Thursday, October 24, 2013 

8:30AM - Registration & Check In

  

9:00AM - OPENING REMARKS 

Andrew Zinnes, Author, The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook 

  

9:15AM - KEYNOTE PANEL: Make Movements, Not Movies 

Russell Sparkman, Moderator, Exec. Director, FusionSpark Media 

Lisa Samford, Executive Director, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 

Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss, Executive Director, Vulcan Productions

  

10:30AM SESSION 1 - Interactive Documentary Storytelling, Defined 

A lively discussion about what is, and what isn’t, an Interactive Documentary Storytelling experience. 

Kim Barnes, Moderator, Independent Film Producer 

Russell Sparkman, Exec. Producer, FusionSpark Media 

Scott Macklin, Associate Director of Communications, University Of Washington

 

One to the World: Video Platform Presentation

  

11:45AM SESSION 2 - Applying User-Centered Design Practices to Storytelling 

By it’s very name, Interactive Documentary Storytelling is … interactive. This requires entirely different considerations of the audience experience, compared to the traditional TV or theater audience. 

Moderator: Nicole Sorochan, Creative Director, One New Marketing 

Gretchen Krampf, President. Process Experts

Jason Levine, UX-Creative Director, Ramp Group  

 

1:00PM LUNCH 

  

2:30PM SESSION 3 – The ABC’s Of Conceiving an Interactive Story, from Concept to Pitch to Launch 

A special focus on how to research, conceptual, plan, pitch then launch an Interactive Documentary project - and how that relates to the traditional process.  

Moderator: Andrew Zinnes

Katie Jennings, Exec. Producer 

Brook Ellingwood, Interactive Director, KCTS 

  

Friday, October 25, 2013 

8:30AM - Registration & Check In

   

9:30AM SESSION 4 – The Interactive Storyteller’s Toolkit 

Traditional and Interactive Documentary filmmaking share many of the same prep, production and post steps. 

Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Dan Lamont, President, Tatoosh Media; President of the Board, Blue Earth 

Gabriel Miller, Filmmaker

  

10:45AM SESSION 5 – The Interactive Documentary and Advocacy for Change 

A detailed look into the specific dynamics and calls to action that can be facilitated by both Traditional and Interactive Documentary Storytelling.  

Leif Utne, Moderator, VP of Business Development, Drupal Squad 

Phillip Djwa, Principal, Agentic Media 

Scott Squire, Filmmaker 

Dacia Saenz, Filmmaker 

  

12:00PM SESSION 6 – Strategies for Marketing, Funding and Emerging Business Models  

Proven tactics and approaches for marketing, funding and distributing interactive storytelling projects via brand new business models. 

Kevin Sparkman, Moderator, Exec. Producer, FusionSpark Media 

Amy Lillard, Exec. Director, Washington Filmworks 

Nicole Sorochan, Creative Director, One New Marketing 

Brent Friedman, Creative Director, Rainspark Labs 

  

1:00PM LUNCH 

  

2:30PM SESSION 7 – Practical Application Workshop 

Given what we've learned, we will reimagine three traditional linear films as interactive documentaries. 

Andrew Zinnes, Moderator, Guerilla Film Makers Handbook 

 

Mentors

Brent Friedman, Rainspark  

Nicole Sorochan, Creative Director, One New Marketing

Russell Sparkman, Exec. Producer, FusionSpark Media

 

Filmmakers

Elisa Haradon/SWEETHEART DEAL 

Lacey Leavitt/SWEETHEART DEAL 

Dan McComb/BEYOND NAKED 

Lisa Cooper/BEYOND NAKED 

Caroline Cumming/MINOR DIFFERENCES