Recently, Deep VR’s creative director, Telmo dos Reis, visited the east coast of South Africa and thought he’d get some aerial 360 degree video footage using our 2D rig from the air.
Not as easy as it looks
Telmo, sitting in the “shotgun” seat, may look calm, but he had both hands stabilising our camera. “It was pretty terrifying flying 200 meters above the ocean and not actually holding on to the microlite”, says Telmo.
In this 360 degree video, you can spot famous Durban landmarks such as Moses Mabhida stadium (built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup), uShaka Marine World aquarium, and over 3 kilometers of some of the most pristine beaches in the entire world.
It was pretty terrifying flying 200 meters above the ocean and not actually holding on to the microlite.
As can be seen in this video – which is just a teaser for a longer, forthcoming virtual reality by air experience – the result is pretty spectacular. Unless you have vertigo.
Make sure to max out the resolution on the YouTube video – you’ll even be able to read the warning label near the wheel!