We’ve produced a number of technical 360 projects over the years. This particular one we teamed up with Grady Britton to capture the night life in Portland. We utilized several 360 rigs for low light captures and timelapses, this was a particular challenge in 2018 where the hardware was on the cusp of leaping forward in capture quality and stitching multiple cameras together in6k. These days 8k can be captured and exported with very affordable consumer pocket-sized cameras. Hardware aside, there was a lot of technical planning and coordination that went into capturing all the night life locations. From band interviews, performances, and groups of people took time to coordinate and capture. This required planning 360 action around multiple camera placements and not see a film crew. Just as important was keeping all cameras at just above eye level so when VR headsets are worn, you didn’t feel too short or too tall.
After 3 late evenings of filming we spent several weeks exporting hours of stitched sequences, allowing Grady Britton and Travel Portland to sit with our editor and select their favorite scenes. Once the edit was locked we removed camera seams, added 360 motion graphics, color corrected and mixed final audio. While every shot was purposefully placed allowing viewers to look around their environment to feel immersed, stitched shots were rotated to where the key story action is.
Client: Travel Portland
Agency: Grady Briton
Production Studio: Giant Astronaut (Deep Sky)
Producer: James Horn
Director: Jared Hobbs
Assistant Director: Seth Chaffee
DP: Simon Miya