Most of these tours focus on 10 main areas or buildings ... this is a good start but we would like
to utilize the 360 video to show more "pathway" footage and immersive student interviews and experiences
and the let the students come up with ideas with a focus on action and showing the spaces being used by students.
We are looking for UT RTF students to produce a state-of-the-art VR 360 UT campus tour.
The students will be able to meet once a week at the Creators Lab (600 Congress) for progress updates and talks with VR360 Experts.
We will use both UT360VR.com and CampusVirtualReality.com to showcase the project.
Projected 8 week timeline (Mar 1 - April 1 Videography) (April 1 - May 1 Post Editing)
We will provide the equipment and arrange for the guest speakers.
Here's an overview of Virtual Tour App for your review:
Austin based, Virtual Tour Applications is a leading virtual tour and mobile app company that has helped grow some of the world's most successful brands. Founded in 2012, by former Austin Technology Incubator and University of Texas' IC2 Institute Global Programs "Think Tank" manager, Mark Alan Gipson, Virtual Tour App became a pioneer in the VR/AR markets by producing innovative interactive 360° virtual tours for landmark Austin venues and non profit organizations.
A sample of Virtual Tour Application's Austin clients include: Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Circuit of the Americas, Austin City Limits ACL-LIVE, The University of Texas, The City of Austin, The Texas State Capitol, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, The Blanton Art Museum, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Barton Springs, the Oasis on Lake Travis, the Austin Thinkery, Dell Children's Medical Center, UT AT&T Conference Center, Austin Hilton, Trail of Lights Foundation, Austin Belmont, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Whole foods, Alamo Drafthouse, Violet Crown Cinema, Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop and 100's of local small businesses and non-profit organizations.
In 2013-2016 Virtual Tour Applications successfully competed against tech giant Google in the virtual tour market by winning contracts and expanding into additional US and International markets, completing projects for the Houston George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston Wortham Center, Jones Hall, Miller Outdoor Theater, and the Tao Group, Sands Casino and MGM in Las Vegas in addition to multiple high end projects in Miami, LA and NYC. The company is currently working on International projects projects for tourism and economic development in Norway, Dubai, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba and China. Virtual Tour Applications is also working with Japan, preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In 2016, Virtual Tour Applications introduced 360° degree video to help clients utilize the latest in state of the art (virtual reality) VR360° interactive content that has become popular on social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube. In January of 2017 the company entered a strategic alliance with the Samsung creators lab to help launch its VR 360° video production service to produce 360° video for the 2017 SXSW interactive, gaming, film and music festivals.
Virtual Tour App works with their clients to discover and define how they can best utilize VR360° technology and then turns those visions into reality. "We are in the business of growing our client's business and it is the most rewarding work I know" says Virtual Tour App's Founder, Mark Alan Gipson. The Austin start-up has grown into a brand of its own over the past 4 years and in the process has helped put Austin on the map in the virtual reality industry.
Here are three examples of our tours integrated into our client’s websites: