Mediamatic and IDFA organize a 5-day workshop to augment your documentary practice. Participants research which new media tools work for their content ideas, and how to incorporate them. We'll also look at new media as source material for documentarists. Online is a world of data that can reveal stories that cannot primarily be captured with the camera. A special focus in this workshop will be on using and visualizing new kinds of online data as a part of documentary practice. All participants will make a working prototype of their AnyMedia documentary project.
Starting from researched content ideas, participants develop a media format that involves one or more parallel new media channels. Included is the way in which different groups of users interact with the project at the intended moments of contact. For every participant, the workshop results in a working prototype.
In this workshop participants will research which new media tools work for their content ideas, and how to incorporate them.
But we'll also look at new media as source material for documentarists. Online is a world of events, developments and data that can reveal stories that cannot primarily be captured with the camera. A special focus in this workshop will be on using and visualising new kinds of online data as a part of documentary practice.
The workshop will kick off with a symposium, organised by Mediamatic and IDFA, on the roles of mash-ups and data visualization in the documentary practice. Every following workshop morning will have lessons and lectures by guests that contribute to the IDFA festival as well as to the workshop. Every afternoon will be dedicated to conceptualising and producing a project prototype. All participants are assisted conceptually, technically and practically by lecturers, trainers, and assistants in realising their workshop project. The workshop concludes with a final presentation in which some of the results are presented and discussed in the context of the IDFA festival.
This workshop is part of IDFA's DOCLAB, that explores the border area's of new media and the documentary practice. DOCLAB's theme this year is the creative treatment of actuality using statistical data and new technological means.
Participants will be introduced to a selection of current online tools and services that together provide the essential range of Web2.0 functionality. Furthermore, participants are introduced to the sly and easy-to-use Korsakow System, that can be used as a tool to create databased online video projects, but also as a presentation device.
www.mediamatic.net will be used to document the development of the workshop projects.
At the end of the course, participants:
- Have worked out what (new) media can be of use in their documentary project.
- Have gained insight in a range of digital media practices that are relevant from a documentarists' perspective.
- Have broadened their scope on ways to 'creatively treat actuality'.
- Investigated online centres of attention for their project.
- Have developed a prototype, including an interactivity model and the contact moments between the project and its audiences.
Trainers, lecturers and assistants
Trainers are Jakob Schillinger, Florian Thalhofer and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer. And we are proud to present Cassian Harrison as a lecturer in this workshop.
The workshop is designed for 16 professional makers, media artists, producers, editors and educators of documentary film, radio, television and video. Participants should have done the content research for their project, but are still researching on the right media format.
Please note that workshop participants should be residents of the EU.
The course language will be English. Reports on earlier AnyMedia Documentary courses at can be found here: http://www.mediamatic.net/page/12470/en and here: http://www.mediamatic.net/page/17813/en
€ 420 incl. VAT
€ 300 incl. VAT (for people from new EU countries)
We have a scholarship available for someone from a new EU country.
Procedure for application: Send us an email [email protected] with your motivation and CV and you will be informed if you have been selected for a scholarship.
Information and registration
You can register online with our registration form: http://www.mediamatic.net/page/9699
Please read our policy carefully!
If you have questions please contact Klaas Kuitenbrouwer or Deborah Meibergen at [email protected] or by phone +31 (0) 20 638 9901.
Official Website: http://www.mediamatic.net/page/37993/en
Added by Mediamatic on October 24, 2008