Julia Scott-Stevenson

Julia is a writer and researcher of all things documentary, and even dabbles in making them herself from time to time.

The Journey of Documentary

07 August 2013 | 0:00 - By Julia Scott-Stevenson

The Journey of Documentary is an impressive website and resource set up as a hub for all things relating to the interactive documentary.

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There’s a nifty timeline, outlining key developments in documentary, to which viewers can contribute. There are also some useful information pages that contain lists of funding bodies, festivals, distributors and broadcasters, for example.

Filmmaker Atalanti Dionysus has developed the site, based around her Masters thesis on interactive documentary. Dionysus has also created a web series in which she interviews a range of doc makers on different elements of their craft. Even Alby Mangels gets a look in!

There are some fairly simplistic ‘steps to creating a documentary’ included, which are definitely aimed at the complete novice, but it’s not a bad starting point for those with an idea but no experience.

The site has already won a couple of awards at the Horizon Interactive Awards; it will be interesting to see how it continues to grow with support and input from more filmmakers. For now, it’s a useful port of call for the amateur filmmaker setting out on the ‘journey of documentary’.

Image from 'Journey of Documentary' web series, interview with Deb Verhoeven.

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21 Aug 2013 9:47 AEST

ProDoc

From: Sydney

Great site for professionals

Wow, just checked out the journey of documentary website. There must be over 50 webisodes. Can see why this is winning the awards. Great site for film professionals, will difinetley let everyone know at our production studio. Was up all night reading the Masters Thesis, great piece of writing will certainly be following Atalantis' format.

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20 Aug 2013 14:57 AEST

2013 interactive media awards

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2013 Best Interactive Educational Website

The Journey of Documentary was the 2013 Interactive Media Awards winner for Best Interactive Educational Website-Outstanding Achievement. A very detailed sight and user friendly, Atalanti Dionysus also has her thesis from the Australian Film Television and Radio School on it. A great sight for those starting out in the industry and for film professionals seeking a deeper understanding of the process of interactive media.

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20 Aug 2013 14:41 AEST

Robert Connolly Fan

From: Sydney

Robert Connolly

Just checked the The Journey of Documentary website. Love the interview with Robert Connolly. some other great people interviewed, will work my way through.

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20 Aug 2013 13:07 AEST

Victoria University Student

From: Melbourne

Great website

Atalanti is my lecturer at Victoria University, my favorite teacher. Makes what's complicated very simple. Her ideas on cross platform have really opened my eyes to what is possible.

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20 Aug 2013 12:42 AEST

MWF

From: International

2013 winner Best Non-Fiction. Melbourne Web Fest

Atalanti Dionysus was the inaugural winner of the 2013 Melbourne Web Fest For Best Non-Fiction ( The Journey of Documentary ). A great interactive site, that will benefit all up and coming film people. Atalantis' thesis is a must read for those starting out.

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Julia Scott-Stevenson Julia is a writer and researcher of all things documentary, and even dabbles in making them herself from time to time. She lived in the Pacific Islands of Fiji and Samoa for a few years, where she made a documentary about the inaugural Miss Tokelau beauty pageant and a short documentary about climate change in Samoa, which screened at the inaugural Pacific Climate Change Film Festival. While in the Pacific she was subjected to limited internet connectivity, and was staggered to discover the possibilities in online documentary on her return at the end of 2008. She has since been making up for lost time by undertaking a PhD researching cross-platform documentary, and also working on a database documentary about volunteers. Julia is also on the programming team for Antenna International Documentary Film Festival.

 
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