new visual language of virtual reality

Documentary filmmaker explores the new visual language of virtual reality | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

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“All we know is that traditional rules of filmmaking no longer apply,” Danfung said. “We’re focused on the technical aspect to begin with as there are still big challenges in the capture, workflow, and playback … but I think the even bigger challenge is the new visual language that is going to emerge.”

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Stephen Kleckner:  "It’s alluring to see this 360-degree medium as limitless, but this borderless world is not as free of structure as it first appears. Artists face a new set of rules to play by if they intend on creating an intentional, visual, virtual-reality composition."

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How We Built Al Jazeera's First Interactive Web-Doc

How We Built Al Jazeera's First Interactive Web-Doc | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

 "This week we released the first ever interactive web documentary for global news network Al Jazeera with the heart-rending series Indian Hospital Revisited."

 

(...)  a few principles to present the story elements into a unified whole:

1. Bend The Tech Toward Story

2. Unify Media Fragments

3. Design For Emotion Not Just Information

4. Think Eco-Systems

5. Keep An Eye On The Numbers

 

 


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mirmilla's curator insight, March 21, 12:45 PM

Great insight from Storygami, the makers of this work

malek's curator insight, March 22, 12:55 PM

#3. Design For Emotion Not Just Information

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Bjarke Myrthu on the role of the interface in an i-doc - i-Docs

Bjarke Myrthu on the role of the interface in an i-doc - i-Docs | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
“The interface is content” says Alexandre Brachet from Upian. What does this mean? The interface is no just a way to navigate through content, it is a way to place the user within a story space, and by doing so it gives roles, it explains the possibilities, it generates feelings in the users… and it …
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The Women of SXSW: Empire Director Eline Jongsma | Filmmaker Magazine

The Women of SXSW: Empire Director Eline Jongsma | Filmmaker Magazine | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
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This question/answer combination is great: 


“Why make an experimental documentary and not a feature film?”


The answer to that would be that the structure of the project arose organically to match the sprawling nature of the subject matter. It’s not just the time of movies right now, since we have long form TV and online video, and all kinds of new forms coming up. Because it is distributed across so many platforms, Empire is very much of this time.

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This question/answer combination is great: “Why make an experimental documentary and not a feature film?” The answer to that would be that the structure of the project arose organically to match the sprawling nature of the subject matter. It’s not just the time of movies right now, since we have long form TV and online video, and all kinds of new forms coming up. Because it is distributed across so many platforms, Empire is very much of this time.
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“it takes a village to make an interactive documentary.” | Columbia Visuals

“it takes a village to make an interactive documentary.” | Columbia Visuals | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
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How One Woman Grappled With Grief Through Gaming

How One Woman Grappled With Grief Through Gaming | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
When things couldn't get worse, Ramona Pringle turned to World of Warcraft for therapeutic escape. Now, she's sharing what she's learned through an interactive app.
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A Door Into The Dark at i-Docs 2014 - i-Docs

A Door Into The Dark at i-Docs 2014 - i-Docs | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce that i-Docs 2014 delegates have the chance to experience ‘Door Into The Dark’, a work-in-progress from current Pervasive Media Studio residents, Anagram: Just a block down from the busy conference, a door into the dark has been installed. Be led by the hand into a world of characters who know the …
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Just a block down from the busy conference, a door into the dark has been installed.


Be led by the hand into a world of characters who know the true meaning of being lost – and find your way back into the light following the clues hidden along the way.


This is documentary mixed with physical experience. Come prepared for a journey into the unknown. 


Come and experience this innovative project in its incubation phase by signing up for a slot here...

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Makers of interactive documentary Hollow discuss lessons learned - i-Docs

Makers of interactive documentary Hollow discuss lessons learned - i-Docs | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Yesterday afternoon the makers behind the incredibly successful interactive documentary Hollow got together online to answer some of your questions.
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Did you miss Elaine and co's Google hangout yesterday? No fear! you can catch up with the whole thing, a must watch for anyone in the i-Docs community

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Meet the visionary behind one of the ‘world’s hippest’ content hubs

Meet the visionary behind one of the ‘world’s hippest’ content hubs | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Loc Dao, head of the NFB’s digital studio in Vancouver, tackles groundbreaking projects in a quest to marry technology with emotion

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The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry

The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
How did the clothes you're wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal
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Awra Amba: an Ethiopian utopia? Video

Awra Amba: an Ethiopian utopia? Video | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
In the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia, a unique community has evolved based on egalitarian principles. Zumra Nuru, who founded Awra Amba in 1972, explains how he realised his childhood vision of creating a democratic, self-sustaining society where men and women are equals, while a young couple explain how they have benefited
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Netwars

Netwars | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
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A fact-based 5 part interactive web series exploring the impending threat of cyberwarfare.
You never know who is in control.
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24h Jerusalem: a new transmedia project by ARTE and BR

24h Jerusalem: a new transmedia project by ARTE and BR | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
24h Jerusalem: a new transmedia project by ARTE and BR with second-screen content, Vine integration among other social extensions

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, April 9, 9:20 AM

Case study of the interesting transmedia project 24h Jerusalem.

Eva Dominguez's curator insight, April 10, 10:20 AM

Transmedia project.

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SXSW Panels: Unbranded Content, Storyworlds, Toolkits and Crowdfunding | International Documentary Association

SXSW Panels: Unbranded Content, Storyworlds, Toolkits and Crowdfunding | International Documentary Association | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
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"Interactive documentary, or transmedia, or whatever we call it, is still bleeding edge. It'll get a name, as The Goggles told us, once "a lot of people actually like what they see and say to themselves, ‘I want more of that.'" Story is the anchor of the experience, don't forget; don't overwhelm users with too many choices"

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Choose Your Own Documentary in Tribeca Storyscapes section - i-Docs

Choose Your Own Documentary in Tribeca Storyscapes section - i-Docs | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Exciting news from Tribeca last week as they announce their selections for the upcoming festival. Five projects made it into the interactive Storyscapes section, including Choose Your Own Documentary – a show which is part of i-Docs 2014! Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes, created in collaboration with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin, is a juried section at the Festival …
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Awra Amba - Gender Equality - International Women's Day Film 2014 - English subtitles - YouTube

http://www.awraamba.com Join our global community. Rethink a beautiful world, with Awra Amba. CREDITS: Thanks to the Awra Amba Community Directed by Paulina ...
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Mike Robbins: lessons learned from testing Highrise and OFFSHORE - i-Docs

Mike Robbins: lessons learned from testing Highrise and OFFSHORE - i-Docs | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Mike Robbins, from Helios Design Lab (the guys behind NFB’s Highrise, OFFSHORE and 17,000 Islands) has participated to the UX Series by responding to Question 5: Rapid prototyping and testing: what to test for, and when, in i-doc production? I asked Mike to tell me about the way they’ve been testing their projects and… interestingly …
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Mike Robbins is speaking at i-Docs 2014! Find out more and register for tickets here: http://idocs2014.dcrc.org.uk/

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Online Video Could Be So Much Better -- Just Ask Martin Percy

Online Video Could Be So Much Better -- Just Ask Martin Percy | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Ever seen an interactive film? If not, take a quick jump to Martin Percy's "Lifesaver," a BAFTA- and Webby-nominated emergency procedural in which you race the clock to try to save a stranger's life.

Done right, interactive video offers ...

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Martin Percy is speaking about his BAFTA & Webby nominated project 'Lifesaver' at i-Docs 2014: http://idocs2014.dcrc.org.uk/

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Zero Point: An Interactive Documentary Made For Oculus Rift | Filmmaker Magazine

Zero Point: An Interactive Documentary Made For Oculus Rift | Filmmaker Magazine | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Zero Point, a meta-documentary about the virtual reality industry, is about to remove the popular practice of 3D filmmaking from theaters. Founded by
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BBC iWonder: Introducing Interactive Guides [A new way to tell stories on the web]

BBC iWonder: Introducing Interactive Guides [A new way to tell stories on the web] | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

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Andrew Pipes:  "Interactive guides take a different approach to presenting content compared to traditional web articles or TV and radio programmes online. They organise video and audio, rich infographics, written summaries, and activities into stories that make the most of our interactive medium."

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POWER TO THE PIXEL « The Pixel Lab 2014

POWER TO THE PIXEL « The Pixel Lab 2014 | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
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The Cross-Media Workshop
with support from the MEDIA Programme of European Union, MFG, Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of A Bigger Future 2, FFA and TorinoFilmLab

Designed to give participants the skills and knowledge needed to create, finance and distribute stories across multiple platforms, The Pixel Lab is the ultimate cross-media workshop for European media professionals wanting to capitalise on the value of their intellectual property.

 

Selecting up to 20 producers with a project and 20 media professionals without, The Pixel Lab kicks off with a six-day immersive residential workshop, in one of the most beautiful venues in South West Germany. Project-focused mentoring is provided by the biggest names in cross-media through a combination of 1-2-1 meetings, case study analysis, group work and presentations.

Participants attending with a project will then go on to receive distance mentoring from July – September with leading practitioners, before heading to London for the final workshop and to pitch their ideas to a jury of international financiers and distributors in an attempt to win The Pixel Lab prize of €3,000!

 

Think you fit the bill? Applications close 28 March 2014, 18.00BST.

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