Madeira Film Festival 2017

M-ITI and the University of Texas at Austin (Department of Radio-Television-Film) in collaboration with the Madeira Film Festival (MFF) organized the Madeira Film Festival – Interactive Digital Stories Track. From April 17-23, 10 selected films in the category of Interactive Digital Cinema were shown in the Salão Nobre at the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre.

The FOL & HÁ-VITA team marked their presence at the opening day event by presenting our work to the audience.

In the following days, we also attempt to run some user testings with the possible visitors of the exhibition. But after 2 days of being in the theatre testing the app and website, we found several problems with the app and that was essential for the experience to work, without that working, it was hard to have valuable feedback. 

Team @ Interactive Digital Stories Track

Beta Release promo material


Há-Vita: a Participatory media website

A refined new version of the Há-vita website is almost ready to be released online. Logos, icons and each page were designed and implemented in WordPress. The main content and video interviews were created covering all the 7 main topics/categories of FOL story.

Still, some final touches need to be considered. Take a look at the progress:






Web page layouts








































3D Audio

In the last week, we received a visit from our colleague Eduardo Magalhães from INESC- Porto, an expert in interactive audio content creation for Virtual Environments and 3D Audio Capture and Implementation.

His visit aimed in a collaboration to help us improve the quality and immersion of our interactive story: Motion Comics videos + 360º scene, since we felt the need to focus on the audio and sound effects of FOL. Eduardo worked a few days on the island, doing what he does best, capturing sound for further recreation of 3D audio.

Sound Capture by Eduardo Magalhães