A WEBDOCUMENTARYSURVIVAL KIT:THE ESSENTIALS IN <10 MINUTESTHE PODCAST VERSIONINSTRUCTOR: JOANNE TEOHHOSTED ON: HTTP://ERNI...
BROUGHT TOYOU BY:AMIRAHERNIELIP TENGZHEN WEI
GROUNDS COVERED• Traditional documentary versus web documentary   • Linear versus non-linear   • One-way versus interactiv...
HOW TO USE THIS• First, sit back and enjoy the show.• Next, browse over to other topics for a deeper  understanding by cli...
WHAT IS A TRADITIONALDOCUMENTARY?• The Wee Kim Wee Journalism major says a documentary  is…   • based on the recreation of...
WHAT IS A WEBDOCUMENTARY?• An online documentary that employs multimedia tools as  a new way of telling stories on the int...
WHAT IS A WEBDOCUMENTARY?• Fundamentally changes the way the storyteller relates to  the perception of the viewer
WHAT IS A WEBDOCUMENTARY?• The internet is Twitter, that everything has to be short and  your video cannot exceed 5 minute...
EXAMPLES OF WEBDOCUMENTARIES• Journey to the End of Coal
EXAMPLES OF WEBDOCUMENTARIES• The Places We Live
THE ADVANTAGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• For individuals and communities: better self-  representations by making it possible t...
THE ADVANTAGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• Deeper narratives for the audience, more autonomy to  subjects of documentaries• For i...
THE ADVANTAGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• For the audience: from passive receiver into active  participant   • The audience’s pa...
THE ADVANTAGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• For the audience, one’s level of interest is greatly  enhanced• For the activist journ...
THE CHALLENGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• Production cost   • Prison Valley, a web documentary exploring the prison     industry...
THE CHALLENGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• Technical Challenge• The challenge of collaboration amongst a diverse group of  indivi...
THE WEB DOCUMENTARYAS A GAME-CHANGER• The Macro picture:   • How is web journalism changing and how is it impacting     so...
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A Web Documentary Survival Kit: The Essentials (A Video Companion)

  1. 1. A WEBDOCUMENTARYSURVIVAL KIT:THE ESSENTIALS IN <10 MINUTESTHE PODCAST VERSIONINSTRUCTOR: JOANNE TEOHHOSTED ON: HTTP://ERNIE.SG
  2. 2. BROUGHT TOYOU BY:AMIRAHERNIELIP TENGZHEN WEI
  3. 3. GROUNDS COVERED• Traditional documentary versus web documentary • Linear versus non-linear • One-way versus interactive• Possibilities • Empowering self-representations • The audience as active participant• Challenges • Funding dilemmas • Collaborating for diverse skillsets • Difficulties with user-generated content and limitations of bandwidth
  4. 4. HOW TO USE THIS• First, sit back and enjoy the show.• Next, browse over to other topics for a deeper understanding by clicking on them in the final slide.• YOUR COMMENTS ARE WELCOMED!
  5. 5. WHAT IS A TRADITIONALDOCUMENTARY?• The Wee Kim Wee Journalism major says a documentary is… • based on the recreation of an actual event, era, life story, etc. that purports to be factually accurate • Its outcome is inevitably subjective
  6. 6. WHAT IS A WEBDOCUMENTARY?• An online documentary that employs multimedia tools as a new way of telling stories on the internet• Non-linear narratives
  7. 7. WHAT IS A WEBDOCUMENTARY?• Fundamentally changes the way the storyteller relates to the perception of the viewer
  8. 8. WHAT IS A WEBDOCUMENTARY?• The internet is Twitter, that everything has to be short and your video cannot exceed 5 minutes out of the window• The web documentary supports narrative journalism by developing journalistic narratives with images at the centre
  9. 9. EXAMPLES OF WEBDOCUMENTARIES• Journey to the End of Coal
  10. 10. EXAMPLES OF WEBDOCUMENTARIES• The Places We Live
  11. 11. THE ADVANTAGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• For individuals and communities: better self- representations by making it possible to beyond the camera angle • Example: Nowhere Safe - the narrative basically zooms into the same photo of a mans face over a span of 4 minutes
  12. 12. THE ADVANTAGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• Deeper narratives for the audience, more autonomy to subjects of documentaries• For individuals and communities: speak and capture their own stories better
  13. 13. THE ADVANTAGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• For the audience: from passive receiver into active participant • The audience’s participation and interaction is demanded • The audience can explore at own pace and liking
  14. 14. THE ADVANTAGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• For the audience, one’s level of interest is greatly enhanced• For the activist journalist: a powerful tool for social change
  15. 15. THE CHALLENGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• Production cost • Prison Valley, a web documentary exploring the prison industry cost a hefty 240 000 euros• Funding is particularly difficult for documentarians • Problem further compounded since web documentarians’ work often defy traditional conceptions of film• Fortunately, web documentaries can be cheaper to produce • Highrise: Out My Window, a 360 degrees project which allows you to view real-life locations around the world would have cost $750000 if done as a film than the $150000 it had taken for the web documentary
  16. 16. THE CHALLENGES OFWEB DOCUMENTARIES• Technical Challenge• The challenge of collaboration amongst a diverse group of individuals with different expertise• Legal and ethical implications of crowdsourcing ideas• Bandwidth• More pros and cons
  17. 17. THE WEB DOCUMENTARYAS A GAME-CHANGER• The Macro picture: • How is web journalism changing and how is it impacting society? • Issues and critical perspectives• The Micro picture: • How to produce a web documentary? What is required in terms of team, skills and processes?THE ESSENTIALS IN <10 MINUTESA WEB DOCUMENTARY SURVIVAL KITTHE PODCAST VERSIONHOSTED ON: HTTP://ERNIE.SG
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