VR Cinematography Studies for Google

Michael Naimark
Jun 23, 2016 · 11 min read

Michael with a stereo-panoramic motion picture rig in Timbuktu in 1995.
David and Jim with the Google / GoPro Jump VR camera rig at Google in 2015.
Our intention was to explore how people are represented in VR.
The 360 degree by 180 degree “equirectangular” video format turns the radial lines into parallel lines. Here’s the left eye view from a stereo pair. (Yep, that’s a 360 degree image of the same scene above!)

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Artist, inventor, and scholar in the fields of virtual reality and emerging media.

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