360 VR Experts for Travel & Tourism
Working with Miles Partnership of Sarasota Florida was an exciting overseas project for the M7 team. Miles Partnership are a leading marketing agency in the US who specialise in tourism. The shoot would include a huge variety of shots and amazing locations. Everything was captured over a three day period. This project had a fast turnaround for a project of this size and for a project that is 4000 miles away from the U.K.
Amelia Island 360 VR Video Experience
Our team of 360 VR Experts were able to travel with ease thanks to two Peli cases and three ThinkTank rucksacks. Travelling light is essential but safety of kit is also paramount. On this shoot the M7 team consisted of 3 members including a VR Camera operator, Director of Photography and a Digital Image Technician (DIT). We also collaborated with Miles Partnerships preferred drone operator, 83 West. Jan from 83 West had the capability to fly drones in the US thanks to holding an FAA licence. However we brought the 360 drone expertise to the shoot for our client.
Some of the shots included drone shots over Fernandina Beach, segway shots at Amelias Wheels in Franklintown, car shots at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, beach horse riding shots at the Kelly Seahorse Ranch. Our favorite is the stunning opening shot where the viewer can feel like they are really walking out onto Fernandina Beach at sunrise towards the Atlantic Ocean.
Moving 360 VR Experts
Much of the focus of the shoot was on point of view (POV) shots. In the promotional video we also used an underwater transition, allowing the viewer to teleport to locations. The underwater transition shot was from a surfer in the Atlantic ocean to a guest in the swimming pool at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.
It is critical to have multiple 360 rigs to shoot very different shots. We utilized GoPro’s, ZCams, Gimbals with Izugar Lenses and Kodaks on this shoot. We utilized our kit to deal with the many moving shots within this film. For example we used our Kodaks to film the underwater transition shot.
All of the team enjoyed the Sunshine State, if only for just a few days days! We hope to work with Miles Partnership and their preferred drone operator, 83 West, in the near future.