Siena Oberman, USC Cinema and Business student as well as DKA Futurist, checks out new media at the New Frontier at Sundance. Her favorite part and personal recommendation was The Martian experience created by Robert Stromberg, Ridley Scott, and Ted Schilowitz. Siena believes transmedia VR experiences like Fox’s The Martian or Paramount’s Paranormal Activity are key in introducing audiences to the quality and storytelling potential of virtual reality.
So it’s my official first day at Sundance, even though the festival kicked off yesterday… It was a long drive and super cold outside.
This year, I’ve decided to change up my video blogging or vlogging style and do reviews/interviews and cool s@!t, basically sharing what I like, encouraging you, the reader/viewer to share in my experience.
Here’s Chris Milk’s Sundance Institute webpage with more info. Sundance Institute New Frontier
Seriously, you guys, I was completely surrounded by the most beautiful sounds, making this piece an audibly and visually, interactive, captivating experience.
If you can read Chris Milk’s Artist Statement, I promise you it will be worth the strain.