Virtual Reality

Shelby El Otmani / NHPR

Imagine if you could be transported to a different place and time. Where would you go? For Daniel Gaucher and his film crew, that place is Smuttynose Island, off the New Hampshire coast. And the time? 1873, the year of the infamous Smuttynose Island murders. And they want you to be there, too, through the power of virtual reality. But filmmakers have a lot to learn when it comes to using this technology. 

It’s a frigid winter day. The sky is a brilliant blue. It’s gusty, and the ocean looks choppy and cold. And in the distance, a lighthouse shines bright white on the rocky coast.