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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...

The Saga from Katrina to Isaac: Stories from New Orleans

By Laine Kaplan-Levenson

Little did we know here at Land of Opportunity that mentioning Cowbird in a blog post a few weeks ago would lead to a beautiful storytelling collaboration. Our latest experience provides a great example of how exploring strategy with your audience can lead to new partnerships and opportunities.Read more...

Living, Breathing, Transmedia: Navigating the Non-linear

By Josh Freund

LOPTraditionally when making a documentary, filmmakers present a film that reflects only a sliver of their amassed content. We shoot and shoot and shoot some more, then edit and cut the vast majority of the content to fit the hour or 90-minute mold dictated by broadcast or theatrical release. You see one streamlined version of events: the one we’ve authored and edited, no more no less. However, this shoot, slash and sausage method is no longer the be all-end-all for documentary films. Read more...

Land of Opportunity Demo

Land of OpportunityOne of the great projects being showcased through the Living Docs intiative to foster a community of web-native documentary development is Luisa Dantas's Land of Opportuntiy. Grown out of the documentary by the same name, Luisa is deep in the trenches creating an interactive web player to harness the resources and collaboration of partners working toward affordable housing, urban planning and other pressing issues. YOU CAN HELP! Check out Luisa's message about the demo: Read more...