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Company

Hello again

Here is a list of stuff that we have accomplished together with our partners at Deutsche Welle and Euronews.

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Fader

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 added Twitter and Facebook sharing to further help you spread your story organically!

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Fader

Our Fader prototype is up and running

These are exciting times for us. Google’s Digital News Initiative has announced their second round of funding and we are proud of being considered yet another time. We aim to build a VR tool – Fader – that turns your story into a VR experience. Easy, fast and web-based!

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VR

#VRsuchskaninchen: Wonderland worries

As far as my VR exploration at Vragments went, „Alice in Wonderland“ absolutely became my go-to literary reference for the last weeks’ experience. At first it was just GIF-inspired fun, when I compared my first VR production with the first chapter of Lewis Caroll’s iconic story.

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VR

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 first-hand. What is needed now are experiments and brave pioneers. Because journalistic experiences in 360 or in Virtual Reality will once again change and enhance the ways

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VR

#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 production and two  of them – one filmmaker, one journalist –  decided to join my first project. Working together on this first video helped a lot, as it didn’t

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VR

#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 I might be producing my first VR story by the end of this week. In fact, one year ago, I wasn’t even sure I would

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Events

Meet us at the Long Night of the Sciences

Meet us at the Long Night of the Sciences (#LNdW16) on June, 11th and check out our latest VR project in cooperation with Technologiestiftung Berlin and BVG. In this project, we turned Berlin subway station Stadtmitte into a virtual reality experience. With “Stadtmitte in VR“, we show users how digital data can enhance daily activities: easily finding your way through the concrete jungle, knowing where to buy metro tickets quickly, meeting your friends at the right metro exit. Innovative technologies can guide you through

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3D Engine

Our entry to the #3DJAM – Fighting lung cancer with Leap Motion

As part of the #3DJam, organized by Leap Motion, we wanted to create something meaningful for the competition – an edutainment prototype with value. So, our idea is simple: we give users the opportunity to dive into a human body, save lives and learn something along the way. Users of our #3DJam prototype are virtually able to detect and fight lung cancer cells using different treatments. This is the story of our Serious Game for Health: Idea You are a young

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Fader Tutorial – A quick guide

Fader allows you to create VR stories easily and fast. All you have to do is upload your content, merge your content into various scenes, click publish and you are done. WATCH THIS SHORT TUTORIAL AND TRY OUT FADER This is how you create a VR story: Go to https://app.getfader.com/account/new and sign in. Open up a new VR story. Name your VR story (top left corner) and get started within your first scene. On the left hand side, pick a

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