Following up on my previous post about the transmedia toolkit, this one goes back a couple of steps. MediaStorm has released its latest field guide as an ibook, and it contains tips for the earlier stages of production in multimedia documentary storytelling – before you get to the transmedia part.
Anyone interested in creating interactive or cross-platform work should dive straight into this Transmedia, Multi-Platform and Convergent Resource Kit, recently released online. Put together by Dr Siobhan O’Flynn and Anthea Foyer, it’s aimed at Australian and Canadian producers hoping to venture into the field.
Errol Morris’ latest OP-DOC (short, opinionated doc) for the New York Times has been released just in time for the general election on November 6th. Morris' ‘11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote’ is a short film which explores the roads that lead to the polls in a nation where voting is not compulsory.
Two weeks ago I attended a lecture at the Center for Business and Society, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The speaker was Andrew Fastow, the former chief financial officer of the Enron Corporation, the seventh largest company in America at the time of its collapse. It was a scandal that cost investors and employees over one billion dollars and saw Fastow incarcerated for his crimes.
For anyone heading to the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam this year interested in webdocs, you won’t want to miss the Interactive Documentary Conference. The one-day conference explores the future of documentary storytelling in the digital age. Topics covered include the rise of apps and touch screens, the secrets behind successful projects, turning data into stories and the tools available for interactive storytelling.
Patrick Lindsay's book shows that to understand the Anzac spirit we must first understand the spirit of Gallipoli.
The untold story of Australian soldiers caught up in war and revolution during the invasion of Russia in 1918-1919.
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