Gifreu, Arnau. “Funding Models For Documentary. Part 1: The Audiovisual Documentary | Arnau Gifreu – Open Documentary Lab At MIT”. Open Documentary Lab at MIT. N.p., 2015. Web. 2 Aug. 2016.
Gifreu’s 3 part article explores various funding models which can be used to fund documentaries. Each part details 1 aspect and from these we can see the evolution of funding and distribution due to technology that was not present before. Even though we mainly focus on the production of documentary making, we feel that distribution and funding can also be incorporated as many new emerging platforms such as Netflix are providing novel avenues for film makers. This reference is limited in that it seems to only talk about film documentaries, where as from our research documentary making is so wide and encompassing that other forms of experimental media are not mentioned. This reference will not be the main focus of our research but more of a supplementary text is also evolving due to technology.
Chris Milk: How Virtual Reality Can Create The Ultimate Empathy Machine. 2016. Web. 2 Aug. 2016.
The Ted talk’s video focusses on the power of VR to tell stories as it provides the greatest depth of empathy. In our interview with Michael Beets, he mentions this video and how his documentary “Jafri” would not be the same without Vr and also quoted that Vr is the ultimate empathy tool. IN this Chris Milk explains why and how it does so and gives a look into a case study of his own vr work. It is useful for our research since we focussed a lot on VR technology as it is a recent platform which has been garnering attention from many documentarians and film makers. It is limited in that it only focusses on VR and is sometimes quite general and does not solely apply to documentaries in some of the the mechanics and theories provided. This might also aid us in creating our own media artefact as a few of our ideas revolve around VR. Evolution of technology is our research and Milk says how Vr is new and just being explored leaving room for us to conduct further research. This may the main focus of our research in that is provides an answer to why Vr is becoming so popular for film makers and intersects with the idea of transmedia in that various artifacts can be scattered within Vr itself to aid documentarians.