Storytelling and interactive documentary

In All posts by Judith Aston

When discussing what is new about interactive documentaries, I am genuinely excited by the possibilities for using Web 2.0 to create community hubs through participatory documentary making. The producer/director often assumes the role of a curator and takes responsibility for creating a narrative framework as a catalyst for audience-generated content, leading to the possibility of immediate dialogue with and between …

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It is sleek and it works; is this enough?

In All posts by Sandra Gaudenzi

“Brèves de Trottoirs” (translatable as “Sidewalk Shorts”) is a 2010/2011 stylish French multi-platform documentary from writer Olivier Lambert and photojournalist Thomas Salva. The aim is to portray what they call “daily celebrities” living in  a complex city such as Paris. Their videos of Parisians with interesting backstories has appeared online and on television, and is in the process of becoming …

A great study on interactive documentaries

In All posts, News & Events by Sandra Gaudenzi

Have a look to this great study done by the Canadian Documentary Network. It is called Documentary and New Digital Platforms: An Ecosystem in Transition and it is a good 56 pages report on what is happening in the idoc world. Worth checking!

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Fluid interfaces for crossmedia documentaries

In All posts, News & Events by Judith Aston

I have just been teaching crossmedia documentary production to my undergraduate students in Bristol. Their brief was to create a character-led documentary across the three areas of moving image, sound and interactive. After several years of teaching this module, I have finally seen a good example of a cinematic interface helping to create an immersive framework for engagement with documentary …

Interesting ideas on i-docs

In All posts, i-Docs 2011, Research Articles, Symposium by Arnau Gifreu

Posted by  ARNAU GIFREU  from Universitat Pompeu Fabra-  Universitat De Vic, Spain (2010) Proposal for I-Docs Symposum Blog (Setting the field / Summary) For some time it is producing a process of converging between two communication fields, which are, apparently, very different: the documentary genre and digital media. Although the history of the documentary started half a century before that …

idoc with an “I” as “interactive”

In All posts, i-Docs 2011, Symposium by nicktriggs

A post written by Gerald Holubowicz The landscape of the web documentary in 2011 is still very limited. In little more than five years of existence, the “webdoc” has reached an unprecedented interest among photojournalists, new media producers and begins to spread across a wider audience. Yet it is already time to move on, it’s time to move to the ‘idoc.’ At the beginning was the documentary. The term “web-documentary” originates from the …

Situationist app

In All posts, News & Events by Sandra Gaudenzi

A suggestion: In the spirit of John Grierson, the Situationist App enables a ‘creative treatment of reality’   Try it on for size today….      

A good article about Alexandre Brachet

In All posts, i-Docs 2011, News & Events, Symposium by Sandra Gaudenzi

For all of you who are coming to i-Docs, here is a good article about Alexandre Brachet, CEO of Upian, and guest speaker at i-Docs.  Alexandre is going to speak about participation and collaboration with the audience at i-Docs so… here is a little introduction to a man who has pioneered web-docs in France, a man with flair…  one of …

Welcome to Pinepoint

In All posts, News & Events by Sandra Gaudenzi

Check out NFB’s latest production: Welcome to Pinepoint (January 2011!). This interactive documentary tells the story of a city that has been totally destroyed in the last ten years. Although the documentary is fundamentally linear (you can only press the next/previous tab and click on some photos) the quality of the narrative, and of the combination between graphics and video, …