Transmedia views: An interview with Nuno Bernardo

Nuno Bernardo is an award-winning transmedia writer/producer and creator of the world’s first international interactive on-line teen series, Sofia’s Diary. He is also the CEO of transmedia production company beActive and author of The Producer’s Guide to Transmedia. Your background is in advertising and journalism. What element or factor would you say it was decisive to setting up your company …

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

Kat Cizek, and her NFB team, have just launched Highrise’s latest baby: One Millionth Tower. This is the fifth experiment in four years of what is now becoming a networked documentary, rather than a simple idoc. When Highrise started at the NFB in 2008 it was described as a “multi-year, multi-media documentary” but I have to admit that the whole concept was not very clear …

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One Millionth Tower just launched at Mozilla Festival

Do go to Wired Magazine to watch the launch of Highrise’s brand new baby: One Millionth Tower. The project was launched by Kat Cizek just today in London at the Mozilla Festival “Media, Freedom and the Web”. There will be a full presentation of One Millionth Tower on Monday 7th that I will attend so… I’ll write  more about it then! For now… …

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A survival book on webdocs

Webdocs, a survival guide for online filmmakers may be the first book devoted to a practical view on this hot topic. His author, Matthieu Lietaert, a documentary creator himself, aims to give some tools to develop web-documentaries.

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Popcorn.js and i-docs: the start of a great relationship?

A glance at popcorn.js and its possibilities for i-docs making, one week before the release of its 1.0 version at the Mozilla Festival in London. The last article posted by Arnau Gifreu on the evolution and the future of the Internet invited me to start my collaboration with i-Docs introducing the first proposals that are coming from different studios to …

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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 …