Chasing Coral: The VR Experience credits available here.
Experience a day in the making of Chasing Coral. Follow “Coral Nerd” Zackery Rago, as he explores Lizard Island and examines the impacts of bleaching through time-lapse photography. Runtime: 6 mins.
Using the 360 cameras, Richard and his team at The Ocean Agency offer a variety of virtual dives great for engaging groups in the underwater world – as seen at the end of the film.
Download the app to your VR equipment and take your classroom on an adventure.
Preview or stream before diving into your VR experience on your desktop, projector, etc.
No. We’re delighted to be able to support educational screenings of Chasing Coral: The VR Experience free of cost!
No. While we’re thrilled to provide access to Chasing Coral: The VR Experience and Google Expeditions powered by The Ocean Agency, we are not positioned to provide the VR equipment needed for viewing.
Yes, Chasing Coral: The VR Experience is not currently available publicly. In order to access the film you will first be asked to agree to our terms of service. As a next step, please contact us and select the option “Request access to VR.”
No direct links to media assets may be shared publicly. If the film will be accessed by multiple devices, all content must be preloaded. Additionally VR usage should be free with no admittance fees charged.
Equipment needs vary depending on the experience you’re seeking.
Chasing Coral: The VR Experience: You will need a VR headset and android phone per user. To download the film and preload it on your device, you will need to access it through a free app, such as Gear VR.
Google Expeditions: To provide a guided experience, you will need a VR headset, a tablet device and a mobile device per user. The mobile application should be downloaded to each device in use. The tablet, will act as the expedition’s dive master and the other devices will act as the explorers. Note the tablet makes being a dive master easier but a phone can also be used! All devices must be on the same network. For a self-guided experience, you can access the Google Expedition in the form of Google Street View on any mobile or desktop device.
There are a lot of VR headsets out there and any will get the job done! The simplest version on the market is Google Cardboard, which is used frequently in classrooms. If you’re looking for a step up, we’re familiar and enjoy using Gear VR powered by Oculus.
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