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ReflektorVincent Morisset is not a “traditional” filmmaker. The director comes from the world of multimedia programming, and it shows in his interactive videos for the band Arcade Fire. His latest and most complex creation is a video project made in collaboration with digital designer Aaron Koblin for the band’s song “Reflektor”. Click below to learn more about Morisset, his technique, and immerse yourself in virtual worlds that have to be experienced to be believed! More »

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We’ve already talked about the death of Flash on this site, and even Adobe’s efforts to help people transition with their Flash to HTML5 conversion tool. Adobe said they were going to be releasing one more update for Flash at the end of 2011, but it’s clear now after a recent announcement that it’s the end of the road for Flash on mobile devices, as it won’t be supported any longer when users update to Android 4.1. But what does this really mean? More »

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I’ve been keeping tabs on HTML5 video for my future transmedia project 3rd Rail, as HTML5 will almost certainly replace Flash video as the primary method of consuming online video… eventually. However, where we are right now is that Adobe is sunsetting Flash video but HTML5 is still in its infancy. Long Tail Video has released a very useful “state of HTML5″ report, and it’s very enlightening for anyone wondering what you can and can’t do with HTML5 video today. Let’s also embed some HTML5 videos right here and see if they work correctly in your browser: More »

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In case you missed it, 2011 is not only the year that the predominant acquisition medium for motion pictures, celluloid, died — it is also the year that Flash video, the predominant distribution medium for internet video, bit the dust. Yes, film and flash will be around for years, but active development on both are dead, and instead of a bright future their outlook is none more black. In the case of Flash the death knell sounded when Adobe announced they were killing off the mobile version of Flash and then adding Flash on TVs to the dead pool as well. HTML5 FTW. More »

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In the ongoing battle between Adobe and Apple, Flash has arguably been the central point of contention. You know the story — Apple banned Flash from all iOS devices, Adobe promised to build a converter app, Apple banned that, Adobe abandoned the porting as a result, Apple recanted, and now… Adobe has finally released a beta version of their converter, codenamed Wallaby. Why do I cover such stories on a filmmaking blog? Because I think Flash and HTML5 aren’t limited to transmedia stories, but are increasingly relevant to filmmakers who might want to distribute their film in non-traditional means. More »

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The Open Video Conference takes place here in New York October 1st and 2nd and explores the future of video on the web. It comprises talks, workshops, parties, and screenings, and features some heavy-hitters in the online video space (it is put on by Mozilla and Kaltura). I’ll be presenting my project 3rd Rail as part of the associated Hack Day on October 3rd, where developers hack together code in real-time — we’re hoping to see how our multiple-video project would look when implemented in HTML5. In the conference’s words: More »

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I’m a few days late with this, and at the speed of the Internet that might make this old news. But as someone who’s currently evaluating the relative merits of HTML5 vs Flash (for the interactive implementation of my project 3rd Rail), I was intrigued by director Chris Milk’s interactive video for Arcade Fire’s latest album The Suburbs. Built entirely in HTML5 (which means you’ll need a compatible browser to experience it), the multiple window-spawning video makes very clever use of Google Maps and its streetview feature to personalize the video for your own hometown. More »