The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Nerve Centre partnered to offer a unique VR filmmaking programme for young people aged 13-16 in the first week of July (2019).
Eighteen participants from different backgrounds got hands-on with the latest filmmaking technologies and engaged with PRONI’s collections to explore the places and faces connected to the suffrage movement in Northern Ireland in the early 1900s.
Participants had a busy week researching, storyboarding, script writing, planning a film shoot, and using 360o cameras and green screen technology. They gained an OCN qualification and produced two outstanding outputs.
Places of Suffrage: a compilation of the three 360o shorts charting different suffrage activities across Belfast.
For a more immersive experience, use a VR headset (e.g. Google cardboard), but it can also be played back without it.
Faces of Suffrage: a compilation of the three green screen shorts exploring people’s different reactions to the suffrage movement.
You can also watch it as an augmented reality (AR) experience, download the Zappar app on your device and use this handout to scan and play the videos.