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The Participatory Documentary CookBook: community documentary using social media

The Participatory Documentary CookBook: community documentary using social media | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Now available free, it is a textbook for creating participatory documentaries using social media.


Downloadable document: http://geniwate.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/part-doc-cookbook.pdf

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Editors and HTML5: Klynt, 3WDOC and Popcorn Maker

Editors and HTML5: Klynt, 3WDOC and Popcorn Maker | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Why talk about the HTML5 standard, about Flash, about programming in a [i-Docs] symposium about interactive documentaries? Because in the digital world the technology moulds the content. The narrative possibilities will sooner or later clash with the technological ones. The distance between what is imagined and what is produced is marked by the latter."


DRC: A look at 3 editors for interactive content: Popcorn Maker, Klynt, and 3WDOC.  You'll find the slideshow that accompanies this discussion here.

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Six pros and cons of interactive documentaries

Six pros and cons of interactive documentaries | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Traditional documentaries are morphing into interactive experiences with the help of new technology and support from big names in the film industry...
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Doc Trends In The Digital Age

Doc Trends In The Digital Age | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Many of today’s documentary filmmakers are making bold stylistic choices more often associated with narrative storytelling than documentary filmmaking and finding savvy new ways to engage audiences."


"Filmmaker Amanda Lin Costa consults the experts on emerging trends being utilized by this exciting new wave of US documentary filmmakers."

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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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Case Studies: New Transmedia Factual Programming - MIPDoc 2012

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Interview: Werner Herzog Talks Into the Abyss, Storytelling and Catching Falling Stars

Interview: Werner Herzog Talks Into the Abyss, Storytelling and Catching Falling Stars | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Werner Herzog: "Number one, I do not do interviews. I have no questions. I do conversations but I have no catalogue of questions. And when they ask me, are you a TV journalist? I say ‘No I am a Bavarian filmmaker, I do films. But lets face it I’m not a journalist, I’m a poet"...


DRC:  A glimpse behind the curtain at the process of a great filmmaker.

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iPhone Documentary Takes on Syria: Is This the Future of Journalism?

iPhone Documentary Takes on Syria: Is This the Future of Journalism? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"An anonymous undercover reporter for Al Jazeera has captured the Syrian uprising in a first-of-its-kind-documentary — recorded on an iPhone."

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Nuno Bernardo: Transmedia in Documentary Storytelling

Nuno Bernardo: Transmedia in Documentary Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The head of beActive Media & MIPCube speaker explains how transmedia tactics can be applied to documentary and factual entertainment shows."


In this article Nuno Bernado discusses his journey from transmedia projects aimed at teen girls to developing "documentaries and factual TV series aimed at older audiences". With 350 South, beActive is taking the "extended documentary" into the transmedia realm by way of social media and audience engagement.


For more on factual television's embrace of transmedia, you might want to check out the "Action Documentary" Battle Castle and read more on their transmedia approach over at Digital Media Wire.  

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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, 2014 5:12 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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