Digital artist and video director Chris Milk, filmmaker and VICE creative director Spike Jonze produced the first-ever virtual reality news broadcast, and bringing a new dimension — literally — to coverage of the recent protests against police killings.
VICE News VR: Millions March takes viewers into the December 13 rally that saw 60,000 protesters descend on the streets of New York to demand greater police accountability.
In the video, VICE News correspondent Alice Speri follows marchers as they fill Washington Square Park with signs and banners, block traffic on Broadway, and lie down in the middle of the street in a “die-in” demonstration.
Captured by a 360-degree camera system that was kept in constant motion, the film allows the audience to see, hear, and feel the news.
VICE News VR: Millions March debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Chris Milk, Spike Jonze
Chris Milk, Spike Jonze, Eddy Moretti, Samantha Storr, Patrick Milling-Smith, Brian Carmody, Tamsin Glasson, Jason Mojica
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Binaural Sound Designer