Saturday: BAVC Producer’s Institute for New Media Public Conference Day

Posted Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Are you interested in interactive, dynamic, cross-platform storytelling? If so you’ll want to join TFI and BAVC at the BAVC Producers Institute for New Media Technologies Public Conference Day in New York City this Saturday! The conference features a fantastic line-up of speakers covering everything from data mapping, immersive production, gaming, interactive media, mobile tools, Augmented Reality and much, much more. Come along to find out more about the emerging tools and platforms that are changing the face of filmmaking

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Future Docs: Creating Documentaries Across Platforms

Posted Sunday, November 7th, 2010

My final post in my guest series for the Tribeca Film Institute is about cross-platform documentaries. I look at recent examples like Out My Window, Prison Valley, Collapsus and The Waiting Room. Check it out and get your digital palette in rocking good shape!

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Augmented Reality – Adding Layers, Immersion and Interactivity to Your Stories

Posted Saturday, October 16th, 2010

In my third guest post for the Tribeca Film Institute blog I look at the thrilling new(ish) world of Augmented Reality. If you have other examples of really creative uses of AR, especially in a storytelling context, please leave a comment, I’d love to hear about them!

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Beautiful Data – Bringing Data and Storytelling Together

Posted Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

My second guest post for the Tribeca Film Institute blog is all about data. Yup. Data. But before you fall asleep on your keyboard you should check out what this data can do in terms of storytelling!

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The World Is Full of Interesting Things

Posted Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

And here are 106 of them.

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Films That Work Like the Web

Posted Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I just wrote a post for the brand spanking new Tribeca Film Institute website about how the Semantic Web and HTML5 is changing the possibilities for what video can do online. I talk about exciting new projects like ViewChange, WebMadeMovies and the very awesome Arcade Fire musical experience, The Wilderness Downtown. Check out the full article here.

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Cross-Platform Storytelling

Posted Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I recently attended Crossover Labs in Australia, working with indigenous filmmakers and storytellers there. I was very inspired by their work and the other mentors were razor-smart on the art and business of storytelling across multiple platforms. While I was there I realized that a lot of filmmakers don’t really know what cross-platform, interactive storytelling can look like, so I created a new page on the Digital Bootcamp wiki to give some examples, across various genres. Please add to it

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BAVC Producer’s Institute Opening Day now open to the public

Posted Friday, May 14th, 2010

We know you’re sad that you can’t be there for the full 10 days of the Institute but this day is going to be awesome and it’s open to anyone. Documentaries! Immersive technologies! Game-changing ideas! World-changing strategies! Register now.

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Power to the Pixel’s Think Tank Report

Posted Friday, December 18th, 2009

The Think Tank was the culmination of 2009’s Cross-Media Film Forum, “bringing together Power to the Pixel’s participating experts for a day of discussion and debate with a view to defining practical steps in developing cross-media film practices in the film industry.” Download it free here.

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Shooting People supports VODO

Posted Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

We’re pretty excited to let you know that we’ve up to a strategic partnership with VODO (short for voluntary donations), an experiment in new distribution from Shooter Jamie King. What’s the idea? Well, Jamie is also one of the directors of Steal This Film, a film that he achieved over 5 million downloads for by working with Pirate Bay to promote and distribute the film for him. He also received more voluntary donations for the film than he would have

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