Nat Geo 360 VR Shoot: Flying a 360 camera on DJI Matrice 600
Our crew would be filming BBC international cinematographer and Nat Geo star Bertie Gregory
who has been making splashes with his Nat Geo Wild series “Wild Life
Aerial Vista Productions would be in charge of flying the Matrice 600
heavy lift drone made by DJI with the 360 Omni from GoPro
camera. We were also helping out with location scouting which provided us with some extra challenges and learning in a very cold and snowy winter weak.
One thing to consider about a location while filming VR 360 is the various aspects that can sneak in, thus a very careful inspection of an area in all directions and all levels can yield something significant that makes the shot unusable. As we were doing mostly scenic we found it challenge to find natural areas around Campbell River that didn’t have some sign of human interference.
Part 2 of our shoot was on Hornby Island, with us basing out of the Hornby Island Dive Lodge
. Our fantastic hosts Amanda and Rob Zielinski are highly experienced and super helpful with everything from food, tanks to boats and location scouting.
The Matrice the good the bad and the ugly ;
The omni 360 the good, the bad and the ugly;