The making of 'Damming the Nile' in 360

In this behind-the-scenes video, BBC Africa correspondent Alastair Leithead explains how and why 360 news production is different to traditional filmmaking.

Damming the Nile was a collaboration between BBC News and BBC’s VR Hub to produce both linear TV news packages and an innovative 360-degree experience for viewing with a VR headset or online.  

How is making a 360 news piece different?  Alastair explores various key issues including:

  • How to immerse the viewer
  • How to write to pictures in 360
  • How to work with interviews when there are no cutaways
  • How spatial audio can help tell the story

 

 

 

 

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