For the second time the Exploding Cinema (part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam) organized a masterclass for film and television directors and new media designers in collaboration with the Stimuleringsfonds voor Culturele Omroepprodukties (the state fund for cultural projects for broadcasting). Film, television and new media directors worked together for a week to investigate new creative opportunities arising from digital media and interactivity, concentrating on the future relationship of television and computers.
Focusing on narrative as well as non-linear programs, in fiction and documentary, the goal of the masterclass was to identify concepts for programs that could not be made in traditional media or on television alone. The masterclass was led by Dutch and international directors and mentors such as Tota Hasegawa (interface designer) and Glenn Kaino (Commworks). The masterclass took place at V2_Lab in Rotterdam from January 30 till February 3, 2000.
Through lectures and exercises, participants worked on the development of their concepts into synopses and later into scenarios, created the interface and the technical plans for their projects and were expected to come up with first plans in budgeting, production schedules, technical facilities and the formation of their production teams. This was all in preparation for future production and realization of the projects.
Future of the Small Screen from V2_ on Vimeo.