Category Archive: Participatory culture

Hollow : Lessons Learned

Yesterday, Elaine McMillion and the team behind Hollow held a Google hangout to address some of the many questions that they are getting from interested producers about their tremendous project. I interviewed McMillion… Continue reading

13 Tweets from 2013 – Revisited

1. Snow Fall – wonderful interactive journalism. The year started with the New York Times launch of the stunning Snow Fall. With photos, video and graphic visualisations seamlessly embedded within this in-depth story… Continue reading

Searching for Happiness

Today I’m writing about my own production – Searching for Happiness. The project soft launched in May. Since then we’ve been doing some additional development work to create a version that’s accessible on more… Continue reading

American Futures – Hollow & Question Bridge

June 20th saw the launch of Hollow – Elaine McMillion’s ambitious interactive documentary about post-industrial life and hope in McDowell County, West Virginia. Dealing with one community but telling a common story of rural America,… Continue reading

i-Docs Lab

Digital Bristol Week – Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi & Mandy Rose at BBC Bristol

Wikipedians

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