Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), the Public VR Lab, NCTV and the ACM are creating a national collaborative pilot project around 360 filmmaking, immersive journalism, and community storytelling. They are looking for others to join their cohort to learn, share, and create a 360/VR documentary project on “Re-imaging Migration” over the next year. Any media, journalism, government or arts and cultural organization is invited to apply. The cohort will award three equipment* and training grants, including a cohort component to those who qualify. [* like a 360 camera!]
Application deadline is September 7th, 2017.
Work scheduled for mid-October, 2017 through the summer of 2018.
Complete information on application requirements and project expectations are on the Public VR Lab website.
Kathy Bisbee, executive director of BIG, wrote: “We hope that we’ll find some best practices for how to work together as a national cohort production group, developing our methods, techniques, strategies, funding, and distribution efforts to create social impact in the area of immersive, empathetic immigration stories. We hope this will lead to future collaborations on related projects, and hope to share our best practices with others.”
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