On the Internet, there are many videos about many things.

For example, this is the very first video on one of the most famous online video platform, YouTube.

“Me at the Zoo”

It’s short video clip man standing zoo and talking. It is from one of the YouTube’s engineer to test the YouTube platform.

Since online video platforms like YouTube, Vimeo start to emerge, people start to share their stories and creative ideas through video. Moreover, viewers start to watch those videos and talk about them.

In 2017, there are a lot of videos became famous and many video creators creating video as their primary job.

There are several famous ‘YouTubers’ who’s posting videos regularly. The genre of the videos are vary from gaming to tech to daily vlog.

[A video from famous mobile game YouTube ‘nickatnyte’]

[A video from influential vlog YouTuber ‘CaseyNeistat’]

Besides the daily-weekly basis videos, there are another set of contents called ‘viral’ which means hot contents in certain time.

Both videos look like meaningless in terms of music quality but there are more than 3 million views on each videos and almost every young adults at that time know about the contents.

We call this as a viral video. Nowadays, viral contents are becoming famous in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well since these SNS platforms start to do video services.

These are the general ideas about online video platform and creators. and let’s move on to assignment itself.

In the group assignment brief, we have two options.

  1. Short video
  2. Interactive video

We want to do short video but we want to have some interactive aspect as well. We discussed about the topic and find out we can do 360 video.

Since we are all interested in music, we want to do music related video.

So after we discussed, our initial plan is

  1. Concert video
  2. 360 degree Video

Since 360 concert / music related videos are becoming popular, we want to create one of them.

These are the examples we have found about 360 degree music related video.

[Example of 360 concert film; created by band itself]

[Example of 360 concert film; user/audience created]

These films are good for events such as concert because

  1. Viewers can engage with / closer to the video itself, because they can choose what they want to watch unlike the general video. (If viewer likes bass player, he or she can track the bass player in the 360 video)
  2. VR (I will talk about this later)

Back to our video, our script is basically this.

  • Band perform a song
  • Record the performance in 360 degree camera

Our storyboard / shot configuration came from this music video.

It looks like a good idea to us because since band playing in one single room around the 360 degree camera, viewer can clearly choose what they want to watch. Besides, they can watch whole band playing when there’s a wide shot.

In conclusion, we decided to do

  1. 360 degree music live video.
  2. Performers are around the camera in 360 degree.

In the next blog post, we will handle about the production itself and how it is created. (what gear we use and how)

Also, VR content as well.


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