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360 Video Storytelling

 

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360-Degree Videos and Storytelling

 

"I think we're moving into a dangerous

medium with virtual reality.”

           Stephen Speilberg

 

 

 

 

The 360 video medium is dangerous. It allows viewers to make choices to control their own decisions where to gaze. You do not have to follow the storyteller's or director’s gaze. 360 video technology creates new opportunities and ways of interacting.

Presence – The Key Feature

A core principle for 360 videos creators is evoking emotional responses from the spirit of the space, its vibes, and energy. It is the prompting of new sensory insights and responses to the characters or landscape in the new 360 domain.  These are not from viewing a traditional series of linear events.

Productions, stories, or features created in 360 VR need a fitting story aura to match the new possibilities of the medium.

Unlike the traditional linear photoshoots or film production recounting events, the mantra for 360, is about something illustrating new perspectives, different insights, and concepts from alternative storytelling viewpoints.

 

 

 

Agency To Create New Perspectives

Here the audience can construct their meaning and understanding through interacting with the 360 space. The task of the video maker or storyteller is to provide choice, opportunities, and the possibility of derivative sub-stories emerging.

What are the merits of 360 videos, VR, and AR?

By creating viewers with personal agency, producers are allowing other possibilities to emerge from the exploration of the story’s content. New frameworks are about structuring exploration of new experiences.

 

 

 

Storytelling Deconstruction

The deconstruction of the old storytelling formulae is the starting place. Experiences of the viewer’s presence come first with the story following their perceptions within the 360-degree video.

“It’s storytelling captured in a medium that can highlight or enhance aspects of a place, time, or event”.

                                                                                                                                                                           NYT VR

 

VR video allows you to experience the space with a greater percentage of realism.

 

 

 

SUMMARY

360-degree videos are about immersion, presence, and new perceptions. It can be manipulated allowing viewers to be active, gaining new insights, and creating their own stories.

 

 

 

Eddy Jackson | Shreditor | 54° North Video


Bias Propaganda Tendentious Media

 

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Bias Propaganda and Tendentious Media


A significant feature of today’s zeitgeist is divided contentious national identities.

 

 

HYPOTHESIS

Popular media communications such as newspapers, social media, and interest groups control, operate and are established only to show, endorse, and present their highly selective, compartmentalised views of the world.

The title of this speech, bias, propaganda, and tendentious media, now needs another ominous noun to elucidate the meaning of these words and their implications, indoctrination.

 

Identity groups

 

KEY QUESTIONS

Ask yourself questions about the meaning, the influence, and power of these concepts.  

Are you aware of the processes involved?

What is the impact, effect and outcomes for you, your community, and society?

Where and how does it start?

How does this happen?

What are the strategies to counter bias, propaganda, tendentious tweets, and indoctrination?

The language and cultures of the democratic free world facilitate these concerns. For totalitarian states, these concepts are the de facto modus operandi.

Now, let’s examine the meaning of these words.

 

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DEFINITIONS

Bias

Inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair.

A concentration on or interest in one particular area or subject.

Propaganda

Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.

The dissemination of propaganda as a political strategy.

Tendentious

Expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one.

Indoctrination

The process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.

 

Online Tendentious Media

 

 

NEWSPAPERS

Now put these words into context by reviewing the great British tradition embedded into the fabric of the nations daily lives, the nasty and vicious morning newspapers.

Due to current online trends, this excludes millennials and the snowflake generation.

Compared to The Chinese People’s Daily, or the Russian Pravda, does The Times and The Daily Telegraph produce a balanced, independent, impartial news, views, comments, and features?

JOURNALISTS

Let's dig down and look at the heritage and pedigree of established, long-serving well-known journalists: Janet Daly, Isabelle Oakenshott, Polly Toynbee,

Quentin Letts, Charles Moore, and Tim Montgomerie.

What does that say about their newspaper’s ethos, culture, and viewpoints?

What was the message of the British twentieth-century newspapers? The Daily Record, The Sketch, The Express, The Mirror, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The People, and The News of The World?

Whom did they represent? Who owned this media?

Do you like to be well-informed, have educated insights, and be knowledgeable?

Generations of post-war baby boomers have been brought up reading newspapers. Here, the reader's diet will have consisted of what?

Imagine a young person delivering newspapers in this era. While they posted and read the headlines, the leading features would immediately provide detailed insights containing bias, propaganda, and tendentious media. The reader brings their own interpretations, values, and beliefs. Are they informed?

The Newspaper business model is not sustainable today. A digital, virtual world driven by sounds, images, and video content has attracted new audiences.

 

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TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Today we live in very different times? Things have evolved, and technology has led to new ways of communicating.

However, the same issues of bias, propaganda and tendentious media are still all pervasive. Interesting?

What has happened?

Today the use of online media for using, displaying and manipulating bias, propaganda, tendentious tweets, and propaganda is a well-recognised phenomenon.

The ubiquitous echo chambers of the internets social media apps have taken these issues to a higher and a new level.

NEWS VERIFICATION 

Responsible media organisations have teams and systems in place to verify the authenticity of facts. They verify the accuracy and honesty of the news.

In the United States the American Press Institute, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies and other news consortiums, like the BBC in the UK, now have strong systems in place to fact check and ensure the authenticity of media.

Can you think of major incidents, events, and scenarios where this has occurred?

For example, immediately after the US president gave a speech on the proposed wall along the Mexican border, news anchors scrambled to fact-check Trump’s prime-time television address.

The Financial Times featured the real reasons for Donald Trump lies at https://on.ft.com/2scILQG

The president’s greatest ambitions are neither financial nor political — they’re psychological, writes Stephen Grosz

The Washington Post’s Fact Checker estimates That during the two years of his presidency, Trump has told some 7,600 lies.

Grosz’s view is that Trump may abuse the truth, so we take notice of him, think about him, become emotionally involved with him. Because he’s in no one’s heart, he wants to be in all our minds. More and more, he is convinced that his greatest ambitions are neither financial nor political — they’re psychological. He wants us never to take our eyes off him. A psychic imperialist, he aims to colonise our minds. He wants to dominate the external and internal landscape.

Moments after President Trump concluded his Oval Office remarks on border security on Tuesday, the NBC anchor Chuck Todd came on the air with a blunt assessment.

“He made a lot of dubious claims,” Mr Todd informed millions of viewers after the network’s scheduled program

The decision by major broadcast networks to carry Mr Trump’s address live set off a fierce debate over journalistic responsibility in an age of unusual mendacity (Mendacity = Untruthfulness) in politics. Anchors responded by delivering a tough-minded assessment of his nine-minute remarks, reeling off several immediate correctives to some of his misleading claims.

 

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SUMMARY

What are the answers and solutions to my concerns:

  1. Supporting and using independent, high-quality media delivering in-depth, impartial reporting, g. The London Review of Books.

  2. Using news verification organisations for checking facts.

  3. Providing high standards of education for overcoming ignorance and low levels of literacy.

  4. Governments creating and enforcing laws for preventing hate, bigotry, and sectarianism.

 

 

Images © Digital Vision

Eddy Jackson | Shreditor | 54° North Video


Family Winchester Royal Hotel Wedding

 

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The Extended Family - An English Wedding

Societies worldwide have established marriage institutions and strong family traditions. The exact scope and nature may vary depending upon the culture.

A feature is that people begin life and stay life members in some form of family.

The exact nature of the family and wedding may vary.

 

We may belong to a nuclear family or an extended family that includes grandchildren such as nieces, nephews, that come from additional relatives such as sisters, brothers of the wife or husband, or their parents.

A traditional feature of weddings are the invitations to not only close friends but also the extended family kinship relationships.

The social conditions reflecting a culture’s values regulate many aspects of life and marriage. Different societies have rules and precedents about who shall live together, who can marry who, how mates are selected, and the socialisation of children.

In the west, newlyweds establish their households away from their parents.

As a social institution enmeshed into the local community, there are factors that the family perform: providing positive emotional support, affection, and regulating behaviour.

 

 

 

The primary socialising factor for rearing children is the family’s key responsibility. From the early protection and care, infants and children may learn expectations of behaviour. Without this intimate structure, infants are at risk socially, mentally, and physically.

Educational, religious, political, and economic organisations support the process.

Weddings and the emergence of a well-adjusted family may deliver a nurturing, caring environment that benefits children.

 

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The Bride Winchester Royal Hotel Wedding

 

Future jobs, occupations, and status may reflect your family’s position in the community.

Children from a wedding follow the political, religious, and legal status of their parents.

 

Eddy Jackson | Shreditor | 54° North Video