After Solitary
About
After Solitary is a groundbreaking virtual reality experience that places the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Marrying cutting-edge photogrammetry technology that places users inside of two photorealistic 3D scanned environments, including a solitary confinement cell, with videogrammetry capture that allows users to meet an actual former inmate, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling, while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism. It was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2017 for best room-scale VR, as well as the top prize at the World VR Forum.
Emblematic Group and Frontline
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Cassandra Herrman's films have been broadcasted on PBS, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera, and screened at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance. She has told stories about immigration, child welfare, criminal justice, and the intersection of music and politics. Her films have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Lauren Mucciolo has made films for PBS Frontline and the BBC since 2011 that have put a lens to such issues as children living in poverty, mass incarceration in America, and end-of-life care. She has received News & Documentary Emmy nominations and RFK Journalism Awards.