RJI Futures Lab Video #169: Building a 360 Toolkit

    by Rachel Wise
    October 20, 2016
    Many larger news organizations use a GoPro rig to shoot 360-degree video – but it's an option that's out of reach for many smaller organizations.

    Reporting by Ashton Day.

    Journalists are routinely using virtual reality and 360 video to put viewers in places they wouldn’t otherwise be. But for smaller newsrooms with modest budgets, 360-degree video can seem out of reach.

    It’s a little intimidating to do 360-video. But once you get a sense of what you’re shooting, it’s better to shoot as compared to DSLR. - Shaheryar Popalzai

    Shaheryar Popalzai, a Knight International Journalism Fellow, says building a 360 video toolkit is easier and cheaper than you might think. He offers affordable recommendations for assembling a basic 360 toolkit.


    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 iPad app to watch the show wherever you go. You can also sign up to receive email notification of each new episode.

    Tagged: 360-degree video reynolds journalism institute rji Shaheryar Popalzai

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