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Get in the middle of a rabid session with the Nike Skateboarding team at Nike Sixth and Mill skatepark and take in a full 360° view of the action. Featuring the crisscrossing styles of Paul Rodriguez, Shane O’Neill, Theotis Beasley, Justin Brock, Youness Amrani and Donovon Piscopo. Grab the screen and turn side to side to control what and who you see shredding all around you.

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BigLookLive: First Ever Live Stream Broadcast Delivering Interactive Video in HD

If you were one of the fortunate among the tens of thousands of viewers that watched the live stream broadcast on People.com from the Country Music Awards on November 9th, then you also witnessed a significant technology breakthrough. BigLook360 debuted BigLookLive its interactive live stream broadcast delivering interactive HD video allowing you to watch and direct your own view from on the red carpet at the CMA’s.

With BigLookLive now you can live stream an interactive HD video from any type of an event from anywhere, providing viewers the ability to choose what they want to watch during the event. Allowing viewers to pan around the video using their mouse and now being able to see the detail of an HD quality video brings an entirely new level of interaction and “stickiness” to the web. For BigLookLive examples at the CMA’s go to BigLookLive Demos.

Now producers and broadcasters have more options then ever to bring HD interactive web experiences for viewers at any event. These options could be a single BigLookLive camera feed, multiple interactive camera feeds, or a combination of both HD interactive and conventional camera feeds allowing the viewer to pick which location and level of interaction they enjoy most.

BigLook360 has been there to cover high-profile events that feature the world’s most well-known celebrities, but we can cover your event as well, no matter how extravagant or intimate it is.  Take a look at the various kinds of events BigLook360 has covered to gain a better understanding of how we can cover your next event.  Give your viewers the feeling as if they are attending in person. Call today or submit your contact information onlineto discuss how interactive HD video can work for you. For more information, visit BigLook360.com.

Use 360 Degree Video to Maximize Sporting Events

360 degree video is the perfect way to immerse viewers in an environment like never before.  There are all kinds of applications for this kind of interactive video.  The entertainment industry is certainly among the most popular categories to use this kind of video production. Using 360 degree video at major sporting events is also increasingly popular among special event promoters and agencies, presenting an entirely new viewing experience and growing a whole new audience of viewership.

 

With traditional coverage of sporting events, viewers are limited to the direction a camera is pointed at any given moment.  This one-dimensional viewing experience, dictated by the director, restricts what viewers see.

 

However, with a 360 degree video production, special cameras are set up to capture everything there is to see, in a full 360-degree range. There are no seams or overlay because everything is captured simultaneously in a single captured shot.  This technology affords viewers a “just like being there” experience that takes you well beyond the playing field. Want to monitor reactions on the sidelines or in the crowd? With a 360 video production, you can do just that by using the computer mouse to click-and-drag to adjust your view to the precise angle you desire.

 

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See it. Feel it. Move it. 360 Degree Video

BigLook360 has been there to cover the Dallas Cowboys up close and personal.  Have you ever been to Cowboys Stadium when the Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleaders took the field for a dance routine that brought the crowd to its feet?  How about standing five feet from the official coin toss before the start of the game?  Or felt your pulse race as you see what the players see as they charge out of the tunnel and onto the field before the game?  You can experience all of this and more when you watch 360 degree game day productions!

 

All kinds of entertainment events, including the red carpet action at the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globe awards have been covered by BigLook360. BigLook360 has also been in position to bring full 360-degree views of the pageantry of Cowboys game day and rink side to provide views of the Stanley Cup playoffs, just like you were sitting on the players’ bench!  Check out all this footage and more to decide how you can use 360 degree video production technology to the benefit of your own business.

 

At BigLook360, we are experts in producing immersive 360 degree video content for advertising and promotional agencies, corporate and commercial video producers and major event planners. You, too, can use this technology to its fullest capabilities. Give us a call today or submit your contact information online and one of our representatives will be in touch soon to discuss how immersive video can work for you in the areas advertising, marketing, or interactive teaching and learning. For more information, visit BigLook360.com.

How a Virtual Campus Tour Helps Universities and Institutions Increase Summer Visitors

This is the time of year when teens leave for college with the goal of becoming independent young adults.  Before they chose where to attend however, many students visited the campuses of their top university choices.  Others took advantage of a virtual campus tour to take them to notable places on campus via their computer screens.

 

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Virtual Tour With 360 Degree Video

More than ever, virtual campus tours are playing a role in the number of students who choose to visit campuses in person.  This is because, when given the chance to preview a number of schools from home in a virtual setting before they pay to visit the school in person, students can get an idea of whether the school is right for them.  Then, they can narrow their selections and travel only to their top schools as determined by the virtual interactive video they were able to see first.

 

When planning for your visitors next summer, consider the value of 360 degree video production and interactive campus maps when shaping your virtual tours.  By including a virtual campus tour on your university or institution website, you also increase the chances that your school will rank among the top choices of potential new students.

 

Top universities like Cornell, Harvard, and the University of Chicago already include virtual tours of the campus on their websites.  Wilkes University in Pennsylvania is taking advantage of BigLook360 technology by offering an interactive 360 degree video tour that includes hot spots on a map to make navigating the unfamiliar campus easier than ever for prospective students.  By using “hot spots” which integrates a campus map into your virtual tour engages prospective students even more and increases the “just like being there” experience.

 

For more information about using a virtual campus tour on your university’s website, check out this BigLook360 blog post on campus tour productions.  When you see what this technology could do for your school’s reputation and attendance, you will wonder why you never used it before.

Click here to learn more about how 360 degree video works and comes to life in an interview with BigLook360 Executive Producer, Lance Loesberg.

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Use Multiple Camera Views & 360 Degree Video to Enhance Live Event Broadcasts

There hundreds of different types of live events that deserve to be covered by the most comprehensive production possible.  BigLook360 has documented dozens of high-profile events like the Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, Emmys and SAG Awards.  Coverage of these events places viewers right on the edge of the red carpet.  Because 360 degree video technology allows the viewer to choose any angle they want from full range of 360 degree motion, they can linger on their favorite stars instead of being at the mercy of a director and cameraman. And it’s all done simply clicking the mouse and dragging the cursor to the desired view—all from the comfort of your home!

 

To provide even more in-depth coverage of a live event, BigLook360 will often employ multiple 360 degree cameras to capture more than one 360 degree interactive view. At a recent major awards event, BigLook360 streamed footage live from six different cameras located on the red carpet, the grand staircase, and the press room for viewers to get an up-close and personal look at their favorite celebrities arriving at the glamorous event. That means six different 360 degree views.  It’s like being there in six different places, looking around in any direction!

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See The Live Event in 360 Degree Video

 

To help viewers see all of their options among various cameras and views, a corresponding map or diagram is provided next to the window where the video plays for the viewer.  The feeling of “just like being there” is enhanced by the viewer being able to get a “birds-eye-view.”  By referring to the diagram, the layout of the event is clearly indicated so viewers can understand and relate to each perspective and go look where they are most interested.  It’s like following your favorite celebrity as they move throughout the event, without them even knowing it.

 

BigLook360 has been there to cover high-profile events that feature the world’s most well-known celebrities, but we can cover your event as well, no matter how extravagant or intimate it is.  Take a look at the various kinds of events BigLook360 has covered to gain a better understanding of how we can cover your next big live event.  With multiple cameras at your disposal, your viewers won’t miss a thing, even if they couldn’t attend in person.

 

At BigLook360, we are experts in producing immersive 360 degree video content for advertising and promotional agencies, corporate and commercial video producers and major event planners. You, too, can use this technology to its fullest capabilities. Give us a call today or submit your contact information online to discuss how immersive video can work for you in the areas advertising, marketing, or interactive teaching and learning. For more information, visit BigLook360.com.

360 Degree Video Increases Comprehension by Adding Virtual Environments to Training Videos: What is a “Decision Point”?

Immersive video has many varied uses, but one area that benefits particularly well from 360 degree video is the training and learning application.  Viewers of training videos that feature virtual environments are engaged in the action more fully so they can safely practice their skills in a real-world setting.  This allows trainees to make decisions, learn from their mistakes, and increase comprehension in a safe environment while benefiting from better information retention.

 

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One particular area of training which benefits from 360 degree video production is the military.  There’s no better way to prepare soldiers to serve in the field than with virtual environments that test their knowledge with the presence of “Decision Points.”

 

A Decision Point is a pause in the video footage where the trainee is given a list of options to choose from.  Their decision will determine what clip is played next as if the decision were made in a real-life situation.

 

A military exercise may be shown from the point of view of any soldier present in the footage, which gives trainees a different experience each time they undergo the exercise and a full understanding of how their decisions will affect other team members.  This can affect the Decision Points and the outcome of what is selected.

 

Along with Decision Points, innovative features like “hit zones” on hostile figures in the virtual reality training video track how trainees respond to suspects and threats as presented throughout the scenario.  Depending on how the individual is hit, the next appropriate video clip will follow.  If the trainee’s marksmanship is off and they fail to hit their target, another video clip will be played as a result of the trainee’s miss.

 

Obviously, these kinds of situations would be dangerous or utterly impossible to perform in real life, yet virtual environments in an interactive 360 degree video format make it real-time action without the risks that are inherent in battlefield situations.  Be sure to check out other BigLook360 immersive 360 degree video productions in a variety of other applications.  This technology is so far-reaching it’s difficult to identify an industry that can’t benefit from 360 degree video!

Get Your Brand Noticed in the Explosion of Internet Video Traffic

Online marketing experts are predicting an increase in IP traffic of more than 30% per year so that by 2014, interactive video will be will be the driving force of all Internet content.  Video alone is expected to account for around 19.5 Exabytes per month by 2014.  This incredible growth in online video marketing is expected to be experienced around the globe.

 

As you might expect, since the quantity of Internet videos is going to skyrocket in the coming years, the amount of spending in the interactive marketing sector is increasing rapidly as well.  By next year, spending is projected to reach $61 billion.  Online video ad spending alone is expected to reach $7.1 billion by 2012, and with customer-centric video applications in place, the medium will become even more appealing to consumers and marketers alike.

 

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360 Degree Video - What Are They Looking At?

With all of these predictions in place about growing online video marketing, how do you expect your business to stay ahead of the game?  As a business owner, you cannot simply stand on the sidelines… you must get in on the action in this lucrative, massively-growing market, and the best way to gain that competitive edge over all others is through 360 degree video.

 

Interactive video is more exciting, engaging, and memorable than any other kind of online video marketing.  Picture a traditional video.  The viewer simply sits back and watches whatever angle the editor, director, and cameraman decide to capture.  There is no interaction and limited information retention.

 

Now, imagine a 360 degree video production that supports views at any angle the viewer wants to see.  By simply using the mouse to point, click and drag the cursor on any computer screen,  a viewer can have a whole different experience each time they view the footage.  This makes the experience more memorable and significantly increases retention.

 

360 degree video is a fairly new technology that you can incorporate into your marketing efforts today.  This will help you stand out from others that don’t know about this technology and differentiate yourself from your competition.

 

View some examples of 360 degree videos and learn what industries this immersive technology can be used in as you consider it for your own business.  Once you understand its potential, you will wonder why you never utilized 360 degree video production before.

The 2011 Emmy Awards & 360 Degree Video Come Together on the Red Carpet

Watch the Red Carpet at Emmys in 360 Degree Video!

If you are wondering, “Where can I watch the Emmys from the best vantage point as the stars walk down the red carpet?” think no more. Thanks to BigLook360 and its 360-degree live stream technology, you’ll be right in the middle of the buzz with complete control over what angle you see. This means that while you are on People.com during the 2011 Emmys Awards, you will be able to control your view of the action.  It’s really easy, it’s totally free and you can savor every stargazing moment from the comfort of your own home by going to www.people.com.

As the world’s leading 360-degree video creation and production experts, BigLook360 is ready to bring another “just like being there” experience to life at the 2011 Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18. As your favorite stars walk the red carpet to the legendary Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, BigLook360’s camera will provide up-close and personal views of the stars–and you will be in complete control of what views you see. Simply use the mouse to click-and-drag your cursor to adjust your views in a full 360-degree range—it will be just like you’re standing right next to the red carpet!

On nights when the entertainment industry’s stars shine brightest, BigLook360 is there to capture it all. You can see this amazing technology in action by checking out BigLook360’s on demand videos from past awards shows, including the Grammys, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild, to name a few.

Views from the red carpet are but one example of how this versatile immersive technology connects with audiences in a more meaningful way. Marketing professionals use 360-degree video to differentiate their brand from competitors. The military and others are using this unique approach to replace one-dimensional training events with highly interactive videos that resonate with audiences and increase retention. And when it comes to capturing historical moments, such as the final launch of the Atlantis Space Shuttle, nobody provides a more up-close and personal vantage point like BigLook360. To learn more about the uses for 360-degree video, view BigLook360 Demos now.

Get ready to watch the stars to shine on the red carpet at the 2011 Emmy Awards, and start thinking about how 360-degree video can help your business, too. To contact BigLook360, please go to http://biglook360.com.

Where Can I Watch the Emmys to see more of my Favorite Stars as they walk the Red Carpet?

If you’re a primetime TV fanatic, Sunday, Sept. 18, is your equivalent to the Super Bowl. If you’re asking yourself, “Where can I watch the Emmys so that I can see more of my favorite stars as they walk the red carpet? It’s time to think outside the cable box and try something truly innovative: BigLook360’s free live stream on People.com puts you right there on the red carpet!

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Ditch the TV and head over to People.com to catch the Emmy's

BigLook360’s camera sets you up right beside the red carpet and puts you in the director’s chair at the 2011 Emmy Awards. You control the angles you see, thanks to BigLook360’s immersive technology that provides up-close and personal views of your favorite stars in a full 360-degree range. Simply go to www.people.com to access the live stream—did we mention that it’s free?—and  use the mouse to click-and-drag your cursor to see who and what you want, when you want—it’s the next best thing to being there in person!

A pioneer in 360-degree live stream and video technology, BigLook360 has been on location for the Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild award presentations. To get a sneak peak at BigLook360’s innovative technology in action on the red carpet, view their on demand videos now.

So, who will be the big winners at the 2011 Emmy Awards? Your guess is as good as ours, but there is a good chance some of them will come from these shows that dominated the list of nominations:

 

Show

Nominations

Mad Men

19

Modern Family

17

Glee

12

View a complete list of nominations here.

 

The topic of conversation for days and weeks to come, however, will be focused on what transpires long before the Emmy winners are announced to the world. The tabloids, entertainment channels and paparazzi will be jostling for position to check out who’s wearing what as they walk the red carpet to the legendary Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

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Experience the red carpet in a whole new way.

While they’re doing that, you’ll be curling up on the coach and firing up your computer to access your bookmarked page, www.people.com to get the best seat of all, courtesy of BigLook360.

 

In our eyes, that makes you the biggest winner of all.

Where Can I Watch the Emmy’s AND the Legendary Red Carpet in 360 Degrees?

If you’re a television addict who can’t get enough of your favorite primetime stars, no doubt you’ve circled Sunday, Sept. 18 on your calendar. That, of course, is the night of the 2011 Emmy Award presentations. If you’re asking, “Where can I watch the Emmys to get even more of my favorite celebs?’’ thanks to BigLook360 and People.com, the answer is … your couch!

 

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See the Red Capet action in 360 Degrees

On this night when the TV stars shine brightest, BigLook360 will deliver a free live stream of up close and personal views of your favorite celebs as they make the star-studded trek along the red carpet to the legendary Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The live stream can be accessed on the Internet at www.people.com.

 

The BigLook360 camera will be strategically stationed at the People.com booth right on the red carpet to provide the best views of the stars—you’ll feel like you’re standing right there in the middle of it all! The camera is stationary, but your views will be anything but static. With BigLook360’s immersive technology, you can direct your own views in a full 360-degree range of motion, all by using the mouse to click-and-drag your cursor to see who and what you want, when you want.

 

A pioneer in 360-degree live stream and video technology, BigLook360 provides a unique way to connect with audiences in a more meaningful way by providing users with the ability to direct their views from every conceivable angle.

 

Marketing professionals use 360-degree video to differentiate their brand from competitors. The military and others are using this immersive technology to replace one-dimensional training events with highly interactive videos that resonate with audiences and increase retention. Many high-profile events such the Academy Awards, the final launch of the Atlantis Space Shuttle, and the demise of the Dallas Cowboys’ old Texas Stadium were documented using 360-degree video technology.

 

As you get ready for the stars to shine at the 2011 Emmy Awards, experience the power of 360-degree video for yourself by checking out the BigLook360 demo gallery.

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