From onset, Highlight Films have always adapted and implemented new technological innovations. We pioneered the introduction of HD to Israel in 2007, production of 3D-HD video (2009), and IMAX production (2012). But we’re not stopping there.
Between 2015- 2016, we have been researching, testing and experimenting with a variety of 360 video cameras, rigs, formats and software solutions for 360 video production and virtual reality (VR). After several commercial productions and having improved our workflow, we are ready to take on more 360 productions.
Watch our 360 taster reels of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on YouTube.
Until January 2017, the only 360 professional sets that were made available in Israel are GoPro rigs for 6, 7 and 10 cameras.
With the arrival of the first Nokia Ozo 360VR camera to Israel, we are moving on to our next challenge; integrating our years of experience in the production of medical videos paired with the unprecedented abilities enabled by the Nokia Ozo.
Our goal for 2017 is to create a foundation and be pioneers in the field of 360 medical videos, in Israel. We are currently in the pre-production process of the first medical video to be produced using this technology. The opportunities are endless, we wish to integrate 360 video in the production of elaborate instruction videos, and to further development of virtual tourism. We are waiting for the new 360 cam models to become available over the course of the next months. Once they have been released, we plan to test them and adopt them for this exciting new way of expression.
We are now working on producing 360 video in three different areas:
- Medical – filming of surgeries and medical procedures akin.
- Tourism – we are proud to lead virtual tourism in Israel, with several interesting projects in production.
- 360 documentary productions in Israel and the West Bank
Additionally, in 2017 we plan to add a brand new 360 section to our online stock footage store of Israel: www.israel-footage.com
Looking to read more on the latest innovations in video production and tech? We’ve got it all covered in Flipboard.
Check out a sample 360 video clip of Jerusalem:
Below are links to various 360 videos and reviews:
360MEA is the pioneer in 360 Virtual Reality in the Middle East, click to view
JW Developer shows 360 being used in gaming.
360 Lab is a technology innovation center, which focuses on immersive technology for all facts of life. Click to see a 360 video technology used in competitive racing.
Article: BBC Click’s innovative storytelling.
Introduction to 360-degree video and virtual reality by creator academy.