Industry Conference Session 6: Crafting Interactive Docs:The Art and Mastery of Interactive Projects
Thu, May 3 2:00pm - 3:15pm | Rogers Industry Centre, 93 Charles Street West, 2nd Floor
Access: Industry Pass holders.
Creators, designers, storytellers, and techies come together to discuss examples of engaging and excellent design in the interactive space. This session will dissect and define innovation in all aspects of interactive documentary, from user experience to the interface layout and all things in between.
Crafting Interactive Docs pdf
Ingrid Kopp - Director, Digital Initiatives, Tribeca Film Institute
Ingrid Kopp is Director, Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute where she overseas the TFI New Media Fund and leads the Institute’s digital programs, including TFI Interactive and Tribeca Hacks. She is also the programmer for the inaugural Tribeca Storyscapes program for interactive, transmedia work at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013. Ingrid is constantly thinking about the intersection between storytelling, technology, design and social change and is a frequent speaker on the subject.
John MacFarlane - Editor, Documentary Online, SBS Australia
John MacFarlane is editor of documentary online at SBS Australia, where he has worked on numerous award-winning cross-platform and interactive projects that deal with the broadcaster’s focus on multiculturalism and social inclusion. He has international experience in journalism, documentary, interactive design & production, and media theory. Prior to joining SBS, he was a senior producer at an interactive production house, a media producer on the Why Democracy? project, and a reporter and editor at the Montreal Gazette.
Jesse Shapins - Co-Founder/Chief Strategy Architect, Zeega
Jesse Shapins is a media theorist, digital humanist, documentary artist, and social entrepreneur. Through a hybrid practice of interactive design, public intervention, architectural theory, and experimental pedagogy, his work experiments in mapping the imagination and perception of place between physical, virtual and social space.
He is also the co-creator of: Zeega, a 2011 Knight News Challenge winner that is an open-source HTML5 platform for creating interactive documentaries and inventing new forms of storytelling; Yellow Arrow, a seminal project in locative media that involved cities, stickers, mobile phones, and participants in over 450 cities in 39 countries, transforming the urban landscape into a “deep map” that expresses the personal histories and hidden secrets that live within our everyday spaces; Mapping Main Street, a collaborative documentary with NPR that creates a new map of the country through stories, photos and videos recorded on actual Main Streets; Stadtblind, a gallery and urban research studio focused upon challenging the urban imaginaries of Berlin; and the UnionDocs Collaborative, a laboratory for documentary research and production in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Leanne Allison - Director, BEAR 71 (NFB)
Leanne Allison (Director) is a Gemini Award-winning filmmaker who takes audiences far off the beaten track to explore the experiences of endangered wildlife. Her credits include the NFB documentaries Being Caribou and Finding Farley, with husband Karsten Heuer.
Ben Moskowitz - Media Program Manager, Mozilla
Ben Moskowitz bridges web R&D with innovators inside news organizations, foundations and industry. He works on Mozilla’s Popcorn.js, is the organizer of Open Video Conference, oversees the NSF Ignite Apps Challenge, and teaches at NYU ITP.
Pietro Gagliano - Creative Director, VP, The Secret Location
Pietro Gagliano is an innovative Creative Director with an exceptional ability to merge multiple disciplines and platforms into solutions that heighten user perceptions, interaction and experiences. With proven success in corporate branding, product launch, promotion, social media and pitch work, Pietro joined Secret Location as Partner and Creative Director. Now, he has over 10 years experience in digital marketing, motion graphics, videography, interactive design and web development.
Pietro’s award-winning work has been featured in the Canadian Art publication, Applied Arts magazine and discussed in other publications and forums including: Azure, Ventilate, Under Consideration, Moco Loco and CBC Radio. Throughout his career, he has done work for high-profile clients including: Coca-Cola, Nissan, the National Film Board of Canada, Smirnoff, Microsoft and Xbox.