'The Ark' Filmmakers Use VR to Make Their 'SciFi Documentary'

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Filmmakers Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill talk to Medium about their in-progress virtual reality documentary The Ark, which tells of conservation efforts to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction, including attempts to clone the animals.

"It seemed like a SciFi story, so we decided to use the most SciFi storytelling tech we could think of, and that was VR," says O'Neill. "[The 360-degree footage] feels very futuristic in there. The wide lenses from the GoPros help get that effect as well."