#Phonar Session 8: Pt2 Interactive Media Director Matt Ford


Really pleased to have pulled in this chat with Matt and very grateful to current #phonar student Alex for allowing us to sit in on his quasi-tutorial (even though the work is an early noodle rather than a rough-cut – he said I had to make that clear). There are links below to examples of Matt’s work which he mentions in the piece and don’t miss the awesome set of tips that just out in a big blob towards the end. This one’s a keeper.

Please tweet your notes and comments using the #phonar hashtag and Matt is @MattFordVI when quoting.

Matt’s Facebook page.

Vignette Interactive.

Here are a few examples of the video work we have done for Human Rights Watch: http://mm.hrw.org/content/egypt-mass-attacks-churches http://mm.hrw.org/content/egypt-epidemic-sexual-violence http://mm.hrw.org/content/video-dispatch-deaths-chaos-egypt Video and interactive map http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/06/05/syria-attacks-schools-endanger-students

Some of my interactive work for the Associated Press Responsive HTML for all devices http://hosted.ap.org/interactives/2013/syria/ http://hosted.ap.org/interactives/2012/egypt-elex/

Flash productions from a couple years back http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_international/iraq_election2010/ http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/campaign_plus/races2010/ http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/wdc/killer_blue/ http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/campaign_plus/big_issue/ Tweet

#phonar13 Pre-task

The following message is to attending students but applies to anyone who would like to study remotely also. While you are not required to have a Google+ account, it would be great to be able to hangout with the larger class and to have you contributing along with the attending students.

So…Matt and I are going to be pumping out the #phonar love from now on so you need to tune the network – you have a Twitter account already (if you don’t then please go back in time right now and make one at least a year ago).

If you don’t have a Google+ account already then you need one (I don’t care Hazel, just do it – Jenny, Jenny – put that down, pay attention) add us to your “circles” (Jonathan, Matt) so we can “hangout” :) Too creepy? Anyhoo follow me on Twitter (@jonathan_Worth) and Matt (@mjohnstonmedia), you should also follow #phonar (@phonar) for all the latest news and tasks – IT’S THE LAW.

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Brian Palmer’s Top Tips for #Phonar


We’re delighted that Brian Palmer was able to talk about his work for #phonar (found here), and on top of this he was kind enought to offer 6 top tips for us…

Brian’s top-tips for #phonar

1. Do your research. 2. Go! By foot, car, bus. Show up [or turn up if that's UK style]. Meet and greet people, which might mean leaving the camera in your bag at first. 3. Be open and clear to the people you’re hoping to represent 4. Enable them to collaborate. 5. Be transparent, both in how you work and about your relationship with the subject. 6. Allow the story to grow organically and then pare it down. Tweet

#Phonar Joined in Class by Chris Floyd

We were joined in class today by photographer extraordinaire and all round good chap Chris Floyd.

Chris’ work is in the National Portrait Gallery and has also been recognised by the British & American awards for portrait photography, the Taylor Wessing in 2008 & American Photography in 2008 & 2010. Magazines he has worked for include The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and ESPN Magazine among many others.

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Something for the Weekend: A Catch-up with Filmmaker Adam Hopkins

A brief catch-up with #phonar contributor Adam Hopkins, where he details what he’s been up to since talking to us last about “Trawlermen” and “Wild Things”

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