BEHIND THE SCENES: Deep Dive – post-production

Postproduction of VR experience, despite its small differences in relation to the final work on the classic film work, is much more demanding in terms of selecting the appropriate tools for the final treatment of the material. Productions created in virtual reality technique enforce the implementation of advanced methods, structuring individual elements into a complete work.

In its general assumptions, post-production is similar to classical film post-production. The size and weight of files recorded on the Insta Titan camera required much more disk space than in the case of a cinema production of similar size. Of all the operations involving this stage, the editing itself was the fastest. There were few changes in relation to the planned workflow.

The challenge was the rhythmization of each shot – the appropriate length of the shots was a condition for the proper reception of the work. The complexity of the presented world had a great impact on the length of the stitching process – a specific combination of images in the experience of virtual reality. The balanced musical composition was intended to emphasize the qualities of the story itself. During the sound post-production it was necessary to use post-synchrones – the audio part of the experience needed to be cleared of urban noise.

The cinematographer, together with director Miłosz Hermanowicz, originally intended to make the image colouristically unreal while working on the final edit. However, the specific sequences introduced a sufficient sense of fictionality and the process did not require far-reaching changes. On the other hand, the lack of color standardization for VR goggle screens proved to be heavily impacted. The final image was calibrated image for the Oculus Quest 1 goggles.