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

  In this post we will close the series called “The evolution of the Internet, key factor for the interactive documentary” including the third part, which will include the conclusion and some possible future scenarios. It’s time to take the field theory to the focus, and see how technology enables a type of interfaces according to their degree of development …

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“La nuit oubliee” a French web-doc for LeMonde.fr

The 17th October 1961 a group of Algerians got killed by the French police. Fifty years after the event French newspaper Le Monde commissioned Olivier Lambert et Thomas Salva (the guys behind the brilliant Breves de Trottoirs) to do a historical web-doc on such mass crime.  Have a look to La nuit oubliee, just out – and produced by a newspaper! …

Get ready to submit your projects to TFI – January 2012

The Tribeca New Media Fund will re-accept submissions in January 2012. This is what you need to know about them (from tehir website): ABOUT The TFI New Media Fund provides funding and support to non-fiction, social issue media projects which go beyond traditional screens – integrating film with content across media platforms, from video games and mobile apps to social …

18 days in Egypt gets FTI funding!

The Tribeca Film Institute is one of the few that has been financing i-docs in the last years. We are thrilled to learn that 18 days in Egypt got $100,000 from the Tribeca New Media Fund to develop their very interesting HTML5 activist project! Well done! For more information about the other six projects that got selected do keep reading …

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

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. The interactive documentary is a genre that uses various media for display and navigation: on one hand, offline media, and on the other, the online medium par excellence, the Internet. But …

Webdoc.com as a tool for idocs

Webdoc.com is a new website for storytelling you should be using.  From our prospective as i-doc makers, it offers an interesting paradigm: separable page format that whilst remaining in the control of the maker, offers a unified (though linear) discussion space that can be remixed (and made nonlinear).  It’s also an interesting case study as an interface that encourages expression …

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First interactive documentary specialization of Spain in the Masters Degree in Creative Documentary at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

One of the most prestigious documentary references in Spain and Latin America is the Master of Creative Documentary imparted at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Recognized theorists and practitioners come together and taught master classes and seminars with the aim of forming  a new elite of filmmakers each year. Among them we highlight Josep Maria Català, Roman Gubern, Isaki …

Jonathan Harris is back, and this time it is an i-doc!

Have a look to this interview with social network visualization master Jonathan Harris. He is working on an i-doc on lesbian porn (rather unusual, I must say). It will be a format full of 10: 10 interviews, 10 seconds long video clips, 10 days etc… For now it is exhibited at the Pace/MacGill Gallery in NYC, but it is soon …

Global Lives – collective production, open video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm-VTHCPpHc&feature=relmfu]   Since 2004, getting on for a thousand filmmaker volunteers have between them recorded, translated and assembled footage following one day in the life of ten world citizens, chosen to reflect key global demographic realities. Decisions in the project are made by a collective. All the content is licensed under Creative Commons and is going to become an open archive. The …

Interactivity technologies, key factor for the interactive documentary

The interactive documentary is a genre that is based on the basis of documentary images but that would not exist without the interactive technology. That is why we consider it appropriate to present this introduction and contextualization that marked the birth of such technologies a few decades ago.The history of interactivity technologies has been extensively studied in the research by …

The docu-game. Towards the immersive mode

The documentary genre is one of the most powerful tools for telling non-fiction stories about reality. Its numerous applications have helped the documentary become a cornerstone of the film industry, ever since the first documentary film Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922), which shows the media’s powerful inclination towards immersing audiences in the lives of other people and places. …

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Research questions and compared methodology to establish a taxonomic study of the interactive documentary

To establish a taxonomic proposal, I propose in this section some possible questions to develop this framework and a methodological approach based on the study of the two components that have enabled the interactive documentary, the documentary genre and the interactive media. The main questions arising from this work and which may provide the basis for the subsequent taxonomic proposal …

Where we come from. Introduction and initial ingredients to build a correct taxonomic proposal

To begin to establish a coherent taxonomic proposal of the the intertactive documentary field, we must first study the process of convergence between two apparently seemingly very different areas of communication, namely the evolution of the documentary genre on one hand, and the emergence of digital media and their rapid expansion in various fields in recent decades, on the other. …