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Edit 19 teams with The Gate Films for Samsung’s VR brief


Manchester-based Edit 19 has produced two films for Samsung to promote its Oculus Virtual Reality headset.

The post production house worked in collaboration with Harte Hanks and The Gate Films on the fast-paced online films.

Harte Hanks supplied Edit 19 with existing virtual reality content that’s available on the Gear VR from the likes of Felix & Paul Studio’s Jurassic World, Mountain Dew’s Dew 360 Snow Experience and Samsung Australia’s Shark Diving in the Desert.

One of Edit 19’s videos for Samsung:

Jim Solan, head of VFX, said: “One of the key creative challenges was to create organic camera moves to mimic the VR experience.

“To achieve this the supplied 360° footage was spherically transformed for re-projection onto the six pieces of a 3D canvas within Nuke, using a central ‘hero’ camera. Once these virtual ‘head’ movements received client sign off, extensive cosmetic work was required on some of the 360 footage to fix camera alignment issues.”

An intricate three-day grade ensured that all Samsung products looked immaculate and gave the films the bright finishing touches.

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