360 Camera Coverage Planned For OU Homecoming

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For the first time, WOUB Public Media will feature a concurrent 360-degree camera stream of the annual Ohio University Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 7 alongside their yearly live stream of the parade.

“When I went to the immersive GRID lab demonstration in May, I was blown away by the possibilities of immersive media,” said Michael Rodriguez, the Director of Production Services and Student Development at WOUB. Rodriguez has spearheaded the student effort to stream the parade for multiple years. “I started talking to Eric Williams, a professor in the (Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies) about doing something like this in July, and we designated some students to do it — test it out, and it looks like everything is going to work.”

Those watching the live stream on their mobile devices will be able to catch up close and personal looks at the reactions of both the parade judges and the crowd gathered for the event, as the camera will be located on the judging deck on Schoonover Center.

The stream will be available live, starting around 10 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 7 on WOUB’s Youtube page, as well as in the YouTube link above. The 360-degree angle web stream will be available by subscribing to the Ohio University GRID Lab-YouTube page. To initiate the web stream click here, or load it in the player below.