Op-Video (retitled: Data Docs)

A screenshot from the "Data Docs" ("Op-Video") prototype developed at POV Hackathon.

Click on the image to interact with a demo of the Data Docs prototype developed at POV Hackathon.
(This prototype is best viewed in Chrome.)

Launch the demo »

Team: Joe Posner, Lam Thuy Vo, Susan E. McGregor. Bios »

About the Project: An Op-Video is a short-form, freely embeddable, mixed-media essay that features experts, writers and doers, as well as hand-drawn animation and original music, about current public affairs. As ever-quickening news cycles create an echo chamber centered on a never-ending “horse-race,” Op-Videos invite the viewer into a more thoughtful and inventive space to learn about the important public issues of our time. Read a Q&A with the Op-Video Hackathon team »

Technology: HTML5 for audio and video, Cuepoint.js, Hype, Google Visualization, JavaScript, CSS; Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Aptana Studio, iTunes and a computer screen repurposed as a dry erase board.

Published by

POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.