Tamia Reality: You See the World in 360 So Why Settle for Any Less
Tamia Reality, a Belgian one-man studio of immersive media and 360 live-stream with a flying squirrel as its logo, has impressed VeeR with its offhand sense of humor and charity.
Adrien is the magic worker behind the studio. After leaving his job three years ago, Adrien decided to attend cinematography classes. He quickly discovered VR and immediately realized this whole new medium was the future. This prompted his transfer from traditional photography to virtual reality.
He was then introduced to VeeR by a friend after watching a video on his phone through a headset. That was the first experience he had with VR, which made him realize this was he’d always been wanting to do. During our interview, he joked how glad he was that his first video wasn’t about a roller coaster ride, knowing how people can be turned away because of motion sickness.
Adrien, working on a 360 film trailer for a comedy series
Speaking of challenges he’s faced as a 360 producer, Adrien mentioned the fact that for now, most people don’t have headsets that measure up in quality to enjoy virtual reality with, which leaves a terrible first impression about 360 content. This biggest weakness of VR, in his opinion, is aggravated by the prohibitive prices of most 360 equipment and headwear on the market. A huge part of the immersion is missing when a 360 video is merely viewed on your phone/laptop where you have to tug the screen, in his opinion.
Set-up of a dual-stage interview between a European Parliament deputy officer and a Belgian farmer
Not long ago, he teamed up with a director friend who once produced a series on zombies, to produce his hit series on VeeR, “In Helloween Night“, which has received over 40,000 views and counting. They had a conversation about 360 and decided it’d be a great idea to try out VR horror. They invited a couple other friends along and shot a couple scenes with Samsung Gear in one night. Though made with no other intention but to have fun, the series turned out to be wildly popular on VeeR.
Being a documentary/journalism buff, Adrien then felt obligated to create videos of social themes. During a trip to Brussels, he live-streamed the commemoration of 22 March of attack victims in 360. Then he made another video titled “One Minute of Noise” in a Brussels subway station, to capture the moment where humanity was at its most empathetic, and make a statement that Brussels never forgets.
For those who’re new to the VR scene, Adrien said his most important advice is to “try it out and have fun”. At the end of the interview, Adrien told us: “If we had created VR 100 years ago, today we wouldn’t be trying to regress to 2D cinema.” Truly, this is the revolutionary spirit that has made VR thrive.