GazeMaps as a Directorial tool in VR:
Youtube has been pioneering video based VR more than any other platform. As of now, it’s safe to say they are way ahead of other VR video players such as Vimeo, Jwplayer and Brightcove. Both, in audience-facing and back-end features.
While some of the other players don’t yet have proper support for stereoscopic video VR, Youtube has forged ahead with spatial audio formats and seamless switching of their player depending on platform used.
Above, is the second slide from a deck I’ve been using to introduce Cinematic VR filmmaking to Cinematographers, indie filmmakers and Creative Heads of some of the bigger AD agency networks, thanks to ongoing initiatives by Google MENA, and at film festivals in Asia via the Think in 360, masterclasses.
The video example used here, is for critique and learning purposes only and is from a “VR for PR” experience (a growing trend in Hollywood) to promote tent-pole blockbuster films. The video can be watched on SamsungVR.com, or embedded below
So, what’s wrong with this 360 (or technically, VR video)? Everything looks just fine, until [...]