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When the documentary is not a film: Tales from launching a web-native collaborative project

When the documentary is not a film: Tales from launching a web-native collaborative project | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"When we opened [18 Days in Egypt] on January 25th, we did not want participants to see a blank website waiting for the first person to tell their story"...

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Interactive Media: the first 40 years

Interactive Media: the first 40 years | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The Portapak, a helically scanned 1/2inch video camera with built in sound and a separate tape deck, had been on the market for nearly a decade when John [Gaventa] decided that he could use it with the strikers and their families to hold a virtual meeting"...

 

 

[This post seves as an introduction to a session that Brian Winston will be holding at the 2012 i-docs Symposium (UK) but it also makes an interesting stand-alone read.]

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Canadian production company harnesses social media, international team to create unprecedented interactive documentary experience

Canadian production company harnesses social media, international team to create unprecedented interactive documentary experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Multiplatform transmedia content and targeted online marketing pulls thousands of fans into Battle Castle universe before tv documentary series broadcasts.

 

[Wow! Transmedia as a way of expanding viewership beyond the traditional audience for documentary works.  Yeah!]

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How Canada's NFB Became The World's Hippest Digital Content Hub

How Canada's NFB Became The World's Hippest Digital Content Hub | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Quick: first thing that pops into your head when you hear “Canadian film." No, Uncle Buck doesn’t count.

 

[A great article on how The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is using its interactive documentary projects and online screening room to push the boundaries of narrative storytelling.]


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Bear 71

Bear 71 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Just launched at Sundance, Bear 71 is a brilliant interactive documentary created by Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison with the NFB Digital Studio. It’s a haunting story told from the point-of-view of a female grizzly bear – Bear 71 – about humans and animals in the Banff National Park, and how animals are being devastated in that relationship."

 

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Ro*Co Productions and 1492 Pictures Team To Adapt Documentaries; First Will Be 'Crime After Crime'

Ro*Co Productions and 1492 Pictures Team To Adapt Documentaries; First Will Be 'Crime After Crime' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In a press release sent out today, international distributor Ro*Co Productions and production company 1492 Pcitures have announced a partnership to adapt documentaries into dramatic features.
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With Stunning "Pina", Wim Wenders Makes Case for 3-D Documentaries

With Stunning "Pina", Wim Wenders Makes Case for 3-D Documentaries | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
For Pina, his first venture into 3-D filmmaking, German auteur Wim Wenders has crafted a sophisticated documentary about dance rather than a popcorn flick loaded with aliens or adventurers...
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This interactive documentary blurs the line between wild and wired worlds

This interactive documentary blurs the line between wild and wired worlds | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It's usually a good thing when technology and creativity intersect, and that's why it's so easy to love projects like Bear 71, which surpasses everything I previously believed was ...
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Katerina Cizek: Case Study: HIGHRISE: Out My Window

Emmy-award-winning HIGHRISE: Out My Window explores the state of our rapidly urbanising planet within a 360˚ interactive environment.
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6 Filmmakers Talk About Documentary Films in the Digital Age

6 Filmmakers Talk About Documentary Films in the Digital Age | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

By pushing the boundaries of what is considered traditional documentary filmmaking, they are stepping up to compete for the eyes of a generation raised on the often outrageous, unfiltered and unedited user-generated videos that can be found on YouTube and the conflict-driven, scripted reality TV that fills networks.

 

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Chicago Filmmaker Documents Woman's Quest To Overcome Fear, Meet All Her Facebook Friends

Chicago Filmmaker Documents Woman's Quest To Overcome Fear, Meet All Her Facebook Friends | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When Chicago filmmaker Benjamin Gonzales set out to create a film telling the story of his friend ArLynn Presser's ambitious goal to meet all of her 325 Facebook friends over the course of one year, he wasn't aiming to create a documentary about anxiety...
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JARED FLESHER ON DOC FILMMAKING WITH A DSLR : PART II

JARED FLESHER ON DOC FILMMAKING WITH A DSLR : PART II | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
[…] Jared talks about how he works as a one-man crew, other equipment he uses, finishing the project, and what future camera he might like to use …

 

[Part I, in which Jared talks about making the switch to a large sensor DSLR camera, can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/uqDDT3]

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Interview: Wim Wenders on "PINA" and Why 3D is the Future of Documentary

Interview: Wim Wenders on "PINA" and Why 3D is the Future of Documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Wim Wenders’ PINA is a revelation, a magnificent dance film shot in 3D in order to appropriately capture and pay homage to the work of the late Pina Bausch...
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The i-docs’ “evolution”, in just 10 points

The i-docs’ “evolution”, in just 10 points | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

And those points are:

1. Tools and HTLM 5 as the next revolution for i-docs

2. Finances

3. New i-docs platforms

4. Augmented reality and layered i-docs

5. i-docs as a new form of activism

6. Mixing fiction and non fiction: the trans-media way

7. Some new i-doc jewels

8. New i-docs events and conferences

9. New i-docs blogs and websites

10. New i-docs training programmes

 

A great article, as always, from i-docs.

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Advice for Creating a Transmedia Documentary

Advice for Creating a Transmedia Documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It's an exciting time for filmmakers and storytellers who are exploring ways to enhance their stories via the web.  One of the new genres to emerge is the "web" or "connected" documentary.  In essence, these are documentary projects that try to engage...
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Tips For Connected Documentarians

Tips For Connected Documentarians | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"[Connected Documentary] is an emerging field. But for filmmakers hacking on web-based stories, it basically boils down to this: You have to commit to the fact the “thing” you are making is not a linear, unchanging video with a discrete runtime (even if your users will experience it as such). For all intents and purposes, you’re making a web app."

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Freedom and Engagement in Interactive Narratives

Freedom and Engagement in Interactive Narratives | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A look at the various narrative structures of interactive documentaries.

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Christopher's curator insight, April 8, 2:12 PM

Right! Game developers can help us think different about clusters in the funnel or retargeting drifters back to the funnel.

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Transmedia doc series about Arab Spring begins production

Transmedia doc series about Arab Spring begins production | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Three Portuguese journalists will traverse 10 countries to learn about the causes that led to the Arab Spring in an online doc series produced by transmedia prodco beActive.
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Collaborative Documentary Weaves Stories of Egyptian Revolution

Collaborative Documentary Weaves Stories of Egyptian Revolution | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
About 400 people gathered in Tahrir Square Thursday to launch a new kind of documentary about the Egyptian revolution.
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Significant differences between the two models. New roles on the interactive documentary (II)

Significant differences between the two models. New roles on the interactive documentary (II) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

We intend to emphasize in this second post of the series called “New roles on the interactive documentary” some possible changes or “new ways of doing” in relation to this kind of narrative...

 

[Part one can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/z3mFfX]

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Indie Game Documentary Shines a Light on Exciting New Breed of Developers

Indie Game Documentary Shines a Light on Exciting New Breed of Developers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
One documentary is using the Internet to tell the story of a new breed of developers who are bringing independent and small-budget games into the spotlight.
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iDocs & social change 10 26 2011 digifest edit

iDocs & social change why are interactive documentaries so good in the digital space???
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On the loss of control over the narrative. New roles on the interactive documentary (I)

On the loss of control over the narrative. New roles on the interactive documentary (I) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The intrinsic nature of the conventional documentary has experienced major changes since the advent of this new type of documentary, as a result of today’s new technological landscape.

 

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Collaborative Film 99% Documents Occupy Protests

Collaborative Film 99% Documents Occupy Protests | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Most documentaries involve months of planning before the first frame of film is shot, but the creators of an in-the-works Occupy Wall Street documentary didn’t have that luxury...
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Basic characteristics of the interactive documentary. Featuring the interactive documentary (II)

Basic characteristics of the interactive documentary. Featuring the interactive documentary (II) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

 In this new scenario, we replace the figure of the director (which is most associated with the audiovisual and film genre) with that of the author (because the concept of authorship is one of the major issues in the problems to be resolved) ...

 

[Part I can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/sa2zmS]

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