Documentary and New Digital Platforms study released
Surveying nearly fifty documentaries created for the new digital distribution platforms - Documentary and New Digital Platforms: An Ecosystem In Transition - a new 56 page study from the Documentary Network provides references to numerous training and educational resources and a portrait an ecosystem in transformation. It will prove practical as well as inspirational to all documentary professionals.
Quote from page one: "We have tried to give a snapshot of the creation, production, and distribution of documentaries in a rapidly-changing digital environment. An analysis of the situation is an opportunity to think about the future, with enthusiasm and caution at the same time. Digital platforms offer new possibilities for both the specifically-dedicated documentary content created for the web, and the production and distribution of linear documentaries. For filmmakers, the platforms throw into question the entire creative process that has existed until now."
Download the study on the Documentary Network's website at www.obsdoc.ca/recherches.e/portrait2011.