A presentation of The Inland Sea at La Trobe University during the Media and Cinema Studies Program’s postgraduate conference in November 2010.
The Inland Sea: An Australian Odyssey is an online travel documentary. Over ten weeks in 2008/09 Steinar Ellingsen and a team of three travelled 16,000 km through Australia. The impetus for the project was to look for alternative communities in remote, rural and suburban Australia.
Last year’s presentation was based around a literature review discussing the theoretical framework of the project, which is best described as an experiment in convergence journalism – by a journalist with a background exclusively in paper.
As The Inland Sea is about to be edited and released as short episodes online over the coming months, this presentation will focus on form and content and background for the online documentary.
Topics to be covered include: online publishing; multimedia journalism on the web; the thematic background for the project; and the bilingual element of the documentary (English/Norwegian).