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Sarah Salovaara: "As a consumer of new media – to say nothing of its makers – how does one go about keeping abreast of the emerging form's constant developments?"
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Bryce J. Renninger: "As transmedia has come and gone as a buzz word and various other words have come to take its place (will we agree on "Interactive storytelling"?), two things remain certain: The National Film Board of Canada has devoted the most resources, time, and energy to ensuring this mode of storytelling evolves and excites, and the work of Katerina Cizek is absolutely unmissable."
Bryce J. Renninger: "Can crowdsourcing become a viable means for producing quality documentary films? Crowdsourcing site Tongal, which usually works for brands but is now working for Oscar-winning production company Spitfire Pictures, is giving it a go."
Anthony Kaufman: "This past April, several new media pioneers issued "The Web Documentary Manifesto," which, inspired from Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov's early writings, called for "a revolution" in storytelling" ...
An interesting question ....
Kyle Burton: "[Toronto filmmaker Ann Shin] and her small crew of a camera operator and sound technician followed an agent called "Dragon" from the North Korea-China border all the way to Bangkok with refugees who had high hopes for a better life in South Korea."
An interesting look at the execution of a transmedia project under daring circumstances.
Improvising techniques and technology often makes almost as good a story as the story itself.
Randy Astle: "As transmedia has moved past its buzzword beginnings, resources and organizations have sprung up to support the creative community involved in multiplatform narratives. The latest of these comes from the Tribeca Film Institute" ...
A fabulous transmedia resource ... and, not just for documentary.
Beautiful website. Incredible resource. Huge motivator to attend the Tribeccas Film Festival.
I will spend hours on this website.
Hugh Hart: "The makers of docs in contention for Oscar nominations talk about activating audiences after they leave the theater."
How to convert an audience from observer to advocate for your cause.
A look at the different ways documentary filmmakers are using online engagement to further real world goals.
XHIBITOR: "With the amount of time we spend online it’s no surprise that traditional narratives are morphing into a more web-friendly format" ...
Sandra Gaudenzi: "Power to the Pixel was held in London for the 6th year in a row, showing the world of media production that transmedia is more than a trend: it is a logic of production and an marketing strategy that fits the needs of our global media world" ...
Randy Astle: "One of the most intriguing things about transmedia when compared to traditional film, particularly documentary, is that through its multiple entry points and interactive experiences it has the potential to more fully engage viewers in causes" ...
Land of Opportunity: "The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share."
TOM ROSTON: "Documentarians (and the Writers Guild) have different opinions about who deserves a writing credit in a documentary, or whether the form merits one at all" ...
Scott Macaulay: "Those looking for a great example of a documentary-film concept successfully realized online should check out Michael Simons and Paul Shoebridge’s Welcome to Pine Hill [sic], a powerfully melancholic about place, memory and the macro-economic forces that reshape both."
Yasmin Morgan-Griffiths: "In an age which is increasingly defined by audience interactivity, many shows are aiming to give their audience more choice over what they are viewing. And you’d be hard pressed to find more choices in one show than in Choose Your Own Documentary."
Amanda Lin Costa: "Unlike a traditional documentary where viewers turn the lights down, sit back and have a story unfold in front of their eyes, participants “watching” “Hollow” must scroll and click through a detailed multi-storyline experience" ...
Abigail Maravalli: "Whether webisodes are released before a film, as follow-up to a finished film, or as a standalone project, they are becoming a viable way of starting and continuing public discourse. Here are three ways filmmakers are utilizing webisodes."
Type:Rider is a multiplatform game whose name evokes its basic plan, a mix of mechanical writing (“type” of the typewriter) with the idea of a race (the “rider”).
One to watch!
Gamification is the new Mantra for elearning!
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Intriguing concept - the video introduction is great.
This is an online interactive documentary about how to make an online interactive documentary.
Filmmaker, Atalanti Dionysis, has also created an excellent website around this web series which she hopes will be used "as a resource for emerging filmmakers and [she hopes it] generates conversation around transmedia & interactive multiplatforms for documentary and that it will act as a hub for collaborations and networking opportunities."
Jaime Woo: "What if instead of acting merely as an online billboard for the documentary, the web itself was the platform?"
A look at the National Film Board of Canada's support of interactive documentaries, in particular, the Toronto-based Highrise project.
Rose Vincelli: "This program [IDFA DocLab] presents new non-fiction transmedia projects, each allowing the viewer to interact with the reality the filmmakers have documented and constructed" ...
Mandy Rose: '“How does the documentary genre connect to visual art, music or the digital revolution? To robots, poetry and interactive installations?” What’s “…the link between documentary and innovation, experiment and adventure.” This was the territory of Expanding Documentary' ...
Sandra Gaudenzi: "It combines game logic and immersive interface to tackle a serious problem such as offshore oil extraction: its dangers, its economic and ecologic consequences. More than anything it tries to find a new language to engage a web audience that is game savvy, but maybe not energetically engaged" ...
Amanda Lin Costa: "Often shortened to simply Transmedia, it can allow documentary filmmakers to not only reach new audiences, but also to create unique educational components to enhance their film's message and provide ways to partner with companies and brands, which can mean welcome financial relief to lighten the burden of the high cost of filmmaking" ...
Mark Wilson: "Remember when we said that Google Glass needed Gucci and Prada to reinvent its tech as cool? Well, apparently they took the advice pretty literally."
Adnaan Wasey: "Later this month, teams of filmmakers and developers will be challenged to create web documentary prototypes — be they mobile sites, web apps, widgets, games or something we’ve never seen before — over two days of intense collaboration."