Visual Storytelling

I’ve been telling stories through film – fulldome video, 360, and more recently conventional video – for over a decade.  Oddly enough, I started with fulldome, thrust into it when I became director the Museum of Science, Boston’s planetarium.  360 was a natural extension, with “conventional” filmmaking coming last.

For me, immersive media (fulldome and 360) and conventional flat-screen media generally represent two different approaches.  In most of my conventional work, the visuals support the narrators’ words and the bond between audience and narrator (and narrated story). In fulldome  and 360, the narrator is more of a poet whose words support the audience’s immersion in an experience communicated visually.  In both modes, music is critical; certainly, music composition, engineering and editing ranks high on my list of favorite activities.