Trailer: As It Is – A Grand Canyon VR Documentary in 360 Video


By: 360 Labs

Originally published on Oct 2, 2015

Join an expedition of a lifetime through the Grand Canyon and learn why President Theodore Roosevelt asked America a hundred years ago to “Leave it as it is.” In stunning 360º video for Virtual Reality, “As It Is: A Grand Canyon VR Documentary” will take you on a journey down the mighty Colorado River to see the Grand Canyon as too few do, from the bottom, looking up. You will run it’s biggest whitewater rapids. You will explore its narrow slot canyons. You will travel through “geologic time” as you glide through the Vishnu Schist. And you will learn, what too few people have been down there to see…what could be lost if development shatters this vast wilderness.

“As It Is: A Grand Canyon VR Documentary” was shot with GoPro cameras and Freedom360 3D-printed arrays onboard two, week long trips with Western River Expeditions by 360 Labs cofounders, Matt Rowell, Thomas Hayden, and Brad Gill. It was made possible by the generous support of our backers, our families and partners, and both the river and the VR communities. Special thanks to river buddy and fellow 360º explorer, Daniel Luke Holton, and Richard Moore for lending his incredible voice.

As millions of people discover virtual reality over the next few years, we know that if we can take them down into the Grand Canyon, it will inspire them to make the effort to protect wild places for the rest of their lives, as it has us.

We are in editing now on the full documentary, which we expect to launch across all VR/360º video platforms this winter. Please enjoy the trailer and share with your social networks!

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