We are looking into the craft, applications and audience experience around 360 video filming and VR for Immersive News.
APR 04 2016
BBC Video Journalist Anna Bressanin shares her top tips after she produced her first 360 video, using the lightweight Theta S camera.
MAR 22 2016
FEB 23 2016
Behind the scenes at BBC Breakfast in 360 video
NOV 24 2015
Behind the scenes of 360 shooting in Chinatown
NOV 23 2015
How we created two 360 videos in a day with Matthew Price, BBC News.
NOV 18 2015
Matthew Price & Zillah Watson give us a sense of what it's like in Paris four days after the terror attacks on Friday 13 November
NOV 17 2015
Update 8 from Zillah - This week, NY Times app, Buzzfeed California Fire
NOV 09 2015
Storyboarding in 360 - how does that even...?
NOV 05 2015
Update 7 from Zillah - This week, Palmer Luckey, the man behind the Oculus Rift, made some VR predictions
NOV 04 2015
Plans to fuse drones and 360 cameras
NOV 03 2015
Human Spiderman climbs BBC HQ filmed with Ricoh Theta S 360 camera
OCT 23 2015
Updates from the exciting world of 360 part 6
OCT 16 2015
Updates from the exciting world of 360 part 5 - Immersive cinema, VR comfort settings and Suprerman!
OCT 09 2015
Updates from the exciting world of 360 part 4 - The first virtual marriage, consumer 360 cameras, and some BBC 360s
OCT 02 2015
Updates from the exciting world of 360 part 3 - Former President Clinton, Google Expeditions and Shareable VR
OCT 01 2015
A century old sound technology is in resurgence thanks to developments in VR and 360 video
SEP 28 2015
Updates from the exciting world of 360 part 2 - News from Facebook, Rome, and some top tips on how to make a good VR
SEP 18 2015
Updates from the exciting world of 360 part 1
AUG 10 2015
Newsrooms should take care not to be left behind while VR moves from experimentation towards more mainstream usage
JUN 29 2015
Zillah Watson went to Calais with a 360 shooting rig to witness dramatic scenes with migrants jumping on the back of loories
JUN 02 2015
David Grossman, Newsnight's Technology Correspondent, became News Labs' first VR reporter, helping to reinvent how we to tell stories in 360.
JUN 01 2015
Google have launched a new ‘Works with Google Cardboard’programme
MAY 13 2015
We've continued our storytelling experiments with filming and editing for VR. Peter Boyd Maclean directed a short documentary called "Living the Dream" which we showed at the Munich Documentary Campus on 7 May 2014
FEB 24 2015
Last week, we began a short development project to explore ways the ways in which virtual reality (VR) experiences, could be used journalistically by the BBC.
JAN 08 2015
An announcement of a range of nine new VR experiences being premiered soon at the Sundance Film Festival
NOV 24 2014
Our next #newsHack hackathon will take place in London on 15th December. The theme of this event is the booming space of language technologies.