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LandofOpportunity: The User Experience

Screenshot from "Land of Opportunity" documentaryWhat does the “user experience” look like for an interactive documentary? LandofOpportunity’s (LoP) Luisa Dantas and Laine-Kaplan Levinson are working closely with Uncharted Digital to figure this out. 

So far for LoP, this means that you are going to watch a short video about an urban equity issue  and then explore layers of additional curated content that knowledgeable  partners have contributed, which will  appear at strategic moments during the video. Read more...

Land of Opportunity: Interactive Design and Intervention

Screenshot of LandofOpportunity DocumentaryOne of the major challenges in interactive media confronting filmmakers—or any media maker—is a fundamental question of how to present a story in a non-traditional format. This was the case for Luisa Dantas and the LandofOpportunity (LoP) team, who recently were “struggling to articulate in creative visual terms what we want to do.” Read more...

Fall 2012 Pull Focus Series

2012 HRFSFilmmakers from the fall 2012 Human Rights Film Series sat down with our graduate fellows to analyze the fundamentals of their films. Answering questions about structural elements, character arcs, creative content, and social impact yielded some surprising results. Read more...

Land of Opportunity is a Living Doc

Land of OpportunityFilmmakers like Luisa Dantas are paving the way for more people to understand and experiment with web-native documentary production. What does this really mean, and what can we learn from them so we don’t have to reinvent the wheel? Read more...

Audience Responds to Give Up Tomorrow - 2012 Human Rights Film Series

Hear the instant reactions of AU students, staff, and filmmaker Michael Collins to "Give Up Tomorrow," the very first showing of the 2012 Human Rights Film Series on Sept. 27.Read more...