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Responses by Bart De Bock, technology director, Poppr.

Background: Targeting film enthusiasts, the purpose of Film Secession is twofold. The site’s cinema section lets visitors watch classical films, similar to any streaming service like Netflix. The exhibition section provides additional information about directors, composers and actors, among others, which can’t be found anywhere else. Everything in the website cross-references each other: films link to specific media used in the exhibitions and film programs link to exhibition pages, for example.

Core features: The ability to watch full-length videos on the platform, which are integrated via JW Player. However, it’s a subscription-based platform, so you need an account to be able to watch everything. There is some free content, though.

Favorite details: The custom 3-D modeling of the 3-D spaces. These are inspired by the art deco sets by Cedric Gibbons and modern minimalism.

Challenges: Defining the style of the 3-D spaces together with the client. There were several iterations on the look and feel of the rooms, but the end result looks great.

Technology: The whole project is based on the CMS Craft, using Twig for templating and attached to a custom front end with HTML, Tailwind for CSS and Vanilla JS for JavaScript. The 3-D scenes are integrated using react-three-fiber and three.js.

Special technical features: The subscriptions are managed via Stripe, and all the video content is streamed to the user’s devices using HTTP Live Streaming of JW Player.

filmsecession.com

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