Immersive Video Technology
Talk & Workshop
Fri 02 Dec 2016
10am - 1pm
Do you wonder how new technologies and techniques are going to alter the way in which we view and even interact with video? Cineon Productions does, and those behind this long time sponsor of Two Short Nights have been excited by the concept of immersive video ever since putting on a Virtuality headset back in 1994 and having a blurry pterodactyl experience. But the technology has been a long time coming and is still considered to be in its infancy.
Cineon Productions in collaboration with the University of Exeter will be putting on a joint workshop as part of Two Short Nights that will give attendees the opportunity to try out some more up-to-date virtual reality and 360 video as well as gaining an introduction to the filming techniques involved. There will also be a lecture by the Psychologists from the University introducing the way in which these techniques have been used in their research and its applications to industry. This will include an introduction to eye-tracking technology. Eye-tracking is powerful tool for capturing human response and there will be a deconstruction of a favourite movie scene with some audience participation that will prove a unique insight for filmmakers and actors alike.
Ticket includes entry to both the talk in Studio 74 (10am 11.30am) and VR workshop in Digital Workshop (11.30am 1pm).
Cineon Productions was formed 6 years ago following Exeter Phoenix training and bursary funding and started off by making training videos for the nuclear industry before branching out into more conventional video content. It’s this experience of training for high-risk industry that led Cineon to approach the University of Exeter to explore the possibility of creating immersive training content using 360 video and other techniques. Cineon and the University of Exeter have now received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council in order to carry this endeavor forward.