This video made using a custom 3D printed Gopro mount shows a full 360 degree view in one video, creating the spectacular effect that the rider is pedalling around a tiny, beautiful planet.
Photographer Jonas Ginter was inspired by the effect that can be created with panoramic photographs when you curve them around a circular path, creating a what is known as the ‘Tiny Planet’ or Spherical Panorama effect.
An example of a spherical panorama:
Jonas wanted to breathe life into this interesting effect by applying it to moving pictures. The challenge was: How does one achieve this? Especially since these Tiny worlds are made up of several different still pics, each covering a small portion of the full 360 degrees.
The answer came with a little ingenuity, 6 tiny cameras and a 3D printer.
With this insanely clever 3D printed tripod mount, Jonas was able to capture a full 360 degrees around and 180 degrees up and down, and upon taking the footage home and compositing it all together, he has effectively translated the previously still-image-only effect to the world of video.
The applications for this technique are endless, and we predict this will open up a whole new wave of videos when other video makers get their hands on these ideas. Stay tuned for some awesome stuff!