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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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Transmedia for Social Documentaries

What does the word transmedia actually mean? What do documentaries need to be to ensure that they are seen in this complex media world?...
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Transmedia Is the New Black: "Media That Matters" Conference Explores the Future of Storytelling

Transmedia Is the New Black: "Media That Matters" Conference Explores the Future of Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The most successful documentaries have lasting impact. This concept isn't revolutionary. Any director pouring his or her life into a documentary wants that effort to be worthwhile. But in today's swiftly changing media landscape, how do filmmakers achieve that impact?"

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Here's The Top Grossing Documentaries of 2011, Led By 'Justin Bieber'

Here's The Top Grossing Documentaries of 2011, Led By 'Justin Bieber' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
While most certainly not an indie, the Bieb's Paramount-released concert film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" was indeed the year's top grossing documentary.
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15 Twitter Feeds Every Doc Filmmaker Should Follow

15 Twitter Feeds Every Doc Filmmaker Should Follow | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In many ways, 2011 marks the year that independent documentary filmmakers found their voice on Twitter...

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Taxonomic discussions in the educational context: key issues in relation to interactive documentary (II)

Taxonomic discussions in the educational context: key issues in relation to interactive documentary (II) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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]

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Tribeca Film Institute at The New School: Transmedia for Social Documentaries

… what "transmedia" actually means, how documentaries can adapt to take advantage of this new medium and the opportunities it offers for new storytelling techniques.

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TFI Funds Innovative Storytelling

TFI Funds Innovative Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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.

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The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary (II)

The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary (II) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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 ]

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Fair Use in a Transmedia World

Fair Use in a Transmedia World | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

... 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.

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Transmedia for Social Documentaries

Transmedia for Social Documentaries | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Angelica Das of the Center for Social Media shares some examples of pioneering work on the nonfiction side of transmedia.
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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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Differences between linear and interactive documentaries. Featuring the interactive documentary (I)

Differences between linear and interactive documentaries. Featuring the interactive documentary (I) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"To establish a correct characterization proposal, it is necessary to analyze the factors that make the interactive documentary to be a new “species” – obviously related to the traditional documentary form and interactive media -, but with its own identity and autonomy to establish itself as an independent genre."

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JARED FLESHER ON DOC FILMMAKING WITH A DSLR : PART I

JARED FLESHER ON DOC FILMMAKING WITH A DSLR : PART I | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In the first part of this interview, Jared talks about why he made the movie, and his experience making the switch to shooting with a DSLR.
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New Directions for Documentary: Interactive and Cross-Platform Productions - Julia Scott-Stevenson

Interactive media have long offered creative avenues for makers of non-fiction narrative, but few offerings have so far struck a chord with viewers. Julia Scott-Stevenson discusses an emerging field with key producers and commissioners.
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Is crowd-funding the future for documentaries?

Is crowd-funding the future for documentaries? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Kate Bulkey finds crowd-funding is particularly suited to documentaries but perhaps not to all genres of film making...
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Taxonomic discussions in the educational context: key issues in relation to interactive documentary (I)

Taxonomic discussions in the educational context: key issues in relation to interactive documentary (I) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

I asked them what came to their minds when I told them about the concept of interactive documentary [...]

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How can 3D worlds be used in documentaries? A review of One Millionth Tower

How can 3D worlds be used in documentaries? A review of One Millionth Tower | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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.]

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The interactive documentary during the evolution of the Internet: giving examples of the different phases. Assumptions about the technological future.

The interactive documentary during the evolution of the Internet: giving examples of the different phases. Assumptions about the technological future. | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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 ]

 

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The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary

The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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.

 

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Transmedia for Social Documentary

Transmedia for Social Documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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.

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