I’m interested in 360° storytelling techniques. If the viewer isn’t “directed” to look at a specific narrative, what are they doing? How do you tell a story? This is an example of a professional attempt at building a compelling narrative from PBS Digital Studios. In this case they are using 360° to “show both sides” of the US civil war. It does not use a THETA, it uses a high-end rigs from Jaunt and GoPro, but I’m posting it as a relevant example of 360° storytelling.
Also, they provided a Behind the Scenes video which is interesting, talking about the actors being alone without a camera crew and more:
From the YouTube page description:
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER is a Civil War narrative that pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while remaining anchored in historical fact. It is inspired by the PBS drama series MERCY STREET.
It tells the story of two estranged brothers who, fighting on opposing sides of the Civil War, unexpectedly reunite on the battlefield at Antietam. As we walk into battle with Ethan (19) and Jackson (16), we flash back to glimpses of their young lives to understand what has led them to this extraordinary, life-altering moment amid the carnage and brutality of war. The VR short film uses innovative technologies and techniques to create a cinematic experience that brings this pivotal period of American history to life - placing the viewer not only at, but in, the Battle of Antietam.
If you know of other good examples of 360° storytelling, please let me know, I’m trying to learn more about 360° storytelling techniques.