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Interactive Short Film Incorporates Your Instagram Feed

"The web browser is the movie theater of the future, and I wanted to demonstrate why that's awesome."
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"Looking to create a film which 'merges the reality of its own fictional narrative with the very real reality of the viewer's life,' 'Weird Box' director Noah Levenson was researching ways to incorporate user-generated content into a film when he decided upon the inclusion of Instagram in his short," explains

Rob Munday

.

"Describing the platform as 'where everybody's at these days,' 'Weird Box' takes the photos from your nominated Instagram account [using your own can be very creepy, but using a friend’s is hilarious] and makes them the source of conflict between the film's quarreling couple.

"Taking about a year and a half to make, a lot of that time spent working on software engineering challenges to achieve 'frame-accurate video synchronization in a web browser,' Levenson was eager to create something which pushed the interactive film format forward a little bit. 'Combining filmmaking with software development yields this whole other weird medium that I think is really exciting,' the filmmaker reveals. 'The web browser is the movie theater of the future, and I wanted to demonstrate why that's awesome.'"

Read more about the film's creation

here

. Visit

weirdbox.tv

for the experience.

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