The 360 video that I am reviewing is a behind the scenes from the movie The Greatest Showman that came out in 2017 starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya. The 360 video begins with the two songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and the director Michael Gracey discussing how they came up with the opening number and the idea of the suspense they added into it. This is a family movie with its fair share of romance and drama throughout the movie. As well as winning kids choice and teen choice awards. I believe this 360 video was successful because being someone that watched the movie it is interesting to see how it all came together, in addition to seeing and hearing how these men put this film together. It also felt like we were there when the movie was being put together and it made it even more interesting making you want to watch the movie even if you haven’t seen it.
I believe they used telepresence because when I began watching the 360 video I felt that I was actually there while they set up for the movie as if I were apart of the process of helping direct the movie. They allowed you to understand the concept of the movie and the work they put to make it. They added the points of view of the main actors that allowed the 360 video to be even more interesting because we get to hear how they enjoyed themselves and the craft of the movie. Also, they used excitement and joy when explaining how they felt. I believe that they did a good job with characters and location because that’s what the movie is about. The circus. Hugh Jackman’s character wanted to create a circus of unnatural people, almost like a freak show, something different from what people are used to. They 360 video was set in the making of this circus and a place they would make look to be a circus. The characters they chose had strong stage presence and brought a different kind of feel to the film with their different personalities. After watching the movie and now this 360 video I believe I have a better understanding of what this movie started off as and then finished as.
I personally think this was good for VR because we don’t get a lot of behind the scenes for good movies and when we do it’s normally 2 dimensional and with this being 3 dimensional I actually felt like I got the chance to be apart of the making of a great movie. They could have done a better job on camera placement because one minute we would be watching the show go on and then we’re looking a the wall or the director and we had to turn to find everything. I don’t think the story had many weaknesses. They did a great job at allowing the director to discuss the film and then the main characters and allowing us inside the movie. They could have done better with where they placed the text and the camera but I truly think this was a interesting VR video.
The Greatest Showman | Behind the Scenes of “The Greatest Show” in 360° ft. Hugh Jackman http://www.youtube.com/user/FoxMovies