Interactive documentarist Katerina Cizek has just released “out my window“, a 360 degrees documentary hosted by Canadian NFB. Moving through flats of highrise building of 13 countries in the world you can discover who is behing the windows, and what sort of life they live. A virtual highrise building has been created for you with already 13 flats wich represent a global building. Thirteen homes are opening you the doors of their privacy. The narration is photography based and you can navigate by browsing the 360 picture with your mouse. When clicking on hot spots you launch a photo narration or a 360 degrees videos( the piece has three of them: check Amsterdam and Toronto!).
So… feel free to play with it. The 360 degrees videos are an interesting technology…although I am not too sure what they add to the whole story… I have mixed feelings about this project: it is old and new at the same time. I like the idea of a virtual building, but I am not sure that the individual stories are strong enough… I probably need to play with it more… let me know what you think of it!
Here is an example of the 360 videos:
This entry was posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010