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Henry Jenkins on 'Spreadable Media,' why fans rule, and how 'The Walking Dead' takes on a life of its own - Deep Media

Henry Jenkins on 'Spreadable Media,' why fans rule, and how 'The Walking Dead' takes on a life of its own - Deep Media | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

"If it doesn't spread, it's dead": With this pithy dictum, Henry Jenkins summed up the nature of media distribution in the Internet age. Introduced as "our new mantra" in a 2007 blog post about Jonathan Lethem and slash fiction, it...


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Television and Gaming Merge in Defiance for Transmedia War Zone

Television and Gaming Merge in Defiance for Transmedia War Zone | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Celina Beach:  "Over the years, Rockne S. O’Bannon has transformed more than a few science fiction projects into cult classics: O’Bannon helped shape the futuristic worlds depicted in properties including Alien Nation, SeaQuest DSV, and Farscape."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 17, 2013 2:44 AM

Gosh, just realized that I've been tracking the development of this project for close to 18 months now!  You can check out previously scooped articles here.

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With interactive elements, digital documentaries are changing the way we tell and consume stories

With interactive elements, digital documentaries are changing the way we tell and consume stories | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Yonge Street, a weekly online magazine from Toronto region, dedicates a post to the amazing work done by the National Film Board about the interactive documentary.


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mirmilla's curator insight, January 9, 2013 3:24 PM

Excellent summary on the milestone work undertaken by NFB.

siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, January 10, 2013 7:47 AM

great piece in Yonge Street on iDocs, NFB, Kat & Gerry!

Justin Nalepa's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:23 AM

Great article on the NFB's work in the world of interactive documentaries.

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12 Tweets from 2012 – expanded

12 Tweets from 2012 – expanded | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
1. “Bear 71 – haunting, terrific interactive doc” The new year saw the launch of one of the best interactive documentaries I’ve experienced  - a bear’s memoir of life ...
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A run down of tweets from Mandy Rose during 2012 - expanded to make a great post with tons of useful links!

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One Year in the world of Transmedia and Multiplatform Storytelling

One Year in the world of Transmedia and Multiplatform Storytelling | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Following up on my curation of my blog from last year – “One Year In Transmedia” – I today published “One Year In Now Media”.

It’s a curation of this blog, with a number of articles divided into subsections according to topic. It’savailable for free on Slideshare on a Creative Commons license.

 

I’m very grateful towards all the people that took time out from their hectic schedules to answer a few questions of mine -  Brian Clark, Christy Dena, Jeff Gomez, Ian Ginn, Andrea Phillips, Robert Pratten, Inga Von Staden, Nuno Bernardo, Michael Monello, Chantal Rickards, Steve Stokes, Yomi Ayeni, Scott Walker, Lance Weiler, Liz Rosenthal and Nick DeMartino. Brilliant people, all in their own ways. Thank you.....


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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, January 7, 2013 7:35 AM

thanks Simon! looking forward to the insights!

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20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog

20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s already that transitional time when our current year ends and another begins, and today and tomorrow are quickly changing hands. Rather than look back at significant trends of the past 366 days (2012 was a leap year, remember?

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:05 PM

Here's a fun-to-read set of funny, fabulous predictions from designers around world.

Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:20 AM

A compilation of interviews about what will be the top 20 tech trends > including smartphones, cars, apps, data ecology and faces vs interfaces!

 

Very interesting!

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EDN: member of the month – INGRID KOPP, Tribeca Film Institute

EDN: member of the month – INGRID KOPP, Tribeca Film Institute | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

 

Interviewed by EDN*, Ingrid Kopp explains the values that drive the New Media Fund, as well as practical information to gain access to the Fund.


An opportunity to reaffirm her commitment to build collaborative networks and support innovative non-fiction works.

 

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Every year I see new initiatives emerging. It’s hard to predict what will happen although I am increasingly fond of the idea that the only way to predict the future is to create it. I am a huge believer in the power of documentary storytelling. I continue to love and support linear documentaries too. For me this is all about creating a space where important stories can be told, where innovation can take place, and where we are always thinking about who gets to tell stories and who gets to participate in them.

 

I’m very keen to continue to build collaborative networks between people working in different disciplines: film, code, design, academia, change etc. For me, this creative collaboration is the most fertile space to drive this work forward. It means we get to explore new tools, new methodologies and new ways of looking at the world – all things that inquisitive documentary makers are naturally good at! It is also personally very fulfilling because I have always been both a documentary film lover and a technology geek and it is wonderful to see those worlds come together in my work.

 

 

*European Documentary Network is a network of international professionals based in Denmark, Europe.

 


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Documentary Talk | Elaine McMillion, Hollow | Open Documentary Lab at MIT

Documentary Talk | Elaine McMillion, Hollow | Open Documentary Lab at MIT | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, December 12 at 12 pm, Elaine McMillion, producer/director of the interactive documentary Hollow will speak at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab along with the Hollow project team...

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Planet Takeout Launches!

Planet Takeout Launches! | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Fortunes, altars, crab rangoon, stories of immigration and neighborhood change...Planet Takeout is a participatory documentary project about the Chinese takeout as a vital cultural crossroads in Boston and beyond. The project experiments with an innovative interface, using immersive videos as pathways to personal stories and collections of media contributed by participants across the world. The project is produced by Val Wang, Kelly Creedon, WGBH, AIR and Zeega. Planet Takeout is part of Localore, a nationwide production of AIR in collaboration with Zeega, with principal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


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Clouds: a documentary about code and culture - An update!

Clouds: a documentary about code and culture - An update! | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
UPDATE:  Following the release of their pilot version of the project, the Clouds team now want to produce the documentary in an interactive environment: “The CLOUDS experience is generated fr...
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The Zeega revolution: remake the Internet!

The Zeega revolution: remake the Internet! | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
It has been difficult to keep track of the authoring tool that have emerged lately: seven new tools (Klynt,  Popcorn Maker, 3WDOC, Conductr, Storyplanet, Galahad and Zeega) in the last two years&#8...
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The Story of StoryLine, a participatory documentary – (888) 803-9856 | Open Documentary Lab at MIT

The Story of StoryLine, a participatory documentary – (888) 803-9856 | Open Documentary Lab at MIT | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

It’s been nearly 3 weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard and there are still a vast number of people without power, without water, without hot food, and without a home.

Housing is a Human Right (HHR) is a storytelling project led by Michael Premo and Rachel Falcone that has worked for the last five years to connect people around housing, land and the dignity of a place to call home. HHR storytelling follows a tradition of oral history and stories are richly captured and shared in multimedia including audio and photographs. They truly create space for people to share stories of their community and ongoing experiences trying to obtain or maintain a home through exhibitions. They have transformed laundromats and empty stores into storytelling spaces, and create storytelling space on multiple platforms including radio and internet.

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Translimitstorytelling: creating stories for the digital age

Translimitstorytelling: creating stories for the digital age | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Translimitstorytelling is a brand new company dedicated to creating stories for the digital age. Headed up by Nina Simoes, who spoke at i-Docs 2011 & 2012, they already have two strong in-house productions, the company is also open to co-productions with creators who are experimenting with groundbreaking technologies and innovative ways to engage with audiences...

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New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences

New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:

"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.

 

We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.

 

Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.

 

Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.

The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story.
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.

The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-journalists-can-use-storyplanet-to-create-interactive-content-packages/s2/a551660/

 

Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com

 

Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials

 


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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:17 PM

Storyplanet seems to be a very cool and easy tool for creating and publishing interactive stories with all kinds of media. Very useful for journalists - and for school kids and teachers, too. Worth trying!

Shanika Journey's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:21 PM

That's actually a pretty cool way to report the news.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:55 AM
New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences.

 

From www.journalism.co.uk - January 12, 4:52 PM

 

Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:

"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.

 

We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.

 

Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.

 

Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.

The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story. 
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.

The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-journalists-can-use-storyplanet-to-create-interactive-content-packages/s2/a551660/

 

Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com

 

Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials

 

 

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Rough Ride - The Oil Patch Tour

Rough Ride - The Oil Patch Tour | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Rough Ride - The Oil Patch Tour is interactive documentary that has 9 chapters, each with its own video. Plus there are songs, data and tips from people working there.
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BBC - Blogs - About the BBC - Try Being Me: A new interactive experience for CBBC

BBC - Blogs - About the BBC - Try Being Me: A new interactive experience for CBBC | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
CBBC Executive Producer, Japhet Asher, explains the development of an interactive online experience Try Being Me, aimed at helping youngsters understand living with dyslexia.
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"It’s not a large investment of license fee payers’ money, nor is it a particularly significant or complex technological leap. Instead, Try Being Me uses video, quirky animations, and thoughtfully produced game mechanics to give the CBBC audience a deeper understanding of the frustrations and difficulties that dyslexia can sometimes bring, in an engaging, visceral and simple way. It’s an interactive approach to factual content we’ve never tried before. Our aim is to add a physical understanding of the subject to the mental and emotional impact of traditional Newsround journalism. It’s the kind of experimental content that only Newsround and CBBC would make for British children."

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"It’s not a large investment of license fee payers’ money, nor is it a particularly significant or complex technological leap. Instead, Try Being Me uses video, quirky animations, and thoughtfully produced game mechanics to give the CBBC audience a deeper understanding of the frustrations and difficulties that dyslexia can sometimes bring, in an engaging, visceral and simple way. It’s an interactive approach to factual content we’ve never tried before. Our aim is to add a physical understanding of the subject to the mental and emotional impact of traditional Newsround journalism. It’s the kind of experimental content that only Newsround and CBBC would make for British children."

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Most people know that CBBC is the number one online destination for 6 to 12 year olds in the UK.  Every week, a million children come to CBBC for our mix of games, clips, music and other online activities. In particular, they come for games around hugely popular brands like Tracy Beaker, Wizards vs Aliens and Wolfblood. Again, it’s no surprise that these programme brands drive the majority of our traffic. But the single brand that can compete, week in and week out with our strongest games, for a position on the top of the CBBC popularity charts is a surprise: It’s Newsround.

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Collaborate to the creation of a Web Documentary Manifesto!

Collaborate to the creation of a Web Documentary Manifesto! | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
If you are reading this post, the chances are that you know what a web-doc is… and yet… are you sure you do know? If you had to give a definition, if you had to be specific about what i...
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Surfing The Digital Tsunami: Ways Forward for the Entertainment Business « The Pixel Report

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"Against a backdrop of changing audience behaviour, cord-cutting, multi-screen viewing, changing release windows and different forms of VoD, traditional business models are changing. Here, Wendy Bernfeld, founder of Rights Stuff, takes a look at these evolving business models by questioning whether they complement or replace the traditional chain."

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Kūpuna: An interactive documentary

Kūpuna documents the small Hawaiian town of La'ie through the experiences and collective memories of its elderly, indigenous residents.
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This new interactive documentary needs funding - can you help them out?

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Justin Nalepa's curator insight, December 13, 2012 5:23 PM

There are so many stories from our elders that tell of a time past that can really give context to our own family roots and habits. I think that recording these stories to share with future generations is one of the most important things we can do as documentarians, filmmakers and storytellers. It is the tradition of passing on oral stories and histories, but with current and new technologies we are able to take that experience to the next level; offering more engagement with subjects and audiences than ever before. 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: World Press Photo Multimedia Contest 2013

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  World Press Photo Multimedia Contest 2013 | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
Alongside their  56th annual photojournalism contest, World Press Photo are holding their multimedia contest for a 3rd time and are looking for entries. World Press Photo have recognised documentar...
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About the TFI New Media Fund

About the TFI New Media Fund | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
ABOUT

The TFI New Media Fund provides funding and support to non-fiction, social issue media projects which go beyond traditional screens – integr

ating film with content across media platforms, from video games and mobile apps to social networks and interactive websites. We’re looking for projects that activate audiences around issues of contemporary social justice and equality around the world and demonstrate the power of cross-platform storytelling and dynamic audience engagement.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions open December 5, 2012 and close February 5, 2013. Fund recipients will be announced in 2013.


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Secrets Of Interactive Filmmaking

Secrets Of Interactive Filmmaking | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

XHIBITOR:  "With the amount of time we spend online it’s no surprise that traditional narratives are morphing into a more web-friendly format" ...


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Frontline makes the documentary interactive with 'David Coleman Headley's Web of Betrayal'

Frontline makes the documentary interactive with 'David Coleman Headley's Web of Betrayal' | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it
From stories on voter targeting to car design, the PBS program Frontline has been actively exploring innovative ways to bring its content to online audiences. Its latest project, David Coleman...
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Interview with Christine Vachon, founder of Killer Films, at our Columbia New Media Producing class

Interview with Christine Vachon, founder of Killer Films, at our Columbia New Media Producing class | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Nov 14, 2012, Rm 511 in Dodge Hall, Columbia University, NYC

Professor Lance Weiler interviews Christine Vachon

Lance: Can you talk a bit about how you balance the director’s creative impulses with your producer’s financial mindset?

 

Christine: Creative and financial decisions are utterly intertwined. When a director tries to divide them, it has a negative effect on everyone. When you believe everyone is watching your back, it frees you to say what you think. At the end of the day, I know that anything Todd (Haynes) wants to do, I want to do.

 

Lance: Can you talk about the series? You said you’ve made six films since January. Can you speak to volume?

 

Christine: Nowadays, we make six movies and we make on six what we used to make on two, so it has turned into a volume business. But you can’t really schedule exactly when you’re going to make a movie. The casting, the locations, the financing and all these aspects need to come together. Suddenly the movie comes to life and you just have to run after it. But they all follow the model of “let’s take them to festivals and sell them.” We look into new ways of distribution, but the investors still want to do it the old way.

 

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Documentary Object-ivity? | Open Documentary Lab at MIT

Documentary Object-ivity? | Open Documentary Lab at MIT | Interactive Documentary (i-Docs) | Scoop.it

Another interesting report of the Mozilla Festival 2012, this time focused on the relationship between three major players:  documentary art form, technology and physical world.

 

excerpts:

 

Why are we doc makers hurrying to migrate our art form onto the web, when technologists are clamoring to move their art off of it and back into the physical world?

 

What can documentary learn from physical computing?

 

 


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