Fader allows you to create and publish VR stories. Add multiple layers of information to your 360 spheres, design scenes and tell your story. Easy, fast and web based!
For our prototype, we had been selected by Google’s DNI funding. This gave us the opportunity to build an MVP which you can try out now by signing up for Fader. This is how easy it is:
Fader is designed and developed by our startup Vragments, a Berlin based Virtual Reality startup. Vragments is a team of technologists and journalists who are dedicated to bring new ways of storytelling to content producers by providing an easy-to-use VR tool.
We were able to start working closely with CIR’s reporter Trey Bundy and senior supervising editor David Ritsher. Trey was working on an investigation into Jehovah’s Witnesses and child sexual abuse claims. This is the story, you can watch it on your Android device or on your desktop browser (try Chrome or Firefox).
Screenshot of 360 experience Disfellowshipped
The reason why Trey was interested in experimenting with an investigative story in VR is because it can
In this VR experience, you can fly over Berlin, along the planned construction of the A100 and you can zoom into immersive points of interest where you’ll learn more about the pros and cons of the construction.
Public 3D Berlin Model
Vragments’ Stephan and Linda have been involved in A100 VR, a project funded by MIZ and initiated by Lorenz Matzat, the founder of the Berlin-based company Lokaler. In a few years, the Autobahn A100 in Berlin will be extended and we show in how far this might change the affected areas close to the Autobahn. By combining 3D models of the A100 based on public data already available and 360 images of various points of interest (taken with drones, e.g.), users can get a better picture of how the constructions of the A100 will directly affect them.
360 Photo taken with a drone at Elsenbruecke
This experience was launched in collaboration with local public broadcaster rbb and the Berlin based company Lokaler Infosystems.