At Sundance this year, I had a chance to catch up with a couple of representatives from Google to talk about what’s happening on the YouTube VR platform with 360 videos. I talked with Jamie Byrne, YouTube’s Director of Global Creator & Enterprise Partnerships as well as Julia Hamilton Trost, Google VR’s Business Development & Content Partnerships.
We talked about the YouTube VR application, what they’re doing to do to empower content creators, how they see 360 video as a gateway into higher-end VR, and some of the potential future to add more volumetric and interactive elements to the YouTube platform in the future.
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Here are a number of 360 videos that were mentioned in this interview:
The Unboxing Time Machine – NES 1985
Rhomaleosaurus: Back to Life in Virtual Reality #PreviouslyOnEarth
The Dropper – A Minecraft 360° Video
Meredith Foster giving a 360 tour of her apartment
New York Times is doing a Daily 360 video