THE VISUALISE DOCUMENTARY STUDIO

We’ve teamed up with groundbreaking VR Production Studio Visualise to create The Visualise Documentary Studio – a feature space that will host a wide selection of the world’s finest 360 VR documentaries.

Alongside this incredible feature, Visualise will be hosting a dedicated conference on Thursday 20 April, giving you unprecedented access to the team and their work. Discover an innovative new way to experience documentaries, meet the team behind this incredible body of work and find out how they’re using innovative 360° media to share amazing stories from all around the world.

DUBLIN IN THE DARK: THE STORY OF 'EMERALD NOIR'

Dublin in the Dark: The Story of ‘Emerald Noir’ is an immersive 3D 360 documentary for the FT and Google’s Hidden Cities series. The group of crime writers whose work has been dubbed “Emerald Noir” explore the city in thrilling forensic detail – revealing the pressures on society that force crime to the surface.

Tana French, award-winning author of the popular “Dublin Murder Squad” series of novels, takes us on a journey through the city, explaining what this literary phenomenon tells us about modern Dublin. Filmed in 3D 360, it’s an exploration of the darker side of Dublin, fuelled by the city’s past and the rise of crime in the post-crash era.

PASSPORT OSAKA VR

Passport Osaka VR is part of of The Economist’s Passport series, a documentary-style travel series for the culturally curious.

In Osaka VR we meet Benny, a US born tattoo artist who has lived in the city for 13 years. Benny takes us on journey through the vibrant subcultures in Osaka and offers us a unique view of his perfect day in the city.

RECO VR: MOSUL, A COLLECTIVE RECONSTRUCTION

RecoVR: Mosul tells the story of Project Mosul, an initiative dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Iraq’s Mosul Museum, where many artefacts were destroyed by the Islamic State in early 2015. Volunteers used crowd-sourced images to digitally reconstruct the lost artefacts using photogrammetry technology.

The CG VR experience is narrated by The Economist’s Deputy Editor, Tom Standage, as he takes you on a journey through the museum, which has now been preserved for future generations.

MSF FORCED FROM HOME

MSF Forced From Home is a VR documentary series about three displaced people from three different countries, who have fled their homes due to political unrest, war and persecution.

These people now live in a state of limbo in three difference MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported camps in Iraq, Tanzania and Mexico. Each displaced person tells their personal story, as they try to come to terms with the physical and mental hardships that they have endured. What links each displaced person is a shared desire to be safe, employable and have somewhere that they can call home again.