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Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Three]

Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Three]

Originally published in Confessions of an Aca-Fan, the original Weblog of Henry Jenkins. Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Three] On the documentary side, the American public has probably never had access to as many different documentaries as they do now — more are playing on television, more are getting theatrical runs, more are playing on the festival circuit, more are available through online platforms. So,...
Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Four]

Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Four]

Originally published in Confessions of an Aca-Fan, the original Weblog of Henry Jenkins. Charting Documentary’s Futures: An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Four] The report’s focus on immersion as a dimension of news and documentary may be new to many readers, despite the New York Time’s recent venture into virtual reality. So, can you share a bit more about the current state of immersive journalism and why you think this...
Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Two]

Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Two]

Originally published in Confessions of an Aca-Fan, the original Weblog of Henry Jenkins. Charting Documentary’s Futures: An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Two] You argue that the story should dictate the form, yet many aspects of the form of American journalism — the inverted pyramid for example and the core shape of the lead paragraph — have remain fixed without regard to the story. Some traditional journalists would argue that...
Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part One]

Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part One]

Profile: William Uricchio of MIT’s Open Documentary Lab from Submarine Channel on Vimeo. Originally published in Confessions of an Aca-Fan, the original Weblog of Henry Jenkins. Charting Documentary’s Futures: An Interview with William Uricchio [Part One] For the better part of a decade, William Uricchio and I worked side by side, partners in crime, as we forged the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT. I came to lean heavily on...
The Internet is the Wild West |Suvi Andrea Helminen

The Internet is the Wild West |Suvi Andrea Helminen

The Internet is the Wild West. By Suvi Andrea Helminen The Internet is the Wild West in many ways, it is a masquerade, a second life where there are no face-to-face consequences for how people behave. Words are being shot back and forth in duels between opposing opinions. People can say very hurtful things and remain anonymous. Last winter Open Documentary Lab fellow Thorsten Trimpop and I filmed an interview...
How to finance your interactive documentary. Part 2: some interesting initiatives | Arnau Gifreu

How to finance your interactive documentary. Part 2: some interesting initiatives | Arnau Gifreu

How to Finance Your Interactive Documentary Part 2: Some Interesting Initiatives By Arnau Gifreu In this series of posts we address useful information for people interested producing new media in general, and specifically interactive documentaries. Among other initiatives, there are key mechanisms such as financing markets, commonly called marked place or crossover  market, which a few years ago started to operate in the interactive and transmedia field. They have been...
How to finance your interactive documentary. Part 1 | Arnau Gifreu

How to finance your interactive documentary. Part 1 | Arnau Gifreu

How to Finance Your Interactive Documentary Part 1: Some Interesting Initiatives By Arnau Gifreu In this series of posts we address useful information for people interested in producing new media in general, and specifically interactive documentaries. Among other initiatives, there are key mechanisms such as financing markets, commonly called market place or crossover market, which a few years ago started to operate in the interactive and transmedia field. They have...
It started with the human voice | Suvi Andrea Helminen

It started with the human voice | Suvi Andrea Helminen

It started with the human voice By Suvi Andrea Helminen On Tuesday March 3rd, Open Documentary Lab fellow Halsey Burgund gave a talk about his work as a sound artist working with voices and music-scapes. What does this have to do with documentaries? All his work springs from real life and recordings of people’s personal experiences. Inspiration often starts in the most unlikely situations, when not searching for it. In...
On the Front Lines of the Virtual Frontier | Jeff Soyk

On the Front Lines of the Virtual Frontier | Jeff Soyk

On the Front Lines of the Virtual Frontier By Jeff Soyk We had the pleasure of hearing from ODL fellow Raney Aronson of Frontline. She shared insight on the current integration of “interactive” media into Frontline’s offering. The following is a summary and response to her presentation. As soon as journalism-based media was able to go online, Frontline was right there with streaming media. Now they’re expanding upon their digital...
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...