The premiere of the COME/IN/DOC documentary series will be on March 3, on the Open Documentary Lab and i-Docs websites simultaneously. From this point on during the following year, a part of each episode will be launched every week (March 2016-March 2017). The episodes will be released exclusively on the website of Open Documentary Lab and two weeks later on the website of COME/IN/DOC.
SEASON 1 – EPISODE 1: INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY EVOLUTION
SELECTION OF IDEAS (DIRECTOR’S CONTRIBUTION)
Jeremy Mendes (National Film Board of Canada): Interactive documentary is trying to meet audiences where they are: less in cinemas and more on devices. Technologies allow us to see the world in a different way.
Jesse Shapins (Zeega): It’s a new genre because of the different way in which a viewer experiences the documentary. The question of authorship and its relationship to recording reality and the ethics associated with this relationship really matter.
Yasmin Elayat (18 Days in Egypt): I don’t know if this is the next step, but one thing is clear: there are different ways of conveying a story and today even museums are taking advantage of these new ways of storytelling.
Ingrid Kopp (Tribeca Film Institute): Technologies have always changed how we tell stories, and we can see this in different cinematic and artistic movements from the 20th Century, such as Direct Cinema or Cinema Vérité.
Vincent Morrisset (AATOAA): I see as a kind of natural evolution because we consume, watch and distribute images on digital platforms.
PaulinaTervo (writethisdown): In a way it’s a new genre but it’s not replacing anything: film will always be there. It’s not he next big thing or stage, it’s a new genre because it changes the whole landscape of how we consume media, using new techniques, platforms and ways to tell stories.
Mike Robbins (Helios Design Labs): Interactive documentaries are consumers of other media and the stories are told through this new window/s.
Brian Winston (University of Lincoln): We can’t think about things in technological terms because our view would be very limited. The key concept here is ’empowerment’ and the question of giving the camera to people with the aim of redefining the role of the director.
The schedule for March is as follows:
Launch: March 3 (i-Docs conference, i-Docs website and Open Documentary Lab website)
March 17: Also available at: http://comeindoc.com/documentaryseries.html
Launch: March 10 (i-Docs website and Open Documentary Lab website)
March 24: Also available at COME/IN/DOC website.
Launch: March 17 (Open Documentary Lab website)
March 31: Also available at COME/IN/DOC website.
Launch: March 24 (Documentary Lab website)
April 7: Also available at COME/IN/DOC website.
The complete planning of the documentary series is as follows:
SEASON 1: DEFINITION
1.1 – Interactive documentary evolution
1.2 – The explosion of the form
1.3 – Interactive documentary definition
1.4 – Interactive documentary features
1.5 – Related factors
SEASON 2: KEY CONCEPTS
2.1 – Interactivity definition
2.2 – Collaboration definition
2.3 – Gamification
2.4 – Technology
2.5 – Education field
SEASON 3: ISSUES TO SOLVE
3.1 – New Models
3.2 – Author’s role
3.3 – Business model
SEASON 4: PLAYERS AND WORKS
4.1 – Countries
4.2 – Projects
4.3 – Final piece (key interventions)
You can access the questions that originated the four seasons and episodes in this document.