The New York Times’s Op-Docs and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) have debuted their immersive, interactive multimedia series, A Short History of the Highrise yesterday.
Optimised for tablet and comprised of videos on urban highrise living, the series had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival and launched yesterday on NYTimes.com.
Incase you weren’t aware already, the series unfolds in four short, interactive films that viewers can navigate using touch commands like swipe, pinch, pull and tap. It includes an incredible array of archive photographs, brought to life with intricate animation, game play and touch-responsive videos that create exploratory experiences. The films are narrated by the Canadian musicians Feist and Cold Specks, as well as by Katerina Cizek, documentary filmmaker and HIGHRISE director, who wrote and directed the films.