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Cutting edge technology 360 degree video (think Google Street View but moving), is being used more and more to augment primary content with different perspectives and control being put in the hands of the viewer - and it appears that roving rogue street view critic Anthony Bourdain has taken a shine to it - enough to include it in his latest production called The Layover. He is using the amazingly affordable GoPano Micro system that works on iPhones.
From the GoPano Blog:
On the debut episode of The Layover on November 21st our GoPano Plus was featured!
GoPano Plus is a lens for your camera that lets you instantly capture seamless 360° videos and images. Attach it to your digital camera to create one-shot panoramic images, or hook it up to your video camera to record in 360° during your next travel adventure. Share your 360 degree travel videos with others at gopano.com for an interactive experience.
Anthony Bourdain knows that there is no better way to capture and share memorable travel moments than with 360 video. It literally allows people to stand in his shoes, and who wouldn’t want to stand in Anthony Bourdain’s shoes?
Here's some screenshots from the Singapore episode which show how cleverly the creative team behind the show slice and dice the shots and slip in 360 shots into long horizontal frames with other video on one screen.