Fifty years before Colin Kaepernick, in 1968, there was Arthur Ashe, an athlete who parlayed his fame as the first black man to win the US Open tennis championship into a lifetime devoted to fighting injustice.
In Partnership with the International Tennis Hall if Fame, the Ashe '68 VR experience weaves together 360° video re-creations filmed at Forest Hills, the site of the 1968 US Open, archival material from the period, and evocative, never-before-seen 360° and animation to tell the story.
From the internal pressures he felt during the tumultuous cultural shift of '68 to walking down the halls of the all-white West Side Tennis Club, to his historic pre-match press conference and his winning match point, the viewer is right there, immersed in Arthur’s historic, transformative day. You are with Arthur Ashe as he becomes a tennis champion and a champion for social justice on the world stage.
Across the Line is an immersive virtual reality experience that places viewers in the shoes of a patient entering a health center for a safe and legal abortion. Using real audio gathered at protests, scripted scenes, and documentary footage, the film is a powerful hybrid documentary-fiction depiction of the toxic environment that many health care providers, health center staff, and patients must walk through to provide or access health care on a typical day.
Across the Line premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
"With the goal of presenting truly original visions to audiences while pushing the boundaries of storytelling, New Frontier showcases media installations, multimedia performances, panel discussions, and more each year in an open social setting at Sundance Film Festival.
The New Frontier program is curated around the idea of expanding and illuminating the human story through the embrace, exhibition, and experience of storytelling at the crossroads of film, art and new media technologies. New Frontier brings bold innovative works from around the world to the film festival audiences in Park City, drawing together a diverse collection of creative figures - from film, art, design, performance, technology - under one roof to celebrate and provoke."
Walt and Aline Zerrenner have found a range of coping mechanisms to deal with her memory loss. Join them as they tackle a typical day.
Produced in collaboration with the New York Times.
Every year on January 1 in Milwaukee, hundreds of brave souls swim in the freezing waters of Lake Michigan.
This year CRS captured it in 360° video for the New York Times.
Third Wheel is a live action, interactive VR comedy short.
Couples therapy can be a healthy way to develop better communication with your partner, providing a sense of connection, love and intimacy.
It can also be a complete disaster.