MeraVR Presents Las Vegas Movie Tribute In 360 Degree Video
MeraVR is a production company specializing in 360º video based out of Moscow. The goal is to create funny, entertaining and immersive 360° videos for our YouTube channel (VRstuff) and for business customers. Team was formed few months ago, but the company has just opened a week ago, with the release of our first project “30 Las Vegas Movies In Virtual Reality (360°)”
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Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video
YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.
From mobile and tablets
To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name. Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.
For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.
Do Your Homework Before 360 Video Production – 40 Movies Checked!!!
The team wanted to pay tribute to Las Vegas, the Sin City, but they had a vision to go beyond shooting just landscapes or the Stripe, MervaVR aims to make a Vegas 360 degree video with a twist! Before the team goes into production, they have watched over 40 movies that feature scenes from Las Vegas, in order to construct the script for 360 video.
“30 Las Vegas Movies” 360° video was shot using a 6 camera rig. Since in Las Vegas it was 104 degrees the cameras would quickly overheat, it woud only be possible to shoot for 5 minutes at a time, and then wait for half hour for them to cool down. But it was worth it — I believe we manage to capture the best shots.
Video footage from all cameras had to be converted into a single panoramic video, using Autopano Video Pro software. I took a training class to work on this program in New York City before my trip to Las Vegas.
30 Las Vegas Movies 360 Video Blind Spot Erased W/ The Help Of Photoshop
The team also tackled one of the major headaches of 360 video production, if you look down in many 360° videos, you can see the tripod with the camera. It destroys the illusion of presence. Therefore, by using Photoshop and a couple of tricks the team have deleted them.
Making graphical effects for 360° video has its own specifics. The team used special software where all the graphics were created in a simulated 360° space in the form of a cube.
One of the coolest of this 360 video is there are pop-up screens with movies playing, the projected movie screenings are made to be large enough to watch on the tablets and smartphones, but at the same time for them not go beyond a field of view of a virtual reality headset.
The Perfect Movie-Geek Girl
The team was also lucky to have found the perfect actress for this video. She has a very beautiful voice and was able to cope with the role of a funny movie-geek girl.