"Hollow" Case Study
Bruno Walter Auditorium - 111 Amsterdam Avenue
Elaine McMillion’s new web-based documentary “Hollow” combines her own footage with that of McDowell County, West Virginia’s local archives – photos and videos the subjects take in their lives, which only sometimes created explicitly for the project. This web-native documentary offers a deeper look at a region people may think they know. “Hollow’s” interactive site lures her audience to spend 15minutes to three hours on the site - what is it about the story that keeps us entertained? Is this the new wave of media?
For the Conference, we’ve brought McMillion, along with her development and design team to the table to talk about their collaborative process. How do film and the web combine? And how do they start speaking the same language and start collaborating?
Elaine McMillion - Producer & Director
Jeff Soyk - Architecture & Design
Robert Hall - Technical Director & Senior Developer
Nathaniel Hansen - Producer & Project Manager
Russell Goldenberg - Interactive Developer
Elaine McMillion, Sarah Ginsburg, Kerrin Sheldon - Editors
Hollow is an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through voices of those living in McDowell County, W.Va. Hollow combines video portraits, data visualizations, photography, soundscapes, community-generated content and grassroots mapping to bring these stories to life through an online experience.