Exploring 360 Videos for Virtual Reality

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Introduction

I dived into 360 video as it relates to VR and its users. This endeavor required a significant amount of R&D. Cameras, filming, and post-production were all new territory, creatively and technically.

The Hardware: Building a Custom 360 Camera

From building 3D printed custom camera mounts to becoming familiar with both commercial and retail 360 cameras, I acquired the knowledge of many different camera configurations. I also gained experienced with VideoStitch, Kolor Autopano Video, and Adobe After Effects.



Vans Warped Tour

Warped Tour’s official 360 video pushed me creatively. Being relatively new to video production, I overcame many challenges. Storyboarding, onsite filming, post-production editing and stitching, and audio syncing were all achieved within a tight turnaround for the 2016 summer tour.