Month: June 2014

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    Jesse Hirsh

    Jun 20, 2014 9:52am | by Julie Giles

    Jesse Hirsh is an Internet strategist, broadcaster, speaker and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. Jesse studied at The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto, which works around the writings of media theorist Marshall McLuhan. The program’s mandate is to encourage understanding of the impacts of technology on culture and society from both […]

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    iDocs: New Voices. New Visions.

    Jun 11, 2014 1:48pm | by Julie Giles

    For people interested in interactive documentary, iDocs is both a resource and a community as well as the first symposium totally dedicated to the interactive documentary genre. In March, director Ramona Pringle and cinematographer Lisa Lightbourn Lay, traveled across the pond to Bristol, UK, for i-docs 2014, where a case study of Avatar Secrets was […]

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    TFI Interactive Day: New Scenes And Interactive Features

    Jun 11, 2014 1:47pm | by Julie Giles

    Now in its third year, TFI Interactive Day assembles the brightest thinkers and innovators from the worlds of film, media, gaming, technology and social change to explore storytelling in the digital age. TFI Interactive Day is part of the new Tribeca Innovation Week, which aims to bring together leaders and ideas from creative and tech […]

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    Hot Docs: Versioning From iPad Format To Large Scale Touch Screens

    Jun 11, 2014 1:47pm | by Julie Giles

    For the Hot Docs Documentary Festival, we wanted to give audiences a sneak peek of the interactive viewing experience that is so integral to Avatar Secrets. So, we versioned the iPad-sized documentary for large scale screens that were installed in the lobby of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Versioning from iPad format to large scale touch […]

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    Hot Docs Industry Conference: The Tablet Strategies Panel

    Jun 11, 2014 1:47pm | by Julie Giles

    During the Hot Docs Industry Conference, Ramona joined the NBCUniversal’s John Canning, NFB’s Vincent McCurley and Mickael Brock (creator of Astronaut Magazine for the iPad) to discuss tablet documentaries and strategies for the future of storytelling. The venue was packed for a lively conversation on the unique challenges and opportunities that this new platforms presents. […]