It’s time to wrap up our three-part series with introductions to the technologies we use the most often. Today’s focus - 360° video 101. 360° videos can be a great way to tell a brand’s story in an immersive way. This medium also has the benefit of accessibility since it can be viewed on a variety of devices. So let’s take a closer look at how it works and why it’s so compelling.
When we’re laying the groundwork for any project, we want to make sure the people we work with understand our technology at its core. Futurus is doing a series of 101’s in Blog to the Futurus and this week, it’s augmented reality (or AR). Let’s take a deep dive and go beyond Pokemon GO with some answers to the top AR questions people ask us.
It’s time to get back to basics and rewind for today’s “Virtual Reality 101” lesson. At Futurus, we’re involved in virtual reality development every day and sometimes we forget that not everyone has experienced VR like we have. We can’t wait for people to get excited about the technology, so what better way to start than returning to the beginning and breaking it down.
Oculus Connect happened last week in San Jose, California and so much news came out of the event that we had to make note of the most important announcements to the virtual reality industry. Facebook has done a solid job at promoting their own growth with announcements and events surrounding their 2014 virtual reality acquisition, Oculus, at their annual conference. Here are our top picks for things you should know coming ou... Continue reading
October is a busy month for most everyone. It starts to feel like fall (usually…), school is in full swing, businesses are heading into Q4 while also planning for 2018, and it’s conference season once again. The spring and fall generally hold many professional events and this year is no different. What is different is the growing crowd and caliber of events in the Atlanta creative technology space. Last week in Atlanta was a... Continue reading
Last week, Apple hosted its annual event unveiling their latest technology with all the pomp and circumstance that we have grown accustomed to. They hosted the announcement as the inaugural event in the new Steve Jobs Theater at their state of the art Cupertino campus. The lead-up to the iconic “one more thing” (iPhone X) included new releases like the Apple TV 4K, Apple W... Continue reading
What inspired you to start your own company?
I’ve always been interested in starting my own business. From lemonade stands with my sister growing up, to a handbag design company with my mom in high school, I was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. When I met our CTO, Peter, I knew that we had a special connection and that we could do great things. We... Continue reading
We spent several days last week at the Southeast’s largest gathering of creators in virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, and digital entertainment - OrlandoiX. The Futurus presence was strong, in that Peter Stolmeier and I were both on different panels and enjoyed hearing from many other top minds in our industry. In addition to hearing great speakers a... Continue reading
How did you get into marketing and communications?
I took a marketing class in high school and I really enjoyed the course material. I went all in at that point and decided to major in advertising in college. Marketing has evolved dramatically, especially over the past few years, but the opportunity to learn and adapt to the current landscape is what... Continue reading
Last week we received two unexpected packages, the HP and Acer Immersion VR Development Kits. We opened up the packages as soon as they arrived and got to work.
What’s in the box
Aesthetically the headsets have a couple of minor differences. The HP is all black and has a knob to adjust the head strap width, whereas the Acer has blue... Continue reading
Paul is the Lead Developer at Futurus and all-around digital whizz kid. He recently moved from Orlando to Atlanta to be with the Futurus team full-time and hasn’t looked back! Let’s meet the man behind the beard.
You graduated from Full Sail a few years back. Before enrolling at Full Sail, what were you up to?
Futurus took part in a panel last weekend at DreamHack, the “largest LAN party and computer festival” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. We participated with a group of some of Atlanta’s best and brightest immersive technology minds all brought together by local favorite, Hypepotamus. Holly Beilin, the Editor-in-Chief of the Southeast’s most beloved tech news source, led the charge and moderated the discus... Continue reading
PureCars Virtual Reality cultivates empathy and understanding of the car buying process from the customer’s point of view.
What did you do before cofounding Futurus?
I graduated from Full Sail University in 2009. Before that, I was an animator for technical training tools. Once upon a time, I did technical support for AOL, and I served in the United States Air Force from 1996 - 2000 as an Air Traffic Controller. During my service, I spent 6 months in Bosnia and received t... Continue reading
Recently, Futurus participated in the latest event from the Technology Association of Georgia’s Digital Media and Entertainment society. One of our favorite subjects, virtual reality (VR), was the belle of the ball as industry leaders from around Atlanta spoke on a panel, which I had the pleasure of moderating. I was joined by thought leaders from Make-A-Wish Georgia, LionStar Films, Foundry 45, and You Ar... Continue reading
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