As some of you might know, I usually write posts about historical events, historical fiction, and the like about the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Today I am writing about an exciting new form of recording history in the 21st century to be done by Smock Media Holdings, a film production company based in Venice Beach, CA. This is a company created and run by my sons, Hawk and Nate Jensen.
Hawk is an experienced, award-winning documentary film-maker. He has come up with a groundbreaking idea for recording historical occurrences using VR360 (for an explanation, read the text below).
To put this into practice, Hawk and his Managing Producer bro, Nate, need some help.
Please click on the following link to watch a video explaining what Hawk and Nate want to accomplish, and to connect to the crowdfunding campaign to make this happen.
Support this 21st Century History Project!
Dorothea Jensen (Proud Mother)
P.S. Even a dollar helps!
The award-winning documentary filmmakers at Smock Media
in Venice Beach, CA are raising $57,500 for a virtual reality project
called PRIME OBSERVER®. Our goal is to build Camerasuits® for our team
of zany photojournalist / documentarian / adventurers to capture full
360 degree footage of spectacular cultural and historical moments that
place you INSIDE
these events as we experience them.
Ever wanted to go back to relive Burning Man or Coachella? Wanted to know what it's really like to be in the middle of a floor fight at a political convention? Wanted
to stand between rival protest marches and form your own opinion of
what happened? Wanted to surround yourself by all the glitz, glamour and
glitterati at Fashion Week but couldn't get on the red carpet? Prime
Observers® Hawk, Ramblin' Tom, Kalia, Ben, Dakota, Nathaniel, Andylee and Abba Austin will put you there.
Virtual reality is a whole new medium to record history. With over
150 years of combined documentary production experience we know where to
place the camera to capture "the moment" but now we ourselves will
become that camera inside that moment. Filmmaking will never be the
same. Come step into the scene with us!