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SXSW Interactive 2016

Dude, Where’s My Par? Making Virtual Reality Golf

With picturesque venues that change every week, an abundance of data, and individuals competing, professional golf is uniquely positioned among sports for virtual reality. At this stage in VR, the pace of the game is another benefit, bringing action to viewers while also ensuring they can easily follow along. The role of individual athlete personalities is also key. Watching a golfer play or interact with a caddy creates an intimate behind-the-scenes view of life on the greens. It can also help a viewer gather valuable instruction tips. From concepting to the shooting and stitching of video footage, this panel will explore the takeaways (and pitfalls) in producing PGA TOUR golf in VR.

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  1. What makes golf ripe for virtual reality programming and what lessons in producing VR golf can be applied to other verticals?
  2. How is VR production equipment changing and what do those changes mean for the production of content in a variety of conditions indoors and outdoors?
  3. How can augmented reality data effectively be layered within a virtual reality world?



Sloane Kelley, Exec Producer, PGA Tour

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  • Tags: vr, oculus, video
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Sports
  • Level: Advanced
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