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.

FORCED FROM HOME

MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. One of the biggest challenges they face is raising public awareness of the international refugee crisis. MSF-USA partnered with Visualise to produce a series of 360° films for their travelling exhibition Forced From Home that launched in NYC, Sept 2016.

By producing these immersive films, MSF aims to give displaced people a voice, creating a humanising connection with viewers.

WALK WITH PENGUINS

Penguins are the world’s second most threatened group of marine birds, with 10 of their 18 species threatened with extinction due to competition with sheries, bycatch, marine pollution, disease, habitat disturbance and climate change. To raise awareness of the plight of penguins, BirdLife International has launched a new global campaign, “Protect a Penguin” and partnered with Visualise to produce Walk with Penguins, a 3D 360 documentary lmed on location in the Falklands Islands.