“Snow Fall” is a fascinating experiment. It’s the story of an avalanche in the American northwest. That story appears in text format, along the lines of long-form journalism. But “Snow Fall” also includes well done, nicely selected multimedia, including a 3d map/flyover of the catastrophe’s location, photos from involved people, and an eerie opening video of a windblown snowscape.
In a way, “Snow Fall” is a big budget, large-scale version of what the rest of us do in Cowbird. Coupling well-written text with chosen non-text media might be the new normal for digital storytelling.