Filmmaker Chris Milk helped design an innovative new app that uses virtual reality technology to tell controversial stories. Although documentaries have always been a powerful medium for discussing controversial topics, the content is largely restricted to a limited frame. Milk's new app helps viewers engage with documentaries in a unique and intimate way.
As part of a collaboration with producer Patrick Milling Smith, Milk designed a series of short documentaries that can be viewed through his VR app 'Vrse.' These documentaries tell controversial stories about Ebola survivors and Middle Eastern refugees. Unlike a traditional film, the VR app gives the viewers a new perspective on the characters they are observing. The idea is to use virtual reality technology as a powerful storytelling tool rather than some kind of gimmick.
The innovative new storytelling app demonstrates how VR films may change the way we react to cinematic content.
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