THE OLD VIC: A 360° Video Tour
BRAND: The Old Vic
PRODUCTION COMPANY: East City Films
OUR ROLE: Location Sound Recording and 3D Audio Postproduction
After a major restoration project to improve accessibility, The Old Vic, a renowned South London theatre, tasked virtual reality documentary producers East City Films to create a 360° video tour of the new facilities. The Old Vic wanted to showcase the theatre’s 2019 updates that allow for better wheelchair access in the 201-year-old building. The renovations include an accessible front of house, a new lift, 10 auditorium wheelchair spaces, more bathrooms and an accessible bar.
The 360° video tour of the facilities allows viewers to connect with the new space and gives wheelchair users or people with access needs the ability to see and trust in the space before visiting it. The virtual tour is meant to feel like a one-on-one tour given by an old friend, including community members and Old Vic supporters sharing their stories in it. Using a monoscopic camera, the viewer is able to feel immersed in the busy theatre through the video tour. The rich atmospheric sounds of the bustling theatre were captured through audio to fully immerse the viewer in the world-class theatre.
1.618 Digital was brought onto the project to cover the location sound recording and 3D audio postproduction for the 360 video tour.
East City Films Case Study: https://eastcityfilms.com/the-old-vic