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new content editors for i-docs

In the last two years 4 content editors for multimedia projects have been in development: two Flash-based, Documenta and Klynt, and two more based on HTML5; 3WDOC and Zeega. Interesting enough 3 out of the 4 have been developed by production companies that needed tools to produce their own interactive documentaries… this seems to indicate that no major software […]

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Great student writing on i-docs

I have two students this year that have written their Master dissertations on the subject of i-docs. One, Filippo Bonino, argues that i-docs can change the way people perceive reality and finds examples in Prison Valley, Rider Spoke and America’s Army to prove it. The other one, Dickon Waring, argues that i-docs open new possibilities […]

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Exile without End: a strong web-doc by CBC

The French- and English-language services of CBC have teamed up to produce a web documentary about Palestinians in Lebanon. Using a sleek photographic interface filled with video hotspots, Exile Without End explores the lives of people living in the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, one of 12 such camps that have existed in Lebanon for decades. CBC […]

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Upian pairs with French SNCF for a docu-fiction

“Cote fenetre, cote couloir” Upian’s new webdocumentary (online since the 8th of September) is a co-production with French train national service, the SNCF. This is a strange mixture between documentary (it explains what happens during a train journey and how many people need to work to make it an efficient service) and fiction (you can […]

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A great interview with Kat Cizek

A very interesting interview to Highrise’s director Kat Cizek. If you are interested in knowing more about Kat’s past and her ideas on collaborative documentary practice… do definitively read it this interview done by by Mandy Rose for her brilliant blog Collabdocs!

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