360 Immersive Journalism For Extreme Sport

Most of the VR videos we typically see in action sport do not contain much story telling, except to record the event in 360 video format. The Perspectives is here to tell us difference story going down the slope and half pipe with their innovative story telling methods. I watched this video 5 times and still haven’t entirely seen all the amazing actions.

Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video

From computer

YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.

From mobile and tablets

To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name below:

<The Title>

Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.

For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.

Samsung And The Perspactives Presents Choreographed Snowboard & Freeski 360 Video

Together with Samsung, the Perspactives present the world’s first choreographed 360° Snowboard & Freeski Clip with team riders Pat, David, Gian, and Kim. This immersive video is possibly the most innovative 360° action clip we’ve seen to date.

Take a ride through the park and the halfpipe with some of the best Swiss pro snowboarders and freeskiers. This spectacular 360° clip was filmed with the pros David Hablützel, Pat Burgener, snowboard legend Gian Simmen, and rookie Kim Gubser.

Watching YouTube 360 videos with Google Cardboard or VR headsets in VR is super easy. There’s no need to install app or convert file. Just a simple taps and you can joy the experiences in 360 degree free to look around and explore all the view angles. Here’s an instruction video on how to switch your Youtube video into VR view:

“On the left a huuuge spray, some jibs on the right and awesome kicker tricks in the middle. This clip has lot things to discover and offers many possibilities to watch. In the end, the focus is about the most important thing of our sports: creativity and fun.”
“To enable the 360° perspective the clip has been filmed with a cubical rig with six cameras mounted. At any time the rig was in the center of action, mounted on a drone high above the riders’ heads or on a steadycam in the hands of the skiing cameraman. During the postproduction all six camera angles were put together in a 360° clip.”
“For our clip it means: It doesn’t matter in which direction you’re watching – something is going to happen there!.” This specification truly requires an exact plan, a perfect choreography, and the right setup among the riders.
Take a look behind the scenes tour of how this 360 video was shot:

Meet the Perspectives Team





With a 5th place at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014, Dave Hablützel not only proved himself, but the whole world that he’s playing in the top ranks of the snowboard world. More about the medal candidate of 2018 here.




As a kid, Pat Burgener probably fell into a barrel full of talent. There is no other explanation for his great skills on the snowboard and guitar. Find out here what they look like.




Someone who can call himself a freeski World champion at only 17 definitely has a bright future ahead. Find out more about the likeable Engelberg local with a preference for hats here.




Life is not a picnic and the ones who work hard will reach their goal; freeski talent Giulia Tanno knows. Find out more interesting facts about her here.




The youngest rider of the team impressively won pretty much every Rocket of the Day event and virtually put himself on the Perspactives team.




The likeable track cycling vice European champion definitely deserves his nickname as the “Rocketman”. As a part of the perspactives.com team things are constantly skyrocketing for him. 3, 2, 1…lift off!




As the first Olympic champion in halfpipe snowboarding Gian Simmen became a Swiss national hero in 1998. Today, he is a celebrated hero among kids for his work as a perspactives.com ambassador.




The ski cross world champion not only qualifies for the perspactive.com team through her successes in sports, but also with her engagement in talent support that fits the idea of our Home of Talent perfectly.




The best Swiss enduro mountain biker not only excites with his various successes, but particularly with his large engagement in talent support. Find out more about “The Swiss Muscle” here.




After his retirement from a successful track cycling career, perspactives.com has become the ideal platform for Franco as an ambassador to pass on his knowledge to aspiring talents. Find out what other projects he has coming up here.




With an eye for aesthetics, Gian Paul Lozza has been shooting snowboard pros since he was 19 years old. For perspectives.com he captures the best moments of our team and ambassadors at meet & greets, season end events and tutorials.

Have a 360 video you like us to post and discuss? Please post in the comment below!

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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