Because once you have created some stories, you might want to go back and start managing these on the platform.
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In 360º storytelling, your viewers might want to take some time to look around. Let them turn to the left to the left, let them turn to the right, up and down and allow them to get comfortable wherever they are within your story.
This is important if you want to embed your fader story somewhere on the web, e.g. on your website or on social media and if want to make sure that people know who the story is from right away. As a content creator, you want to define how the player looks like.
So, within Fader you can actually add slideshows to your 360º experience. Slideshows are combinations of audio and images and maybe a caption and then you play the audio and the images keep changing.
Sometimes, believe it or not, there is no obvious use for a 360º video or 360º image. Sometimes, you need to focus or zoom in on something very specific and sometimes, you simply do not have any 360º material available – for example when it comes to archival footage. In these cases, you can fall back on the good ol’ 2D content – normal pictures and videos.
Being able to add 3D environments is actually one of our latest feature additions and it exemplifies why Fader is such a unique platform. On our 360º platform you can now ad 3D environments to your scenes.
Allow your viewers to navigate through your Fader stories. Easy with Fader.
If you want to create a 360º story, the Fader media library helps you find the right content.
The idea behind Fader is simple: Allowing content creators to experiment with interactive 360º storytelling in an easy and fast way, by diminishing technical entry barriers so that you can focus on your creative process and the rest will be handled by Fader.
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 product, enabling storytellers to create and publish 360º/VR stories easily and fast. For more than a year now, the DNI-team has been nothing but supportive,
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.
In cooperation with DW Innovation, Euronews, and numerous members of the international VR community, most notably VR/AR expo organizers DIGILITY, we launch the first VR/360 advent calendar today.
Last week, we held our third annual VR Conference for Journalism and Documentary.