Immersive Storytelling

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360-Degree Video Stories

From immersive theater to homelessness in Silicon Valley to travels around the world,
check out these stories we are producing and sharing in a 360-degree view.

THE NEW NORMAL - California’s climate in crisis

A 360-degree video experience takes you on a journey from the Sierras to the Pacific Ocean, along the flooded creeks and damaged roads of this record-breaking California winter.

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OPINION - The $25 billion divide

As a first-generation American, Dane Christensen felt Donald Trump’s harsh words cut deep about immigration and building the border wall with Mexico.

By Dane Christensen

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POWER IN EVERY STROKE – A rowing practice in 360

Rowing can be a seemingly calm sport on the outside. But on the inside, rowers pay meticulous attention to every stroke, their minds acting as the shutter of a camera, examining each miniscule movement individually. Experience this in 360 video.

By Felix Petermann, Tori Owens, Dylan Tull and Kelly Swanson

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COMMUNES IN SAN FRANCISCO - Returning to the roots of communal living

As San Francisco’s housing crunch continues, some residents are choosing to forgo traditional apartments and live in intentional, communal living under one roof. Experience this in 360-degree video.

By Anna Yelizarova and Siqi Lin

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San Francisco Russian Hill resident wins first step in landmark tree status

Meri Jaye, 96, secured the unanimous vote of the San Francisco Landmark Tree Committee to grant landmark status to the redwood tree she planted in her backyard nearly 55 years ago.

By Kelly Swanson

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IMMERSIVE THEATER - Through a political lens

Experience immersive theater in 360-degree video -- a type of theater where the audience does not sit safely in seats but are instead thrust into the action of the scenes themselves.

By Sejin Paik, Paul Wallace and Dane Christensen

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A 360-degree journey through Norway

Experience the breathtaking roads, mountains and fjords of Norway in Peninsula Press Reporter Anna Yelizarova's 360-degree travel story.

By Anna Yelizarova

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Around the world in 360 degrees

Equipped with a 360-degree camera, Peninsula Press Reporter Anna Yelizarova set off on a journey around the world in 2016 to learn more about storytelling in 360.

By Anna Yelizarova

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IN PLAIN SIGHT - Homeless in Silicon Valley

In an immersive 360-degree video experience, Paul, a Silicon Valley native, brings us to the spaces he slept on the streets of Palo Alto, through the invisibility of homelessness to the possibility of secure shelter.

By Jamie Stark

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An exploration of binaural sound in VR storytelling

The idea behind binaural audio is to capture sounds to simulate how we perceive sound waves in real life.

By Anna Yelizarova

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IMMERSIVE BAY – Sports and hobbies in 360 video

In a new series of 360-degree immersive videos, we introduce you to Stanford students and alumni who take you inside their sports and hobbies.

By Anna Yelizarova and Naomi Cornman

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A 360-degree video view into the Lightning in a Bottle festival

A 360-degree video experience of Lightning in a Bottle, an annual music festival in the Central Coast region of California.

By Anna Yelizarova

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