Scaffolding community documentary film making using commissioning templates

Tom Bartindale, Guy Schofield, Peter Wright

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Crowdsourced video is now a viable tool with which broadcasters and communities alike can produce authentic, high quality video content. However, the literacy, language, skills and tools to produce a documentary through commissioning content are currently difficult to acquire. We explore opening up the documentary film commissioning process to community contributors by developing a framework which instructs, guides and informs nonprofessional contributors in capturing the content required for making videos. Through the results of an in-the-wild deployment we discuss how our framework scaffolds content creation, the capture of high quality footage and coordination amongst teams of contributors. We then discuss how this can inform community media creation in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2016 - San Jose, CA, USA May 7-12
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings - The 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsCliff Lampe
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333627
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016 - San Jose, United States of America
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016
Conference number: 34th (Website) (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016
Abbreviated titleCHI 2016
CountryUnited States of America
CitySan Jose
Internet address


  • Cinematography
  • Community
  • Coordination
  • Film
  • Media
  • Video

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