Flikli at the New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival has been one of the top film festivals in America for over 50 years. Since its inception, the storied festival has been committed to showcasing cinematic works of distinction and craft as well as artistic and technological innovations within the medium of film itself.

An example of this latter point is Convergence, a program run by the Lincoln Center Film Society (hosts of NYFF) whose aim is to highlight works and technologies in the areas of immersive storytelling, interactive filmmaking, and transmedia.

Being producers of interactive videos ourselves, Flikli was on hand at this edition of Convergence to help explain some of the visual storytelling structures and strategies we use when creating our videos. As part of the presentation, we featured an interactive short video, “Meet Ive”, which we produced specifically for the occasion:

Flikli co-founder Rich Adkin gave the presentation as part of the live event of our interactive production partner Vidzor. An abridged version of the notes (which highlight the structures of visual storytelling), can be found here:

The event concluded with a “Meet the Audience” workshop in which the audience was treated to a demo of the interactive technology. In the demo, the crowd as a whole was filmed, and various audience members were interviewed on camera. This footage was then edited together into a single interactive video which first presented the crowd in a wide shot. Clicking on selected faces would take viewers to a corresponding interview of that person.

Overall, it was an amazing experience for Flikli to talk about interactive video design among such amazing, forward-thinking filmmakers and technologists, and we came away even more excited about the future of immersive storytelling.

If you’re interested in learning more about interactive video or want to work with us to create one of your own, you can always drop us a line at hello@flikli.com. And, of course, we’d love to hear your opinions and questions about interactive video here in the comments section as well!