Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, which entered the lexicon in the late 2000s, are now the default positions for the indie community, with Kickstarter and Indiegogo leading the charge, having successfully funded tens of thousands of film projects between them over the past six years. Seed&Spark upped the crowdfunding/crowdsourcing ante with its launch this year, providing a context not only for fundraising, but also for digital distribution. These platforms have empowered the filmmaking community to forge a cost-effective and cost-efficient covenant with supporters and audiences.
THE PASSAGE CHRONICLES is an interactive web documentary that reveals intimate stories of female migrants from around the world. What made her seek a new world? What became of her old world? Who is she now? What is the meaning of home to her?
AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS is an award-nominated web audio adventure for the iPad. You travel across the web with characters who face ridiculous obstacles to being themselves. It's about identity, mortality, and pizza toppings.
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Storytelling via the Internet needs a better name.
"Before climbing onto the project, Hollow’s producer Nathaniel Hansenand I had for a couple years asked ourselves a question, roughly:
is it even possible to produce interactive online cinematic content that maintains strong narrative and is as engaging as traditional forms of media?
Our assumption was that “interactive storytelling” on the web is like the wild west of non-fiction filmmaking, with very few rules, artists working to stake their claim, and unlimited virtual land up for grabs.
Yes, the technology is young, but it’s also a blank canvas, with endless possibilities. Further, because the Internet connects both individuals and technology across time and space, there’s a contextualized “hyper” element that no other medium can employ as cosmically among disparate communities and storytellers."
Selfies are immediate, personal, and authentic. Selfies are fun, participatory and transient. Selfies capture a moment. Selfies are playful. Selfies challenge social norms about portraiture and a bunch of other things.
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