Conference, exhibit and labs of interactive webdocs
What are web or interactive documentaries? Is a web documentary always non-linear? How can you interact with your audience? How do you integrate other media such as photography and games, in your documentary project?
How do you use social media and communities? What can open source mean for your documentary?
Webdox is an international conference in which we, on the basis of concrete examples, expore the new possibilities. Guest speakers are Caspar Sonnen (IDFA), Alexandre Brachet (Upian), Jan Sulmont (VRT), Paulina Tervo, Brian Chirls, Jean-Baptiste Dumont, Arnaud Dressen (HonkyTonk Films), Lindsey Wagner (Zeega), Jigar Mehta and others.
In connection to the Webdox conference DOCVILLE presents a freely accessible
exhibit where a series of interactive projects and ﬁlms can be discovered.
Presented projects: Awra Ambra Story (Write This Down Productions) / Prison
Valley (Upain.) / Gaza/Sderot (Arte) / Back in the USSR (VRT) / 18 Days in Egypt
(Groupstream) / Bear 71 (Jam3) / Welcome to Pine Point (NFB) a.o.
M - Museum Leuven, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven
April 28 - May 5, 2012 / Entry: free
Creative professionals (documentary makers, documentary producers, game
developers, game designers and interactives with a dox interest) will work
together on the interactive, multimedia and online documentaries of the future.
The Creative LAB we start by answering the following key questions:
➡ Why do you need to engage audiences on multiple platforms?
➡ How do you create interactive docs?
➡ What happens when games and docs collide?
➡ How can you harness the power of social networks to grow audiences?
We will disrupt them with the help of our four experts:
Multiplatform: Mark Atkin, XO Labs, UK + Brian Chirls
Interactive: Arnaud Dressen, Honkytonk Films, France
Games: Pepijn Rijnders, Belgium
Social: Patrick Bosteels, Belgium.
See what happens to these concepts as they grow through the course of the day, adding interactivity, playfulness, social networking and multiple platforms. At the end of the day, the new multiplatform concepts are pitched back to the group. Are they more engaging? Will they get larger audiences? Are they new interactive concepts for today’s converged media environment?
Now you know how to do it: go disrupt your own doc!
The Creative LAB is a one-day creative workshop for up to 40 participants from any country, aimed at documentary producers and anyone interested in seeing what happens when factual ideas are expanded over multiple platforms.
Entryfee is €75 (€35 for students).
Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before April,11th l 2012.
More info via www.idrops.be/labs
The Creative Lab will be followed by a Development Lab. Eight teams will
participate with a creative concept to develop a commercial strategy and business model for it.
Are you a documentary producer / director who wants to develop a multiplatform project?
iDROPS and XO Labs UK are using a progressive, market-focused approach to hone and develop ideas, and to prepare producers to thrive in the converged media environment.
We invite factual producers who want to develop multiplatform ideas to the apply to the 3-day XODOX multiplatform development LAB (Hothouse).
Here they will be guided to apply a robust set of methodologies designed to get them to understand what it takes to produce a successful interactive documentary project.
Practical and dynamic, the XODOX LAB will:
➡ Deliver fresh thinking about interactivity through user-centred design processes
➡ Promote understanding of the different skills required to produce transmedia projects
➡ Train participants to express co mplicated transmedia concepts clearly and simply
➡ Help define the look, feel and emotional resonance of a project across all of its platforms
➡ Result in the creation of a creation of a pitch document to send to funders.
By the end of this DEVELOPMENT LAB, producers will understand the crewing and timelines of a multiplatform production. They will know how to test the interactivity and how to make sure that what they design will attract an audience. They will know how to define the beginning, the middle and the end of their project and know how and why it will reach an audience.
XODOX participants will be guided on both labs by an expert team of international mentors:
Mark Atkin (XO Labs, UK)
Marc Goodchild (Interactive producer, UK)
Pepijn Rijnders (games developer, Belgium)
Patrick Bosteels (digital entrepreneur, Belgium)
Arnaud Dressen (webdoc producer, HonkyTonk, France)
Cost: €250,- (exl VAT) Please note: this covers the course fees only.
More info: idrops.be/upcoming/xo-dox-development/