Last week, we co-organized a conference for journalists, storytellers and creatives who are interested in telling their stories in an immersive way.
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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,
This February, we (Vragments) teamed up with Deutsche Welle to create a VR experience that started in 2017 with an ideation workshop and continued with a prototype workshop.
We are honored to see that our VR project „Stasiverhöre – Manipulierte Geständnisse“ has been selected for Deutscher Radiopreis!
Three reports, published in 2015, 2016 and 2017, tell the story of an exciting medium and its road ahead.
We have been working with the Center for Investigative Reporting on a first Fader use case for months. The outcome is incredible: A three episodes long mini VR series about Debbie McDaniel, a “woman with an extraordinary past.”
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!
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
We’ve been working on Fader for a few months now. So what do we aim for with Fader? Fader allows journalists with little or no programming skills to create VR experiences easily and fast. With Fader, we want to specifically cater to journalists who can use their already existing content (anything from 360° videos/photos, but also text, audio, documents and content they find on social media) and arrange the content according to their needs and then publish their VR story quickly. It all