United States Marine Corps


Imagine stepping into the shoes of a Marine recruit, facing drill instructors, crawling through mud, and experiencing the emotional rollercoaster of boot camp – all before you even set foot on base. This isn’t a dream, it’s a groundbreaking VR experience designed to revolutionize how future Marines prepare. 

CLIENT / Agency:

United States Marine Corps, JWT, Evolve


DP & Technical Director

Pushing the Limits of Storytelling to Prepare Marines


This project throws viewers into the gritty reality of basic training through custom chest-mounted cameras that capture a breathtaking 220-degree view. Real recruits, real moments, real emotions – it’s an unfiltered journey through the physical and mental demands of boot camp.


But it’s not just about showing the hardships; it’s about building resilience. By experiencing these challenges firsthand, recruits can develop a clearer understanding of what to expect. This innovative storytelling, woven seamlessly with the VR format, creates a powerful tool that goes beyond entertainment – it prepares individuals for the real world. This project isn’t just a game-changer for Marine training; it’s a giant leap forward for VR itself. The cutting-edge technology, from capturing complex spherical footage with multiple custom-built camera rigs and complex post production processing of immersive equirectangular videos, pushes the boundaries of the medium and sets a new standard for VR content creation.


Ultimately, this isn’t just about technology; it’s about the power of story to immerse, educate, and make a positive impact. This VR boot camp experience is a testament to that power, proving that virtual reality can do more than entertain – it can prepare individuals for the challenges that lie ahead, and in doing so, change the game for those who serve.

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