Category: DataViz Turned-In Assignments

Assignment #2- 360 Video

This is the 360 video that I edited from the Nikon. I added one cross dissolve transition and the title. Working with 360 cameras and learning how to edit was a lot of fun and I think it will be the most beneficial with tourism, sports and entertainment in the future.

Some of the examples used in class were concerts but I also think that professional and collegiate sports teams can make videos of games where people are able to see the crowd during big moments. This would allow any fan to feel like they were there to experience it first hand.


Assignment 2- 360 Video

For my 360 video, I took 3 clips that we shot using the 360 Nikon camera and pinned them together adding transitions and a title. This was my first time using Adobe Premiere so I had some difficulty getting used to it and getting my way around the program. It took some time but I think I did a somewhat decent job for a first timer. My video includes different scenes around the Newhouse buildings and Marshall Street.

As mentioned before, in my last post about 3D scanning. I would love to use 360 videos to allow for people from all over the world to get to see cultural sites and fascinating architecture or places from all around the world. 360 videos allow for a whole new experience of seeing, especially if used with a VR headset, it would be as if you are in the place yourself, more so if you have audio to accompany the visuals. I can see 360 videos being used for tutorials and tours or different places more than anything. I am excited to see what else I can create with these technologies. I would like to work on my Adobe Premiere skills a bit more so that I can possibly create some good quality content that I might use for my field test.

Lynda Independent Learning — Tableau Essential Training

When we first started to discuss the different platforms to create data visualizations, we talked about the ones we used like highcharts and d3 as well as a few others. One that I remembered was Tableau, so for my independent learning, I looked up an intro to the basic functions of Tableau on Lynda.

I made it through the first five chapters, so I got a foundation of how to not just get the data into the program, but also how the data can be worked in ways that Tableau makes it easier to visualize the sets. The linking of the different data makes visualizing the data in different ways easier. Another nice thing about the program’s Lynda workshop is that it already has the exercises made for the users to interact with for each lesson.

Another easy offering that Tableau has is that the system will tell the users which visualization could work best for that type of data, and then users will be able to see with just the click of a button and go on to edit the actual look of the table and what it shows.

I also think it is a nice platform for the different ways that the projects can be shared. The projects can be exported as a pdf for simple viewing and can even be shared amongst others for them to dive into if they can work within Tableau as well to mess around the data and see other ways that the visualization can be expressed.

Although I know the program has much more to offer, I think the Lynda tutorial, offered plenty of tips on how to get comfortable with the basics of Tableau and I feel like I could potentially go on to use it for my final project to interview the data that I choose to work with.

I made a 360 video about our NEW 300 class using the footage we shot during our Thursday class!:

360 video

My 360 video of Newhouse and some other interesting videos

Here is the 360 video I made by using the footages we shot on Nikon KeyMission 360.

I used Premier Pro to transform it into VR, which can be seen by GoPro VR 360 player. We can add legacy title to the video and make it not bend in VR views: select Effect and choose video effect–> immersive video –> plane to sphere.

This is also shot on Nikon KeyMission. 360 video makes us stand in the central of the world.

My ideas about how could we use 360 video for another story.

360 video could be used in reporting the natural disaster, since it can capture a panorama of the whole places and raises people’s awareness. Also it could be largely used in museum, gallery and other arts institutes that have historical relics, paintings and other collections. It could augment the reality when users are searching websites for a new exhibition.

This is a Chinese 360 video I saw on Weibo that makes The Starry Night become 3D. We can appreciate the village and the sky from Van Gogh’s painting in a different way, which adds imagination and becomes much more interesting.

Here is a video transforms Dali’s painting into 360 Video, putting viewers into a total immersive world.

360 video is a good way to remind people of the forgotten things like historical events. It can also be used largely in tourist industry when people have no time to travel abroad.

Here is an article from USA today: Why 360 video is the next big thing in tech

And this 360 roller coaster video is also pretty cool.


S Brand Chat Bot

In my senior year of high school, I was tasked of completing a final senior project. I decided to partner up with my friend, Skyler and together we created S Brand. S Brand was our baby. We design bucket hats with emojis on the tops. The hats were sold to the student body and all proceeds went to the class fund. I decided to create a chat bot for this part business of mine, as I figured it would serve a a great purpose in informing the public of the status of our company. The chat bot will also inform the public about some basic information about its founders.

The process of creating this chat bot was fun and I want to continue to make more. I think that recruiters will enjoy seeing this chat bot on my website.

Here is a link to my bot. Enjoy!

360 Video

Hey everyone, embedded is my edited 360 video. I played around with the text by adding more than one title in shots and moving around the placements of the text to be seen in different locations. I also tried using some of the VR transitions, but a few didn’t work, I kept getting an error message…

In terms of another way to tell stories with 360 videos I think they could be widely used in thrill-seeking activities. What I mean by this is I’ve always fantasized about skydiving, parasailing, swimming with sharks, the list goes on, however, I haven’t quite brought myself to take the plunge into these sorts of activities. Using 360 video and pairing it with a VR headset could give people like myself the feeling of partaking in these actions without putting ourselves in grave danger. 360 can give viewers the taste of what it’s like to hurtle to the ground at 200mph, or fly through the air, etc.

I did some research and found this documentary called “CHASING CORAL” its a 360  video that immerses the audience in the story of following scuba diver and researcher Zackary Rago. It goes into the thrill seeking experiences I was talking about but also tells an compelling story with climate change  and bleaching of  the Great Barrier Reef.  Heres a link to learn more about that:


My First 360 Video

This my first time shooting and editing a 360 video. I think I want to use this technology for my field test by shooting during a public relations event in Newhouse or an event on campus. I initially had a Facebook Live type vision for shooting 360 video at an event in a sense that I would capture the event, and that’s it. Now, I want to expand that idea an capture a more interactive event than a guest speaker, so that those watching the video later will be more involved.

I love how 360 video makes you feel like you are fully immersed in the environment, and I can see almost any industry utilizing this tool.

Watch below to see me do the ring-around-the-rosie dance in 360!

Data Viz Final Project Proposal: Climate Emissions and Population Centroid

The past several weeks I’ve worked with the Environmental Economics Department at Maxwell to develop my project idea. Over the past two hundred years, but in particular, the past 50, there has been a population shift South and Westward in the United States. The mean population center, also known as the population centroid, has steadily moved south and westward with time. My project will answer the question: How has this migration affected state by state, and national climate emissions over time? Has it contributed significantly, or minimally?


Population Centroid (Mean Population) of US over time. From CNN

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes open source data in JSON that relates to different aspects of energy production and population. I will acquire and reformat this data in CSV. I’ll calculate the share of the US population per state in 1970, then use this ratio to calculate what their current size would be today if there had been no migration. This data will then be used to calculate what their current Co2 emissions would be today.

My project will include several different graphics. I plan to create a chloropleth map showing the difference in Carbon Emissions on a state by state basis using these calculations, showing a current reality, and a hypothetical reality had their been no migration. I will create another graph using D3, or highcharts to show the composition of energy sources in the US, so that viewers can better understand why it matters that the population may be greater in one state or not (different states have different needs, and receive electricity from different proportions of sources).

I will create my own Leaflet map mapping the movement of the centroid of the US. I will also create a graphic that shows the scale of 1 quad of energy in order to understand charts (approximately 4,500 miles of train cars loaded with coal = 1 quad of energy). Each graphic will enhance the understanding of the main chloropleth map.

I’ve confirmed that this is feasible with the economics department, however if I’m unable to create the maps in the way I’d like, I can substitute a highcharts graphic that portrays differences numerically and with graphs. This exercise has not been mapped visually before, and may prove to be uninteresting. I would still consider this a success as it would visually demonstrate a point or concept that has not been explored yet.