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I love movies and photography! I'm absolutely no expert on the subject, but here are some things I thought were cool, funny, crazy, and just generally interesting :)
Since the invention of film/movies, there have been many innovations that keep the experience of watching moving pictures fresh. From linear editing, to sound, color films, computer animation and now 3-D, movies keep evolving to keep the viewers entertained.
Of course, just great writing is enough to keep the viewer entertained, but people are always finding ways to make the experience more incredible.
The newest addition to the list of innovations is 360 degree videos. If you haven't yet seen a 360 degree video, please check these out on youtube.
NOTE: The experience is actually enhanced when watching on your cell phone or tablet using the youtube app.
Are you watching on your phone or tablet? seriously, watch it on your phone or tablet (using the youtube app) and start moving it around in different directions.
Now try this video:
Isn't it amazing?
These are shot with 360 cameras. A camera with multiple lenses that captures the world in 360 degrees. This new way of recording footage is pretty revolutionary in my opinion. The fact that you can move around (using your phone or tablet) and see what is going on behind, in front, left, right, top and bottom of the camera is just insane. Oh yea, if you are watching it on your computer there should be a little directional pad in the top left corner that you can click on to move your view.
Cool shit right?
Imagine the possibilities...
Taking 360 degree tours of places that are difficult to access. People will be able to virtually look around places that they will probably never go to. Like maybe the inside of a submarine, caves, shipwrecks and more. I'm probably just thinking of short term/obvious uses for this. There is someone out there that will truly use this style of recording to change the game forever.
What are your thoughts? Leave me some comments!
Screen grabs from Casey Neistat's 360 degree video of his travel and a Discovery Channel video of a sunken ship.