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How to Create a 360 Video (Virtual Reality)

Do you have a location, event, process, procedure, or lab that you wish to capture on video? Are you interested in turning it into a more immersive experience?

Screenshot of a 360 Video
Screenshot of a 360 Video

The Hub team can help you create great-looking 360 (virtual reality) videos that can be viewed in a web browser, on a mobile device, and in a VR headset. We have an Insta360 camera that we use for capturing 360 video.

Three Ways to Experience 360 Video

When your 360 video is uploaded to YouTube, there are three easy ways you can watch your video:

  • If using a desktop computer, you can click and drag around
  • If using a mobile device, you can move your device around
  • If using a virtual reality headset, you can move your head around

Check out our 360 demo video below where we feature Karen Paquette, our Simulation Technologist, explaining how to take blood pressure readings from the Simulation Mannequin at Cambrian College.

What You Will Need to Create Your Own 360 Virtual Reality Video

To create a 360 video, we recommend that you consider:

  1. What are your learning outcomes? Think about the various domains of learning such as cognitive (thinking), affective (emotion/feeling), and psychomotor (physical/kinesthetic).
  2. What is the purpose of the video?
  3. How will the video primarily be used? Desktop, mobile, VR headsets?
  4. What would you like to showcase around the space (front, back, sides, top, bottom)?
  5. Will the person in your video be moving around the room, standing still?
  6. What type of “scenes” will you have? Just one scene or many? Wide shot or close-up?
  7. Would you like to have additional footage (B-roll), text, captions, overlays, music, sound effects, etc.?

Interested in Creating a 360 Video?

Our team members are available to work with you on your project. If you wish to try this out yourself, contact us to borrow our camera, tripod, microphone, and any other equipment you want to try. Otherwise, we are happy to guide you through your project from start to finish including filming, editing, and uploading your video so it’s ready for use.

Places to Find Existing 360 Videos

There are a variety of already existing video resources you can use for free in your classroom. Here are some places you can have a look:

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