The White House holiday decor: a 360 walkthrough

Video by Natalie Fertig and Ben Connors / McClatchy Video Lab

About this video...

A lot was learned in the making of this video, including a couple big takeaways: 

  • You can't speed up 360 video without it completely disorienting the viewer. Stick to human speed.
  • Doing a walk-through is very hard because each user is going to experience the space differently. Some viewers will be done with one section in a hurry, while others will turn very slowly through the video, missing text and potentially ending in the incorrect orientation when the video begins to move again.
  • The Nikon Keymission is much higher quality than the Ricoh Theta, though not to the level of an entire gopro kit. It also functions much better in lower light.
  • Getting close-up into interesting spaces is a great way to use the 360 camera.
  • Wear cool hats, it's a good way to deal with the awkwardness of being in the video yourself.