VR Review “What Happens Inside Your Body? – VR 360°”
“What Happens Inside Your Body? – VR 360°” is a virtual reality video created by Life Noggin. Life Noggin is a YouTube channel that specializes in information based videos and scientific based “what if scenarios”. The entire point of the channel is to promote learning. The general style of the channel is very simple for instance; the narrators character is a little man made of only rectangles. The video that I watched was one of two 360 VR videos they have ever made and explored the inside of a human’s body. The video was produced by Ian Dokie, and popular YouTuber that has done work with Discovery and SourceFed. The video is one of the feeds most popular videos with over 6.1 million views.
When the video starts, you are introduced to a narrator who give a brief back story to who you are inside of before giving a very educational tour of a human body. As you go through the tour the body starts preforming tasks like running, sleeping and eating. There is no real order to what parts of the body are explored but rather the video goes to the most interesting spot depending on what the host body is doing. By jumping around the body in this manner you see not just the parts of the body but them in action. This is a VR video creates an interesting location to explore with characters that keep things interesting and educational.
The video does have a few uninteresting points that take away from the VR experience. There are many shots that have no real 360 worth. The subject being discussed is right in front of you and when you turn around, blackness. The shots that have you moving through a tube are very cool but feel like they do not contribute enough to be such long clips because after a few seconds you realize you are just on an animation loop and are trying not to get motion sick. Despite a few underachieving shots the video has some great VR to enjoy. The stomach for instance, takes this video to the next level and starts to have fun with all the potential of VR. You are sitting in the esophagus looking at the recently eaten pizza and can look behind you to see a small green opening, and with the food you drop into the stomach. The stomach is covered in patterned walls on all sides, is very bright, and has something to look at in every direction.
This video gets the most praise for simplifying such difficult information to a level that could be understood and enjoyed by small children, teens, and adults. This video does not become boring for adults as most children’s VR would and is artistic enough to entertain anyone. This video was great for VR because it allows a viewer to see the inside of the human body in a very light and enjoyable way.