Ebola Outbreak VR

Frontline: Ebola Outbreak VR

THE IDEA

Ebola Outbreak: A Virtual Journey is a VR documentary filmed in the heart of West Africa which immerses users in the spread of the Ebola virus, allowing them to experience the scale and impact of this deadly epidemic first hand. The 11-minute adventure was filmed using 360° cameras and was created in collaboration with FRONTLINE and Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism to create a completely unique experience.

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To reach a wider audience, we worked on adapting the full documentary experience by creating both a downloadable app and a mono Facebook experience.

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Concept Art

The VR Experience

After filming, I worked with a team of motionographers, CGI artists, designers and sound designers to create a VR experience and use this new platform to transcend traditional journalism methods and shock users in a way which had never been done before.

The experience had to put users in the middle of the action and immerse them using technology which would not ave been impossible before the introduction of VR.

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Design in the browser
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Concept Art

As we shoot footage on site, I worked with the team here to create storyboards and concept art to evoke the mood and direction the expereince should convey.

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AWARDS & Results

  • Awwwards

    Mobile site of the day
    FWA

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    2015 EMMY
    Official Nominee

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    Peabody
    Award Winner

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    Site of the day on
    AWWWARDS

My Role

  • Ideation
  • Art Direction
  • Project Managment

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