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Contrast VR Finds a New Way to Tell Stories
October 13, 2017
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The documentary "Oil in Our Creeks" shows what happened to a small town in Nigeria after a pipeline spill. Contrast VR editorial lead Zahra Rasool thinks a more immersive platform is the best way to tell that story.
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Oct 13, 2017
Contrast VR Finds Brings Documentaries into Virtual Reality
Al Jazeera Media Network's new immersive studio, Contrast VR, just completed its second documentary in virtual reality. Contrast VR editorial lead Zahra Rasool thinks the platform adds a whole new dimension to storytelling. The studio's second film "Oil in Our Creeks" details what happened to a small town in Nigeria after an oil pipeline burst in 2008. Rasool says the studio used VR technology to divide the 360-degree screen into two parts. One side shows the destruction of the scene, and the other is an animation of what the village looked like before the disaster. Rasool says this view enables the viewer to better understand the level of devastation, as well as the overall story.
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The Making of "Star Child" Game in Virtual Reality
Cheddar is at the Tribeca Film Festival where creative expression and innovation come together to celebrate storytelling. Cheddar's Baker Machado talks with Paul Bettner, creator of "Star Child" game about the power of VR for storytelling.