261mc: Tuesday Lecture Take Over: The Future of Documentary

I’m working with Dana and Lavi to help answer Alan’s question from last week’s lecture:

“What is the future of documentary?”

For me it is very much based in both:

Virtual Reality/360

http://with.in/watch/clouds-over-sidra/

http://aftershock.wateraid.org/#trailer

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/29/virtual-reality-documentary-middle-man-journalism-chris-milk-film

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/11/11657358/oculus-gear-vr-nomads-documentary-felix-and-paul-studios

http://hongkongunrest.com/#info

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2072386339/chornobyl360-interactive-virtual-reality-documenta

 

Virtual Field Trips in primary schools:

virtual-field-trip

and becoming more:

Interactive

http://foryourconsideration.ca/bear71/

Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake
http://dziga.perrybard.net

http://deprogrammed.org

http://bbc-arabic-shame.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/#/

Can a Live Twitter feed deliver a documentary format? Although this may be seen as some as merely a reporter reporting it very much has a documentary feel to me. And where does reporting end and documenting begin?:

Above you can see research links I have added and a few examples of some of my favorite pieces. We hope to show a few clips of these in the lecture and, if we can get hold of one, also borrow a VR headset so the class can get a chance to watch a snippet of VR documentary for themselves in immersive 360.

Further possible research:

http://www.documentary.org/magazine/message-medium-difference-between-documentarians-and-journalists

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/13/virtual-reality-crisis-response-filmmaking-syria-aleppo

“Some startups, such as Somniacs and Hyve 3D, have gone even further, building full-blown simulators with air fans and added smells to heighten the experience.”

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