From director to extra: 360 videos

The 360-degree videos are gaining popularity as they allow viewers to see left, right, up, down and behind the camera. When viewed on a mobile device, these videos interact with viewers by moving as they move. However, producers are still figuring out how best to use the new technology. Where does the crew go when cameras are filming at all angles? How do you produce a high-quality video when you can’t set up lights, have a boom operator or direct from behind the camera? University of Utah Marketing and Communications Creative Director Jeff Bagley can discuss the new technology, which was used to create a new U campus tour video — among the first to incorporate dialogue. He can discuss switching from using six cameras to two with 235-degree lenses and the crews’ experience hiding behind bowling balls and pillars or trying their skills at looking like extras.

Jeff Bagley | 801-581-3466 |