Last month we had the pleasure of working on a short video for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Roller Radicals. They were looking for something to run on Facebook to announce their upcoming tryouts for the 2017 season. They didn’t have anything particular in mind and said they’d be happy with whatever we came up with. We, at Park, have a few clients we take on that are non-profits and help out from time to time, and this was one of those projects. Because they were up for anything, we wanted to have a little fun with the video and came up with the idea of “Beth”. “Beth was someone looking to become more confident, have some fun and make some new friends. These are all things the Roller Radicals can do for those looking for something different.
The girls are a fun bunch and we had a blast spending our Sunday morning hanging out. To add some more motion and action to the video, we reached out to our friends at Trifocal Productions to shoot on their gimbal. The end product came out great and the Roller Radicals loved it.
This past weekend, the Sisters of Mercy in America held a Rally for Refugees and Immigrants. It was the first rally of it’s kind in the area since the new administration took. Politics aside, we thought it would be a good chance to grab some 360 photos with the Theta S. We also snapped some regular stills so the organizers would have some photos to share from the day.
While the day was cold a windy, it was a bright blue sky, which was great for the Theta S. It works really well in the low light test we’ve put it through, but had yet to really test it with a bright sun. Usually, you can place the sun in front of your subject for better exposure and not have to worry about the camera underexposing your subject. With a 360 camera, the sun and subject are both going to be captured.
The Theta S performed pretty well. If you take a spin around the images, you can see that the sun is blown out, but the Theta S does a good job of evening the image exposure. The rest of the image isn’t too dark and the sun isn’t too blown out.
The Theta S is the only 360 photography camera we’ve tested so far, but we’re working on getting a Samsung 360 to shoot with as well. Now that we’ve found a WordPress plugin that allows us to display 360 photos on the site, we’ll publish more test and blogs with images.
Below are some of the still images from the rally as well. Our buddy Richard Baldovin of Trifocal Productions also came out as well and shoot video of the event and speakers. You can see them over on his Facebook Page