50 minutes | Feb 6th 2020

#07 - Recreating Kyoto in VR - with Alessandro de Bellegarde

Alessandro is an American videographer living in Kyoto. After a first career as a chef and directing his first movie, he created his own production company with a key mission: to archive Kyoto's cultural landmarks through virtual reality and high definition 3D videos. He has since been able to cover events such as the Gion Matsuri and be an ambassador for Kyoto at the Grammy Awards ceremony.

In this interview, Alessandro discusses his love for Kyoto, his challenges working with the most traditional institutions and the responsibility of being a foreign resident in a city impacted by mass tourism.

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