As we wrapped up our first-ever New Frontier Story Lab at the Sundance Resort in Utah, we took a few minutes to check-in with 10 guests as they checked-out on their way home. Our second interview is with Duc Pham, artist and long-time volunteer to the Sundance Institute. He’s worked at almost every Sundance Film Festival theatre venue over the years and took the whole week off to be here in Utah and help the New Frontier Lab out.
1) Do you know what transmedia is, yes or no? I never heard the term “transmedia” before the Sundance New Frontier Lab.
2) Using only one word, how would you describe it? Collaborative.
3) Which is more important? Storytelling or Technology? You can only pick one. Storytelling is more important.
4) What do you do? What’s your passion? My strongest passions are the arts, traveling and connecting with people.
5) What transmedia website, article, project or person are you really excited about right now? 18 Days in Egypt by Jigar Mehta and Yasmin Elayat.
6) Why do you think it’s taken so long for transmedia to be taken seriously? Maybe because the world has been so used to such traditional methods of storytelling so long and nobody has set the standard for the method(s) to be adopted by the mainstream public.
7) Who or what first helped you understand it? When did you hear about it for the first time? All the fellows and advisors here really.
8) Have you been to the Owl Bar on this trip, yes or no? Are you kidding me?
9) What piece of technology could you simply not give up right now? My laptop, without it no Internet or email.
10) What was the most exciting thing that happened to you at the first-ever New Frontier Lab? Realizing the creative potential enabled by all the various methods and technologies at once.