99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film

How to reflect Occupy Wall Street and the actions it’s inspiring across the US?  99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film is the response of a group of  US documentary film directors, producers,… Continue reading


No time to review this now. But I’m sure you’re interested in seeing it… “The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing… Continue reading

An Interview with David Evan Harris

Since 2004, getting on for a thousand filmmaker volunteers have between them recorded, translated and assembled footage following one day in the life of ten world citizens, chosen to reflect key global demographic… Continue reading

Umbrella of Crowdsourcing

The people at The Daily Crowdsource – the “#1 site for crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and open innovation news” – have come up with a proposed taxonomy of their field in an info-graphic. David Alan… Continue reading

Open Video Conference – 2011

It’s this year’s Open Video Conference (OVC) in NYC this weekend. “Open video is the movement to promote free expression and innovation in online video.” I was there last year and it was a great… Continue reading


Distrify is a new distribution service that takes advantage of social media to get documentaries out to audiences. As Ben Kempas, co-host of The D-Word documentary community and Distrify partner says, “It combines the… Continue reading

An interview with Kat Cizek

I’ve written about the Interactive Emmy award winning Out my Window project here a couple of times (April 11, Nov 10)  so was pleased to get the chance to talk to the project’s… Continue reading

Post-Digital Encounters

At last Friday’s Post-Digital Encounters Symposium in Bristol we gathered to think about how “media practice sits within the academy in the “post-digital” age”. One starting point for the day was Nicholas Negroponte‘s 1998 prediction in… Continue reading

Documenting Change

Today’s Guardian includes a supplement, Documenting Change, in association with Crossover Labs / The Sheffield DocFest which starts this Wednesday. Collaborative and participatory documentary is featured, with more detail on projects I’ve posted about here in… Continue reading

UnionDocs Collaborative

Word just in that the call for applications is open for this year’s UnionDocs Collaborative programme, which starts in September. I’ve posted before about UnionDocs, where I chaired a panel last Autumn, a… Continue reading