The Cannon and the Flower
Team: Richard Koci Hernandez, Geri Migielicz, Jeremy Rue.
About the Project: Chopin’s music is hundreds of years old, but Dang Thai Son and Madame Lien’s fierce determination give Chopin new meaning. Beyond making a documentary, we wanted to make it interactive so that people all over the world can be inspired by this story and this music – and create a brand-new interpretation using Instagram.
- jQuery: To create the scrollable narrative.
- D3: To build charts and visualizations.
- MediaElement.js: To embed videos.
- SoundManager 2: To embed audio files.
- Modernizr: To check browser compatibility.
Richard Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy Award winning visual journalist and an Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He worked as a photojournalist and Multimedia Producer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work has appeared in Salon, Wired, The New York Times, a National Geographic book and international magazines.
An Emmy award- and Pulitzer prize-winning visual journalist and co-founder of Story4, a multimedia production studio, Geri Migielicz is the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism at Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Journalism, in the Department of Communication. She teaches multimedia. Geri served as Director of Photography at the San Jose Mercury News from 1993 to 2009. Under Geri’s direction, the Mercury News garnered all the major national awards for photo editing and photo usage, making the paper a destination for the leading talent in the photojournalism industry because of its innovation in web and print storytelling.
Jeremy Rue is a Lecturer of digital storytelling at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He’s worked as a multimedia producer, a photojournalist, a print reporter and as a web developer/programmer.