The Journey of Documentary is an online interactive multimedia documentary about how to make an online interactive multimedia documentary. It is an initiative which was been borne out of Atalanti Dionysus’s Masters Research looking at the ‘evolution of documentary’ titled: Documentary Producing and Interactive Platforms: Opportunities, Evolving Processes and the Changing Craft. Her hopes for this site are that it is used as a resource for emerging filmmakers and academics and generates conversation around transmedia & interactive multiplatforms for documentary/storytelling and acts as a hub for collaborations and networking opportunities world wide.
The website hosts a web series called ‘The Journey of Documentary’, with featured interviews from professional documentary filmmakers/radio, social media experts, games developers, artists, academics and innovators of documentary. It also hosts an online test screening cinema and a crowd sourced timeline.
The website/web series was created by Atalanti as an experiment testing her theories that once you had the basic tools and understanding of how to use technology, the sky was the limit. Not having built a website before herself she was able to develop design and build her own website using online resources and tools. Encourage woman to take the role of writer, director, producer, camera operator, editor and website builder Atalanti tested the waters and then became living proof that this was achievable at very little expense. Her website The Journey of Documentary provides many resources on how to go about making a web documentary from scratch. She spends many hours making sure the website is updated with information collated from her own research provided free advice for those wanted to tackle this terrain.