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PAVR Creates Emmy-Winning 360° Video for FOX Sports with Adobe

PAVR and FOX Sports teamed up to create A Royal Reality, an immersive video that tells the story of the Kansas City Royals’ 2015 World Series victory, their first in 30 years. The PAVR team called on the powerful virtual reality editing capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and seamless integration between Adobe Creative Cloud tools to finish the project on a three-week timeline. PAVR stitched together 65 pieces of content and 70 pieces of fan footage for the video, which shows the team’s journey and the thrill of winning from fans’ perspectives. A Royal Reality received a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Innovation.

“The ability to start in Premiere and go into After Effects, then back to Premiere Pro seamlessly benefitted our workflow process and tight timeline,” says director and visual effects specialist Michael Ashton, one of the PAVR co-founders. “It was a no-brainer that Adobe Creative Cloud would have all the elements we would need to complete this project soup to nuts.”

Having worked with Adobe software since 2002, the team decided to use Premiere Pro CC to create a layout of the video, After Effects CC to fine-tune footage, and Adobe Audition CC to edit and master various audio elements. They also used Mettle’s SkyBox 360 Studio, a 360°/VR plug-in for After Effects.