Kongo 2010 - Philippe van Meerbeeck

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Kongo 2010 - Philippe van Meerbeeck

  1. 1. KONGO 2010 EUScreen Conference - Rome, October 8 2010 – Ph. Van Meerbeeck
  2. 2. Unlocking VRT archives DAR DIVA KONGO 2010 Overview
  3. 3. DAR !   Digital ARchive !   2005 – 2010 !   1-inch tapes !   50.000+ => 23.093 tapes selected !   16.000 hours digitized + primary annotation !   Contest: winner got 1 historic 1’ tape !   VRT ‘classics’ from 1985 - 1995
  4. 4. VRT Classics 1985 - 1995
  5. 5. DIVA !   Digital VRT Archive !   2009-2012 !   6500h film !   18.000h audio !   3 track selection: –  Endangered material: vinegar, decay: DAT, CD –  All VRT TV news digital from 1953 -> today –  Commemorative projects
  6. 6. Bob Scholte (1954)
  7. 7. COMMEMORATIVE PROJECTS !   EXPO 2008 –  50 years World Fair Brussels (1958) !   CONGO 2010 –  50 years Congo Independance (1960) !   Zwart Noch Wit 2014-18 –  100 years of WW I
  8. 8. CONGO 2010 !   Independence Belgian CONGO: June 30, 1960 !   Crossmedia project: –  Radio –  Tv –  Web –  Line extensions: dvd, print !   Jan - June 30, 2010: 6 month footprint
  9. 9. INPUT VRT Archive !   200 h Congo film (1955 -1965) !   200 h Congo audio (1930 -1965) !   Researched, selected, restored, digitised, annotated !   Digital accessible in ARDOME
  10. 10. OUTPUT VRT a.o. !   CONGO Journals: inhouse –  3 x 7 x 2,5’ miniseries in VRT News 19h00 –  http://www.deredactie.be/permalink/1.815493 !   BONJOUR CONGO: inhouse –  7 x 52’ doc series (hosted) –  20h45 on CANVAS + location based game –  http://congo.canvas.be/programma/programma !   KONGO: commissioned coproduction –  3 x 52’ doc series (archive based) –  Coproduced VRT, RTBF + private companies –  1 x 70’ feature doc, coproducd RTBF-Arte –  Total budget: € 1,3Mio
  11. 11. CREATIVE REUSE !   KONGO: archive based doc series (3 x 52’) –  Part 1: 1560 - 1908 (King Leopold’s Colony) –  Part 2: 1908 - 1960 (Belgian Colony) –  Part 3: 1960 - 2005 (Independence etc.) !   Unlocking & valorising Congo a/v archive from –  AFRICA MUSEUM –  CINEMATEK –  KADOC –  VRT –  RTBF –  Private !   A/v archive ante 1900?
  12. 12. ANIMATE ! !   Create what isn’t… !   Archive Based Animation !   Digital graphic 2D TOONBOOM !   Total output: 38’ (series) + 5’ (feature): 43’ !   6 months + 4 weeks development !   Budget: €280K -> € 7000/minute (!) !   Provide narrative links, POV !   Authenticity vs. Avatar !   Let’s have a look…

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