Jen Dolson, Facebook
How to Produce and Share Immersive 360 Experiences: From Hollywood Studios to Your iPhone
Jen Dolson, Engineering Manager, 360 Media at Facebook
From photos and videos captured on expensive hardware, to panoramas taken with a smartphone, there are now numerous ways to produce immersive content. This talk will describe the different methods and tools available for creating immersive experiences that can be shared with your friends and followers on social media and viewed in VR. Focusing on Facebook 360, we will discuss how game developers and media publishers can showcase their most compelling stories in a new and immersive way, bringing the viewer inside a different world through 360 photos, videos, audio. As an example of a new VR-ready content production flow, we will also walk through spatial audio production for VR/360 Videos in detail.
About the speaker
I’m an engineering manager at Facebook working on 360 Photos and 360 Audio, part of the larger effort around 360 Media and immersive content at Facebook. Before working on 360 Media, I spent two years on the Computer Vision Team at Oculus, supporting part of the head tracking system for Oculus Rift. Prior to Oculus, I spent three years at Facebook. Some of my favorite projects include writing the first version of Instagram’s Video Filters, Facebook’s mobile image editing, and ‘Nearby’ Facebook’s local search product. Before Facebook, I was a Computer Science PhD candidate at Stanford University, researching autonomous cars, computer vision, and image processing.