[artinfo] [spectre] Interactive Film at the Berlinale!

kristin maurer 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 
interactive storytelling.

Register now to join us in Berlin and develop your own project in less than 
a week!

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 
working prototype.

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.
Coaches are:
* 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 
Designing Behaviour.
* 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.

Kristin Maurer
Legal advisor

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