Grab your virtual reality headset to watch this powerful VR180 video of a homeless man panhandling in San Francisco. This video will play on a mobile device or desktop, and you can move your phone or mouse around to see more than you would on a regular video. But in a headset, you’ll experience Eric “flying a sign” in 3D, and it’s really really cool!
Eric is a good guy with a kind heart, but like many Americans these days, Eric lives outside houseless. Eric has been homeless in San Francisco for six years. He panhandles to survive.
Eric shared the realities of life on the streets. Near the end of the video, Eric takes us to where he sets up a makeshift home out of street barricades. Although Eric seems to have a positive attitude, it’s heartbreaking when he takes us inside to show us how he sleeps!
Here is the video from the first day I met Eric.
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Producer: Mark Horvath
Producer/Editor: Jordan Mann
Associate Producer: Peter Jung
Spatial Sound Design: Noctvrnal
Camera: Kevin Kunze
Recorded on: Insta360 EVO
Special thanks to YouTube and VRScout for inviting Invisible People to be a part of the VR Creator Lab.