FAQ – CORPORATE FILMS, 360° VIDEO AND TEAM BUILDING



FAQs

WHAT IS A 360° VIDEO?

A 360° video (or a virtual reality video) is made with a camera that records live images simultaneously in all directions in 360°, above and below. The result is an immersive video that can be viewed with a virtual reality headset or on various devices: computer, an iOS or Android device.

This type of 360° video allows the viewer to feel completely immersed in a space, and to perceive volumes and distances as if they were actually there.

WHAT IS STITCHING?

Stitching is a process that involves « combining» sequences filmed on the different cameras used for 360° video filming, in order to produce a single panoramic 360° film. This process is carried out using specialist software.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET?

A virtual reality headset is a device placed in front of the viewer’s eyes in order to completely cover their field of view. Thanks to sensors following head movements, the viewer is able to view a virtual world or real footage in 360°.

WHAT DOES VR MEAN?

VR means “Virtual Reality”. This is the acronym most commonly used to describe 360° films.

DO YOU NEED A VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET TO VIEW A 360° VIDEO?

Virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus or Samsung Gear VR models provide integral restitution of the footage and give the viewer the impression of being “beamed” into a new environment. However, virtual reality videos can also be viewed on Facebook and YouTube applications by the viewer moving the mobile device around them or by navigating within the video using a finger on the screen.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY?

The two terms are often used interchangeably, but in fact they refer to different processes.

A virtual reality video is either one made from live footage filmed with a 360° camera, or a 3D animation. In all cases, a virtual reality video creates a 360° environment that is pre-determined by a director, e.g. a virtual 360° visit of a hotel.

Augmented reality is a technique that superimposes data or virtual objects in 2D or 3D onto video footage. E.g. by passing a telephone in front of an object, digital elements will be superimposed over the object captured through the lens.

WHAT IS A CORPORATE FILM?

A corporate film or “company film”, is a form of internal or external communication for a company, an association or an institution. The aim of the film is to present the structure, promote its activities, inform its staff or stakeholders, recruit new staff, encourage customer loyalty, etc.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO WE USE FOR MAKING CORPORATE FILMS?

The choice of the technical equipment used for making company films depends on the expectations of the client and the type of film being made. We can select the filming equipment according to your budget.

Technical equipment available: Digital film cameras (DSLR camera, GoPro, RED, …). Other equipment (Camera cranes, Dolly track, Dolly, Steadicam, Ronnin), Lighting, etc.

WHAT MUSIC SHOULD WE CHOOSE FOR OUR CORPORATE FILM?

Why have music on your corporate film?


Music adds a dynamic element to an audio-visual production, and helps to create a specific atmosphere. Hence, the choice of the right music for your corporate film is very important. Depending on your requirements, you can choose royalty-free music, original music or existing recorded music.


Royalty free music


Royalty free music is usually available from professional music platforms. The chosen piece can then be used for a corporate film in exchange for a one-off payment, which may vary according to the duration and type of commercial use.


An original score


An original score is written by a professional composer specifically for a particular project. The composer usually involves other musicians or singers, and works closely with the film director, the producer and the client. Films 06 can arrange for an original score to be written to enhance your institutional film, advertisement, corporate video, etc. We work with composers who are experienced in writing for audio-visual productions and who are able to compose high quality original music for a reasonable price.


Recorded music


Recorded music is a piece of music that has already been composed and recorded. Films 06 can use a piece of music from one of your favourite artists. Beware however: depending on how famous the composer and singers, the royalties for using such music can be very high…