Sometimes, there’s just not enough quality in the week to do Daily Dose 360. In times like these, it evolves over the course of many days to a Mega Daily Dose 360. Here you will find be best 360° videos from across the internet this week. The Japanese are the first to post a video with lyrics in 360°. Get licked by a cow, Hardwell visits Miami, a crazy German music video, and more. Click/Tap the title or picture to be brought to the video.
For those of you new to 360° videos, you will need to either view on a PC/Mac running Google Chrome Browser and use WASD keys/Mouse to move around in the video. If you are viewing on mobile, you will need to either use the YouTube app or the Google Chrome Browser and move your phone around as if you are looking through it. On Android phones, you can tap the cardboard picture in the top right while viewing the video and then place your phone into your Google Cardboard.
I didn’t expect to enjoy this video as much as I did. There’s something about the oddness of being right in the middle of some cows that investigate you as if you are an alien.
This German group knows how to make an interesting video. Throw a Stormtrooper, rappers, bearded guy with a baby, and (crazy squid masks?) together and you’ve got a very interesting 360° music video. The group is called WTK, and while I couldn’t find an official page, you can buy their music on Amazon.
Avex, one of Japan’s largest music labels, released the first 360 degree lyric music video for a group called AAA. Could this be a preview of what music video’s with lyrics will be like in 360°?
Also Available on Gear VR Littlstar App
This is the official Hardwell full length video that was being teased a little more than a week ago. Hardwell is one of the most popular DJs by number of followers worldwide. Even if you are not into music like this, it’s quite an impressive video and shows off Miami.
Many might be familiar with the song in this video, “One Step Closer”. Linkin Park performs live on stage. If you look into the crowd, you will notice some crowd surfers get pulled out and arrested. The audio qualities not the best, but it’s a great video none the less.
Iceland has had a lot of exposure as far as 360° videos go, and this video takes you on a beautiful trip through the lands of Iceland.
This is the official Fort Minor video for Welcome. Mike Shinoda of Fort Minor was part of Linkin Park. Go figure, two Linkin Park related videos in one week. Don’t worry, I won’t blast you in the future with Linkin Park overload.
“If Reality Was A Sketch” is actually this video with added effects, which come out looking quite interesting when viewed with Google Cardboard.
I have absolutely no idea what she is saying in Korean, but this museum is pretty dang cool. They even have a virtual reality section! If anyone with knowledge of the language is here, please post a comment as I would love to know more.
Available on Gear VR via Littlstar App
What if you could express the moments leading up to the feeling of being in love in a 360° video? That’s exactly what LoVR is, and it’s absolutely mesmerizing.
Well this one isn’t 4k quality, but I just had to put it up here as the quality isn’t that bad with the headset on, and how many other opportunities are you going to have on a tug boat approaching a massive ocean liner? The scale in this video really shows.
Being in a Ferris Wheel sure is more relaxing than a wild roller coaster in 360° video. This is Riesenrad Ferris Wheel, located in Austria’s capital, Vienna.
Ah YouTube 360° Vlogs. DudeLikeHELLA may not be first, but he is the first to film one that doesn’t make me cringe and is in 4k. He is a Vlogger from Alaska and I actually find myself looking forward to his next 360° video. In this video, he takes his drone for a flight, and has a screen within the 360° experience.
Hajime is a famous Japanese Vlogger, known for his wacky comedy videos. See that building in the picture? That’s Shibuya 109, and is equivalent in Tokyo fame to Macy’s in NYC. That’s his poster up there, if it gives you any idea about how big he is. I’ve always wanted a 4k video set in Shibuya Crossing (the busiest crossing in the world), but I guess I’ll have to settle for a few blocks away until it comes.
Park Velour performs a cover for Alicia Key’s Empire State of Mind live from the Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling and event venue in Williamsburg, a trendy area of Brooklyn, NY. It’s a powerful performance.
This is another video using seating similar to the Natural Selection Trailer, that takes you on a trip through space.
There’s quite a few E3 2015 videos out there in 360°, but CNET brings the best quality one and as a plus, it’s available on the Gear VR via the im360 app. E3 is arguably the most important gaming convention that takes place every year in California. Next year’s E3 is going to be amazing as I imagine all the video coverage will be in 360 like this!
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