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.
You can view more snippets and interactive photos from this shoot over here at “JP 360”, and there are some BTS and technical info here.
What do you think? Is 360° footage “the future”?
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