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March 4, 2017

Abandoned Alpine village in 360°: Lesson #2

As the sun warmed the snowy slopes, I decided to hike to an abandoned Medieval Alpine village to try filming my first 360° video that would feature myself narrating.

There are two ways to do this, if, like me, you do not plan to edit the video afterwards (a future lesson) but you want it to work in one shot:
- either mount the camera on a tripod & then film yourself from a fixed 360° perspective
- or, you put it on a selfie-stick which will allow you to move around the village & change perspectives

I chose the latter. The sole disadvantage here is that the selfie stick will be in the video, no way to avoid this, if I want to be in the shot. On the other hand, since this is a 360° video, you do not have to see the stick (nor myself, for that matter) because you can rotate your perspective away from it.