Networking: 5:30pm to 6pm (VFS)
Event start: 6pm sharp (note that doors will lock after 6pm) to 7:30pm (VFS)
Join 3 members of The National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning Digital Studio as they walk you through the collaborative challenges of creating boundary-pushing interactive stories on tablets.
Take an in-depth look at the process that created 2 recent NFB digital projects:
• The Loxleys and the War of 1812 (interactive animation designed for tablet),
• The Last Hunt (interactive photo essay / story designed for tablet, phone, & web).
Discuss the models and goals that informed the UX, pose questions, experience the work, and discuss tips and tricks for balancing story and form in new media projects.
The NFB Digital Studio is a new and multipleaward-winning branch of the National Film Board. Leaders in the fields of interactive online documentary and interactive animation, they produce innovative projects. The studio’s boundary pushing and genre-bending work is gaining recognition worldwide, and is regularly featured at festivals like SXSW, Sundance, MIP and others. In a few short years, the NFB Digital Studio has won several Webby Awards, a Gemini, several Digital Emmys, and many other accolades for their involvement in groundbreaking projects like Bear 71 (FWA Site of the Year), The Last Hunt, Soldier Brother, Waterlife, The TestTube with David Suzuki, Pine Point, Highrise / Out my Window, and many more. All their projects can be viewed at www.nfb.ca/interactive.
Dana Dansereau an interactive producer/creative technologist for the NFB Digital Studio. He comes from a background in advertising and art.
Vincent McCurley is a creative technologist, designer/developer for the NFB Digital Studio and has taught interactive media courses at UBC, BCIT, and FDU.
Jen Moss is a writer/interactive producer for the NFB Digital Studio. Previously, she worked in radio production for CBC.
We are going to be charging everyone $5 to attend the event. (we will run it at zero profit).
A big thank you to our location sponsor!
A huge thank you to VFS for hosting us. They have been incredible to work with and we appreciate their support!