[artinfo] [spectre] Interactive Film at the Berlinale!
kristin at mediamatic.net
Tue Jan 6 12:12:33 CET 2004
5-day workshop about Interactive Cinema for European Film Makers at the
Combine your visit to the festival with this inspiring introduction to
Register now to join us in Berlin and develop your own project in less than
visit http://www.korsakow.org for workshop details or read the description
Workshop Interactive Film @ Berlinale 2004
5 - 9 February 2004, public presentation 10 February.
In a group of 16 international filmmakers you use your own footage to make
an interactive film in a 5-day workshop.
The workshop is a pressure cooker style, intense process where you get to
know the possibilities of interactive storytelling, design your own
project, discuss it with peers and experienced trainers, and build your own
Participants can bring 40 minutes of footage maximum per person, or they
can use material provided by us.
To make their interactive stories, the participants use the elegant and
easy to learn Korsakow System.
All participants are assisted personally in realising their workshop
projects. No technical knowledge of new media is required. You have to have
experience in making films though!
More information on the Korsakow System and set up of the workshop can be
found at http://www.korsakow.org
The combination of film making with interactive media offers the
possibility to explore new ways of telling film stories, both in form and
in content. An interactive presentation of material can offer the viewer
the possibility to explore side stories to the main themes in more detail.
Then there is the native possibility in interactive narrative projects to
offer different or even opposing perspectives on the same themes parallel
to each other, forming each other's context. Furthermore interactive
projects can open up 'issue spaces', where the viewer ('user') can enter an
actual discussion with the perspectives of the author on a theme or issue.
In this workshop special attention goes to editing for interactive
purposes. The key issue of interactive narration and also the central
question of this workshop is: how can the users actions and choices be
integrated meaningfully in the meaning of an interactive story?
Where, when and how much?
Workshop days are Thursday 5 February till Monday 9 February with a public
presentation on Tuesday 10 February. Workshop sessions take from 10.00 to
16.00 on all days. The workshop takes place at the University of the Arts,
10 minutes from the Berlinale main venues. Participation fee is Euro 350,
-. This includes lunches at all workshop days, all materials and equipment
and an accreditation to the Berlinale. For more information, mail to
korsakow at mediamatic.net.
The workshop will be coached by Mediamatic in cooperation with the
University of the Arts in Berlin.
* Florian Thalhofer, artist and original builder of the Korsakow engine,
and maker of the interactive documentary The Korsakow Syndrome.
* Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, organiser and coach of the Mediamatic workshops
* Tobias Hülswitt, writer and teacher in interactive narration at the
University of the Arts in Berlin.
* Prof. Willem Velthoven, Professor in media design at the University of
the Arts in Berlin.
* 8 trainer assistants, from the Universität der Künste in Berlin
Mediamatic Foundation publishes Mediamatic Off-Line, artist cd-roms and
Mediamatic On-Line, an international website on art and media with a daily
calendar of cultural events. Recently Mediamatic opened the permanent
exhibition space Mediamatic Supermarkt where art- and new media projects
are developed and shown. Next to the Korsakow workshops Mediamatic
organises a series of workshops under the title Designing Behaviour, with a
conceptual approach to the possibilities of interactive media.
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