29 Mar HOW TO MAKE A 360 VIDEO
“The main idea was to make a film where the viewer could swim into the travel and get teletransported. We wanted people to think about how they are living their life, the changes they wanna make and the dreams they wanna chase”
Vr: behind the trend
Have you ever experienced VR? In case you haven’t, we are gonna explain it to you: Virtual Reality – also known as 360º video – is a term referred to a high technologic new style of video where using Oculus technology and wearing a VR headset allows you to enjoy an immersive, memorable experience unlike any other medium — and brands are quickly recognizing that value.
How do they film in 360º? D-printed camera rigs hold 6 or 10 GoPro Hero4 cameras in a spherical shape. Each camera is mounted at a specific angle so the camera’s field of view will overlap portions of the surrounding cameras’ field of view. That overlap will eliminate any gaps in the footage and allow for flexibility at the seams. When all the GoPros are recording, they capture video at the same time, and it covers the entire 360° by 180° area.
You can hang the rig, hold it, drone it, and more. The most tricky thing is that 360° means EVERYTHING that is in the view of the camera and will be in the shot. This includes you, your crew, any lights, microphones, equipment, every crack on the ceiling, and dirty footprints on the floor. When scouting locations, take the entire space into consideration. Envision the action that will take place, how should that action interact with the camera? And make sure the available lighting is suitable or get creative with camera placement.
How did it started
It all started with New horizons VR and Futura VR studio, both technology based creative studios runned by the young and talented Cristian Dominguez, Javier Herreros, Damian Augustyniak and Adrian Ruiz.
We decided that it was time to do something innovative and special. And they were used to work with big companies so they couldn’t really develop their own creativity. Until we met together!
Filming on the road
It’s always hard to choose localizations, but we all got it clear since the very beginning: Gran Canaria was the perfect place. The island offers as many different landscapes as you need: sea, sand beaches, rock beaches, dunes, pinecones woods, tropical woods, rocks, canyons…The planning was clearly defined but open to any opportunity.
The first day we recorded the motorcycle scene at la Carretera Presa de las Niñas – Mogán. It’s a sick road to do with a motorcycle.
We also went to film with horses at Sioux City and in a boat
The next day we shot at the famous Dunas de Maspalomas, where we set up a Glamping chill out in the middle of the dunes.
At the end of the week we camped in the Presa de las Niñas, where we did kayaking. We finished filming at el Roque Nublo with a glorious sunset, while the dancers Andrea Perez and Margot ______ danced and did yoga on the rock while the sun was hiding in the hills.
We could never be more grateful for all the people we met in this adventure, the ones that helped us giving us a little or a huge amount of their time. They were all amazing people full of life, illusion for life and willing to help. These are the people we want around for all life and the ones we believe in. Thank you, thank you thank you, for helping us and for existing.