Bentmen One of the strangest/coolest gigs we ever did was a double bill at the wonderful Regent Theater in Arlington. We went on first - and then George A. Romero himself came out, made his way through the smoke and feathers, and introduced a screening of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! The footage from this commercial is from that gig. RIP, George. Original Bentman. It was an honor and a privilege. ... See MoreSee Less
Do not adjust your television set (or your web browser). We have assumed control. For the next 30 seconds, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear.
Stephen Wallaceyeah, I was there for that one. watching what I thought was a drunk guy stumble down the aisle, he grabs my shoulder and I realize he's a zombie! and...um....thanks for the ice cream sandwich. A night to remember for sure!
6 days ago
Greg OsgoodBentman need to play out more. I saw you guys once in Central Square and you were fantastic.
Paul DolinerHow did you create that initial camera movement?
7 days ago · 1
Frank ColemanYou can position where you want the viewer pointed in the 360 space, and when, using keyframes in Final Cut, and it interpolates the frames getting from point A to point B. You can also add them when you upload the video to Facebook, which I did here, but they're not quite as smooth in transitioning (the first shot is done in FCP). As for the setup itself, it's the stairway in my apartment building, shot with the Insta360 Nano, with heavy duty post-processing, image warping, etc. Final touch is adding motion graphics for the titles. All of it made possible by Tim Dashwood's VR plugins. They used to cost $1000 but Apple hired him and so he's made them all available for free, greatly jumpstarting the "Garage VR" movement. 😉
Frank ColemanI only did the "guided" version here, because most people are not going to be seeing it with VR goggles, at least not initially. Apart from an establishing shot, it's best to give complete autonomy to the audience, and guide where you want them to look via your imagery.