Topic: Virtual Reality Roller Coaster
Hey guys! So I generally don't post about my exploits at work but today was too awesome. We participated in the Media Day for Six Flags Great Escape's new roller coaster, The New Revolution. It takes the park's 35 year old Screamin' Demon, adds Samsung Gear VR headsets, and puts you in a fighter jet fighting aliens in a crowded cityscape.
I had the option to ride it twice with the goggles, and absolutely loved it. My involvement today was shooting some b-roll of the coaster and managing an editing workstation; with a GoPro at the front of the train, newspaper writers and television anchors were filmed on the ride; I then grabbed the card and in a seven minute turnaround gave them a picture-in-picture video if them on the ride against prerecorded video of what they were seeing in the goggles.
Here's video from testing out the setup with footage filmed with me and my boss yesterday.
Any comments comparing this favorably to Independence Day: Resurgence will be met with hearty chuckles.
There are a couple I made today that have b-roll spliced into the video as well; as soon as I see a media outlet post one of those, or a video news story with it, I'll post that here as well. In the meantime, here's a local paper's writeup, with a link at the bottom to video with one of their writers.
Last edited by Boter (2016-06-28 19:33:06)