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About Convivial Studio

Convivial Studio is a pre | pro | post production facility.

Our interdisciplinary areas of expertise encompass: storydevelopment, digital storytelling, short and feature-length documentary, interactive | transmedia design and digital media education.

We focus our media services in local and global education, documentaries and documenting sustainable community efforts.

Our studio goal is to provide quality production services, education and support to filmmakers and non-profit organizations to achieve their web presence goals.

We offer media professional services of digital media content design and production of multiple formats including the web, interactive media and transmedia forms of hybrid media.

Biography Tabs

  • Convivial
  • Antelles
  • Hess
  • Illich

Digital DivasConvivial’s current focus is producing "Letter From Cloudcroft" a first-person documentary account of the secret confluence of international events in historic New Mexico. This documentary is in development and production with rich social |transmedia components.

Convivial is pleased to announce our feature documentary "Letter From Cloudcroft" was selected by the San Francisco Film Society for fiscal sponsorship.

In their collaborative partnership over the past 18 years Antelles & Hess are experienced in all stages of documentary filmmaking, encompassing pre/pro/post production. Convivial excels at diving into the breath and scope of documentary content, discovering core stories and weaving a narrative foundation while extending story threads via transmedia elements.

Convivial's 2010 New Mexico | New Visions Documentary Award afforded Antelles and Hess abundant opportunities to coalesce their experiences and skills in storytelling.

Tools for Conviviality Convivial is named after Tools for Conviviality (1973). I first read Ivan Illich during my undergraduate studies. Upon graduation I assisted in the establishment of a community school and took Ivan's ideas with me. I discovered Illich's argument for the creation of convivial, rather than manipulative institutions. Building of societies in which modern technologies serve " interrelated individuals." Sound like the web? I wonder what Illich would say about the proliferation of online learning and interactive media environments as connected informal mass communication.

≥≥ Tools for Conviviality: The entire text of another of Illich's most important works, the most general statement of his view about technology. 1970s.

>> Fan Ivan Illich on Facebook!


>> Scary School Nightmare - great short video exploring Illich's ideas around schooling on YouTube.

>> Thinking after Illich

>> ivan illich: deschooling, conviviality and the possibilities for informal education and lifelong learning. Illich's "learning webs" mentioned and much more by Mark K. Smith.

>> Tools for Conviviality - Ivan Illich

>> A Voice for Conviviality Remembering Ivan Illich 1926–2002 By Jerry Brown in Utne magazine March/April 2003.

>> Ivan Illich on We The People, By Jerry Brown.

≥≥ Remembering Ivan Illich by Peter L. Berger.

>> Ivan Illich: Very useful page with links into key obituaries and to his writings. Includes e-texts of Deschooling Society and Tools for Conviviality. Useful timeline of Illich publications.

>> Ivan Illich: writings on the web: Useful listing of links from PreserveNet.

≥≥ Ivan Illich: Observations on the Tools of Industrial Institutions and the Changes Needed to Achieve Sustainability and Independence. Don Ferris covers Tools for Conviviality and Energy and Equity in relation to modern times such as our with globalization and sustainability as daily concerns. Fifteen years before globalization became a buzzword, Illich wrote about it.

Ivan Illich Biography (1926 - 2002)

Ivan Illich was born in Vienna in 1926. He studied theology and philosophy at the Gregorian University in Rome and obtained a PhD in history at the University of Salzburg. He came to the United States in 1951, where he served as assistant pastor in an Irish-Puerto Rican parish in New York City. From 1956 to 1960 he was assigned as vice-rector to the Catholic university of Puerto Rico, where he organized an intensive training center for American priests in Latin American culture. Illich was co-founder of the widely known and controversial Center for Intercultural Documentation (CIDOC) in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and since 1964 he has directed research seminars on `Institutional Alternatives in a Technological Society', with special focus on Latin America.

[from: Ivan Illich: Energy and Equity. London: Calder & Boyars, 1974.]




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