INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING TOOLS:
FRIENDS OR FOES?

Interactive documentary filmmaker Suvi Andrea Helminen spoke to the creators of two interactive storytelling tools: how did they originate and will they inspire or reduce creativity in interactive...

HOW INTERACTIVTY IS EVOLVING THE DOCUMENTARY

The emergence of multimedia interactivity in documentary filmmaking leads us to, once again ask, “What makes a documentary a documentary?” Many people I know gave up on this question a long time ago,...

Evolution
an inside look at MIT Open Doc Lab

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is home to the Open Documentary Lab, a research group based at the department of Comparative Media Studies and Writing (CMS/W) and dedicated solely to studying...

New Mantra of Storytelling

Stories, audiences and the in-between: Why transmedia is going to make (even more) sense. Among professionals working on transmedia projects, it is common to refer to the contemporary mediascape as a true...

Balancing form and content

When does the digital form work together with the content? When does it enhance the experience and when does it dilute it? It is debatable whether many of the web documentaries that are labeled...

The Interactive Dance Floor

Digital Domain at SXSW is dedicated solely to new forms of interactive storytelling on film. Suvi Andrea Helminen, an interactive filmmaker herself, looks at the challenges of this relatively new storytelling...