McClatchy has announced a paid augmented reality storyteller in residence program for early- and mid-career creators looking to explore AR technology.
“At Video Lab West, McClatchy’s destination for defining what’s next in visual storytelling, our team of creative technologists is hard at work developing best practices and toolkits for capturing and delivering mobile AR experiences like these (and more!),” McClatchy’s Theresa Poulson said in the company’s announcement blog.
This announcement comes after the New York Times’ launch of its own AR app in February, and the launch of a new AR experience from the BBC.
The 6-month residence program, based out of McClatchy’s new space at Sacramento Valley Station, aims to create 3D nonfiction episodic projects for mobile.
According to Poulson, the following people should consider applying:
- Development teams looking to go beyond the constraints of their day jobs.
- Technologists yearning to play a lead creative role.
- Immersive producers launching their careers.
- Experienced producers hungry to create nonfiction work.
- Video game designers with a passion for journalism.
- Artists who want to work on projects that go to market.
- Freelancers searching for like minded collaborators.
- Visual journalists eager to gain a new specialty and competitive edge.
- Makers looking for a new medium to explore.
They’re also interested in hearing from start-ups interested in collaboration and investment opportunities via this Start-Up Inquiry Form.
“Since the success of a new project relies so much on the strength of a team, and immersive production requires a wide array of skills, we would prefer applicants apply in teams of two or three,” Poulson added. “We’re also open to bringing on a limited number of individuals; so, if you don’t have a creative partner, feel free to submit an application.”
The priority deadline is April 1 and the program begins after Memorial Day with a boot camp about design thinking, journalistic standards, the tech stack, business models, immersive audiences and distribution.
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