Transcend is a web application created in collaboration with the independent filmmakers ofCineworks
filmmakers allowing them to
and bring their scripts to life.
Cineworks is an independent filmmaking society based in Vancouver that supports independent filmmakers in their creative endeavors.
Over the course of 4 months, we interviewed Cineworks' staff, stakeholders and members, visited its locations on a weekly basis and immersed ourselves into the organization to gain a complete understanding of their processes, goals and vision.
Early on in our research, we found that there was a lack of sense of community at Cineworks primarily fueled by:
Based on these initial findings, we set a design focus that would inform the research direction moving forward.
To encourage interpersonal interaction between Cineworks’ members to help cultivate a sense of community within the organization.
Visiting Cineworks' locations and interviewing staff, filmmakers and other members presented 2 potential
I lead aco-creation workshop
that my team and I designed with the intent of harnessing the filmmakers' creativity to learn more about their experiences, feelings and emotions.
We used a
to encourage the members to articulate their experiences and emotions using pictures and words, a
to label opportunity areas that surfaced and an
to start brain-storming solutions.
The workshop gave us insights regarding what filmmakers and Cineworks members want from a "filmmaking community."
Cineworks' filmmaking community is more heavily centered around
The 3 C's of a filmmaking community are:
With these findings, we reframed our design focus to cater to these 3 C's
To create a community that connects filmmakers by opening up avenues for them to collaborate and create films.
My team and I are in the process of
our final design proposal. On December 5th, we plan to present the prototype to Cineworks and its members to elicit feedback and fine-tune our design.