These “Tiny World” GoPro videos seem to pop out of nowhere from time to time, and we love them because up till a few years a go you needed to be a big agency with a ton of budget to make one, but now, it is just a few gopros. Red Bull however took this whole trend to the next level by capturing one of their athletes surfing in 360°.
As it is explained on Red Bull’s website, the camera crew strapped a meter long pole to the athlete’s body (because putting the 4 GoPro cameras on his helmet would both fail to capture his face and the entire bottom would be his body). The final result is one of the best-executed “Tiny World” videos I’ve ever seen.
Interestingly, it is not just a “regular” tiny planet, you can control the camera similarly to giga-panoramas with the application below:
Here’s what Jason Polakow, the surf athlete who was filmed for this project says:
I really think the 360° images that we can get in the future will really help the fans experience a whole new dimension of photography and cinematography.
What do you think? Is 360° footage “the future”?