We’re counting down the top documentary news of 2011 on New Year’s Eve!
Documentaries got a little more interactive this year with the release of programming tools that connect video to social media, news and other realtime data.
Popcorn.js 1.0 by Mozilla and WebGL powered Kat Cizek’s NFB web documentary One Millionth Tower while Zeega began working with public radio stations to create participatory location-based projects.
The tools are based on HTML5, not Flash, which is losing favor because of incompatibility with Apple devices.
The 2011 Documentary Year in Review Countdown…
Ford Foundation Funds Webified Documentaries
Michael Moore Sues the Weinsteins over ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Accounting
A film by you
‘Life In A Day,’ a Documentary Culled from 80,000 Filmmakers, Premieres Online
‘Senna’ Breaks U.K. Box-Office Records
Mobile device legend
Cinéma Vérité Pioneer Richard “Ricky” Leacock Dies
‘My Reincarnation’ Breaks Records on Kickstarter
Seeing is beliebing
3-D Documentaries Hit Theaters
Risks become real
War Documentarian Tim Hetherington (‘Restrepo’) Killed in Action
No flash in the pan
Popcorn.js Brings HTML5 and Interactivity to Documentaries
What if Banksy Wins an Oscar?
The Stop Online Privacy Act Catches the Web Off Guard
The West Memphis 3, Subjects of the ‘Paradise Lost’ Documentary Series, Are Set Free