Hypervideo is developed in response to the collaborative mobile-mentary
24 Frames 24 Hours. Through practice-led research an online interface is
designed that creates a dynamic remix of user submitted and workshop
generated videos. By means of leveraging contemporary web technologies
such as APIs, metadata and video databases the interface presents an
interactive documentary as a way of exploring innovative possibilities of web
2.0. The interface facilitates a unique viewing experience, which encourages
new ways of experiencing and inspires the creation of mobile movies. This
interactive documentary film form is influenced by Soft Cinema (Manovich,
2002) and the Korsakow system (Thalhofer, 2000).
The interface is developed through an iterative design process in response
to the emerging significance of metadata in online viewing formats and the
vertical/horizontal video design problem.