The opening credits for Game of Thrones is such a fantastic sequence in that it lays out the map of the Seven Kingdoms and does so in a board game-esque fashion. You gain a sense of distance and try and understand each location’s importance but it all happens so fast that you don’t really get to explore. Well, here’s…
Very few people will ever have the chance to ride the insanely valuable Triple Crown-winning American Pharoah. So on a recent morning workout, the racehorse’s jockey strapped a 360-degree GoPro rig to their helmet—allowing the rest of us to come as close as we’ll ever get to riding the steed.
This is a “what if” scenario. I have no proof. But I think it’s pretty damn likely that GoPro is building a virtual reality camera. A GoPro that captures your adventures in 360 degrees—and lets people experience them as if they were right there with you.
Zero Point was supposed to set the bar for virtual reality filmmaking with the very first movie designed for the Oculus Rift. Instead, we got a measly 15 minutes of footage seemingly thrown together at random.
Yesterday's Game of Thrones episode was truly epic. It contained one really spectacular long shot in which the camera—placed in the center of Castle Black's inner ward—rotates, filming the battle carnage around it in one non-stop 360-degree shot. Director Neil Marshall thinks it is his "favorite shot ever."
I never understood people's need to trash streets, burn cars or destroy anything after their team loses (or sometimes wins) a big game. But I've always wondered what it would feel like. This 360-degree video of the Vancouver riots shows me.
A couple months ago we saw the Microsoft Ringcam, which was essentially a prototype version of this model, the Microsoft RoundTable. Along with this fancy device, Microsoft also unveiled a new business plank that is focused on the development of communication software and VoIP services.