Space is big. Like, really big. It is also constantly expanding in all directions – yes, all directions. You know where I am going with this.

Working with NASA, Blend made a 360 video of the eclipse. Ballin’ as always on the Blend Media team.

Working with NASA, the video was created through the partnership of Facebook and Blend Media, owner of the largest creator network for 360 and VR content in the world.

The 4k livestream of the eclipse was filmed by Relativity VR, a new member of Blend Media’s creator network.

A time-lapse video of the eclipse was also shot by William Briscoe, one of Blend Media’s expert creators, in Idaho – one of the 14 states that experienced the path of totality. William specialises in time-lapse 360˚ videos and filmed the eclipse in real-time as well as time-lapse – creating a fully immersive 360 experience.

William’s work has been licensed to global brands including Google, Intel and The LADbible with one of his videos ‘Milky Way over Knob Lakes’ has the world’s highest engagement metrics.

William Briscoe, Blend creator, said: “Being able to capture this eclipse in 360˚ was a dream come true for me. I’ve been working on the plans and logistics for many months now and I’m honoured to be able to able to capture this spectacular natural phenomenon.”

Damian Collier, Founder and CEO at Blend Media, said: “William Briscoe is possibly the most eminent time-lapse 360˚ creator in the world, and we are thrilled to be representing him exclusively at Blend Media. He was the perfect choice for bringing NASA’s vision to life for this exciting project.”

Really cool stuff indeed!

Tom Ffiske
@thomasffiske_VR
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