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How we created our 360-degree video interview with Michelle Obama

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Q&A with the production team

This morning we posted a 360-degree interview with Michelle Obama. It was an incredibly ambitious project, and we learned a lot. One of my favorite parts of shooting in 360 degrees is the ability to see the whole production (even me in the corner), including everything that went into filming the video in the White House with FLOTUS.

But what you can’t see is all the hard work and long hours that went into editing this piece. If you’re curious about what software we used, what our timeline looked like, the Jaunt and Total Cinema camera rigs we used, or how we even got started, check out this video of me, director Tom Connors, executive producer Tre Shallowhorn, sound engineer Andrew Marino and artistic director James Bareham. We’ll walk you through the whole postproduction process: from storyboarding, to animation, to finally hitting publish.

If you have any other questions, we’ll be around in the comments too!

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Michelle Obama 360° interview

Watch the first ever 360-degree video interview with Michelle Obama.

Posted by The Verge on Thursday, March 17, 2016