Our farmAR app for the Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum is set to launch in a few weeks, in time for the opening of the inaugural exhibition in the new Heritage Barn at the museum. The app incorporates video and panoramic content created by local high school students, so the WORKSHOP 3D team took a trip to Quincy last weekend to help them out with the first round of content creation, the filming of the initial videos.
A key component of the Augmented Reality content for the exhibit are videos filmed by local students using a green screen backdrop specially constructed by WORKSHOP 3D for the project. The videos filmed using this green screen allows the students to “pop out” of the exhibits and give introductions, tell stories, or otherwise add to the exhibition with their narrations.
Three videos were created during the trip, and will be featured when the app launches and the exhibit opens. We left the green screen behind, so that additional videos can be filmed and uploaded through a dashboard created for the project, allowing additional student groups or classes to participate in the project in the future and continue to enrich the museum with their contributions.
The app also incorporates more traditional Augmented Reality in the form of an animated full-sized steer and a tractor, as well as panoramas that can be created by the local drone club (or others) and uploaded to the app through the dashboard.