An International Conference
October 8-10, 1999
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Projects and Process
Moderator: Ellen Crocker
Respondent: Mary Beth Harolovich
Project About Projects:
E-Media Projects Evolve
Mary Hopper, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anyone who has been involved with an electronic media project in an academic environment knows that many complex issues surround a project's development. This presentation will describe an ongoing project to systematically document and compare how academic media projects are conceptualized, created and managed. The main focus of this work is on determining relationships among the financial, legal, technical, and human factors within projects. The long term goal is to illuminate characteristics and choices that result in sustained successes, and ideally, identify and disseminate self-sustaining approaches.
Webbing Under the Film: Frontline's Rewriting
of the Text of June
Cross's "Secret Daughter"
This paper looks at the
changing parameters of documentaries in the digital age, specifically what
constitutes the 'text' and who controls the vision of the film. I analyze
the Frontline documentary, Secret Daughter, written by June
Cross. Examining its reliance on both tv and the webpage, I consider
how multiple technologies affect the message of the documentary.
The source material includes interviews with the filmmaker, executive producer
David Fanning, and the web designers at WGBH.