The next evolution of visual journalism



In my career as a photojournalist and visual news editor I learned the power of images and video and their ability to transport audiences to the other side of the world to see global stories unfold, such as the Japan Tsunami, the Rohingya crisis, and 2007 financial meltdown. Great traditional photojournalism has the ability to connect us at a human level and experience empathy for people beyond our day to day experience.

Over the past year I've been researching new types of visual communication that we will use in the future, and are even beginning to use today, and I'm excited to share with you examples of volumetric capture and novel AI rendering techniques. To do this I've built a lightweight 3D capture system and a portable 36-camera frame-synced mobile studio, where instead of bringing the subject into to the studio I can bring the studio out into the world.

We can now move beyond static images and 2D video and begin to represent real-world spaces and events in ways that resemble scenes from "The Matrix" and “Blade Runner,” but are delivered straight to the user in an interactive, immersive way. This opens up the potential for tomorrow’s audiences to experience news, historical events, and human stories in even greater depth with the freedom to shift their viewpoint at will. It also allows us to approach film, advertising, and even designing and building real-world spaces and products in ways that we haven’t thought of yet.

I'd like you to join me on this journey to create new ways of communicating and connecting audiences to novel experiences. Please subscribe to the newsletter learn more and reach out via email collaborate on projects and discover new applications for this technology. The sky is the limit in what we can create together!

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