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
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.• [screenshot]• YOUR COMMENTS ARE WELCOMED!
WHAT IS A WEBDOCUMENTARY?• an online documentary that employs multimedia tools as a new way of telling stories on the internet• non-linear narratives
WHAT IS A WEBDOCUMENTARY?• fundamentally changes the way the storyteller relates to the 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 minutes out of the window• the web documentary supports narrative journalism by developing journalistic narratives with images at the centre
THE WEB DOCUMENTARYAS A GAME-CHANGER• The Macro picture: • What is new media + Critical perspectives on the media and new technology + The dialectical relationship between documentary film and new media technologies. • How is web journalism changing and how has it changed over the years?• The Micro picture: • How to produce a web documentary? • What skills are needed?THE ESSENTIALS IN X MINUTESA WEB DOCUMENTARY SURVIVAL KITHOSTED ON: HTTP://ERNIE.SG