AmbiVideo360 - Augmented experiences in interactive 360º videos (Round 6)
Extended journalistic pieces have an attention to narrative often missing in shorter news reports. Interactive 360º videos strengthen the connection between viewer and story, providing freedom and immersion to the viewer. However, this challenges the storyteller, who loses control of the viewer’s attention, hindering the conveyance of the message. One needs innovative ways for transmitting an immersive narrative to the viewers and attract their attention without disrupting the experience.
Interactive 360º videos strengthen the connection between viewer and story, providing freedom and immersion to the viewer. However, this poses challenges to the storyteller, as he loses control of the viewer’s attention focus. INESC TEC proposes to explore technologies such as spatialized audio to direct user’s attention, story interconnection through portals between 360º environments, and other navigation means. The narrative cues will explore spatialized sound in particular to attract and focus the attention on specific elements of the narrative. The narrative will be further extended by allowing interaction between scene elements and between multiple scenes.