The short video “Eggs” takes one on the journey of finding lost keys. The 360 Virtual Reality video allows the viewer to feel as if they are truly there.
My project is about a teenager losing her keys. It starts as the girl rushes to get her luggage into the car. She is about to miss her flight and then realizes she is missing her keys. A teenager’s life is very hectic and dramatic. This video captures that moment of craziness and then immediate calmness/excitement when the keys are found. Her dad ends up finding the car keys with the eggs in the fridge. The 360 view allows the viewer to live in the shoes of a teenage girl. No longer do you see one view, you can see everything from the enviroment to the tension. At one moment, the camera is shoved inside of a backpack allowing the viewer to experience an unusual perspective. The “Eggs” represent the teenager growing out of her shell and able to move on with her life. This video was filmed with a Theta Camera and was edited on Adobe Premiere.
Two boys rush to buy a present for their grandma and get home in time for the party. I allow the viewer to immerse themselves in this thrilling narrative using virtual reality technology.
The video starts with two boys spending time in Central SQ, when they realize that it is their grandma's birthday. They have to buy a present and rush home. After they make the long trip home on the train and the bus, they leave the present on the train. The story is very It was filmed around Cambridge and on the MBTA. This is an interesting project, because it follows a strong narrative which is relatively uncommon in VR videos.
I tried to take advantage of the VR technology, by having interesting things all around the camera. I also had many creative camera placements. The VR makes this video much more interesting because there is more of an opportunity for the viewer to explore their environment. One of the challenges we faced is that our camera had no playback feature so we couldn't see the footage when we were out shooting. We used a Samsung Camera to film this and we also recorded some extra audio on a zoom sound recorder. We used premiere to edit all the video and make it compatible with YouTube.
360 Virtual Reality Storytelling
This studio is for students who want to learn how to tell stories using virtual + augmented reality.
This studio aims to teach students how to tell stories interactively using 360-degree video and computer-generated scenes from conception to final edit, that viewers experience through virtual reality (VR) headsets. The target platforms for this studio is the phone-based viewer Google Cardboard.
The studio's primary focus is on experiential storytelling and the techniques, apps, and software used to enhance the immersive VR story experience. Students will create unique perspectives and narratives; putting viewers behind the eyes of another person.
Students will form small filming teams that will contribute to the final video submission to be shown/experienced at the end of the studio. Based on what you learned in class and the examples you've seen, partners will come up with a concept for an immersive VR experience + put together a brief pitch, that the groups will then produce with the remainder of the studio. All filming will be done with a 360 video camera and edited with Adobe Premier.
Students will create a virtual reality experience for Google Cardboard that tells a story or conveys information with a partner you will be assigned.
You will learn basic skills in the following areas:
Software We’ll Be Using
Apps We’ll Be Using
Share your own finds
When you find something interesting that will make for a good class discussion or exploration, post a link on the Gallery (page?). You are required to share at least 4 finds (an average of two a week).
Online Readings + TED Talks