Mettle Showcasing 360|VR Filmmakers at NAB
Mettle is bringing its 360/VR production tools to NAB, along with a line-up of VR filmmakers. Visitors will have a chance to meet VR artists and experience samples of their work at the Mettle Booth #N8623 in the AR/VR Pavilion. Chris Bobotis, developer and co-founder of Mettle, will host daily presentations on cinematic 360/VR production, along with guest presenters. At the show, Mettle will demo SkyBox Studio for Adobe After Effects CC and SkyBox 360/VR Tools for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, as well as the company’s free player, SkyBox VR Player for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC.
NAB Speaker Schedule.
Mettle Booth N8623, AR/VR Pavilion.
Interviewing in 360|VR: Designing the Viewer’s Experience
Tom Connors of The Verge and Marcus Mullins of Lunar North share their experiences producing the first White House interview to be captured in 360 degrees and discuss the design decisions that enabled them to transform a static interview setup into a dynamic 10-minute piece. They’ll walk through the production from mock-ups to finished After Effects compositions and demonstrate how, with some simple tools and a basic understanding of experiential design, high-quality 360 video is much more accessible than you might think. Watch Michelle Obama 360 interview by The Verge.
360|VR Journalism: Why Story is King
Sarah Hill, Chief Storyteller at StoryUp, looks at the 360 market and some of the new tools VR Journalists are using. A VR experience is more than just beautiful video; she believes that story is a verb that can affect change, educate and lift spirits. “For decades, as a storyteller I’ve tried to use words and video to transport people to places,” Hill explains. “Now with virtual reality headsets becoming available to the average consumer, the technology is available to actually simulate real immersion.
James Markham Hall
Keys to Creating Great 360|VR Video: Gold Creek VR
James Markham Hall, co-founder Gold Creek VR, presents his award-winning series, “American Ghost Towns” and shares his tips and tricks for cinematic 360 documentary filmmaking. He discusses how to set up great 360 shots, and handle technical aspects such as: tripod and shadow removal; compositing, basic color correction and addition of cinematic camera movement.
Storytelling in VR – Creating VR experiences in 360 video
Nick Bicanic, Director and Founder of RVLVR, will describe his approach to storytelling in 360 Video. He will go through the implications on directing and editing and distribution – and the requirement for a director in VR to be far more technologically savvy than ever before. In effect the nature of the medium is that storytellers must become part UX specialists, part directors, part editors.
The Secrets of Effective Storytelling in 360|VR Television Adaptation and Production
Tristan Cezair, Co-Creative Director and VFX supervisor of Cream360 will show how they use Adobe After Effects and Mettle SkyBox Studio in their VR workflow to achieve visual continuity with their television counterparts. From storytelling tool to title screens, from transitions to rig removal and post production. Cream 360 has experience on 360 productions for major networks including Discovery, Travel, SyFy, and Nat Geo.
Compositing, Color Correction and Basic Effects in 360|VR using SkyBox
Presented by Mikey Borup, After Effects specialist and Trainer, also known for his prolific youtube channel After Effects With Mikey. Just because you are working with 360 video doesn’t mean you can’t make it look good. In this presentation, Mikey will take you through the process of adding some color corrections, a lens flare, and even compositing in 360 video.
VR | Creation to Distribution
360 VR content is THE hot trend of 2016. How do you actually create 360 video? And then how to get it to play in a 360-friendly immersive environment? Richard Broo, CEO of Wemersive, will cover all the necessary steps to go from concept, through production and distribution.
360|VR Workflow in After Effects and Premiere Pro
Connor Hair, Award winning VR Director and Co-Founder of the VR production company Perception Squared, will show how he uses Mettle’s Plugins for Premiere and After Effects to greatly speed up 360 workflow and allow you to easily adjust the focal point of each shot in your edit.
360 Cameras Arrays for Virtual Reality: Realtime stitching and Livestreaming
Tobias Chen, University of Toronto, (Research Assistant + Interactive Digital Media student) , share his expertise on Cinematic 360 Camera Systems, as well as his workflow for livestreaming spherical content. View his TedXUofT “Science Fiction to Science Fact“.
How to Add Branding, Logos and Text to 360|VR Footage using Skybox Studio in After Effects
Presented by Charles Yeager, Filmmaker, Motion Graphics Artist and After Effects Tutorial Master. Discover how easy it is to add in logos and text to help brand your 360 video content using Skybox. In this session, Charles will walk you through adding elements to 360 footage, such as video clips, logos, and text, as well as showing how you can easily cover up an unsightly camera rig commonly found at the bottom
Editing techniques in Invisible, a VR mini-series Directed by Doug Liman (Bourne Identity)
Lewis Smithingham, CTO and VR Creative at 30Ninjas, will walk through the technique and theory he uses to edit Doug Liman’s 30 min, high action, VFX heavy VR narrative series. He goes through narrative story-telling technique in VR, and explains how the editor and post supervisor play a role that is close to DP in VR. Virtual reality cinema company Jaunt is a partner on the project.
Mercedes-Benz – Loki 360° Experience: Production Workflow
Steven Frisbey (Co-Founder, Teleport Labs) partners with Experius VR to co-present their production workflow. They will share the 360 video of Internet-sensation Loki the wolfdog on Samsung Gear VR’s. Technical aspects covered will include: postproduction with SkyBox Studio in After Effects for ease of removing tripods and other unwanted objects from 360 video, adding logos, motion graphics and VFX in 3D space, the added convenience of motion tracking in undistorted cubemap orientation and the how-did-I-ever-live-without-it functionality and importance of the SkyBox VR Player.
RYOT: 360|VR Post workflow evolution.
Dirk Wallace (Head of Post-Production) talks about the evolution of RYOT’s VR Post workflow. From producing one video every two weeks, to several a day, creating a workflow from scratch has been a challenging process full of exciting discoveries and annoying dead-ends. Dirk will discuss where RYOT’s VR post started, where it’s at and in what direction it’s headed.
360|VR Production & Workflow: SoKrispyMedia
Sam Wickert, creator of the YouTube channel SoKrispyMedia, will present his Live-Action YouTube 360 short film “Channel Surfer.” The short utilizes the power of 360 imagery as it takes the audience through various TV programs with the main character. Along with presenting this short, Sam will discuss the production challenges and workflow that went into creating the piece. Topics including: camera rigs, composition, post-production stitching, organization, and visual effects.
Courvoisier Cognac 360/VR Experience Wins the Toast of Paris
Mathieu Roy and Pierre-Sébastien Gauthier, Imersiv360 present their winning 360 video for the “Toast of Paris”. They explain the steps from shooting on location in 360 through post-production in After Effects with SkyBox Studio. Mixologist Patrice Plante (Bistro Bar l’Atlelier Quebec City) is featured in this immersive bartending experience.
Low Budget 360|VR Filmmaking From Start to Finish
Armed with a GoPro VR camera and a raisin of confidence, follow Tripp, Jenna, and Mike as they share the story of creating their first VR music video. Since it was their first project- they were going go big… which meant underwater VR scenes, special effects, stealing locations, and complex camera moves. What happens when nothing goes according to plan? What does “fixing it in post” look like in the VR workflow? Come see for yourself, it’s gonna be a hoot.
Tripp Watt, Jenna Watt, and Michael Steele are the founders of ENTROPY. Their short VR doc “Survival Tree” was a winner of the Samsung Gear Indie challenge and screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Tracking & Masking in 360|VR with mocha Pro 5 from Imagineer Systems
Mary Poplin, visual effects artist and Imagineer product specialist will show how virtual reality filmmakers can apply visual effects techniques to 360 video using Mettle’s Skybox Studio and the upcoming mocha Pro 5 plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. For more information about mocha, visit: www.imagineersystems.com
Mettle Skybox Suite has joined Adobe.
Mettle Skybox Suite of plugins will be exclusively available as part of your Creative Cloud membership through deep, native integration with Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Adobe Creative Cloud will offer an end to end experience for crafting rich and compelling VR/360 experiences.
Learn more – Adobe and Mettle VR: 360 degrees better
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Archived video of the talks would be really useful or even a Slideshare. Thanks for Skybox by the way – saved my life
Hi Chris, way to go! Great to see how the Mettle tools evolve. And you got this rolling. Are you and Nancy planning on having a live stream so we people in Europe who can’t make it to NAB can still join you guys? Looking forward to that! ? Cheers, Fred Kolman
Hi Fred, We’ll see what we can do! 🙂 Thanks for the positive feedback. – Nancy Eperjesy