Virtual reality offers intriguing possibilities for documentaries.
Before the advent of workable VR, many saw cinema as the medium with the most potential to transport the audience. Now, you can strap on a headset and find yourself anywhere, whether it’s on an island halfway around the world or in someone else’s headspace.
At this year’s Camden International Film Festival, the Storyforms program incorporated over a dozen different documentary VR shorts showcasing this promise.
The festival is an arm of the Points North Institute, an organization which runs several programs for developing artists in nonfiction filmmaking.
Continually at the forefront of documentary trends, the Camden International Film Festival has done a better job of incorporating VR into its lineup than many comparable festivals that run on a much larger scale.
Read the story at Hyperallergic.
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