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Transparency Series Workshop – Virtual Reality
September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
On Saturday, the VR workshop will take students who have little to no background in VR and teach them the fundamentals of working in the medium. Journalists seeking to expand their storytelling beyond the still image and written word are encouraged to join. Selected participants will gain critical insights into emerging digital strategies in order to engage audiences across new immersive platforms.
Veda Shastri is a documentary filmmaker and immersive journalist. She is currently a producer of The Daily 360 at The New York Times where she handles international coverage in 360 video. She recently produced the series “Genocide’s Legacy” as well as an interactive from inside Fukushima, Japan. Veda co-produced a VR documentary, “Return to Chernobyl” for PBS Frontline, which released in April 2016. She was a news producer at CNN-IBN in New Delhi, India for 5 years.
Guglielmo Mattioli is a multimedia journalist from Italy and currently a video editor of The Daily 360 at The New York Times. He also produces coverage on architecture and real estate. A former urban planner, Guglielmo found in 360º videos and VR a perfect medium to tell stories about the built environment. His work has also been published in City Limits, Metropolis Magazine, and ArchDaily.