Fader Updates And Come Meet Us At Our Pop-Up Store In Berlin

Our product Fader has been co-funded by Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI). We (Vragments) have been able to team up with Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle in Bonn and France-based international broadcaster euronews in Lyon to focus on defining user-driven feature requests, testing iterations with journalists and building a solid technical infrastructure to launch a platform for immersive storytelling. Fader is a journalistic Read more about Fader Updates And Come Meet Us At Our Pop-Up Store In Berlin[…]

Fader On Mobile Browsers – A Status Update

UPDATE: Video has returned on mobile platforms on iPhones with iOS 11.3+ Patience is a virtue. Currently, the most recent update for Chrome 65 (65.0.3325.109) for Android browsers is being rolled out. Unfortunately, this release introduced a bug for WebVR sites. Fader is affected by it, too. At least for now. The symptoms are: very slow vertical Read more about Fader On Mobile Browsers – A Status Update[…]

VR Workshop For Beginners – What Can Be Done In 48 Hours?

Earlier this year, we conducted a VR workshop at Deutsche Welle AKADEMIE in Bonn, Germany. The participants wanted to learn more about immersive storytelling. Within two days, all DW trainees were able to come up with some very creative approaches to 360 narratives. […]

We are currently testing sharing options for #faderstories

Here’s a Fader story inside our blog! You can now share your stories created with Fader via iframe tag on your blog or web site. When you’re happy with your results, just set your project to be publicly visible. Cool thing is, improvements and added features get into your posts without any added efforts. We Read more about We are currently testing sharing options for #faderstories[…]

Come & Apply for our VR Journalism Hackathon

We teamed up with Deutsche Welle Akademie, Mediadesign Hochschule and The Center of Investigative Reporting to bring Europe´s first VR Journalism Hackathon to Berlin. The future of storytelling will not solely rely on flat screens. The stories of tomorrow will offer a door to actually step into them in order to explore and experience them Read more about Come & Apply for our VR Journalism Hackathon[…]

#VRsuchskaninchen: Down the rabbit hole!

Here it is: My first attempt at a 360 degree video – constructed, shot and edited within a week.  But – thankfully – not without some great help. When I started this project with VRagments last week I contacted a couple of colleagues and friends working in film and picked their brains on VR and 360 degree video Read more about #VRsuchskaninchen: Down the rabbit hole![…]

#VRsuchskaninchen – Day 1: Virtual is my new reality

Max Koschyk is a multimedia journalist, currently holding a Deutsche Welle editorial fellowship. For the next four weeks, she will be our #VRsuchskaninchen, produce journalistic VR formats and test the VRagments tool Fader.  Versuchskaninchen, das [Noun] (neutral); genitive: Versuchskaninchens, plural: Versuchskaninchen (volunteer for an experiment),  guinea pig Exactly one year ago, I would not have thought Read more about #VRsuchskaninchen – Day 1: Virtual is my new reality[…]