Tip of the Day: Engage Beyond the Broadcast

Posted on June 23, 2010

The internet is completely revolutionizing all kinds of media by freeing creators from linearity and one-way paradigms. Here at ITVS, we've been working with filmmakers for more than a decade to create multifaceted and multi-platform projects that liberate the story from dusty old limitations. It's easy to get stuck in a familiar way of doing things, but when you begin to think of your audience as a collaborator, and technology as an ally, you break into new dimensions and open up fresh perspectives on your story. We have a large library of the interactive projects we've produced in the past 10 year, and encourage you to check them out for ideas and inspiration.


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