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3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Rings 360 Experience

Finalist in 360 Video

About this entry

As Paramount Pictures prepared to release Rings, the third film in the Ring franchise, they wanted to leverage a 360 video to bring a frightening experience to fans. The video would be released to a domestic and international audience, so it needed to be easily understood with no modifications or changes required by markets around the globe.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

To start, we storyboarded a scene in which the main character, Samara, would crawl out of a TV in a creepy, dark room. Because filming had already wrapped, we didn't have access to the set, so we built the entire scene using 3D modeling. Using film footage as inspiration, we designed the entire scene digitally, adding texture, lighting and small details like the reflection in the water to make it feel life-like.

To replicate Samara, we shot footage with a contortionist on a green screen using a custom camera rig. The 360 video was featured on Facebook and YouTube, including Paramount market channels in Australia, the UK, Poland, France and Germany.


YouTube: Over 500k views across channels

Facebook: Over 924k views, 8.3k shares, 9.7k reactions across Paramount pages


Video for Rings 360 Experience

Produced by

Part IV, Paramount Pictures International


About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch,, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City