Didi's Blog

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Crying man meme

Dear phone, I miss you

I’ve been living without a phone for two days now. Not because I want to or because I think it enriches my life. No, my phone-less life is not exactly voluntary. Or successful. I would trade a kidney for my smartphone. During a weekend break my phone got stolen at a beach party. When I…

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Death Tolls Experience

IDFA Doclab: From naked artist to naked truth

IDFA is back in town. The International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam hosts their new media program IDFA Doclab for the 10th time. At the Doclab expo it’s all about undefined non-fiction storytelling. You can experience 30 differing, interactive documentaries for free at the expo at the Brakke Grond. I have been wandering there for quite some…

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Revolución no es mentir jamás

In a country without ads

“What kind of work do you do?” This simple question was difficult to answer during my trip through Cuba. I work at an ad agency and not many Cubans are familiar with advertising. Let’s say explaining this in my ‘poquito Español’ was quite a challenge. I guess in a country where there is no competition,…

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Het Geheim van Eyck

The Secret of Eyck

Zapp, the Dutch kids channel, started a new interactive mission: The Secret of Eyck. This daily series is about Lotte, Tim and Floor who discover weird things happening at their grandfathers campsite The Old Eyck. Is their grandfather being sabotaged by the mysterious company Gentopia? Every week you can also watch the Zappmission. In this…

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YEFF 2015 Brussels

Team up in Brussels

This month I was one of the lucky few to join the Young European Film Forum. With four other Dutch participants, I traveled to Brussels for 10 days of international teamwork. A total of 60 people in the age of 18 to 25 from 11 European countries were devided in teams to make a short…

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Prison Escape mug shot

Escape from the real world

Ik ben dan misschien geen Houdini, maar de laatste tijd voel ik me een echte escape artist. Real life gaming is een trend waar ik blij van word en die ik daarom graag met jullie wil delen. In een samenleving waar alles online en digitaal is, is er behoefte aan tastbare en uitdagende ervaringen. Er…

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Popcorn Time vs. Netflix

Popcorn Time vs. Netflix

Pak de popcorn er maar vast bij, want het gekijf is weer begonnen. Stichting BREIN heeft de afgelopen weken zes Nederlandse websites uit de lucht gehaald waar de illegale streamingdienst Popcorn Time werd aangeboden. Tim Kuik, directeur van BREIN, zegt hierover: ‘De sites zijn een soort illegale winkels, die verbieden we. Maar de klanten die…

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Feuten Season 3

Filius Septimus, the Alternate Reality Game

I’ve described the Feuten app in an earlier post, but today I would like to tell you a bit more about the Alternate Reality Game (ARG), since that was one of the most immersive parts of this project. This storyline starts on television, when freshman Jeroen Beeksma is accused of a theft he didn’t commit….

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The Spiral

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He produced Where’s Gary? and The Spiral. And although he prefers not to use the word transmedia I still see Peter de Maegd as one of the few true transmedia producers. He himself would rather talk about ‘storytelling for the converged media’. For me it does not matter what you call it, because we are still…

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