25 Jan 2011
CoLab AUT, Auckland 19-21 Feb 2011
Documentary Edge will run the 2nd DOC Lab, an incubator for cross-media documentary projects, from 19-21 Feb 2011 at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).Whether you are in drama or documentary, if you wish to develop digital media ideas across platforms then you should attend DOC Lab.
Cross media has meant that boundaries and borders are fast disappearing as one form of media intermixes with another, and then another, and so on; creating new prototypes of entertainment media. Film meets gaming meets virtual worlds meets mobile videos meets podcasts meets audience participatory media meets social networking … and the list goes on. With fast evolving audience tastes and demands alongside innovation and technology, new opportunities for new prototypes in story-telling, interaction, collaboration and co-productions are arising. Added to this, there is the global village that we live in, the fusion of communities and cultures, as well as our society’s need for immediacy, relevance and participation.
Up to 12 teams will be selected to attend the 3-day Lab. Wendy Levy of BAVC (The Producer’s Institute, USA) will return to facilitate DOC Lab. She will be joined by local and international mentors from diverse areas like story-telling, gaming, motion graphics and animation, social networking, virtual worlds, producing, 3G and mobile technology and film/TV making.
Together, they will introduce, discuss, develop and work on diverse cross platforms with the selected teams. This is a significant opportunity for teams who recognise the urgency in developing new prototypes for content creation and delivery so as to fully maximize the potential of their projects as well as to compete internationally.
For more information visit www.docnz.org.nz/forum/index.html