Day: 3 Session Time/Number: 10am/Session 1 Session Space: Room K
I asked She’s Geeky to give some advice about how to move my documentary into an interactive website.
Showed a couple different examples and Doris Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Elena gave some suggestions and ideas.
The documentary I’m (CB) working on has a trailer here: https://vimeo.com/117567307/
Has the following elements/ingredients: Architectural animations, maps, dates/timelines, video interviews, historic video, video of community meetings and city council meetings, city documents.
Doris asks if it could be considered a Wiki? Yes, of sorts. Ideally I’m designing some kind of strategic navigation – not just leaving it up to users.
One caution: where will video be hosted? (Usually better to put it on the cloud because it’s file size is so big.)
It should be somewhere that can handle the file size and serve up videos quickly. (Sometimes youtube is slow.)
Navigation menus are important to consider. Bar on the top or slider for fewer video choices. Bar on the side for more choices (like chronological dates).
Also, keep in mind that HTML5 video needs to be uploaded to server in two different formats in order to be compatible with all browsers.
Mozilla, Opera = WebM
IE, Safari, Chrome = Mpeg
We opened up the project at http://highrise.nfb.ca/ and started looking at source code.
We also looked at this project http://hollowdocumentary.com/