This summer FBR spent some time consulting on SDI’s VC project. It is one I was involved in previously, but from the point of view of an investor, but it was great to do some hands on work looking at some of the digital tools Ben Kempas is pulling together to make doc filmmaking a more sustainable proposition. He and the team maintain a great blog with some great insight into tools operating as market devices to link content to audiences. The SDI team make great use of nationbuilder and there is an interesting discussion of its political uses and more about big data by the Centre for Digital Strategies at Tuck at Dartmouth.
I am especially excited to check out the coverage of their recent big data in Entertainment event with Rentrack.