R&D Design Captures Tulane Commencement, Helen Mirren With 360/ VR Technology

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University used virtual reality (360 degree) video production technology to provide a unique view of its Unified Commencement Saturday, May, 20, that includes a glimpse into keynote speaker Helen Mirren's arrival at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, her "5 Rules for Life" commencement speech, and the event’s traditional finale with New Orleans brass bands, streamers, confetti and second-lining. 

         Video producer Mary Mouton of Mouton Media pitched the concept to Tulane, which signed off on the idea. “One might doubt that an event in the Mercedes Benz Superdome could be intimate but Tulane's commencement absolutely is and our crew from R&D Design of New Orleans successfully conveyed that pageantry and intimacy,” she said.

         “It was the first time we used 360 degree technology to capture the experience from all angles and the feedback has been tremendously positive,” said Debbie Grant, vice president of Tulane University communications.

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         “We’re excited that Tulane was interested in capturing this year’s commencement by utilizing the immersive technology of 360 video,” said David Holtman, managing partner of R&D Design. “It’s the perfect medium for capturing events and moments to relive time and time again."

         R&D Design’s five minute VR video can be viewed on YouTube.

         R&D Design reps said to click on the video and move your cursor or mobile phone in every direction to capture the full experience of Tulane Commencement 2017.

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         For desktop computers, use the gear icon to set the quality of the video to 1080. Click and drag your cursor to experience the 360/VR effect.

         For mobile devices, move your phone around to experience the 360/VR effect.

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