Interactive documentaries are at the vanguard of current media technologies. Taking into account every framework imaginable, its makers challenge some of our assumptions about how these technologies can or cannot support bringing a non-fiction storyline to a audience. In over a decade of IDFA DocLab’s existence, web technologies have changed dramatically and many producers experience how complicated it can be to keep their creations accessible and ‘experienceable’.
In this panel, chair Johan Oomen from Sound and Vision, will outline the challenges to creating dynamic web archives. We will then take a deeper look at particular cases. NFB collaborated with Google on the re-making of Bear 71 - porting it from a Flash-based to a WebVR online experience. Megan Lindsay will present this collaboration on re-representing a modern classic. After the presentations, there will be room for questions.