This was one of the more exciting and challenging videos we produced for our immersive media series. The YURT uses stereoscopic rear projection to create it’s VR environments, which is difficult to capture on camera. We ended up having to return to the YURT and reshoot multiple times before we were able to get suitable footage. Meanwhile, Professor Laurel Bestock was a wonderfully energetic and engaging subject who’s rapid speech patterns made editing a very surgical affair.
The payoff was a compelling endorsement of the YURT as a cutting edge research facility. Professor Bestock’s enthusiasm for the space is palpable, and her story of going from tentative participant to evangelist was the kind of promotion we were hoping to capture in the series.