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Interview with ODL fellow Callum Cooper on Sundance New Frontier Story Lab

Interview with ODL fellow Callum Cooper on Sundance New Frontier Story Lab

Photo courtesy of 2017 Sundance Institute | Photo by Jonathan Hickerson Open Doc Lab fellow Callum Cooper was selected to participate in Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab with his work-in-progress project Porton Down. We interviewed him about his experience. OpenDocLab: Can you tell me about Porton Down? What is it about? What are the techniques and technologies you are using?  Callum: I have been developing this project through my MIT Open...
At ODL with Jessica Brillhart - Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google

At ODL with Jessica Brillhart – Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google

At ODL with Jessica Brillhart – Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google By Sara Rafsky To conclude its semester-long Hacking VR Speaker Series, ODL hosted Jessica Brillhart on May 2 to discuss her latest projects and the interests that have guided her work as the principal (and first and only) filmmaker for virtual reality at Google. Over the course of her several years in the position, Brillhart has traveled the...
Immerse Q&A: The Hacking VR Speaker Series

Immerse Q&A: The Hacking VR Speaker Series

This spring, the MIT Open Documentary Lab hosted a series of talks by distinguished VR storytellers to explore how the medium is evolving and what works—or doesn’t. The Lab’s Beyza Boyacioglu and Sue Ding interviewed the following speakers for Immerse: Interview with Brian Chirls Interview with Eloi Champagne Interview with Arnaud Colinart Interview with Karen Vanderborght Interview with Ubisoft’s Vicki Ferguson and Olivier Palmieri Interview with Vincent Morisset
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Vincent Morisset

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Vincent Morisset

Creating with immersive and interactive tools. Is there even a box? Rethinking the rules of immersive storytelling. Meet one of the leading voices in innovation, interactive medium and creative digital artwork. Vincent Morisset is author of acclaimed, Emmy and Webby Awarded works such as Bla-Bla, Way-to-Go (NFB/France Télévisions) and interactive music videos (Neon Bible) resulting from a seven year collaboration with Arcade Fire. About the Speaker: Vincent Morisset is a...
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Karen Vanderborght

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Karen Vanderborght

How is Virtual Reality applied to non-fiction stories and languages? From 360 video to interactive and mixed-reality productions, Karen Vanderborght shares her work in innovative VR applications for news and education. About the Speaker: After creating and curating media art in Europe, Karen Vanderborght moved to Canada and worked as a DOP and Editor for over 15 television series and documentaries. Now, 10 years later, her interests in innovative technologies...
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Ubisoft's Vicki Ferguson & Olivier Palmieri

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Ubisoft’s Vicki Ferguson & Olivier Palmieri

Game culture and game design have long been thinking about user experience, interaction and emergent narratives. How is VR changing gameplay? Are games driving current trends in VR? What can documentarians and other storytellers learn from VR game designers about spatial, interactive and immersive storytelling? What can game designers learn from filmmakers and documentarians? And what are current advancements in research on simulator sickness? Learn from the creative and R&D...
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Eloi Champagne

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Eloi Champagne

The National Film Board of Canada is one of the leading forces of VR for both linear and interactive productions. Learn more about their inspirations, decisions and workflows, from production, conceptualization and developing new collective spaces for creation. About the Speaker: Eloi Champagne is the Technical Director at the NFB Animation Studio in Montreal. He specializes in VR/AR, Animation, Interactivity, Filmmaking, VFX, S3D… A jack of all trades of storytelling...
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Arnaud Colinart

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Arnaud Colinart

A walk through an innovative and groundbreaking award-winning project, Notes on Blindness, from ideation to production, post-production and distribution. About the Speaker: Arnaud Colinart is producer and creative director at AGAT Films & Cie / EX NIHILO, an award winning production company based in Paris, France. Before working on the interactive field, Arnaud was graduated of a Master in Contemporary History at the University Paris I- Sorbonne and of a...
Solidarity Call for Video Activist Kazım Kızıl and Other Imprisoned People in Turkey

Solidarity Call for Video Activist Kazım Kızıl and Other Imprisoned People in Turkey

Solidarity Call for Video Activist Kazım Kızıl and Other Imprisoned People in Turkey by Mine Gencel Bek “I document protests and resistance. The police are on one side and the protesters are on the other side and I am not photographing this from the outside. I am on the side of the protesters. I use photography and video as a tool.” (https://www.facebook.com/kazimaozgurluk/) These words belong to Kazım Kızıl, an imprisoned...
May 8: Isabelle Anouk Bourduas from MinorityVR visits ODL

May 8: Isabelle Anouk Bourduas from MinorityVR visits ODL

Join us for a talk by Isabelle Anouk Bourduas from MinorityVR on May 8 at 12pm at the Open Doc Lab! About the Speaker: After obtaining her MFA in Film Production from The American Film Institute, Isabelle Anouk Bourduas spent five years producing independent feature films in Los Angeles. She returned to Montreal to produce live television for Just For Laughs. Shortly after, she became Head of Production for Cineflix where...