The Power Inside is an interactive social film, presented by Intel and Toshiba, directed by Speck/Gordon, starring Analeigh Tipton, Craig Roberts, and maybe, YOU. It’s Hollywood’s first film that asks the audience to help save - or destroy - the earth. Audition Now at http://www.facebook.com/insidefilms
Based on British journalist Steven Poole’s intriguing book of the same name, Unspeak is a brand-new interactive documentary by Submarine Channel that looks at how language can smuggle persuasion into description.
Consisting of short films, an interactive data visualization, and a participatory dictionary, Unspeak critically and satirically reveals the unspoken messages and obscured meanings behind familiar media terms such as War on Terror, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Climate Change, File Sharing, Austerity Measures, Erectile Dysfunction, or the Dutch word Kopvoddentax.
The New York Times and Showtime partner for an interesting second screen experience for Ray Donovan series
According to the New York Times the interactive video experience, developed by Medialets, is the first-of-its-kind in a mobile advertisement on The Times’s iPad app. The media buy was handled by OMD.When expanding the ads, readers will experience:
A full-screen, interactive series trailer inviting users to tap the video anytime to learn more
Upon tapping, the video pauses and informational hotspots specific to each frame of the video invite the viewer to learn more about the series and its characters
As the trailer concludes, viewers will be given the option to:
Download a full, free episode of the series premiere
Download the song from the trailer from iTunes
Download the Showtime Anytime app directly from the iTunes App Store.
Question Bridge: Black Males is a transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Through video mediated question and answer exchange, diverse members of this “demographic” bridge economic, political, geographic, and generational divisions.
17000 Islands is an interactive documentary experiment in image making. Set in the Indonesian museum park called Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park – a manicured synopsis of the country’s 17,000 islands – the project explores models of reality by looking at how an image of a nation is created and how documentary filmmaking takes part in this process.
The Aatsinki Season is the online companion to Aatsinki: The Story Of Arctic Cowboys. While the film focuses on the Aatsinki family and their deep bond with their reindeer and the land, The Aatsinki Season is an interactive debate that draws attention to the social, environmental, political and moral issues confronting them.
Expanding on the themes of the film, the online experience challenges each participant to reconsider his or her assumptions about technology, food production, and, most critically, man’s place in nature. Episodes of The Aatsinki Season will be released in seasonal installments over the course of a year, coordinated to coincide with the real-time events of the herding schedule.
"We take an expansive view of documentary, and are above all interested in the pas de deux between representation and technology, and the resulting capacity to see the world with new eyes.
We are interested in history, in connecting the dots between our latest endeavors and those conceptual pioneers and technological prototypes that came before them. We consider innovation both in the creative application of new technologies and in the creative impulse that lead documentarians to invent new technologies.
We are interested in continuities and disruptions, in tracking down origins and inspirations. Although our theme is evolutionary, we do not assume that recent instances are better than earlier ones – they are different, and our goal is to recall those earlier instances, to learn from and to celebrate them.
For these reasons, MIT’s Open Documentary Lab and IDFA’s DocLab have joined together to put the long story of documentary innovation into perspective, and to speculate about its future”.