Public Speaking

From Google to MOMA, from the Lincoln Center to Cannes Lions, Francesca delivers keynotes, moderates panels and hosts workshops on innovation in storytelling, narrative journalism, artificial intelligence in art, virtual reality, the future of audio, creative audio, technology in education, location-based storytelling and more.

Her audiences include journalists, filmmakers, technologists, academics and artists.

 

Experimental storytelling

  • Formats, techniques, interactivity, branching narratives.
  • What does “experience” mean in factual storytelling?
  • What are the elements you need?
  • What counts as factual if it’s a simulation of an experience?
  • How does voice/narrative/character fit in?
  • What about edits?
  • How long should works be?
  • What roles do embodiment and agency play?
  • What technology should you use for your immersive piece? Why use AR. VR, AI, interactive…? What are the unique properties of each? What are the practicalities when making these choices?

VR storytelling

  • VR workflow and pipelines from research and ideation to delivery.
  • What kinds of stories work well in virtual reality?
  • How do you tell them?
  • What aesthetics are possible?
  • What are the differences between 360 and “true” VR.
  • When should you use interactive or passive techniques?
  • What are VR workflow and pipelines?

Journalism and interviewing

  • How to interview for video, audio, interactives, virtual and augmented reality.
  • Finding good stories and then, what to do with them.
  • How to focus your work, and maintain the focus
  • Types of narrative structures, and how use these within new/immersive technologies.

Immersive & creative audio

  • Introduction to dynamic spatialised audio and binaural audio.
  • The technicalities and how to incorporate 3D audio into in storytelling.
  • Innovative forms and treatment in audio.
  • Scoring and sound design.

Ideation

  • Ideation sessions run for groups wanting original concepts. 
  • Testing concepts and prototyping.

Story development / Exec producing

  • Story structuring
  • Editorial focus
  • Script editing

Hybrid storytelling

  • How and why to create works that merge fiction and fact.
  • How fictional styles can be used in non-fiction.
  • How documentary and archive material work within fictional work

 

Location-based Audio

  • How to use make location based audio work.
  • The technical process and the specific storytelling techniques. 

 

Nextradio conference 2011, Magic Circle Theatre – London. 15th September, 2011.

 

Keynotes

  • (2020) MIT Open Documentary Lab;  Cambridge, US
  • (2020) Kings College London; London, UK
  • (2020) Electric Dreams; Adelaide, Australia
  • (2018) GDC;  San Francisco, US
  • (2018) Media Rumble; Delhi, India
  • (2018) MIT Open Doc Lab; Cambridge, US
  • (2017) Publish Asia;  Kuala Lumpur, Korea
  • (2017) Alt.barbican talk; London, UK
  • (2017) CPHDox;  Copenhagen, Denmark
  • (2017) News rewired; London, UK
  • (2016) Cannes Lions; Cannes,  France
  • (2016) Google; London, UK
  • (2016) Hacks and Hackers; London, UK
  • (2016) Google Brands and Reputation; Paris, France
  • (2015) Nordic Data Conference;  Olesund, Norway
  • (2015) XO Labs;  Nottingham, UK
  • (2014) iDocs; Bristol, UK
  • (2014) Learn Do Share; London, UK
  • (2014) MIT Open Documentary Lab; Cambridge, US
  • (2014) Power to the Pixel; London, UK
  • (2014) International Features Conference; Leipzig, Germany
  • (2014) iDocs; Bristol, UK
  • (2014) Future of Web Design; London, UK
  • (2014) British Burma Society; London, UK
  • (2014) IDFA;  Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • (2014) Learn Do Share; London UK
  • (2014) Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists VVOJ; Belgium
  • (2013) In the Field; London, UK
  • (2013) BBC/Arts Council of England; London, UK
  • (2013) Centre for Investigative Journalism; London, UK
  • (2013) Conference for Narrative Journalism; Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • (2013) IFA; Germany
  • (2013) In The Field; London, UK
  • (2013) News Re-Wired; London, UK
  • (2013) Power to the Pixel; London, UK
  • (2013) Sound City; London, UK
  • (2013) Journalism.co.uk; London, UK
  • (2013) Journalism.co.uk; London, UK
  • (2012) FutureContent; London, UK
  • (2011) Nextrad.io; London, UK
  • (2011) Radio Festival; Manchester, UK
  • (2011) Media Festival; Manchester, UK

Moderating & Panels

  • (2019) MOMA, DocFortnight, New York, USA
  • (2019) AI and Art: MIT Hacking Arts; Cambridge; USA
  • (2019)  Harvard Nieman Foundation; Cambridge; US
  • (2019) IDFA, Amsterdam; Netherlands
  • (2019)  SXSW; Austin; US
  • (2018)  SXSW; Austin; US
  • (2018)  Skoll Foundation; Oxford; UK
  • (2017)  VR Days; Amsterdam; Netherlands
  • (2017) IDFA; Amsterdam; Netherlands
  • (2016) Werk It; New York; US
  • (2016) Human Rights Film festival; New York; US
  • (2012) Metropolis ; Copenhagen; Denmark
  • (2012) Third Coast Festival conference; Chicago; US
  • (2012)  WFMU conference; New York;