Virtual reality may have long seemed like an out-of-reach fantasy, but the spark ignited by Oculus Rift means completely immersive (virtual) worlds are now on a fast track to actualization. VR is going mainstream, and it’s going to have a major impact on videographers.
We spoke with VR entrepreneur and NYC Virtual Reality Meetup organizer Eric Greenbaum about what you need to know to prepare for virtual reality becoming a household thing. Greenbaum shared his thoughts on how you can learn more about VR, what content you should create for the new medium, and how everything you know about video might be about to become obsolete.
VR Will Force You to Learn How to Shoot Video All Over Again
The ways in which virtual reality will show worlds in 360 environments means videographers are facing mostly uncharted territory: how to shoot for the new medium. “There’s going to be an entire rethinking and recreation of the standard videography and filming techniques for this medium,” says Greenbaum. “The standard ways that videographers use camera cuts, switching the views, and zooming in and zooming out? What has become before is not going to work well for this platform.” That means those looking to work with VR are going to face the challenge of creating processes from scratch. “There’s no established workflow, there’s no dominant post-production software platform,” says Greenbaum. “You have to stitch it together.”
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