BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The first virtual reality documentary "Seeds of Survival" shot in the Natural State aired December 2017 in Northwest Arkansas.
This immersive live-action documentary brings you face-to-face with a troop of Yazidi women fighters. After ISIS soldiers invaded the Yazidi community of Sinjar, killing all of the men and taking the women and girls as sex slaves, these brave women escaped and started a female-only fighting unit called the Sun Ladies. Together, their goal is to bring back their sisters and protect the honor and dignity of their people.
The Imagejunkies podcast is now a reality. In the first episode, I talk with Freelance filmmaker Dylan Roberts about his work shooting 360 videos in Mosul while embedded with the Iraqi Federal Police.
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We discuss the challenges of working in Iraq, the kit he uses and his plans for the future. If you are a filmmaker who wants to expand into 360 video or virtual reality filmmaking then you really need to listen to this show.
I’m hoping to release a new episode of the podcast every week – on Mondays. We’ll be speaking with video journalists, camera operators, picture editors and security experts about the trials and tribulations of working in TV news and documentary production.
Dylan Roberts, Stephen’s business and creative partner at Freelance Society, stood in front of me, smiling. A Texan by birthright, Roberts recently moved to Tulsa and will be at the Tulsa Overground Film & Music Festival to show off the virtual reality (VR) technology behind his reporting techniques and give insight to the possibilities VR brings to the storytelling world.
The 27-year-old has traveled the world, started his own video production and 360 VR company, and had a mortar land on the hood of a military vehicle he was inside of in northern Iraq....
Dylan Roberts always has felt compelled to tell stories through a lens. And the more dangerous the venue, the better. He has been to places such as Iraq,
Christian Stephen is behind the first-ever virtual reality film from a warzone ‘Welcome to Aleppo’, capturing a 360-degree-view from the most dangerous city in Syria. Christian is the Global Editor at RYOT, a digital news platform reporting worldwide. He has been documenting conflicts for the past 5 years in Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Central African Republic and many more. He has worked for various organizations, such as VICE, MSNBC, and Vocativ.