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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Visual Suspect took advantage of the warped look of a 360º camera lens, and combined it with additional distortion effects to create this beautifully twisted perspective on the world around us. The film was shot in Hong Kong in stunningly crisp 8K resolution.

Train to Atlantis

Train to Atlantis

5MadMovieMakers mounted a GoPro 360º camera to a model railcar then sent it on a wild journey from a backyard to the beach to the ocean. We’ll forgive the couple of obvious edits as it’s such a thrilling ride. Try spinning the camera and watch from different angles.

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GoPro VR: B.C. Helicopter Flight

GoPro VR: B.C. Helicopter Flight

Take a soothing 360º flight through the snowy and scenic mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Helicopter pilot Bradley Friesen and videographer Devin Olsen captured more than 50 minutes of their flight using a GoPro MAX action camera. It’s even more immersive if you’ve got a VR headset to watch it on.

How Peeps Are Made

How Peeps Are Made

Easter just isn’t Easter without some Peeps. Take a 360º video tour of the Just Born candy factory with Food Network to see how these colorful marshmallow treats are born, including a part of the assembly line called the “Sugar Shower.” Did she really use the word “peepsinality” or were we just hearing things?

Merger

Merger

Keiichi Matsuda’s film feels like a short episode of Black Mirror, as a woman contemplates a big change in order to better understand the AI that runs everything around her. The interfaces in his 360º universe seem like a natural extension of his earlier short Hyper-Reality.

360º LEGO Train Factory Ride

360º LEGO Train Factory Ride

BananenBuurman takes us on another fun ride on one of his LEGO railway constructions, this time taking a trip through his Grandpa’s factory, as tools, wood, and workbenches loom large. Want your own LEGO railway? Hit Trixbrix, and use code “crazybananen” for 10% off.

A Trippy Roller Coaster Ride

A Trippy Roller Coaster Ride

Take a trip on a roller coaster like none you’ve ever experienced before. Famed wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss used a GoPro Fusion 360º camera to capture his ride, then stabilized the raw footage, resulting in a truly bizarre perspective. Thought that was strange? Check this.

Back to the Moon: VR Google Doodle

Back to the Moon: VR Google Doodle

Google pays tribute to one of the first artists of moving pictures, George Méliès, the man behind A Trip to the Moon, among other early films. This charming 360º video which uses animation to commemorate the life and creativity of a true innovator and artist.

360º LEGO Spiral Train POV

360º LEGO Spiral Train POV

We’ve seen this sweet LEGO train set before, but never like this. Here, BANANENBUURMAN shares an immersive 360° ride along hntrains‘ impressive 22 level spiral railway, which measures about 10 feet tall. VR headset wearers, ride the rails at your own peril.

Planet Vienna

Planet Vienna

Photographer Joerg Daiber of LittleBigWorld takes us on an unusual tour of Vienna, Austria, capturing a spherical projection of the city that makes its buildings and citizens look like a level straight out of Super Mario Galaxy.

Lunar Eclipse and Aurora in 360º

Lunar Eclipse and Aurora in 360º

Photographer William Briscoe captured this awe-inspiring 8K 360º time-lapse footage of the super blue blood moon as the aurora borealis danced in the skies outside of Fairbanks, Alaska back on 1/31/18. Crank the resolution as high as you can, and scan the skies for the moon.

Pyongyang 360º

Pyongyang 360º

North Korea’s leader may be in a war of words with much of the world, but Aram Pen’s aerial video over the sprawling, though oddly still capital city of Pyongyang reminds us of the millions who live there who deserve a chance at a peaceful and happy lives like the rest of us.

Red Bull District Ride 360

Red Bull District Ride 360

Drop right in the middle of the Red Bull District Ride urban MTB freeride through Nuremberg, courtesy of a 360º camera mounted atop one of its rider’s helmets. We suggest watching it a few times from different angles, like backwards, or looking down on the guy’s helmet.

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Inside of Things VR

Inside of Things VR

Inside of Things VR has only posted a handful of videos shot with their Ricoh 360º camera, but each one provides a unique internal perspective on a mundane item – including a clothes dryer, a dishwasher, and a refrigerator. The best clip was shot inside a vending machine.

VR LEGO Train

VR LEGO Train

After showing off some of his amazing LEGO railways, BANANENBUURMAN captured a couple of his tracks with a 360º camera mounted directly on the railcar, so you can look around during the journey. If you happen to have a VR headset, it’s even cooler. More here.

Tokyo Light Odyssey

Tokyo Light Odyssey

If you don’t have a VR headset, you’ll at least want to go fullscreen to experience Wowlab’s mindblowing 360º video which uses bits and pieces of imagery from Tokyo at night to send you on a journey to space and back.

Surrounded by Dominoes

Surrounded by Dominoes

Domino fanatic FlippyCat placed a 360° camera and binaural microphones in the middle of a room, then stacked a circle of 4,200 dominoes around them. The surround audio as the dominoes drop is just as mesmerizing as watching them all crash around you.

Helvetia by Night 360º

Helvetia by Night 360º

Vimeo showcases it’s new foray into 360º video with this glorious time-lapse, shot by Christian Mülhauser over the course of 4 months. He used a 4-camera rig to snap over 55,000 photos of the skies over Switzerland to complete the project. Watch in 4K if you can.

Nürburgring 360º

Nürburgring 360º

Very few of us will every get a chance to drive the Nürburgring – especially in a 610 hp Audi R8 V10. For the rest of us mere mortals, enjoy this VR video of pro race driver Tom Kristensen taking that awesome sports car for an abridged lap of the famed Green Hell.

Alaskan Skies 360º Time-Lapses

Alaskan Skies 360º Time-Lapses

Photographer William Briscoe shoots stunning 360-degree VR time-lapse videos of the Milky Way, Aurora Borealis and epic sunsets in the skies over Alaska. The colors and motion are spectacular, but we wish that today’s tech could capture the kind of detail a non-VR clip could.

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Exo360 Drone

Exo360 Drone

Currently raising funds on Indiegogo, the Exo360 promises to capture full 360º aerial video, thanks to its five built-in cameras, and automated stitching technology. We highly recommend going for the pricier 4K model, as lower res VR video tends to look muddy.

Swiss Air Force Formation in 360º

Swiss Air Force Formation in 360º

Ride along for a formation flight with the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team. This 360º video puts you in the middle of the action, for a spectacular view of the snow-capped Alps and the St. Moritz ski resort below. The shots from the ground were unnecessary, but it’s still well worth watching.

Man on Spire

Man on Spire

The New York Times Magazine enlisted photographer Jimmy Chin and safety expert Jamison Walsh to climb to the tippy top of the spire on Manhattan’s 1 World Trade Center, and shared this eye-popping 360º video of the journey. We only wish the video were longer.

Gotthard 360°

Gotthard 360°

Start out with a 360º ride through Switzerland’s Gothard Base Tunnel, then take a tour of the myriad platforms, elevators, and walkways that surround the 35.5 mile long tunnel that runs through the base of the Alps. The video is narrated in German, but it’s self-explanatory.

Run the Jewels: Crown

Run the Jewels: Crown

“Whatever it take I hope you find it, Mike. The look on her face shown that glory replaced all the shame and the hate and that she wears a crown.” Run the Jewels worked with Wevr to make this to the point 360 video for Crown, from their album Run the Jewels 2.

Google: Performing Arts

Google: Performing Arts

Watch some of the world’s best musicians, actors, dancers and performance artists up close and for free with Google Cultural Institute’s Performing Arts collection. Each episode consists of multiple 360º videos taken from different angles.

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