Sounds Like Techno

Mittmann, J, Flavell, K, Yuille, J, Beaumont, C, Demkiw, N, Stanton, R, Cunningham, S and Law, Steve 2004, Sounds Like Techno, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Sounds Like Techno
Author(s) Mittmann, J
Flavell, K
Yuille, J
Beaumont, C
Demkiw, N
Stanton, R
Cunningham, S
Law, Steve
Year 2004
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Chicago International Film Festival, AMC River East 21,
Dates 7 - 21 October, 2004
Medium website
Summary "Available online at the ABC arts site, this ground-breaking multimedia documentary examines techno music from its origins in Detroit to the > dance floors of Australia. Its 4 chapters each have sound bites, text quotes, narration, interviews and voice-overs and feature interviews and music.

For both the traditional documentary makers and the technical team it was a steep learning curve to create a non-linear website with over 2 hours of content. They researched in tandem to take a linear story to the frontiers of interaction design and navigation to serve the narrative by embracing new media. For Yuille, another innovation was working with visual media as well as sound, with filmmakers rather than musicians. An example of innovation was that at a time when video was not available on the web, the visual element was largely motion graphics. Elements such as short-story segmentation of non-linear narrative, online discussion capability and integration of sound, image and storyline created a substantial prototype for later research.

This project won the 2004 CIFF Gold Hugo Award Website-entertainment. It was selected for Sundance Online Film Festival 2004 and REAL: life on Film, Australia's premier international documentary festival and was a finalist in the AIMIA 2003 Awards: best cultural or non-profit website. It was produced with the assistance of the ABC, Film Victoria Multimedia Production Accord. 'More than that, it's an unbelievable feast for the eyes and ears, harnessing the full power of Flash technology to deliver one helluva finished product.' (Review http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=3528 ).The site examines the impact and effect that the digital revolution has had on techno. It looks at the way artists and producers use digital equipment and software to produce, promote and distribute their work locally and globally, finding new ways to establish their independence in the network of an 'old-school' record industry."
Subject Digital and Interaction Design
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