For our fist Public VR Lab Meetup, FRONTLINE has kindly agreed to speak about their VR process and share FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY some of their immersive journalism projects.
Brookline Interactive Group (http://www.brooklineinteractive.org)(BIG) is sponsoring this event at their innovative community media space in Brookline. Join BIG for libations and noshing, conversing about the future of the public Commons in VR, and try VR experiences on BIG's multiple HTC VIVE VR headsets/controllers.
FRONTLINE Series coordinating producer Carla Borrás and production assistant Kenzie Audette will talk about FRONTLINE’s foray into virtual reality and some of the lessons learned along the way. They'll share behind the scene stories from the filmmakers, some of the challenges FRONTLINE has faced pioneering high-end VR journalism (Night of the Storm, Return to Chernobyl, On the Brink of Famine, Ebola Outbreak), and some tips for creating 360 films.
Kenzie Audette is both a VR and Postproduction assistant at FRONTLINE, who attempts stay afloat of the technology trends in the VR space, while assisting in the broadcast of our long form docs. With a background in sound design and mixing, Kenzie has a passion for understanding the tools needed for the craft of creating content.
Carla Borrás is the coordinating producer of the award winning PBS investigative series FRONTLINE. She manages day-to-day production for the series and helps run FRONTLINE’s virtual reality and digital video efforts. Carla is committed to pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling and sharing FRONTLINE’s signature brand of documentary journalism across platforms. Prior to jumping at the chance to join FRONTLINE in 2008, she worked on films and nonfiction programming for the Discovery Channel, Sony Pictures and truTV. Carla graduated from Harvard University, with a B.A. in psychology and an inspiring group of friends.