gary Yost spotlight

  Photo by Bill Wadman

Photo by Bill Wadman

 

It all started when...

... I saw the short film "Waves of Grace" on my Google cardboard display and had an epiphany that 360° short films could immerse me in the story in a way that I'd never be able to achieve with traditional 2D filmmaking.  I jumped into the world of 360 head first and began inhaling all the resources I could find with the enthusiasm of a 5yr-old on his first day of kindergarten.  After a lifetime of working in all forms of visual media, from 8mm stop motion animation to creating worlds in synthetic 3D universes, I finally feel like I've found a medium that challenges me by combining all of my interests.  I started this blog (my first one ever) in the first month of 2018 to kick off a year of experimentation with the hope that by 2019 I'll have a solid foundation in 360° filmmaking. This is brand-new stuff - we have so much to learn from each other and my hope is that sharing my discoveries along this journey will be helpful for the 360° community.