4 INTERCONNECTED PARTS – STEPS TO LEARN ABOUT INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY
1. START OFF – Series of introductory videos
The first part is a series of videos regarding the two main ingredients of interactive documentary: documentary genre + digital media. It is the first step to immersing oneself in this subject, using the format itself to explain what it is.
2. LEARN – Videos and schemes
The second part consists of a set of original materials that show the comparative evolution of cinema and interactive media up until their convergence and the appearance of the interactive documentary.
The first part of this section provides all the parallel evolution experienced by the basic sources of the interactive documentary – the documentary genre and the digital media – through storyboards connected to the web and ten videos showing the most representative inventions, characters and contributions.
The second part of this section divides the brief history of interactive documentary into four stages, offering a justified selection of examples and videos with images as a summary of the technology and the representative works to date.
3. LISTEN – Database
The third part provides a database that will be completed progressively and contains extended interviews with most world experts in this particular format. The experts were presented with a basic questionnaire of 20 key questions that match the hypotheses formulated during the doctoral research (but there are hidden questions as well).
The database is dynamic and the user can search through a search engine or filters by area. There are three different key areas: production (works), academia (theoretical research) and organization (events). In addition, a playlist allows the user to generate a list of questions and display in the order desired.
4. DO / PRODUCE – Guidelines to produce
The fourth part of the platform is focused on the result of the sum of the other three, the final synthesis: how to generate one’s own interactive documentary project. This area is divided into two parts: a video animation and a written publication with the principles behind how to produce a project, based on over six years of research.