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In many ways, 2011 marks the year that independent documentary filmmakers found their voice on Twitter...
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In this second session I focused on providing an overview of the history of the genre [...]
[Part 1 can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/rtRRPp]
… what "transmedia" actually means, how documentaries can adapt to take advantage of this new medium and the opportunities it offers for new storytelling techniques.
We're thrilled to announce the six projects selected for the inaugural year of the TFI New Media Fund, a diverse collection of nonfiction transmedia works exploring everything from the Egyptian Revolution to global health to the "friendly fire" death in Afghanistan of American serviceman Pat Tillman.
In this second part of the post “The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary “, we will focus on the last stages, Internet 3.0 and 4.0. [Part I can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/uVEEu6 ]
... as documentarians increasingly move into a transmedia environment, many are asking what fair use means outside the confines of a film. The lessons learned by documentary filmmakers are in fact transferable.
Angelica Das of the Center for Social Media shares some examples of pioneering work on the nonfiction side of transmedia.
Congratulations to ‘Civilian Alliance’ (Nina Wells, Aasta Otnes and Ruth Barton), winners of the Project CONNECT Documentary Challenge.
The director Ridley Scott, whose films include Gladiator and Bladerunner, is working with the BBC on Britain in a Day, which aims to provide a snapshot of the country on 12 November.
This search for a human angle is what makes Twittamentary so watchable. The introductory scene gives the viewer a brief grounding in what Twitter is and some of the numbers around the site – 350m tweets a day – to give a sense of scale. Then the stories take centre stage.
Kate Bulkey finds crowd-funding is particularly suited to documentaries but perhaps not to all genres of film making...
I asked them what came to their minds when I told them about the concept of interactive documentary [...]
Empowering the subjects and informing the world. Macro and micro linked by a narrative thread. Technology used to push the limits, and create the new…
[A form of "conceptual" transmedia storytelling.]
In this post we will close the series called “The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary” ...
[Part I can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/uVEEu6 and Part II @scoopit http://bit.ly/sJQt51 ]
In order to focus on the new genre of the interactive documentary, we must examine the evolution of the Internet and its many possibilities in terms of interactive applications.
Transmedia as a buzzword has taken on a life of its own beyond the film world, translating to mobile campaigns, television shows, advertising, and even books.
I got to participate in the doc PRESS PAUSE PLAY awhile back. The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.
Stephen Applebaum: Frank Poulsen's eye-opening new documentary exposes a link between the war in DR Congo and our mobile phones...
But a stand-alone film, these days, works against the nature of modern media, with its vortex of information, reaction and reassessment. New media actually invites the involvement of audience, rather than simply its attention. And this interaction has come to define the media landscape. Could documentaries form the permanent center in a changing tableau?
350 South: An American Journey (pictured), from prodco beActive, is billed as a "fully participatory documentary experience" following Irish and American environmentalists on their year-long journey from Alaska to Argentina.