Cinematic virtual reality (VR) company Jaunt has had a busy week news wise. It’s continued plans for global expansion appointing Fabrice Cantou as Chief Financial Officer, as well as announcing five series planned for production this year including a reimagining of The Lawnmower Man. Just to round the week off Jaunt’s now revealed the availability of The Cinematic VR Field Guide: A Guide to Best Practices for Shooting in 360° for would be filmmakers.
Jaunt has been a prolific content creator, through collaborations or producing its own content. Grant Anderson, executive producer at Jaunt, developed The Cinematic VR Field Guide to help VR creatives focus on melding imaginative stories with the latest advances in VR. The guide provides them with tips, tricks and lessons learned for entering into VR filmmaking, delving into crucial topics ranging from camera hardware and lenses to software, rendering and distribution.
Key subjects discussed include: camera motion, directing the action and lighting and exposure. “As VR, AR and mixed realities become more prevalent throughout mainstream cinematic entertainment, it is critical to ensure that the production teams behind these projects are equipped with the very latest and greatest guidelines to filmmaking in VR,” said Grant Anderson. “With that in mind, who better than Jaunt to develop and distribute a complete industry set of guidelines?”
Jaunt will be regularly updating The Cinematic VR Field Guide as new VR technologies and techniques emerge. Starting today and throughout the duration of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Jaunt will be hosting a series of panel discussions and workshops where the creative community can learn about the company’s hardware and software offerings and receive a hardcopy of the current field guide.
The Jaunt VR App is available for most devices, including: iOS, Android, Gear VR, Google Daydream, PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. For any further Jaunt updates, keep reading VRFocus.