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Future Documentary Ideas Labs

The call is out for the REACT Hub Future Documentary Ideas Labs – a unique opportunity to develop ideas in emerging documentary. “We’re bringing together creative companies and arts and humanities academics who… Continue reading

The DCRC Seeks a New Director

Could you be the new director of the Digital Culture Research Centre? With the Centre’s founder Jon Dovey now running the REACT Hub, and his successor Helen Kennedy heading for pastures new in… Continue reading

12 Tweets from 2012 – expanded

1. “Bear 71 – haunting, terrific interactive doc” The new year saw the launch of one of the best interactive documentaries I’ve experienced  – a bear’s memoir of life and death in Canada’s… Continue reading

Now the Field is Open

Here’s a recent talk I gave in a session on Future Documentary at a BBC Academy event. My focus was on crowd-funding, collaboration, and “connected documentary”.

Interactive Documentary at IDFA, Amsterdam

There was an upbeat mood at last Sunday’s Interactive Documentary Conference, organised by Caspar Sonnen for the fifth anniversary of the IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) new media programme, Doclab. The one-day event… Continue reading

Cloud Filmmaking

In a recent blog post –  Stop Making Docs –  Brian Newman argued that the era of the short doc has arrived. With the web, shareable media, mobile exhibition, he argues, the longer and… Continue reading

“From live output to living output” – changes at the BBC

Good news from Broadcasting House. In his first speech in the job, George Entwistle, the BBC’s new Director General, calls for “genuinely new forms of digital content”, born of the participatory environment of… Continue reading

You Tube & the Future of the Archive

There were two noteworthy announcements from You Tube last week. The first was that that they are opening what they are calling a “Creator Space” in London. The idea, according to You Tube’s… Continue reading

i-Docs and the BBC

[The following post was published today on Open Democracy. It's one of a number of open letters to the incoming BBC Director General, that have been published on their OurBeeb website.] You’re a journalist; investigating… Continue reading