The conversation will outline the current intersection of art, storytelling and technology and different approaches to immersive creation and distribution.
Caitlin Robinson is a South African immersive media producer with an early background in traditional docs for the likes of BBC and Al Jazeera. Her documentary portrait series Watertight is a 3D printed specimen collection of New Yorkers and the homes they inhabit. It premiered at IDFA 2018 and is now in the permanent collection of Futurium – the “museum of the future” in Berlin. Other recent projects include the African immersive docs “Le Lac” (Winner, Best Digital Narrative, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019), “Lagos At Large” (Forbes 50 Best XR experiences of 2019) and “Azibuye – The Occupation” (Official Selection, Sundance New Frontier 2020). Now, at the Brooklyn-based, Emmy award-winning creative company Scatter, she is building the creative possibilities of the reality capture software, Depthkit, and advancing the medium of volumetric filmmaking through supporting the ecosystem of creators using Depthkit. Scatter has two original productions in the works – Changing Same and Volumetric Histories. Caitlin holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a Masters in Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts.