Our recent Visit South Devon
360 VR video features stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. One of a series of films promoting South Devon to visitors, the video was captured on a sunny spring morning on Exeter ship canal. It can be viewed on the Visit South Devon website and will also be used at events and exhibitions.
Gareth films Sam from Exe Adventures.
Visit South Devon 360 VR video shoot
We arrived early to meet Sam McClure from Exe Adventures. Sam runs a business that offers kayak and SUP tours and hire so was well qualified to show us the ropes. After interviewing Sam and capturing some HD footage of the location, we set out. With our 360 VR camera attached to a kayak, we took to the water where the Exe meets the canal. It was a perfectly still day. This gave us the best conditions for filming (and kayaking). Of course, the stunning location looked amazing in the morning light and the film captures the experience of kayaking paddle boarding, two of the many outdoor activities that South Devon offers visitors.
Setting up the 360 VR camera onto the kayak.
360 VR video to promote destinations and things to do
360 VR video can be used to promote all sorts of places and activities. We have produced VR video for a number of our clients who want to create a sense of why viewers ‘must visit’, from vertigo inducing zip wires and jumps (Hangloose Adventures 360 VR)
to stunning views from a coast path (the South West Coast Path Association
). As part of our work for Visit South Devon, we also captured a journey through Haldon Forest. By fixing the 360 camera on a tramper (similar to a quad-bike) we filmed as we drove through the forest. Basically, as long as there’s something to secure our 360 camera rig on, then we can film it!
Some of our clients use 360 VR video to exclusively promote their destination at expos and events. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust run three zoos in the South West. They use our films, captured at Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts, to help explain their animal enrichment programme to visitors to their stand at events such as New Scientist Live