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Choose Your Own Documentary in Tribeca Storyscapes section

Exciting news from Tribeca last week as they announce their selections for the upcoming festival. Five projects made it into the interactive Storyscapes section, including Choose Your Own Documentary – a show which is part of i-Docs 2014! Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes, created in collaboration with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin, is a juried section at the Festival to showcase innovative and interactive …

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Bjarke Myrthu on the role of the interface in an i-doc

“The interface is content” says Alexandre Brachet from Upian. What does this mean? The interface is no just a way to navigate through content, it is a way to place the user within a story space, and by doing so it gives roles, it explains the possibilities, it generates feelings in the users… and it therefore becomes a type of …

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FOCUS SPAIN: the first latin panel at the i-docs conference 2014

The Spain Focus panel is the first panel discussion at a conference on interactive documentary that focuses on the production of the emerging Latin field. During 1hour and 30 minutes, three projects will be presented at different stages of development: Barret Films, with projects such as “The Voices of Memory” and “0 accountable”, the first Spanish production company specialised in the production of …

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Mike Robbins: lessons learned from testing Highrise and OFFSHORE

Mike Robbins, from Helios Design Lab (the guys behind NFB’s Highrise, OFFSHORE and 17,000 Islands) has participated to the UX Series by responding to Question 5: Rapid prototyping and testing: what to test for, and when, in i-doc production? I asked Mike to tell me about the way they’ve been testing their projects and… interestingly enough… I learned that they …

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A Door Into The Dark at i-Docs 2014

We are pleased to announce that i-Docs 2014 delegates have the chance to experience ‘Door Into The Dark’, a work-in-progress from current Pervasive Media Studio residents, Anagram: Just a block down from the busy conference, a door into the dark has been installed. Be led by the hand into a world of characters who know the true meaning of being lost …

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Reflections on Firestorm: Guest post from Mary Mitchell

The following is a guest post from Mary Mitchell with her thoughts on the Guardian’s interactive documentary, Firestorm. The Guardian’s second foray into interactive documentary, ‘Firestorm’, is a beautifully crafted piece of immersive storytelling. Centered on photographs taken by The Holmes Family family fleeing a Tasmanian bushfire, the project crafts interviews, photographs, text and a breathtaking soundtrack into a linear structure. …

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the UX Series Q4: who is the user?

Our previous question in the UX Series was: what is purpose in an i-doc? Purpose is important because it encapsulate, hopefully in one sentence, the shift that we want the user to have while going through our interactive experience. Purpose is NOT our own reason to produce a story, but rather the effect we want it to have on the …

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Makers of interactive documentary Hollow discuss lessons learned

Yesterday afternoon the makers behind the incredibly successful interactive documentary Hollow got together online to answer some of your questions. Moderated by Opeyemi Olukemi (Digital Initiatives at Tribeca Film Institute) the Google Hangout involved Director and Producer Elaine McMillion, Sound Designer Billy Wirasnik, Technical Director and Senior Developer Robert Hall and Art Director/Designer and Architect Jeff Soyk. The team answered …

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OFFSHORE Goes Big Screen as Interactive Installation

This post originally appeared on the Helios blog and has been reposted with permission so members of the i-Docs community can learn about this ambitious and visually captivating project.  Wednesday, Jan 22 marks the world premiere of OFFSHORE as an interactive, immersive live-space installation in the 2014 edition of SmartFIP@ in Biarritz, France. Later that week OFFSHORE  premieres here in Canada as part …

Orion: Behind the Mask

I am currently working as academic expert on a REACT funded Future Documentary project with the film-maker Jeanie Finlay. ORION the movie tells the story of Jimmy Ellis, an unknown singer thrust into the spotlight with a fictional identity and a mask, as part of a crazy scheme to masquerade him as Elvis back from the grave. ORION: behind the mask, …

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i-Docs 2014: Call for Participation extended!

Our call for participation now has an extended deadline of Monday 25 November. We’re really looking forward to hearing your ideas and remember, alternative formats are very welcome! If you have any questions, email us at idocs2014@gmail.com and if you haven’t already, download the full details for the call here. i-Docs is convened by Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi and Mandy Rose, and hosted by the Digital Cultures …

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i-Docs 2014: Choose your own documentary

We have some exciting news to share with you today! Not only do we have some fantastic keynotes already confirmed for i-Docs 2014, we can now also announce an exciting ‘Choose your own Documentary’ performance. Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure phenomenon of the 1980’s – Choose Your Own Documentary tells the true story of the discovery by Nathan Penlington of a diary and his …

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i-Docs 2014: Call for participation

//// THE CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE EMAIL IDOCS2014@GMAIL.COM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN I-DOCS 2014//// Following the success of the i-Docs Symposia in 2011 and 2012, we are delighted to invite you to participate in i-Docs 2014, a two-day event dedicated to the rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary. i-Docs is convened by Judith Aston, Sandra …

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The Future of Documentary is happening in Bristol

The first group meeting of REACT’s Future of Documentary Sandbox happened today in Bristol. This is exciting stuff: 6 innovative projects were selected  to explore new models of authorship and ownership within the i-docs sphere, 6 projects to push ahead the questions that we can see emerging and to which we have no answer yet, 6 projects where academics and …

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Save the date for i-Docs 2014!

KEEP THE DATES FREE FOR i-DOCS 2014 ! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve set the dates for i-Docs 2014. The Symposium will take place at the Watershed in Bristol, March 20th and 21st hosted by the Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England. There will be a Call for Papers, Earlybird ticket offers and more info …