Developing an understanding of code is a valuable skill. In fact its now a 21st century storytelling reality. While it’s not critical for you to rush off and learn how to code, it wouldn’t hurt to become more familiar with the terminology, process and realities of producing digital / interactive projects.
As filmmakers expand their work beyond a single screen new roles such as creative technologists are emerging to bridge the gap between tech and story. The role has been adapted within ad agencies, interactive firms and media companies as a way to plan and execute digital strategies. At the same time Sundance, Tribeca, POV and others are experimenting with story and code. Within the last year they have run labs or hackathons in an effort to explore new modes of storytelling. Meanwhile, the IFP is launching a transmedia incubator which will be an anchor of their newly announced New Media Center and Matter VC has opened a storytelling-focused accelerator in hopes of innovating story-driven technology.
Read the full article for some valuable resources to help you get started.
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)