Futures Lab Update #159: 360-Degree vs. 180-Degree Virtual Reality

    by Rachel Wise
    July 22, 2016
    A screenshot from this week's Futures Lab Update video.

    This story first appeared on RJI’s Futures LabReporting by Mitchel Summers.

    This week we compare two methods of virtual-reality storytelling: shooting in 360 degrees and in 180 degrees. We speak with three VR experts — Littlstar founder and CEO Tony Mugavero, BuzzFeed’s Open Lab fellow Ben Kreimer and VR filmmaker Carl White  — about the pros and cons of each approach.


    For more information:

    • In a previous Futures Lab update, we examined a new tool called LucidCam, a consumer-level camera that shoots 3-D, 180-degree virtual reality.

    Rachel Wise is an editor at the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and co-producer of the weekly Futures Lab video update.

     RJI Futures Lab web bannerThe Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab video update features a roundup of fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms. Visit the RJI website for the full archive of Futures Lab videos, or download the receive email notification of each new episode.
    Tagged: ben kreimer buzzfeed carl white futures lab littlstar rji tony mugavero virtual reality

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