I returned to Fox 7 News in Austin to discuss my work with 360 degree video. They said I am “changing the game” of ghost hunting. More from my official press release below.
Austin-based Paranormal Investigator Films First Ever 360 Virtual Reality Investigation!
For the first time ever, viewers will be immersed in a thrilling 360 VR paranormal investigation.
2016 is the year of 360 degree VR video, and Austin-based paranormal investigator and director Alejandro Dominguez just accomplished a groundbreaking first. Recently, Alejandro flew to Los Angeles to film the first ever 360 degree VR paranormal investigation for his hit paranormal web series, Dead Explorer.
Three hundred sixty degree video is created when multiple cameras record footage from all directions at the same time. Viewers can rotate and watch the finished video from any angle using their computer mouse or by swiping or rotating the video on their mobile device. Viewers can also immerse themselves within the video with VR (virtual reality) headsets such as Google Cardboard (retail $15) or the Samsung Gear VR (retail $99).
Alejandro decided to use this new technology to help a young couple who thought they found the perfect Los Angeles apartment, but became an uneasy when they began to be haunted nightly by sinister dreams. Believing it was paranormal, they reached out to Alejandro through a mutual friend. Alejandro was able to use a K2 meter, a ghost hunting tool that measures electronic magnetic fields, to receive several intelligent responses to yes or no questions.
According to Alejandro, 360 video is a game changer for video and paranormal fans alike. “Three hundred sixty degree video is the future of entertainment. Big studios have started to use it to promote their latest movies. For example, Disney created a 360 video to promote ‘The Force Awakens’. What I love about it as an investigator is that now, everything is captured. No more missing paranormal activity because a camera wasn’t pointed in the right direction. I really think this will increase the odds that someone will capture substantial evidence.”
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