Vital knowledge about virtual reality
Virtual reality has been a long time in the making. Storytelling dates back to prehistoric eras, but only beginning last century did heavy clunky equipment start to emerge to create special story environments. See how VR came to be and the forces behind its development.
What makes VR different than traditional cinema? For starters, it involves different equipment whether to capture scenes on film, piece them together or view the final product. The technical aspects are quite specific, too: stereoscopic vision, ambisonic sound, and stitching are just a few of the unique components of virtual reality filmmaking. We break down the complexity for you.
Understand how VR is experienced
Headsets are only part of the equation as there are many levels of “freedom” (DoF) to consider. Find out how it impacts the story and the viewer’s response. Learn whether a story should even be shot with 360 cameras and how to avoid parallax. Ensuring your viewer has a good experience is part of the challenge of making great VR.