Presented by Wilma de Jong (Lecturer at the University of Sussex UK - Documentary Theory and Practice)
Against the Tide is an interactive documentary project developed by Earth Stock Films, UK. Against the Tide uses archive footage of the South East coast of the UK to inspire new films and start conversations about people, history and place.
To launch the project, four filmmakers were set loose in a film archive and were asked to create short documentaries using archive footage to tell stories relating to the past and present of the South coast, while exploring innovative ways to use archive footage. New media such as website, social media and mobile technologies are being used to distribute the films.
The idea behind this is that when you are in Brighton as a tourist, visitor or inhabitant you have access on your mobile (software called Layers soon to be released) or on a website to alternative stories than the well known tourist stories. Pupils from local schools have access to the films and the raw archive footage to edit and to learn about history though archive footage.
In this workshop, Wilma de Jong will use this project to illustrate and discuss Internet docs/websites. She will focus on the special requirements for making docs for the Internet and using archive footage in a non–illustrative way.