A first great revolution was, a few years ago, the progressive lack of television series on the small screen as they preferred to move one after another to the web, recognising a more comfortable, dynamic home in the Internet. Today, in fact, the web does not only allow you to catch up with entire episodes of old television series online, but also to watch new series that are born on the web, far from the small screen.
So, for the loyal crowds of the time after lunch on the sofa with the remote control in their hand, something has changed. Pointless to say that the medium of use influences the product (the use
of ebooks, for example, redefined the relationship with time and with the reader’s visual memory). But, as we know, the world of communication and technology moves quickly, even in advance. Lorenzo Raffi knows that all too well. Together with the Edge Lab team – a tech agency that develops, produces and sells innovative products and services in the digital market, specialised in virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree video products – he has created the webseries Titanic – The Survivr. Devised in 4 episodes, the web series tells the story of what happened after the sinking of the Titanic. The attention and care taken in the reconstruction of the disconcerting post-sinking landscape, almost a post-apocalypse scenario, are useful for the immersive experience that each viewer can live by identifying in first person with one of the tragedy’s survivors, feeling the suffering and the desolation thanks to advanced Virtual Reality technology that can be used by wearing Google and Samsung headsets.
The series marks a passage of extraordinary importance and innovation for the art of storytelling; the very concepts of narrator and “reader/observer” are questioned, in fact, as using virtual reality
technology allows the “reader/user” to rediscover an active role in unravelling the matter. A worthy lesson.
The story has been written by Giorgio Ghiotti, writer.
A virtual reality webseries, entirely developed in CG and set during the sinking of the Titanic.