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POV Hackathon 6: Explore the Prototypes and the Technology


Five teams "re-invented the documentary" at POV's latest weekend laboratory of nonfiction storytelling and technology.

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Problem Me

Problem Me

Click on the image to interact with the Problem Me prototype, developed at POV Hackathon.

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This prototype is best viewed in Google Chrome.

Team: Evan Pavlica, Byron Q, Vincent Scatliffe.

About the Project: Problem Me is a mobile app that uses user generated videos to address a given problem.

Technology:

  • Ruby on Rails 4 – Used to program backend of app.
  • Angular JS – used to build the front end of app.
  • PostgreSQL – used to build the data base of app.
  • Final Cut Pro – used to edit the demo videos.
  • Adobe Illustrator – This was used to design and layout the wireframe.
  • Adobe Photoshop – This was used to design the logo and the icons used for the app.

Photo: Evan Pavlica

Evan Pavlica (Technologist) is a Los Angeles based full-stack web developer with experience in Ruby on Rails, Angular.js, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. He was educated at General Assembly Los Angeles, and has a passion for code.

» xicreative.net
» @e_pavlica


Photo: Jenny Wu

Byron Q (Media Maker) is an award winning independent filmmaker based out of Los Angeles and San Francisco. His first feature film, Bang Bang, won the Jury prize for best first feature at the 2011 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. His 2nd feature, a documentary, RASKAL LOVE won the Directors Choice award at the 2014 Seattle Asian American Film Festival.

» beyondcinemaprod.com
» @byronbcp


Photo: Roy Wallace of RAW Photography

Vincent Scatliffe (Technologist) is a visionary with a keen ability for assessing an idea’s potential and bringing it to life. His passion is to build bridges between cultures and unite people by their common thread. This compels him to seek out like minded organizations to partner with through CL Design Group.

» cldesigngroup.com
» @cldesigngroup
» CL Design Group on Facebook
» Vincent Scatliffe on LinkedIn


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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.