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The New York Times Op-Docs at SXSW

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The New York Times Op-Doc’s panel showed examples of some of the great work they are doing.  The conversation was moderated by Jason Spingarn-Koff, OpDocs Producer for The New York Times.  Spingran says that the video series has grown in popularity, and is sometimes viewed more then articles, and photo essays on the site.   He believes that the project goes beyond just the videos and is all encompassing with the added elements of the article, the comments/conversations,  and the reactions on Twitter. Check out the four examples that were shown, one of which will go live this evening, and will be updated to this page.  That video was my personal favorite, and was made by the filmmaker Simon Ennis who premiered his film Lunacy! this year at SXSW.

‘Drones for America!’

The Silent Majority

Gospel of Intolerance

Update:

The Man Who Sells the Moon

 

In closing, they showed a video of a work in progress where the NYT with its massive photo archive, is teaming up with the Highrise Project who is using the photos to create animated, poetic videos examining the high rises of the world and their history.

See more of the great New York Times Op Doc videos here