How to master picture-in-picture effects in your 360 videos

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The Museum of the Bible is currently under construction in Washington, D.C., but this 360 video experience will give you a behind the scenes glimpse at what the museum will include when it opens its doors in fall of 2017. By watching the 360 video, you will notice that it contains very well designed and implemented picture-in-picture effects to convey certain useful information. Congratulations to CV Outreach and Cadeau Juraschek – VR Content Specialist.
What is your background and filmmaking experience? How did you get interested in virtual reality?
I have always been very interested in and passionate about video production, and started teaching myself video editing when I was in high school. I later pursued formal training and graduated university with a degree in Film & Media Production. I think video is an incredible medium, with a profound capability to not only entertain, but also impact lives. After my first 6 months with CV North America, our office thought it’d be cool to try experimenting with 360 video.
How did you come up with the idea of using 360 video rather than traditional video format for promoting the Museum of the Bible?
While awareness of 360 video has grown a great deal the last few years, it is still a fairly new medium. There is a significant deficit of technical know-how and resources when it comes to 360 video production. Many companies with huge production teams still haven’t broken into 360 or understand what it entails. We love offering our expertise to our partners when we see an opportunity for effective use of the medium, and a promotional video offering a sneak peak inside the museum seemed like an obvious choice. 360 video performs extremely well on social media, and allows our viewers to look around and explore the museum in all directions.
What features of Autopano Video do you like the most and why?
“The software allows me to have an amount of creative control that simply isn’t achievable with other software or self-stitching cameras.”
Your footage contains a lot of picture-in-picture effects, could you provide us with more details regarding your workflow?
When we first approached Museum of the Bible about the idea for this video, they sent over a ton of conceptual image and video assets showing what the museum’s exhibits would look like. We decided we wanted to incorporate some of those assets into the production, bringing the location to life and allowing the viewer to get a visual feel for what the museum might be like upon completion. To achieve this, we utilized Mettle’s Skybox plugins for Adobe software.
We noticed that you produced a lot of 360 video tutorials, why?
When we first started getting into 360 video production in February of 2016, there weren’t a lot of training resources available online. We had so many initial questions about production and editing techniques, and couldn’t always find the answers we needed. We have learned a great deal through experience these past few years, and wanted to share that insight with others who might be new to the industry and looking for help.
About CV
CV was founded in 1988 by Robert Edmiston, and is comprised of over 400 employees represented in 35 different countries and 7 regions. We are a global Christian ministry working to introduce people to the good news of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Recognizing the impact and power of technology, CV has embraced the Internet and videos as significant outreach tools.
Cadeau Juraschek -
VR Content Specialist
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