[spectre] Interactive Film at the Berlinale!

kristin maurer kristin at mediamatic.net
Tue Jan 6 10:11:40 CET 2004


5-day workshop about Interactive Cinema for European Film Makers at 
the Berlinale.

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 below:


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 
* 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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