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Ask me anything   Blog for Hollow, an interactive doc that examines the future small town America through the voices of Appalachians.
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    I was honored to present Hollow alongside Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) at Camden International Film Fest. I would have never dreamed that I would be on stage with Kopple, an Academy award-winning director. It was an honor and special thanks to Sean Flynn and Ben Fowlie at CIFF for pulling it together. 

    — 6 months ago with 1 note
    #camden international film fest  #CIFF  #maine  #camden  #films  #documentaries  #hollow  #Interactive Media  #barbara kopple  #harlan county  #kentucky  #West Virginia 
    Getting Closer to Launch! Lots of updates, links and news

    The past couple months have been a whirlwind of long hours and exciting payoffs for everyone on the Hollowteam. Here are a couple updates! 

    • Hollow featured in Tribeca Film Institute’s TFI SandboxCheck out the site which features a project homepage, an interview with me about Hollow, an interview with Jeff Soyk and I about the Tribeca/Zeega Hackathon, and many other resources and information about interactive documentary.
    • Hollow featured in “New Digital Storytelling” series in Filmmaker Magazine: The fine folks at the MIT Open Doc Lab asked us to contribute to the series and we’re super excited about the final piece. The series will continue throughout the year!
    • "Beautiful McDowell County" photo exhibit has moved from Charleston to Bramwell, West Virginia: The exhibit, which features photography by Betty Rivard and myself, will open on March 18 at the Coal Heritage Interpretive Center in the Bramwell Depot. The exhibit will be on display through May 11.Tomorrow (Tues. 3/19), an artist reception with Betty Rivard will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM at the depot. 
    • 2013 WVU Short Film Fest: This past weekend I traveled to Morgantown to screen two short pieces fromHollow and take part in a panel discussion about Appalachian identity. It was great to meet Martha Stephens, a talented Appalachian filmmaker and writer/director of Pilgrim Song.
    • Tribeca Film Fest: In late April, we will be attending the Tribeca Film Festival to represent Hollow. I will provide more details closer to the date!
    • SXSW Interactive and Film Festival: Last week, I had the pleasure to serve as a digital media and film mentor at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. The trip was an amazing experience and I was so surprised to meet people who already knew about Hollow. It was also great to be able to meet several of our Kickstarter backers in Austin, including Mike Andrick and Dan Mistich.

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes
    #Interactive Media  #hollow an interactive documentary  #hollow the film  #documentary  #production  #post production  #interactive  #media  #digital  #west virginia  #appalachia  #Elaine McMillion  #jeff soyk  #sxsw  #Tribeca Film Institute 
    What it means to be from West Virginia by Andromeda Yelton →

    A West Virginia ex-pat shares what it means to be from West Virginia and why she supports Hollow.

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #hollow  #Interactive Media  #documentary  #west virginia  #expat 
    Why is “Hollow” an interactive doc?

    Because interactive documentaries are still new to the world of non-fiction expression there are many questions surrounding their form and meaning. These questions have come up in interviews about the project with several reporters and the community. I express to people that linear films are meant for passive consumption whereas interactive film encourages active participation and allow the user to determine the narrative. Additionally, we believe the design of “Hollow" as a participatory project should reflect its final design, as an interactive and immersive HTML5 website.

    To further express this, I wanted to share this quote from “Alternative and Activist New Media.”

    “Mass media systems may have enormous persuasive power, but people’s principal mode of engagement with mass media is basically receptive. Exposure to or reception of a message may or may not provoke action on the part of the receiver…in contrast, new media systems do not just deliver content; people must actively use them to do something, i.e., search, share, recommend, link, argue, and so on. Use is an action by definition, which may encourage new media users toward more involved social and cultural participation online and off. We might argue that it is a much shorter step from use/interaction to participation than from exposure/reception to participation.”

    The goal of “Hollow” is to engage the McDowell County community in the creation of new images of “self” and “environment.” With this new identity we hope that the community will begin to work together toward common goals of improvement.

    — 1 year ago
    #activist media  #alternative media  #change  #interactive media  #new media  #participation  #html5  #hollow