Category Archive: Documentary

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

Interactive Media – New Tools – March Labs

There are a couple of opportunities in England this month for some hands-on experimentation and learning with new tools for interactive and ‘”connected” documentary. Following the i_Docs Symposium here in Bristol there will… Continue reading

Girl Walk // All Day

On tour in the US and on the bill at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, Girl Walk//All Day is a feature length music video which has evolved from an initial idea in Autumn 2010… Continue reading

Documentaries you won’t be seeing soon

I thought you’d enjoy this documentary blurb generator. The title is a play on the True/False Film Festival –  a Columbia, Missouri event now in its ninth year that looks great, focusing on, “innovative work with… Continue reading

i-Docs 2012

Tickets are now available for i-Docs 2012. Following 2011’s successful inaugural event i-Docs 2012 has been expanded to two full days and will take place here at Bristol’s Watershed Media Centre on March… Continue reading

Bear 71

Just launched at Sundance, Bear 71 is a brilliant interactive documentary created by Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison with the NFB Digital Studio. It’s a haunting story told from the point-of-view of a… Continue reading

An Interview with Jigar Mehta

“For the first time in history, citizens are recording an actual revolution in real time. Throughout the 18 days of the 2011 uprising—in the year since—and now—Egyptians are filming pivotal events on their… Continue reading