We always knew that GoPro reinvented the way we make videos, but as recently we are starting to realize the other different directions we can take it as it definitely opened a lot of creative, out-of-the-box opportunities for us. But where else can we take it? Jonas Ginter gives us one interesting answer;
Jonas Ginter, a German based photojournalist created an amazing 360° video using 6 GoPro cameras (!) mounted on his bike.
Jonas 3D-printed the mount, attached the cameras and went for a relaxed bike ride through a park. What he got as a result is a very unique effect that we could only see in animations or in our imagination – a miniature world that was created in video in a very creative way.
(360° Video using 6 GoPro Cameras – spherical panorama timelapse from j0n4s on Vimeo.)
In his blog post, Jonas Ginter says that he spent a over a year trying different methods to make a video version of the miniature world but had disappointing results.
He tried everything: mirrors, putting cameras on turntables and more, until he eventually came to the conclusion he would need lots of cameras to produce it and began creating a mount to do just that.
Jonas even opened to the public the 3D printing schematics so anyone can download the specifications from Thingiverse and create one at home.
So far we’ve seen only one video (above) from Jonas but we’re pretty sure that we’ll see more soon and a lot of more people trying to do the same…
Photo credits: Jonas Ginter