By Jessica Clark / May 08, 2013
Wondering how AIR's national production evolved from a blue-sky idea to the ten evocative multimedia projects now animating public stations across the country? Grab a bucket of popcorn and lean back to watch This is Localore.
Filmmaker Josh Banville directed and edited this half-hour documentary stepping us behind the curtain with the producer-station teams—revealing how they have taken big risks to lead projects that grab the attention of communities across broadcast, digital and street platforms.
By Jessica Clark / April 28, 2013
Current—the newspaper of record for the public media sector—has a running series of articles exploring how the Localore's teams are working with partner stations to invent new ways to connect with their communities. Catch up below, and bookmark this post to discover new pieces as they go up.
May 8: Planet Takeout Offers Menu of Stories
The Planet Takeout website was designed to emulate the experiences of customers who walk into these neighborhood restaurants to place an order, as well as of the employees working behind the counter. ...The cinema verité-style videography lends a feeling of intimacy to stories that can be experienced in a non-linear way.
By Jessica Clark / April 25, 2013
The Austin Music Map—an interactive documentary about the city's hidden performance spaces, co-produced for Localore by Delaney Hall, KUT and AIR in collaboration with Zeega—was just nominated for a Webby.
Are you an AMM fan? Help the project rise to the top by voting in the Webby People's Voice Awards today by the end of today.
By Jessica Clark / April 16, 2013
By Jessica Clark / April 10, 2013
On April 22, AIR will present the full scope of its national Localore production with the launch of a new metasite and a public screening at Boston’s Brattle Theatre.
By Jessica Clark / April 08, 2013
AIR's national Localore production team flocks to the east coast in April for a series of important events. We hope you'll come meet the producers and stations behind the revolutionary work being launched across the country.
By Jessica Clark / March 28, 2013
In NYC on April 20? Come mingle with AIR's national production team at MEGAPOLIS Celebrates Localore: The After Party.
During the day of April 20th the Tribeca Film Festival spotlights all ten Localore productions as part of an exciting celebration of new, groundbreaking digital storytelling work. That night, the party at DROM will bring together Locolore participants and MEGAPOLIS attendees for a night of music, dancing, and merrymaking.
By Jessica Clark / March 26, 2013
In autumn, Localore producer Delaney Hall and her Austin Music Map team at KUT asked listeners "What does Austin sound like to YOU?" Locals submitted nearly 100 sonic samples, which the team turned over to a set of adventurous local musicians to incorporate into original compositions.
Now, they've released the entire set as an album—listen below:
By Jessica Clark / March 11, 2013
By Jessica Clark / March 06, 2013
This week, AIR is in Austin for the IMA and SXSWi conferences. Join us: