A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

"Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian soldiers fighting high up in the Alps, the half-hour film explores the war and its effects from many different perspectives."

The whole experience here.

Les aventures d’un village - interactive book

ABSOLUT ‘Transform Today’| Collaborative branded art project

ABSOLUT is collaborating with four of today’s most exciting, emerging artists from a range of creative disciplines. Woodkid, Rafael Grampá, Yiqing Yin and Aaron Koblin.

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The Power Inside

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

INFEX

INFEX is a revolutionary interactive experience, featuring an immersive story, original design, animated panel artwork, fully orchestrated sound track, and celebrity Voice Over performances.

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UNSPEAK

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.

Tune in: unspeak.submarinechannel.com

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.

(Source: lostremote.com)

Explore the 80’s an interactive complementary platform for NatGeo’s The 80’s: The Decade That Made Us mini-series show

By far one of the best interactive projects of this year and certainly a great premonition on how would work entertainment, history and media in the coming years. —-» Explore the 80’s

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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. 

You can support the project on KickStarter or through its official website

17.000 Islands, an interactive documentary

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.

(Source: 17000islandsinteractive.com)

Loc Dao on NFB’s future interactive projects at TFI Interactive 2013

Loc Dao, head of digital and strategy for English programming at NFB, take us through the projects NFB Interactive is working on. 

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.

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