In April 2015, Hero Film produced what may be the first live action Oculus Rift videos of their kind in South Africa. Using specialist production equipment and software, we produced three 360 degree immersive videos for viewing on Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headsets. The videos featured running legend Bruce Fordyce and were produced for the Old Mutual stand at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo. Visitors to the stand could put on these groundbreaking headsets and find themselves running alongside Bruce Fordyce as he gave running advice on three different sections of the route. Hero film owns 6 Oculus Rift headsets and the required hardware and software to produce live action immersive videos. The technology makes for an ideal stand-attractor or educational tool. 360 degree videos can now also be viewed on YouTube using certain browsers and phones.
You can watch our behind-the-scenes video below; we have also received some press coverage and you can check out one of the 360 degree videos here (currently only works with Google Chrome browser or Android YouTube app).