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Funding models for documentary.  Part 3: The transmedia documentary | Arnau Gifreu

Funding models for documentary. Part 3: The transmedia documentary | Arnau Gifreu

Funding Models for Documentary Part 3: The Transmedia documentary By Arnau Gifreu Broadcasters constitute an important part of the budget for transmedia documentary production, but there are still few television networks involved in this format. In countries with a strong interest in cultural issues, however, the networks are usually heavily invested in the documentary as a form of storytelling and technology. Examples of this tendency are the NFB, Arte and...
StoryTools: Let’s build a tool for writing non-linear stories | David Dufresne

StoryTools: Let’s build a tool for writing non-linear stories | David Dufresne

  On January 14th, in a room of the Open Documentary Lab at MIT, we are a dozen people gathered around a crazy project, a simple project: Let’s build a tool for writing non-linear stories. An open source tool, open to all. In the room: some designers like Jeff Soyk (UX architect for Hollow), students like Deniz Tortum, fellows like Isabelle Raynauld (author of  Lire et écrire un scenario (Reading and Writing a Screenplay), developers like Cindy Bishop,...
How to measure the impact of interactive documentaries? | David Dufresne

How to measure the impact of interactive documentaries? | David Dufresne

  By David Dufresne   New York, October 30, 2014, in a large glass room of the Center for Social Innovation. Throughout the day, about 70 people will reflect on the simple question, the “killer” question: “how can the impact of a particular interactive documentary be measured?” The Interactive Department of Tribeca Film Institute and the MIT Open Documentary Lab  have initiated this gathering. Already, for several months, the two organizations...
Announcing the 2014-2015 MIT OpenDocLab Fellows

Announcing the 2014-2015 MIT OpenDocLab Fellows

The MIT Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce its new fellows for the academic year 2014-2015.  This distinguished group of documentary storytellers and experts will be in residence at MIT to experiment with new techniques and technologies and explore new ways to tell stories, and create social impact. The goal of the residency is to give a community of documentary storytellers and researchers the time and space in a...

David Dufresne visits Open Doc Lab

David Dufresne visits ODL   Last week the Open Doc Lab was lucky enough to host an impromptu presentation with David Dufresne, creator of Fort McMoney, one of this year’s hottest interactive pieces. The project  was produced by Toxa, the National Film Board of Canada, and Arte with additional financial support from the Canada Media Fund (CMF/FMC). For the few of our readers who haven’t checked it out (or seen...