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We are making a 360º Virtual Reality Experience about science, love, and magic in the ocean, with a special focus on coral reefs.
89 backers pledged $25,000 to help bring this project to life.

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    Underwater 360º photospheres

    A digital package of 360º underwater images collected on coral reefs in the Maldives and Japan.

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    Coral reefs digital package

    A digital package of:

    1) 3D coral models (.obj files) collected with underwater photogrammetry on Hydrous expeditions around the world. These models can be viewed and edited on a computer and 3D printed. This package includes models that are not currently open access. You can view some of the models here: https://www.thehydro.us/3d-models/

    2) 360º underwater images collected on coral reefs in the Maldives and Japan.

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    • 360º underwater images
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    Hydrous water bottle

    A Hydrous-branded reusable (and ocean friendly) water bottle

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    Hydrous T Shirt

    The T-shirt worn by the Hydrous crew during their Palau expedition (XS-XL)

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    Hydrous VR Package

    A Hydrous-branded VR viewer (similar to Google Cardboard) that you can use to view content on your smart phone. We will also provide the digital file of the 360º demo reel of our film.

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    • Hydrous VR viewer
    • Immerse demo reel
    • 360º underwater images
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    Hydrous VR T-shirt plus VR Package

    The T-shirt worn by the Hydrous crew during their Palau expedition (XS-XL) plus VR package.

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    • Hydrous T-shirt
    • Hydrous VR viewer
    • Immerse demo reel
    • 360º underwater images
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    Hydrous Happy Hour

    Attend the annual Hydrous Happy Hour celebration (August 16 in downtown San Francisco), view our work-in-progress VR film, and receive a VIP gift package. The event will celebrate art, science, and technology for ocean education, and is a unique opportunity to hang out with a great community of scientists, educators, designers, and ocean enthusiasts. Beverages and appetizers will be served.

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    • Hydrous T-shirt
    • Hydrous water bottle
    • 3D coral models
    • 360º underwater images
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    VR Filmmaking Workshop

    Join an online VR filmmaking workshop with VR expert Jason McGuigan (Director of land-based photography, Co-Producer, and Post-Production Supervisor) and Marine biologist Dr. Erika Woolsey (Executive Producter).

    Includes:
    • VR Filmmaking Seminar
    • Immerse demo reel
    • Hydrous VR viewer
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    Invitation to Viewing Party

    Join us and the Hydrous community at our viewing party in the San Francisco Bay Area to celebrate the completion of our film. Be one of the first to see it!

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    • Invitation to Viewing Party
    • Immerse demo reel
    • 3D coral models
    • 360º underwater images
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    "Thank you" credit

    Receive a "Thank you" in the film credits for your support. Plus an invitation to the viewing party.

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    • "Thank you" credit
    • Invitation to Viewing Party
    • Immerse demo reel
    • 3D coral models
    • 360º underwater images
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    "Special Thanks" film credit

    Receive a prominent "Special Thanks" in the film credits, plus an invitation to the viewing party.

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    • "Special Thanks" Credit
    • Invitation to Viewing Party
    • Immerse demo reel
    • 3D coral models
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    Associate Producer Credit

    Receive a prominent "Associate Producer" Credit in the film.

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    • Associate Producer Credit
    • VR Filmmaking Seminar
    • Invitation to Viewing Party
    • Immerse demo reel
    • Hydrous VR viewer
    • Hydrous T-shirt
    • 3D coral models
    • 360º underwater images
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