MIT Open Documentary Lab: "[Katerina] Cizek is currently the director of the NFB’s HIGHRISE project, exploring new forms and new approaches to content. HIGHRISE is a multi-year, many media series of projects. You can see it at highrise.nfb.ca and her previous project Filmmaker-in-Residence at filmmaker.nfb.ca."
Filmmaker Magazine: "FilmmakerGreg Pak (Robot Stories) has released his graphic novel Vision Machine as an iPad app and, in the process, is pointing the way towards new storytelling formats and new production and distribution partnerships."
Dan Levy: "Sparksheet was in Cambridge, Massachusetts this past weekend for the sixth-annual Futures of Entertainment event, where academics and industry types met to discuss the changing nature of storytelling in the digital era."
Noah J Nelson: "Waid has begun remaking comics for iPads and similar gizmos. These stories use simpler pictures and bigger text that read well on any size screen. He’s found new storytelling tricks: like captions that shift over a static piece of art."
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."
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."
This year, those in “traditional media,” and the original masters of conversation and story—radio documentarians—spoke proudly of the way that they have quickly adapted to new forms of journalism, storytelling and the remixing of content for a digital audience.
Digital Commonwealth Handbook: "This digital storytelling handbook has been produced as part of the Digital Commonwealth Project, and covers blogging, audio, video and social media introductory skills."
Jasper Visser: "To address the most important issue first: there is no such thing as digital storytelling. There’s only storytelling in the digital age, and frankly speaking this isn’t much different from storytelling in the age of hunters, gatherers, dinosaurs and ICQ" ...
Angela Watercutter: "Composer Dave Porter has done the score for every episode of Breaking Bad and he's still hooked. On a show that wavers so much between comedy, drama, suspense, and mild insanity, that gives Porter a lot to work with – and a huge challenge."
Hugh Hart: "In the new online series produced by Bryan Singer, people are going crazy for a chip that hardwires their nervous systems into the internet 24 hours a day -- until a virus kills a third of the world's population" ...
Shoshana Berger: "This summer he will launch The Silent History, a sprawling electronic novel that plays with the mechanics of how stories are told, taking full advantage of the tablet’s GPS and touchscreen, along with platform features like in-app purchasing" ...
Lauren Landry: "How do you begin to digest the Greek and Roman art, let alone shift to the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas? Well, why not turn your adventure into a game? And not just any game, but a murder mystery."
A reporter walks into a marketing agency and a “branded journalist” is born.
Biserka Anderson: The bottom line is that to stand out in the glut of online voices, a branded newsroom needs to meet three conditions: It has to be open, transparent and rigorous; it has to adhere to journalistic values; and it has to embrace technological innovation [...]
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