About This Project
The Incredible and Phenomenal Journey of The Giants was a street event staged in Perth, Western Australia over three days. It is the work of Royal de Luxe, a street theatre company based in Nantes, France. It is estimated 1.4 million people attended the event over the three days. The Giants 360° Interactive combines 360 degree video and still panoramas to provide an immersive document of the scale of the event with snippets of the Giants’ journey through the streets.
The interactive was delivered in two versions – one desktop and mobile devices which integrates a customised interface. The other is a virtual reality (VR) version which can be viewed with smartphones via a VR headset such as Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR. The VR version has a navigation interface and menus that can be controlled only by looking (rather than the usual clicking and tapping on screens). The interactive can also be viewed on desktop based VR systems like the Oculus Rift.
360 degree video is a fairly new media to view on internet browsers. At the moment the video has to be highly compressed for it to be played which results in lower image quality. No doubt this will change in the near future.