Since Periscope launched in March, Patrick Witty, the director of photography at Wired, has been thinking about ways to use it.
“It’s so experiential, ephemeral and counterintuitive to most other ways of storytelling,” he said. “After 24 hours, it’s gone. But that’s what I like about it.”
When the publication decided to cover the opening of a new “Star Wars” exhibit in London, he thought it was perfect time for Wired to try the app. And he knew that London-based photographer Peter Dench was ideal for the job. Because of his “great sense of humor, I knew he’d have fun with it, and he did,” Witty said.
The initial response to the stream was strong, he said.
“The viewers absolutely loved it. I see the potential and I have a lot planned for the future,” Witty said. Read more