Tulane Enhances Commencement Coverage with Virtual Reality Technology

For the first time, Tulane University used virtual reality video production technology to capture its  commencement ceremony last week.

Video producer Mary Mouton of Mouton Media teamed up with R&D Design to create the five minute 360-degree video featuring keynote Helen Mirren and other traditional celebrations for the university, including a brass band, streamers, confetti, and a second line.

“We’re excited that Tulane was interested in capturing this year’s commencement by utilizing the immersive technology of 360 video,” said David Holtman, Managing Partner of R&D Design, “it’s the perfect medium for capturing events and moments to relive time and time again.”

There was question whether  the expansive venue could be intimately captured on film. “One might doubt that an event in the Mercedes Benz Superdome could be intimate but Tulane’s commencement absolutely is and our crew from R&D Design of New Orleans successfully conveyed that pageantry and intimacy,” said Mouton.

Debbie Grant, Vice President of Communications for Tulane, said the feedback has been tremendously positive.