Mister360 Learning

Tutorials, tips and tricks

Expert techniques and best-practise processes for immersive VR media creation

Planning, shooting and producing 360 media can be challenging. Here is a selection of Mister360 reference guides and tools as well as links to external sources to help immersive media creators and practitioners. More will be added soon.

Meta’s creator.oculus.com site

A colleague and I designed the Creator.Oculus.com site and wrote its content for Meta. This is an industry reference source for learning skills and techniques in 360 video, audio and photography, covering planning, shooting, post-production and delivery.

360 Panoramic Photographers on Facebook

I help manage and administrate the largest and oldest Facebook group dedicated to 360 photographic media creation and production. This is an excellent place for learning and sharing ideas with experts around the world.

Exif Fixer: metadata restoration

Free app download (macOS, Windows, Linux) and web service (mobile devices) for calculating and inserting the metadata necessary to make panoramic images interactive in sites such as Facebook, Flickr and others.

Advice for shooting 360 VR photo tours

Whether you plan to use a one-shot 360 camera or a regular high-end camera with a panoramic head, there are things you should keep in mind before and during any VR tour shoot...

Parallel narratives in 360 VR video: an experimental research project

When your audience can look anywhere they like, is it still possible for a director to control the unfolding narrative? Or should we be trying out new approaches and new ways of writing scripts?

Removing people from 360 photo scenes

Do you need to capture a 360 scene without people, but it's never empty? With patience, good equipment and some time spent with Photoshop layer masks you can achieve the impossible.

COMING SOON: Nodal Ninja Mecha tips and reference guides

The Nodal Ninja Mecha is a powerful and versatile robotic panoramic head, but getting up to speed with configuring and using it can be challenging. Here (soon) are some practical tips developed from using it in a variety of different situations.

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