It’s time to get sporty on VRFocus for today’s Life in 360°. As we continue our tri-weekly rummage around the web to showcase examples of 360 degree video and show you how it is being utilised around the world.
Today we’re going straight to the hole for some serious basketball action thanks to the team from Jaunt and Chicago-based video production company Bottle Rocket Media. While Chicago loves its basketball, it’s not Illinois where we’re spending our time today. We’re heading much further South West to somewhere more readily associated with hot tans and hot bodies than straight up sport. We’re off to California and Venice Beach.
We’re not just courtside but on the court as the 7-Eleven sponsored City Slam event gets underway and, in this video, called The Art of the Dunk the competitors describe the thought process going into the contest and why they do what they do. As something of a failed basketball player it’s the sort of display that makes you wonder if playing basketball actually renders you only partially susceptible to the laws of gravity
Here’s the description from the Jaunt team: “You’re right on the court as four of the best dunkers in the world defy gravity and soar through the air. While they make it look easy, anyone who has taken a shot knows that the skill, artistry, and athleticism these basketball players exhibit is truly world class. Take in the dunks for various positions around the court, and in slow motion. It’s a thing of beauty; the art of the dunk.”
You can see the short film below, VRFocus will of course be back later this week with another video. What will that be? You’ll have to visit us on Friday morning at the usual time to find out. We’ll see you all then.