Citizen Doug Records 360 Virtual Reality Audio for Spike at Bellator 149

Use the YouTube app on your mobile device. Douglas Robertson provided location audio services as recordist for Bellator and Spike’s first venture into virtual reality. Sound was recorded at the Toyota Center on February 19, 2016. You’ll see a lot of Houston sound pros in the video supporting the traditional coverage, but not me. This project was recorded while a live ‘linear’ traditional broadcast and fight event was in progress. Five dressing rooms and one mobile camera were covered with support for 360 GoPro arrays. Tracking was recorded to Avid Pro Tools and Sound Devices 633 via Behringer X32 and Audinate DANTE, and with time code support. Thanks to GoToTeam for the hire!

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During the shoot there was a parade of executives, top card fighters, and a Bloomberg news crew were floating through.

Here’s an interesting discussion of virtual mic arrays, none of which were used on this project.

Check out Citizen Doug’s other 360 projects!

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