|Published online: October 31, 2014||$US5.00|
This paper examines the creative approach to the process of constructing a short documentary for an interactive (active viewer) platform compared to that of a single-screen (passive viewer) platform. The single-screen film employs an author-driven narrative and is constructed using a “traditional” form of organization, software, and coding for cinematic screening. The interactive platform employs a non-linear approach, compressive coding, and alternative software which allows for viewer activity to create a series of “journeys” within the project. This article reflects on whether the variance in method and approach affects the creative process of the artist and how this represents a shift in the power balance or authorship from artist to viewer, and sits within a wider discussion of the interplay between filmmaker, subject, and audience within a landscape of emerging and converging diverse platforms.
|Keywords:||Interactive, Authorship, Audiovisual, Artist, Narrative|
The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 8, Issue 2, November 2014, pp.35-41. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 31, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 418.581KB)).
Course Leader, BA Film and Television Production, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK