Author Archives: Forest Key

If Pixvana was an animal…

At Pixvana we use a company culture mini-pulsing product from one of my favorite seattle startups, TinyPulse.  Each week the tool asks our team a fun question that can be answered anonymously via browser or iphone and usually takes less … Continue reading

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Carlos Key’s Film, in Geekwire!

My son Carlos Key’s film won an award at the local film festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, and he has a nice write up in the Seattle Times–Carlos Key won the Youth Award at SIFF for the 3 minute … Continue reading

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Field of View Adaptive Streaming for VR

Kudos to Aaron Rhodes and Sean Safreed for the first of many Pixvana videos that outline some of the unique challenges, and solutions, to making great stories and experiences using video in Virtual Reality.  This video tackles the unique challenges … Continue reading

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Burglary May 17 2016 at 3:56AM on Stone Way N in Seattle

I was the victim of burglary on May 17th 2016 at 3:56am on Stone Way N in Seattle Washington.  My iMac was stolen from my desk at work.  I’m offering a $3k reward, no questions asked, for the return of … Continue reading

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Adaptive 360 VR Video Streaming

We’re having a lot of fun at the Pixvana working on various VR storytelling technologies, what we have termed “XR Storytelling” as we are thinking broadly about both AR and VR but also xR, such as virtual reality caves, and … Continue reading

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Clear Example of VR Video Assembly

Here’s some really clear images and videos that illustrate a VR Video assembly process using a 6 camera go-pro rig.  This isn’t meant as a comprehensive how-to, rather, just a visual only guide that I will be using in presentations … Continue reading

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Why VR Video Will Be BIG

A lot of my friends have asked me why i’ve plunged into starting a new company, and, why / how i chose building a VR Video Platform specifically as an area for software innovation?  I think i can succinctly summarize as: … Continue reading

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