Ronan and Jack and Linda First VR Production

Technological background

Need:

  • 2 DSLR with fisheye lens
  • steady stand for two
  • Aftereffects

Why the special tripod:
In order to create a 3D shooting rig, we need to find a way to mount the cameras close enough to each other so that the camera’s interpupillary distance or IPD is close enough to match that of the average human. Low IPD: everything looks bigger, high IPD: shrinks the scale of the world.

 

Aftereffects:

To raise the fps: DSLRs record HD at 30fps, which is not good for VR. I used a plugin called Twixtor once to make slow motion in my animation, it creates missing frames, so I was thinking maybe I could give it a try. Even though, it worked, the animation was simple black puppet over a white background and I build a skeleton for it in Aftereffects, so I am not quite sure what it would do to real world images. ( In theory its amazing, the basic plugin should be enough and is for free but you can get a free trial on the pro version. )
Link: http://revisionfx.com/products/twixtor/after-effects/

Merging clips: 3D Glasses in Aftereffects
tutorial link on lynda: https://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/3D-Glasses-effect/81919/83183-4.html
Viewing the final product:

Story

Inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0pEpA_Y1a4
Aggressive inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn11eILLAWE

Start: 2 stand in front of each other in the middle of the room, preparing to fight

Then: splitting into two in every two second, getting closer to the camera
Fight inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuNCjQacTIg

End: one people finally hits the other

Storyboard:

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