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BBC CERN

To mark BBC World News turning 25, its flagship technology programme, ‘Click’, launched its first ever 360° programme with never-before-broadcast views of CERN’s famous Large Hadron Collider on Saturday 12 March. REWIND was honoured to part of this British TV world first. The Click team travelled to the REWIND studio for the filming of the bulk of the episode, where REWIND CEO, Sol Rogers, introduced presenter Spencer Kelly to the world of 360 degree immersive video. Sol also touched on the future of the medium, and how advancing camera technology will become more specialised and more suited to the medium of Virtual Reality and 360 filming. A rig of six GoPro cameras was positioned in the middle of the room, with the 2-5 minute interviews recorded in an as-live format to avoid disorienting and frustrating the viewer. Also featured in the episode was an exclusive 360 degrees tour around CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, a project that REWIND worked with the BBC to bring to life through a post production process with involved seamless stitching and a graphics overlay. The Click 360° Show was an ambitious and unprecedented project that pushed the limits of this new mode of storytelling. REWIND was excited to be part of the team that proved it was possible to create an entire documentary programme using the latest 360° tech. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_OeQxoKocU

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Genre: Creative technology