You may know agency star and local media phenom Shei'Meka Newmann as one of the coolest human beings alive. Now experience an agency moment with her as she brings the immersive cam tech to life.
Just hit 'play'. BUT DON'T JUST WATCH IT - put your mouse on the video as it plays, click and drag it any direction to change what you are looking at. And look for Jelly's cameo at :54 seconds. J-Lowe and Brianna show up at 1:54 or so.
The Immersive 'DoDeca' camera is a sick little piece of tech (pictured below) that looks like the Star Wars light sabre practice 'droid - at least that's the 'cleanest' reference I could make.
"Stretch out with your feelings, W+K".
The DoDeca camera gathers visual info spherically (via like 12 simultaneously recording lenses) + audially (via four directional mikes and remote booms). Net - you shoot a linear narrative, but viewers can change what they look at at any time. im360 studios is the Portland (!) crew that has the tech and the editing hardware and software to bring this to life. They call it "spherical storytelling".
No-one is EVER off camera. You can aim people down a path, but they can (by clicking on the screen and dragging in any direction) LOOK WHEREVER THE HELL THEY WANT. Or focus on the bits of dialog they like. Here's another look:
And when you are ready to really blow our mind, get this:
"[Immersive has] done a test with a professor at Emerson College, who has floating notes with QTVR still images. Our full motion video is now playing within one of the nodes. Basically, your Avatar steps inside the node; if you switch to MouseView, it’s full screen immersion; or, back out and your Avatar can hang with other Avatars and chat in a real-world video environment.
You can import the spherical worldviews into virtual environments.
That sounds technical. It's mind altering. If you have a Second Life character (Stop snickering) click this link. In the SL interface, click the 'play media' button, and prepare to have your mind blown.