The Reality of Virtual Reality Production in 2017
Live 360° video production is becoming one of the biggest entertainment developments for 2017 with 360° live event streaming of sports and music content proving to be the largest in demand. With house hold names such as NFL, Sky VR and Brian May from Queen to name but a few of the largest names across the world investing in this technique.
A highly respected film maker in sports have teamed with google and will produce a 9-part virtual reality series that gives viewers a 360-degree perspective of life in and around the NFL. The first episode out of nine was released in October 2016 and it’s said to give “a 360-degree perspective of life from the point of view of players, coaches, executives, cheerleaders and fans.”
To watch the episode 1 click on the You Tube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH52zn8d1gI
Steven Spielberg will be releasing a science fiction virtual reality film called “Ready Player One” in the U.K. and U.S.A. The “original family-oriented VR program.” is being filmed by LA’s VRC (Virtual Reality Company). Robert Stromberg, VRC’s chief creative officer and two-time Academy Award winner says that VR has a future in Hollywood and beyond “Leaders across a number of industries, who months ago dismissed VR as a passing fad, are racing to participate in this rapidly evolving landscape.”
Jon Favreau recently released how this year he plans to use VR technology in designing his virtual sets for the live-action remake of The Lion King. The technology, similar to what was used in Avatar (and what Favreau himself used in The Jungle Book), shows the major investment and commitment in studios and technology for VR production.
In 2002 Brian May, Queens guitarist had a life changing moment when he walked out on to the roof of Buckingham Palace at the Queens Golden Jubilee celebrations and played solo to 200 million people. “It was a whole life-changing experience for me” and “I’d love people to know what that felt like,” said May, so he is giving fans the opportunity to be part of a Queen show and has filmed a concert in virtual reality. The film is aptly called “VR The Champions” and is due to be released this year.
The Film was shot live in front of 15,000 fans in Barcelona last summer with a wire system and 360-degree cameras suspended over the top of the crowd. Along with the film May has developed a wallet-friendly 3D and VR viewer developed by May himself, called the Owl. Like the Google Cardboard viewer, the Owl viewer holds a smartphone in front of two lenses and is available in mid-June for £25.
You can also experience Queen’s classic hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” in virtual reality thanks to an animated video made by Google, available now from Google Play.
Back in 2015 Bjork also released a full multimedia experience of her song, Stonemilker in 360 VR video. Bjork and Andrew Thomas Huang, created the video and was released on you tube and there is more to come in 2017.
The future for Dreamtek
2017 is going to be an exciting year for us with big plans for VR, AR and 360 video production.
Some of these plans are:
- Virtual Reality walk thru of art galleries.
- 360 London Fashion Week live streams.
- Augmented Reality app for art galleries to show large pieces of art in homes.
- CGI virtual reality walk thru of an art installation
- Live 360 stream globally of a pop concert from Los Angeles via secure watermarked URLs.
- Virtual Reality walk thru of a major transport hub.
- Augmented Reality app for British University to allow campus orientation.
We look forward to our adventures and experiences and will keep you up to date as we go.
If you have an idea that you need help creating, let Dreamtek make it a success for you in 2017. To discuss further please look at our contact details at https://dreamtek.tv/contact/.