(This is the fourth of five related posts. The first is here.)
One point five meters.Five feet. That is the distance that the camera must be away from the main subject, at least with the rig we were using.This distance was required for optimum stitching. And, the rig was composed of GoPros, which have fixed wide-angle lenses. SO... closeups were not even attempted.
It seems like 360 VR storytelling is something like theatre: the viewer has a great seat on the stage, 1.5 meters from the actors. For now,360 is ill-suited for catching subtle facial expressions. Watch this to see 360 filmmaking and the power of facial expressions. We'll get there.