Designing and developing academic and professional transmedia for non-fiction projects

Arnau Gifreu-Castells
Thursday, 20 April, 2017 - 10:00
Classroom @ M-ITI, Floor -2, Polo Científico e Tecnológico da Madeira

Abstract:

The session will focus on the processes for designing and developing transmedia non-fiction projects. We know well how to create a traditional audiovisual production: there are certain specific phases and we know where to get the financing. But what happens in the case of interactive and transmedia projects? Since the traditional formula varies substantially, now we have to take into account both the narrative part - which must be adapted to the interactive logic or the transmedia universe - and the interactive part – thinking about issues such as interface, user experience and the user's journey. In this practical session, we introduce the model we follow to produce Transmedia Projects (4th course) at ERAM, University of Girona, and then present the strategies, platforms and production of three transmedia non-fiction projects: COME/IN/DOC (2012-2017), Cyborg Project (2015) and Bugarach: How to Survive the Apocalypse (2017).

Short Bio:

Dr. Arnau Gifreu-Castells is a research affiliate at the Open Documentary Lab (MIT) and part of the i-Docs group (University of the West of England). He has published various books and articles in his research area, interactive and transmedia non-fiction, and specifically on interactive documentaries. He is a lecturer at ESCAC (University of Barcelona) and at ERAM (University of Girona). He coordinates interDocsBarcelona and collaborates with the Somos Documentales project from RTVE.ES (Spanish TV).