“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.”
“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 …
“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.
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 …
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...
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
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
"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"
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 …
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 …
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.