What does data journalism look like in virtual reality? This is one of the questions that the JOVRNALISM team chose to explore this past semester, resulting in a 3D interactive data journalism story we created using Unity.
What does data journalism look like in virtual reality? This is one of the questions that the JOVRNALISM team chose to explore this past semester, resulting in a 3D interactive data journalism story we created using Unity.Read More »
To prepare for our semester long hackathon creating virtual reality experiences for journalism, we did a test project with our GoPro rig to make a 360 VR tour of USC Annenberg’s new building Wallis Annenberg Hall.
The piece, originally posted on YouTube, was featured of the site’s 360 page and generated nearly 50,000 views.
Go here via your phone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddcLIp39G5Q
You can also experience the project via the Vrideo platform, which works on desktop, Android and iOS.Read More »
After three weeks of introductions, trying VR experiences, and learning from the experts, the class was ready to tackle our first project: a virtual reality tour of Wallis Annenberg Hall.
Professor Robert Hernandez presented us with the task of creating a VR tour of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall, led by Annenberg‘s leaders, to be shown at 2015 Online News Association conference in Los Angeles.
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360 class selfie with Ricoh Theta:
Meet my #VRJournalism class. #Jovrnalism – Spherical Image – RICOH THETARead More »
USC students have started school again, and our class is taking off at last. While we met a couple of times during the Spring semester, we were all really excited to meet the whole VR Journalism team and get to know each other better. As the class went around introducing each other, we realized we were quite a diverse group: a variety of majors, nationalities, backgrounds, and skills. This diversity will definitely help us create a project that defines journalism for VR.
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VR is a small, collaborative community… and the journalists and storytellers within that community are even smaller and more supportive of each other. In that spirit, we created the VR Journalism Google Group.
It’s a small, invite-only group… but if you are interested in joining, please contact Robert Hernandez at robert [at] vrjournalism.io or complete this form below:
Direct link to form: http://bit.ly/vrjournalism-group-formRead More »
In connection with my VR Journalism course I am teaching at USC Annenberg this fall, we got a Freedom 360 mount, six GoPro HERO4 Black cameras and our new journalism building at University of Southern California.
Here is a test / draft of an immersive, virtual tour we plan to produce of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall.
Direct link here: http://www.vrideo.com/watch/rh1QaJM
Using Kolor Eyes:
Direct link here: http://eyes.kolor.com/video/6989aec3d8b9e7e9c69104c8fa645529
First published at VR Journalism Tumblr: http://vrjournalism.tumblr.com/post/120461756241/first-tests-of-our-vr-rigRead More »
While Oculus is the most known developer of VR head gear, it is by no means the only one. Here are a sample of different options, that range in price.
There are others, including the Homido ($80): http://www.homido.com/en/shop/products/homido-hmdRead More »