Rapid VR Creates 360 Virtual Reality Film For Samsung’s World Surf League

Rapid VR Creates 360 Virtual Reality Film For Samsung’s World Surf League
SHARE
THIS



Rapid VR has created a film using 360 degree camera technology, directed by renowned surf filmmaker Taylor Steele at legendary surf break Teahupo’o, Tahiti.

The immersive film features incredible footage that transports viewers right into the heart of Teahupo’o’s most dangerous barrels, giving them the opportunity to experience the thrill of surfing one of the deadliest waves in the world.

The interactive 360˚ film can now be experienced online via the new Facebook and YouTube 360 video platforms, after debuting last week at the Portugal round of the World Surf League’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour, where fans and athletes were able to experience it through Samsung Gear VR headsets.

Dave Prodan, World Surf League VP of communications said: “Surfing is one of the most aesthetically beautiful activities on the planet. The barrier to entry for most people is the ocean – the most dynamic and dangerous field in all of sport. Advancements in technology created the opportunity to work with inspired individuals like Taylor Steele to offer a unique and engaging window into this world using the talents of some of the world’s best surfers.”

Susannah DiLallo, executive producer and founder of Rapid VR added: “We’re at the forefront of a new medium with immersive 360 degree filmmaking. We’re excited to share this incredible surfing experience with the world through the power of virtual reality technology.”

CREDITS

Client: Samsung Electronics & World Surf League

Marketing Manager Samsung: Daniel Kim

VP Marketing WSL: Christopher Culbertson

EVP/General Manager Tours WSL: Graham Stapelberg

 

Agency: Cheil Worldwide

Surfing Account Director: SungHo Kim

Senior Art Director: Giho Lee

Senior Copy Writer: Hyerim Heo

Producer: Leon Park

 

Production Company: Rapid VR

Director: Taylor Steele

Head of VR: Dave Klaiber

Executive Producer: Susannah DiLallo

Director of Technology: Daniel White

Line Producer: Drew Bailey

 

Post Production: Rapid VR

 

Music Composition: Song Zu

 

 

Please login with linkedin to comment

Community

Latest News

Enero Agencies Team Up To Reveal What Makes A Brand Truly Great
  • Marketing

Enero Agencies Team Up To Reveal What Makes A Brand Truly Great

Insight and strategy consultancy The Leading Edge has conducted research into what makes a brand great. In partnership with its sister Enero group agencies Hotwire and Orchard, the report identifies five specific roads that take brands from good to great to greatness. The findings reveal that brands which encompass greatness have five distinct qualities: passionate vision, a sense […]

HP & Planet Ark Help Aussies Face Up To Plastic Pollution With Monster Installation
  • Campaigns

HP & Planet Ark Help Aussies Face Up To Plastic Pollution With Monster Installation

Australia is home to some of the deadliest predators in the world. But nothing has posed a greater threat to our environment and marine life than single-use plastic. A new report by HP and Planet Ark released last week found that Aussies rate marine plastic pollution as their top concern when it comes to environmental […]

HP & Spikes Asia Announce Finalists Of ‘Young Spikes Design Competition’
  • Media

HP & Spikes Asia Announce Finalists Of ‘Young Spikes Design Competition’

Ten teams of young creatives will vie for the prestigious Young Spikes Design Competition Award at Spikes Asia 2018, a three-day festival of creativity held between 26-28 September 2018. The competition garnered 123 submissions – the most of any Young Spikes competition – from executives aged 30 and under across the Asia Pacific and Japan. […]

Director Appointment Strengthens Corporate Affairs Specialist Wilkinson Butler
  • Media

Director Appointment Strengthens Corporate Affairs Specialist Wilkinson Butler

Corporate affairs agency Wilkinson Butler is delighted to welcome Nick Albrow to join its board as a director. Albrow joins chairman Peter Wilkinson and managing director Andrew Butler as the business builds on its reputation as one of the leading crisis and issues firms in Australia. Joining in September 2017 as an account director, Albrow has […]

Mastercard Marketing Chief Sarah Pike Exits
  • Marketing

Mastercard Marketing Chief Sarah Pike Exits

Mastercard marketing boss Sarah Pike has exited. Sadly, not via a half-pike somersault with twist, but the actual exit.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Adobe Appoints New ANZ Marketing Director
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Adobe Appoints New ANZ Marketing Director

Adobe announces new ANZ marketing 'big cheese' who's set to go by the title of marketing director and not Queen Gouda.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Publicis Media Agencies Named ‘Leaders’ By Independent Research Firm
  • Media

Publicis Media Agencies Named ‘Leaders’ By Independent Research Firm

Publicis Media agencies Zenith and Starcom were named a ‘Leader’ and a ‘Strong Performer’, respectively, in The Forrester Wave: Global Media Agencies, Q3 2018. Both agencies were among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in this evaluation of the media agency landscape. Zenith received the second-highest score in the ‘Strategy’ and ‘Current Offering’ […]