GEARUP VR North Carolina
HELPING FUTURE COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) NC has unveiled a new app that will allow users to take immersive virtual reality tours of each of the UNC System’s 16 institutions of higher education. The app is designed to encourage students to aspire to higher education and to connect them with the institution that will help them attain their academic and personal goals. Students who access the app will find 16 short virtual reality videos, which highlight the unique features that characterize each institution. Anyone who does not have access to a VR headset will still be able to watch the 360 videos on their phones and laptops, toggling controls to pan left and right, up and down.
Quartz - The 2050 Project
Building The AR Workflow
After months of trial and error with crashed drones and 3D models that looked like they belong in a Salvador Dali museum instead of an iOS app we had figured out a cost effective and timely solution to creating 3D models. Using off the shelf products and a myriad of photogrammetry and 3D modeling software, we are now able to fly, photograph, stitch and finish a model in less than five days.
The goal was to make a product using tools available to newsrooms to help push not only Quartz, but the industry forward into adopting their best story ideas into AR experiences.
We love our partners. Each project begins with a simple question, “how can we help you help others.” And from there, we’re off! From digging into 3D modeling photogrammetry to understand how cities will evolve to building a VR experience on dental healthcare to bring care to Native American communities we begin each project with a level of excitement and experimentation that brings out the best in us and our clients.
“SeeBoundless is one of the most talented and buttoned up teams working in VR and 360 today. Working with Steve and team is an absolute pleasure; it’s one of the few situations where I can feel 100% confident handing over a project to an outside party. The level of quality, precision and integrity they work with is unparalleled.”
Mia Tramz | EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES | TIME
Through design, production and distribution SeeBoundless works with a variety of organizations to help identify potential story topics, how they can best share these stories and distribute them to an audience.
We work as a newsroom, constantly pitching, organizing and developing stories on a range of topics from climate change, labor, education and the environment. Our goal is to match our experienced team of writers, researchers, producers and journalists with a topic that best fits a partner.
DOCUMENTARY VIDEO PRODUCTION
Some stories need a deep dive. We are always developing longer form pitches for our partners and we prefer to show, not tell, the stories about the world around us. Sometimes these can be as short as 5-7 minutes and other times we need to think on what a series could look like. Regardless, our network of producers can help you build and produce documentary-style videos telling stories to help people.
SeeBoundless pioneered 360-degree video in 2016 partnering with The Weather Channel to take its millions of viewers inside glaciers to understand climate change, to the aftermath of the largest wildfire in Canadian history and underwater to see how scientists map coral reefs.
With more than 40 projects built in this immersive environment, we have been fortunate to work with newsrooms, non-profits and universities to build and share experiences to better understand complex stories.
In 2018 we completed a revolutionary project with the state of North Carolina that brings every university campus to users via an iOS app. Gear Up VR takes potential students through every campus so they can experience what it's like to to attend any one of the sixteen public universities across the state.
AUGMENTED REALITY OBJECT CREATION
More to come in 2018. We've been developing new practices to better capture and share places around the globe to help audiences experience storytelling right in their living room.
Our network of photographers and producers stretches across the globe. SeeBoundless was founded by visual storytelling and we consider it a priority on every production.
We couldn't express our sentiments any louder on how we feel about a strong distribution strategy when it comes to visual stories.
Simply uploading to a social network is not enough and by planning a robust distribution strategy built on the foundation of understanding a story more than clicks/hits/impressions, we work tirelessly with our partners to make sure the right people are understanding their stories, not just scrolling past them.
Since the launch of SeeBoundless in 2015 we have taken our experience in the field to classrooms, newsrooms, universities, conferences and private trainings to help share the knowledge gained by breaking a whole lot of gear trying new technologies in storytelling.
We offer trainings in the following areas: In-House Photography, 360 Video, AR Objects, Creating Videos for Clients, Social Media and Web Traffic as well as a comprehensive training on Ethical Storytelling that will help your organization design or clarify what you are about and how that helps your storytelling and reach going forward.
SeeBoundless works with an amazing network of journalists, academics, creative technologists and artists. We would love to bring them to your conference, school, or company event.
Measurement goes much deeper than analytics and spreadsheets. We like to design a measurement strategy that focuses on the qualitative outcomes of a story. How much better can an audience understand a topic? What can we do better to distribute the right stories to the right audiences?
It is time intensive, difficult and often makes us face the facts that 100,000 views doesn't mean much, but by building these measurable outcomes, we can make sure we're telling the most effective stories.
To learn more about the trainings, speaking engagements and research we offer please contact our Director of Partnerships and Education, Brooke Van Dam, Ph.D.