Mixed reality trailer

Overview

Creating VR content always comes with the question of “How do you present your project to a wide audience?” The most faithful way to represent a project is using Mixed Reality Footage.

Brief

prefrontal cortex create a lot of VR and AR projects and the question that always arises at the end of a project is: how do you document these kinds of projects and do them justice.

One of the first big projects we did on the lookout for the perfect way to document VR was this trailer for the musical experience “Into Music”.

Result

Shooting a Mixed Reality trailer meant that we needed to firstly do some adjustments to our application. The technical part was the first part of the process and warranted some heavy testing. In close cooperation with my colleagues at prefrontal cortex I created a storyboard for the trailer, in order to have a plan for shooting day.

For the trailer we got our own small greenscreen setup what followed were two full days of shooting. We shot video using the Sony α7III. From our app, we got a 4K output consisting of four quadrants Foreground, Foreground Alpha, Full Scene as well as the HMD’s view.

I used a Adobe Premiere to create the cut for the final trailer and as the last step I composited the digital footage from the app with the keyed video footage, seprately for each shot, using Adobe Aftereffects. Then I brought it all back together in Adobe Premiere.

My colleague Christian Freitag then touched up the sound.