If you're in New York on November 1st, I hope you'll come out to the New School for the Magnum Foundation's "Photography, Expanded" symposium. I'll be there presenting "After the Storm" as a case study along with my co-producer Alex Wittholz from Helios Design Labs. We'll be talking about interactive documentary making and the emerging form. It should be a great event!
On the fourth anniversary of the monster tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I'm really excited to present the interactive documentary project "After the Storm." Produced with Helios Design Labs out of Toronto and funded by ITVS, this interactive doc is a kind of hybrid lyric essay. It was a delight to work with Independent Lens and the Post, and I'm thrilled that the project is being seen by so many people. Here's the Independent Lens page, and here's a Q&A with me about producing the piece. Oh, and here's a Q&A between me and the designers talking about the challenges and the excitement of working on a piece like this.
You can experience the piece for yourself here. It's optimized for modern browsers (Chrome or Safari is best) but a streamlined version with less navigability is available for mobile and older platforms.
"After the Storm," my interactive documentary/essay hybrid is coming to SXSW in March! I'm excited to have a formal release of the project tied to a panel I'm leading entitled "Tool Kit for Crafting an Interactive Documentary." With Cathy Fischer, our production manager from ITVS, and Mike Robbins and Alex Wittholz, my incredible graphic and web-design team from Helios Desing Labs in Toronto, we'll be talking about the development of the project and the ways that filmmakers and techonologists can become full collaborators. If you're in Austin, buy us a beer!
Also, check out our teaser for the project here. This website will have more launch details as we get prepared to release the project.