Interviews
Storytelling UX: An Interview with Jeff Soyk on the Making of Hollow

Storytelling UX: An Interview with Jeff Soyk on the Making of Hollow

I sat down with art director and UX (user experience) designer Jeff Soyk to discuss the design process behind Hollow, a community-based interactive documentary about rural West Virginia directed by Elaine McMillion. Hollow was recently recognized with a Peabody Award and a 3rd Prize in the multimedia category at World Press Photo. The Hollow team has generously shared documents that illustrate how they developed Hollow from concept to an award-winning interactive....
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Caspar Sonnen

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Caspar Sonnen

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission. For the final installment of Filmmaker and the MIT Open Documentary Lab’s interview project with the foremost thinkers on transmedia, IDFA DocLab’s Caspar Sonnen answers our questions. Sonnen is the new media coordinator...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: D. Fox Harrell

The New Digital Storytelling Series: D. Fox Harrell

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission. In the penultimate part of Filmmaker and the MIT Open Documentary Lab’s interview project with prominent transmedia figures, D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Comparative Media Studies Program...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Katerina Cizek

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Katerina Cizek

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission.   In the tenth part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Katerina Cizek gives her take on the way...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Lance Weiler

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Lance Weiler

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission.   In the ninth part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Lance Weiler answers our questions. Weiler is a...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Vivek Bald

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Vivek Bald

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission.   In the eighth part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab,  Vivek Bald, filmmaker, Associate Professor of Writing and Digital...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Ingrid Kopp

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Ingrid Kopp

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission.   In the seventh part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab,  Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives at Tribeca Film...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Brett Gaylor

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Brett Gaylor

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission.   In the sixth part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab,  Brett Gaylor, Senior Director of Mozilla’s Webmaker initiative...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Mark Harris

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Mark Harris

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission. Mark Harris is a filmmaker and software architect. Mark writes software for gameplay, storytelling, and transmedia. Mark was a mentor at the first StoryCode StoryHack, and creative technologist on Lance Weiler’s Pandemic 1.0. Mark is...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Kamal Sinclair

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Kamal Sinclair

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission.   The Senior Manager at the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab, Kamal Sinclair came to interactive via an unlikely, but, in many ways, appropriate route. While many in the interactive...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Hugues Sweeney

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Hugues Sweeney

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission.   In the third part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab,  the executive producer of interactive production at the National Film...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Elaine McMillion

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Elaine McMillion

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission. Last week, Filmmaker and the MIT Open Documentary Lab kicked off their collaborative series of interviews with digital storytellers with a conversation with Zeega. (For an introduction to this entire series, read “Should Filmmakers Learn to...