Important updates, insights and perspectives from the Spark AR team.
As we continue our interview series with Spark AR creators, today we’re catching up with Nahir Esper, the Chaco, Argentina-based photographer, artist and developer, known for her stylistic makeup effects and vivid Instagram filters. Nahir talks about how she got into AR creation, where she finds inspiration for her projects, and some of her favorite Spark AR features.
Facebook recently concluded its third virtual hackathon and announced the winning submissions across several categories, including the top three picks in the augmented reality group. This latest event in the year-long series invited Spark AR creators to build World AR experiences that were fun and tailored for use with Instagram Reels.
As we continue to build new capabilities and features to help make AR creation better, easier and faster, we’re also investing in new resources to help you work through the technical challenges of bringing your AR ideas to life. For many creators, the Spark AR Facebook Group has been a helpful, trusted resource, and starting today we’re adding another: the Spark AR Forum.
As we continue our interview series with Spark AR creators, today we’re catching up with Isabelle Udo, an Amsterdam-based designer and filmmaker known for her innovative use of organic materials, vibrant colors and emotive sound, to create immersive AR experiences. Isabelle shares her experience and perspective on building a career as an AR creator, some of the influences that have helped shape her artistic style, and offers some advice for creators aspiring to take on more brand AR projects.
As part of our ongoing interview series with Spark AR creators, we recently caught up with Mitsuko Ono, a Manila, Philippines-based multimedia designer to talk about how she got into AR creation, her rapidly growing gallery of 40+ ‘weird’ effects, and some of the experience and advice she has for new creators and those working with brands. We learned a ton from this talented creator, we hope you will too.
The introduction of Instagram Reels has quickly captured the imaginations of Spark AR creators, many of whom are discovering and using Reels for the first time, and exploring questions, like “What types of effects work best for Reels?” or “How are Stories and Reels different?” or “Can people use multiple effects in Reels?”