India – A Coming of AgeMulti Media Documentary exploring the RISK in travelling India
Original Idea/Synopsis Inspiration for theme - RISK• ANDRE GIDE - ‘it is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves’• ANDRE GIDE -‘One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time’.• TRAVELLING INDIA LOTS OF RISKS SELF EXPLORATION/GROWTH
Risk• Exploration of personal growth – achieved through sharing reflective stories/media surrounding travelling India.• Positive community space to connect/network ‘to share information and learn more about the world from a multitude of other perspectives’. (Jenkins)• Transmedia Documentary aims - Educational, Inspirational, Entertaining.
Transmedia Platforms• Facebook – main hub• Tumblr – secondary hub• Youtube/Soundcloud – to host media
Facebook Main hub for audience to participate by sharing inspiring stories, posting relevant media, reading other audience postsProducers post media to inspireparticipation.Including teasers to lead audience totumblr page – deeper reflection
Tumblr • Deeper Reflection by re-interpreting what audience can learn from stories/media shared on main hub. • Audience become co- producers by helping to create new media • Audience producing + witnessing
Youtube Channel/Soundcloud Hub to host media created by Producers. Convergence theory deployed as connecting to facebook/tumblr.
Convergence Theory• Henry Jenkins - ‘ to share information and learn more about the world from a multitude of other perspectives’.• Interacting on different platforms which each connect to one another.• Each platform offering something different – Facebook – Main hub to share media Tumblr – Re-interpreting Media• Audience becomes co-creator = participatory culture. Not just a spectator – reinterpreting facebook stories to tumblr.• “Entertainment content isn’t the only thing that flows across multiple media platforms. Our lives, relationships, memories, fantasies, desires also flow across media channels.” – documentary.
Learning & Difficulties…• Negatives:• participation & interaction = hard to create• Sharing media should be ongoing process• Positives:• Understand Jenkins Convergence Theory• Audience involved!
Credits• Cynthia Fayman for photos• ‘convergence refers to a process, not an endpoint’