1 Jan 2004

Interactive Children's Film Workshop

A Korsakow workshop in Oulu, Finland, from the 12th till the 17th of November 2004.

Interactive story structures change the way how to tell and to experience stories.But how?
In interactive storytelling, filmmakers can no longer only regard themselves as the creator of a story, but has to think of the user as the interpreter of fragments and thus really as the creator of their own story too. The key question in making a successful project is figuring out how to manipulate your story in such a way that the user is bound to interpret it the ways you want.


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In five days of workshop, the possibilities of interactive storytelling for children will be explored by the participants, while guided by experienced trainers. Each participant will also design and build an interactive project based on his own material or ideas, using the Korsakow system as a software tool. On the 6th day the results of the project will be presented.

Participants can bring at maximum 40 minutes of material to make a workshop project from. It is also possible (to a limited extent) to shoot material during the workshop. If you don't have material to work with or would rather work with fresh material, you can use material provided by us.

The results of Korsakow projects can be published on CDrom, DVDrom or the Internet.

No specific technical knowledge is required to be able to use the software. During the workshop technical and conceptual assistance is constantly available.

When, where, costs and other requirements

November 12th - 16th, 10.00 am - 17.00, classroom HU 205 of the University of Oulu.

Final presentation: November 17th, 15.00 hrs at the Youth and Culture Centre NUKU in Oulu.

Total costs for participation are 50 euro, including lunches, equipment and a festival pass to the Oulu International Children Film Festival.

To register, mail to: jakaakin@paju.oulu.fi with short descriptions of your background, your reason for participating, and of your workshop project idea.

This workshop is made possible with the support of the MEDIA PLUS PROGRAMME of the European Community and OCW


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