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How is being transformed the "traditional" documentary ? "interactive", "transmedia", "webdoc" ...adjectives that make the difference.
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Revolutionizing the work of news organizations by making citizen videos searchable - Storybench

Revolutionizing the work of news organizations by making citizen videos searchable - Storybench | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
A high school student is thrown to a classroom floor by a school resource officer in South Carolina, a tsunami destroys homes after the 2011 Japanese earthquake, a horrifying stampede kills hundreds of pilgrims during the 2015 Hajj outside Mecca. These events were all captured by amateur filmmakers. The footage, all captured on cell phones, made international news. “As billions of people come to own smartphones, …
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Connecting Audiences with OVEE, an Online Screening Platform: An Assessment of The Homestretch PBS Documentary 

Connecting Audiences with OVEE, an Online Screening Platform: An Assessment of The Homestretch PBS Documentary  | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"The report reveals the perspectives of a viewing audience of professionals working in federal, state, and local government agencies that deal with education and teen homelessness. For this audience, the intimate stories of young people experiencing homelessness were the most compelling and emotionally engaging elements of the film, compared with statistics about the issue. Audience members believe the film can help them in their professional missions, even while they acknowledge the challenges of funding and infrastructure needed to support young people living on the streets."

- Center for Media and Social Impact

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How Al Jazeera Built Its #Hacked Game To Spotlight The Syrian Cyber War - MediaShift

How Al Jazeera Built Its #Hacked Game To Spotlight The Syrian Cyber War - MediaShift | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
This post was originally published by the International Journalists' Network. “I hope your family’s well.” This is the safe phrase Ziad, a Syrian producer, gives the player at the beginning of “#Hacked: Syria’s Electronic Armies,” Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
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Meeting ‘the Other’ Face to Face

Meeting ‘the Other’ Face to Face | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
With “The Enemy” project at M.I.T., the photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa hopes to engender a form of empathy beyond the reach of traditional documentary film.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: Alternate Realities Summit - Jessica Brillhart

"Jessica Brillhart, Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google, is at the forefront of developing in our understanding of the potential of virtual reality."

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POV Digital Lab LA: Explore the Prototypes and the Technology

POV Digital Lab LA: Explore the Prototypes and the Technology | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
POV's Documentary Blog is all about documentaries: how they're made, what they're about, why we love them.
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"How to weave a narrative between physical science, myth and human experience" | i-Docs

"How to weave a narrative between physical science, myth and human experience" | i-Docs | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
The project the Canadian artist and documentary maker Jeremy Mendes is probably best known for is his pioneering interactive documentary Bear 71 (which has also been fervently discusses on i-docs.org).  After documentaries which he co-created at the NFB – among others The Seven Digital Deadly Sins (in partnership with The Guardian), The Last Hunt, The Devils Toy Redux (in partnership with Arte) and This Land – Jeremy is now working on a new project which combines his fascination for science with his passion for creating settings which make complex interrelations experiential.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: The Channel 4 Interview with Michael Moore

Sheffield Doc/Fest and Channel 4 welcomed Oscar-winning director Michael Moore back to Sheffield, 18 years after his first visit. Voted one of “The World’
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An Open Letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly – Point of View Magazine

An Open Letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly – Point of View Magazine | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"Open letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly on the state of documentary in Canada.!

– Point of View Magazine

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Not a Film and Not an Empathy Machine

Not a Film and Not an Empathy Machine | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
How necessary failures will help VR designers invent new storyforms
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THE WORLD IS MADE OF STORIES: Richard Tarnas - A Larger Narrative That Is Open To A Greater Mystery

“We are always seeing symbolically.” In “A Larger Narrative That Is Open To A Greater Mystery,” our clip sample from the principle “The World Is Made O
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Data as a Narrative Device – 'A Means to an End and not the End itself' 

Data as a Narrative Device – 'A Means to an End and not the End itself'  | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it

"There’s so much data available in the world and it is there for being used. It is how we as storytellers decide to interpret that and put a human face and condition on it. At the end of the day, the data, while it might be interesting or cool at the moment, does not give us an emotional response on its own. So the question is: How do we connect data to individual human beings so that people engage with them emotionally. That is generally what has the impact."

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5 Visual Storytelling Trends to Watch Out For in 2016

5 Visual Storytelling Trends to Watch Out For in 2016 | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
An analysis of visual storytelling, reasons why it will dominate the content marketing world in coming years and our predictions for 2016.
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Finally: A Museum That Brings Virtual Reality to Women’s History | The Creators Project

Nonny de la Peña, the godmother of VR, makes a flagship experience for the Women’s History Museum.
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YES - A Mid-Production VR Case Study - Part 2 - Audio & Producing

YES is a documentary about creative partnerships, love, trust, struggles, and the belief that human celebration can help us find joy in the darkest moment
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Google’s VR filmmaker developed an interesting trick for creating immersive cinematic experiences

Google’s VR filmmaker developed an interesting trick for creating immersive cinematic experiences | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Google’s in-house VR filmmaker has figured out how to improve cinematic content for VR headsets.
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Highway of tears: the making of a virtual reality documentary

Highway of tears: the making of a virtual reality documentary | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Highway of Tears is a virtual reality documentary from CBC Radio One’s The Current about the story of one young woman, Ramona Wilson, who went missing in 1994 along British Columbia's Highway 16. As told by her mother Matilda Wilson, the immersive documentary transports the viewer to Matilda's home and then on to the notorious highway.
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First Snapchat-Native Documentary Films to Launch From PBS Series POV (EXCLUSIVE)

First Snapchat-Native Documentary Films to Launch From PBS Series POV (EXCLUSIVE) | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
PBS documentary series POV has produced two short films for distribution on the Snapchat Discover channel of NowThis Media — marking the first documentaries created specifically for the platform.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: Innovation in Archive

This Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 session explores the ways that filmmakers and artists are combining archive and new technologies to engage audiences across TV
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Scientific Accuracy, Uncertainty and Documentary Truth | i-Docs

Scientific Accuracy, Uncertainty and Documentary Truth | i-Docs | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
The struggle with scientific journalism and scientific documentary is that often the truth is kind of boring and it has to compete with all this other stuff which is vying for people’s attention. In every project, it’s a question of how to find a balance.
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Gamifying the Syrian cyberwar: 6 important lessons I learned – Medium

Gamifying the Syrian cyberwar: 6 important lessons I learned – Medium | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
As a journalist and filmmaker I am getting ever more excited about the challenge of having to find new formats to tell my stories now…
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10+ inspiring talks to design new experiences in virtual reality

10+ inspiring talks to design new experiences in virtual reality | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Designing a 3D virtual reality experience requires a whole new set of understanding. These talks will help you get some inspirations.
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