New Forms / New Opportunities Panel (Sarah Wolozin & Natasha Giraudie)

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The following conversation took place during the session, ”Open Plenary: New Forms New Opportunities,“ with panelists Sarah Wolozin (Director, Open Documentary Lab at MIT) and Natasha Deganello Giraudie (CEO, Micro-Documentaries in San Francisco), and yours truly (organizer and moderator), during … [Read more...]

Join me for Making Media Now 2013 in Boston, May 3, 2013

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I hope you'll join me this year on Friday, May 3rd at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Making Media Now 2013, the annual must-attend conference for documentary media makers presented by Filmmakers Collaborative. I'm very excited about this year’s theme, Living the Connection … [Read more...]

UnknownSpring: web documentary review and interview with photojournalist Jake Price

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The tsunami of 2011 devastated the Tohoku region of Japan killing thousands of people, flooding agricultural fields, destroying houses, profoundly transforming the land and survivors. Jake Price lived with the residents of Yuriage in their kasetsus (government-issued trailer homes) and observed, … [Read more...]

Principles of Interaction Design for Interactive Documentary Makers

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Content production methodologies are converging with the strategies and tactics of interaction design. The latest mobile phones and tablets provide a wonderful platform for delivering intimate interactive documentary experiences. Where can media makers turn for a quick course on interaction design … [Read more...]

Three tools for developing iOS apps

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I've been considering creating some iPhone and iPad apps lately, and I've been wondering, what tool should I use? In addition to Apple's industrial strength Xcode development framework for developing iOS apps in Objective C, I've come across three interesting alternatives. As a content-oriented … [Read more...]