SPHERES Creator Eliza McNitt on Virtual Reality Filmmaking

At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, the experiential director becomes the subject

For the last few years, filmmaker and technologist Eliza McNitt‘s virtual reality experience SPHERES charted in several of our lists of favorites from film festival’s around the world. The three-part exploration of hidden songs among the cosmos brought new attention to the capabilities of VR as it set records for the medium and took up residence in NYC‘s Rockefeller Center. There, guests could experience each …

Eliza McNitt’s Tale of Three Female Astronauts, “Dot of Light”

A short, powerful documentary made in collaboration with Google for National Space Day

It seems that just about every day we receive some sort of space-related inspiration—most of it pertaining to wild discoveries or groundbreaking scientific assessments. For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt looked at subject matter a little closer to home. Through a partnership with Google, she profiled three female astronauts—Dr Kathryn D. Sullivan, Nicole Stott, and Anousheh Ansari—and assembled a short, powerful documentary film. The …