The Digital Future of Storytelling - Free Martijn de Waal Lecture
Has anyone seen the new interactive narrative uses of YouTube Flash format? A promising development, and one that may come up in the latest free lecture from Bridging the Gap..
In this lecture Dutch new media specialist Martijn de Waal (work pictured) will give an oversight of the most important developments in digital storytelling, both fiction and documentary. What are the most profound changes in the media landscape? What new opportunities for storytelling have come out of these changes? How is the relation between professional storytellers and their audiences changing? And how do online projects reach and involve an audience?
A lecture with lots of examples of existing projects, that addresses – amongst others - a shift from narrative products to narrative processes, poetic databases, real-time documentaries, user generated content, alternate reality games, viral distribution and the ever important role of the director as a creative genius.
Waal is a digital media
expert based in Amsterdam the
Netherlands. He has co-founded
– a Dutch language professional weblog on the future
of journalism and digital storytelling. He is a member of the board of the Dutch
Fund for Cultural Broadcasting Productions that provides subsidies for
documentary, fiction and online media. He has also supervised the
class in which traditional media professionals are coupled with new media
designers to dream up new ways of storytelling.
A Bridging the Gap Masterclass, supported by Scottish Screen, Skillset, BBC Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Edinburgh College of Art and Scottish Documentary Institute. More info on www.docscene.org