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Coromandel Aerial Virtual Tour

Coromandel Aerial Virtual Tour

Coromandel virtual tour on macbook air
Coromandel virtual tour on macbook air

Coromandel Aerial Virtual Tour

Client: Destination Coromandel

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Completed: October 2020

Destination Coromandel approached us to create an aerial 360° virtual tour to be used on their website and on headsets in their tourism offices. This tour takes viewers on a journey to 21 locations around the Coromandel Peninsula, from Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, to Waihi and Whangamata.

The project was commissioned during the during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the goal of captivating future visitors in their “dream phase” of trip planning.

Explore the aerial virtual tour below, using the icons to move from one panorama to another and taking a moment to check out some of the videos along the way.

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360° Aerial Panoramas

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Comprehensive Virtual Tour Creation

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Custom Virtual Tour Interface

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Graphic Design

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Drone Operations in Restricted Airspace

About Destination Coromandel

Destination Coromandel Trust is funded by Thames- Coromandel (TCDC) and Hauraki District Councils (HDC), supported by direct local tourism industry investment to promote The Coromandel as a visitor destination.

Destination Coromandel are one of 30 Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) in New Zealand. They promote their region under “The Coromandel good for your soul” brand.

“When scoping virtual experience content and development, 360 New Zealand was in the forefront of our searching. It quickly became obvious why they stood out.

The expertise and advice shared by the team at 360 New Zealand was personal and sincere from the onset. They helped us understand our needs and developed a product exactly as we had envisaged. Their knowledge and skill in virtual content creation and platform development is top notch.

While in region capturing footage, Richie and Keith were professional and considerate. Stakeholders and landowners were kept informed and their wishes respected, it was a pleasure to have them represent Destination Coromandel.

We can’t wait to work with the team again to build the next phase of our tour, and bring even more of The Coromandel to the virtual world.”

Megan Nunn

Marketing Manager, Destination Coromandel

Drowning Prevention Auckland Web, E-Learning & Video

Drowning Prevention Auckland Web, E-Learning & Video

Drowning Prevention Auckland Web, E-Learning & Video

Client: Drowning Prevention Auckland

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Completed: November 2018

Drowning Prevention Auckland originally approached us to create an e-learning platform to help them educate people around water safety and drowning prevention. This quickly escalated into a week-long video and 360° video shoot and a website redesign project.

The full project took six months in total, from initial planning right through to the launch at their AGM. It resulted in a 7-part educational video series, with aerial and underwater angles, and a simple yet effective e-learning platform, integrated with their website and user database. View one of the videos here.

The interactive 360° video is featured within the e-learning but is also used independently as an educational tool on the courses they deliver in person. The Oculus Go VR headsets make this delivery highly impactful.

Have a watch below…

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Web Design

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Information Architecture

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E-Learning System Development

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E-Learning & Website Content Creation

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Educational Video Production

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Aerial & Underwater Filming

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360° Video Filming and Editing

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Oculus Go VR Headsets

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Substantial Pre and Post Production

About Drowning Prevention Auckland

Drowning Prevention Auckland is the lead agency for regional water safety coordination and education in the Auckland region. Their aim is to effect behaviour change, helping people to operate differently around water – developing risk-awareness, water consciousness and water competence.

James Lea

Operations Manager, Drowning Prevention Auckland

3-mins-in-360 Splitboarding at Black Peak

3-mins-in-360 Splitboarding at Black Peak

3-mins-in-360 Splitboarding at Black Peak

Client: Aspiring Guides

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Completed: July 2018

Working with Aspiring Guides, we spent two days filming the third instalment of our “3-mins-in-360” series at Black Peak near Wanaka, NZ.

The concept of the video was to shoot a backcountry splitboarding trip in 360 degrees (which was a world first), plus showcase Aspiring Guides’ two day guided trip and private hut.

Watch the video below…

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Substantial Pre-Production Planning

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360° Filming

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360 Video Stitching

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Aerial, Handheld & Fixed Interior Angles

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Post Production Editing

Cardrona Alpine Resort 360 Degree Video

Cardrona Alpine Resort 360 Degree Video

Cardrona Alpine Resort 360 Degree Video

Client: Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Completed: May 2018

As a business that is continually pushing marketing innovation within the NZ ski industry, Cardrona was the ideal client for us to work with when testing the potential of the new Oculus Go VR Headsets.

During the 2017 winter season we shot a “general mountain” 360 degree video edit, with the goal of engaging on offline audience at the Australian snow expo events pre-winter 2018. The video was to showcase the wide open trails and general feel of the mountain in less than 2 minutes.

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360° Video Filming & Editing

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Pre & Post Production

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360° Aerial Panorama Shooting

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Virtual Tour Creation

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Drone Operating in Restricted Airspace

About Cardrona Alpine Resort

Found in between Queenstown and Wanaka, Cardrona is known for its genuine family-friendly atmosphere, wide groomed runs, perfectly-shaped parks and pipes. Most reputed for its friendly and genuine vibe, Cardrona is widely considered the most suitable mountain in the Southern Lakes for families and beginners. Here, beginners will find amazing terrain to learn to ski or snowboard on, and intermediates will find themselves easily progressing to the next level.

“360° video content has been on our radar for a while now and with their experience, 360nz were the obvious solution when it came to producing a piece of content to showcase the resort at trade events and online. The team at 360nz were outstanding, effectively interpreting our brief and flexible enough to work with us around variable mountain weather conditions as we searched for the ‘perfect’ shot.

Over and above the content creation, 360nz were able to supply the new Oculus Go VR headsets for our most recent event, allowing us to transport guests to the resort from an expo in Australia and allowing us to sell the destination far greater than what’s possible with traditional media.

360 content has been a step change for us in destination/activity marketing and we look forward to working with the team on more upcoming projects.”

James Mulcahy

Sales Manager, Cardrona Alpine Resort

GFORCE Paragliding Web, Video & 360 Degree Video

GFORCE Paragliding Web, Video & 360 Degree Video

GFORCE Paragliding Web, Video & 360 Degree Video

Client: GFORCE Paragliding in Queenstown

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Completed: December 2017

The GFORCE team approached us initially to shoot an in-flight 360° video, with the goal of providing potential customers and booking agents with the closest thing to a Queenstown paragliding experience (before they book and actually experience the flight first-hand). After a number of meetings it became clear that GFORCE’s needs were more substantial; the project scope widened with the addition of a new website and a new promotional video.

The promo video was to be used as a 30 second teaser in booking offices around Queenstown, as well as online mediums. The website required a full re-design, a multi-lingual platform, a very specific operating status widget, and a change in hosting. We combined these two new media assets by creating a web background version of the promo video, placed on their new homepage.

The completed project is an easy-to-navigate website, with the promo video at the forefront, the 360 degree video included and 4 different language options (French, German, Mandarin and English). Check out the 360 video and promo video below…

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Web Design & Hosting

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Information Architecture

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Content Management

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Multi-Lingual Site Creation with WPML

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Web Background Video

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Filming and Editing

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360° Video Filming and Editing

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Pre and Post Production

About GFORCE Paragliding

Take off from the top of the Skyline Gondola and enjoy the ultimate flight with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu, the mountains, forests and Queenstown itself. GFORCE is the most experienced paragliding company in New Zealand – they’ve been tandem paragliding over Queenstown since 1991!

“360 degree video had us intrigued before we even began working with the guys at 360 New Zealand. We understood the benefits of 360 video and took the opportunity to significantly reshape and future proof our online presence. What we didn’t expect was for the team at 360nz to be able to deliver so much, in such an efficient and cost-effective project.

The guys at 360nz are genuine, effective and very easy to work with. They took on feedback continuously, explained things in simple terms but always gave the “why” when backing up their points. The full project was completed on-time and within budget, and it exceeded our expectations substantially.

Overall, we’re extremely happy with all three new assets, the website, the promo video and the 360 video. The GForce team have been blown away by the quality of delivery and feel that it has been money extremely well spent. We’re now planning to create a longer promotional video with 360nz later on in the summer.”

Chris Warbutton

CEO, GFORCE Paragliding

3-mins-in-360 on The Old Ghost Road

3-mins-in-360 on The Old Ghost Road

3-mins-in-360 on The Old Ghost Road

Client: The Old Ghost Road Trails Trust

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Completed: November 2017

As the pilot episode for this brand new 360 degree video series, The Old Ghost Road multi-day mountain trail was the ideal location to shoot.

With the help of The Old Ghost Road Trails Trust, we took a team of 4 across the 3-day backcountry mountain bike adventure. The shoot involved multiple 360 degree mounts, designed and made by our team, wireless mic audio, and aerial 360 footage for both the opening and closing shots.

The ride itself was challenging and not for the faint-hearted. Our team thrived working in the arduous environment and the finished piece is a pinnacle media asset that The Old Ghost Road Trails Trust will use for many years to come.

Within the first month of release, this “3 mins in 360” video had a reach of 85k with 9.5k full views and over 90 shares on Facebook.

Here’s the video embedded for you…

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Substantial Pre-Production Planning

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360° Filming

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360 Video Stitching

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Aerial, Handheld & Fixed Interior Angles

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Post Production Editing

MITO & GWD Toyota Virtual Tour

MITO & GWD Toyota Virtual Tour

MITO & GWD Toyota Virtual Tour

Client: MITO

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Completed: May 2018

MITO approached us to create a series of 360 degree virtual tours and 360 videos to help them promote apprenticeships in the workplace. GWD Toyota in Queenstown came to the table offering their pristine workshop as the first shooting location.

This specific virtual tour was to be used at an expo event with an Oculus Rift VR headset, with the goal of engaging young potential apprentices.

Check out the tour…

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360° Panorama Shooting

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Virtual Tour Creation

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Audio Inclusions

About MITO

MITO is an industry training organisation. They design qualifications and training programmes that meet the needs of the automotive, transport, logistics, industrial textile fabrication and extractive industries. They also provide leadership regarding skill and training needs for these industries in order to enhance careers in their workforces and increase workplace productivity, innovation and sustainability.

Jossi Wells Invitational 360 Degree Video

Jossi Wells Invitational 360 Degree Video

Jossi Wells Invitational 360 Degree Video

Client: Self Funded Project

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Completed: August 2016

The inaugural freeski and snowboard big air contest, established and hosted by the Kiwi freeski superstar Jossi Wells, was the perfect event to showcase our 360 degree filming capabilities.

We chose to host the 360° video on Facebook, using it as social media content to increase our profile domestically here in NZ. It reached over 30,000 people in just a few days and has certainly cemented us as a quality producer of 360 video content.

Here’s the video embedded for you…

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360° Video Filming & Editing

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360° Stiching

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Pre & Post Production

About The Jossi Wells’ Invitational

This pinnacle big air event celebrates the relationship between the renowned freeskier Jossi Wells and Cardrona Alpine Resort, that spans more than 20 years. Furthermore, the contest is a celebration of Jossi’s recent success in winning Ski Slopestyle gold at the most recent Winter X Games at Aspen, Colorado.

Wanaka Aerial Virtual Tour

Wanaka Aerial Virtual Tour

Wanaka Aerial Virtual Tour

Client: Self-Funded Project

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Completed: April 2016

This aerial tour was created as a proof of concept, showcasing the capabilities we have within both our 360° aerial panoramas and our virtual tour software.

The tour takes viewers on a journey to twelve different locations over Wanaka and surrounding area, including Hawea, the Cardrona Valley and the local ski resorts.

Explore the aerial virtual tour below, using the drone icons to move from one panorama to another and taking a moment to check out some of the still images, videos and time lapses along the way.

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360° Aerial Panoramas

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Comprehensive Virtual Tour Creation

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Drone Operating in Restricted Airspace

Treble Cone Ski Resort Virtual Tour

Treble Cone Ski Resort Virtual Tour

Treble Cone Ski Resort Virtual Tour

Client: Treble Cone Ski Resort

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Completed: November 2015 (updated annually)

Link: treblecone.com

As part of an on-going relationship between 360nz and Treble Cone, we create and maintain a comprehensive, resort-wide virtual tour that also shows their trail maps and begins with an aerial panorama.

We spent a few seasons working closely with Treble Cone Marketing to ensure the 360 panoramas were shot with optimal snow conditions and morning light. We then added an aerial panorama, which creates a certain wow-factor for the viewer.

Take your time to explore the whole mountain using the hot spot arrow icons or the trail map in the top left…

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360° Panorama Shooting

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360° Aerial Panos

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Comprehensive Virtual Tour Creation

About Treble Cone

About 30mins from Wanaka, Treble Cone offers long uncrowded slopes, legendary off-piste terrain and jaw-dropping views. This expansive mountain has the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes with far reaching boundaries spread over two large basins. Widely considered the best freeride mountain in the Southern Lakes, Mother Nature has certainly taken care of Treble Cone’s terrain, sculpting fun gullies, wide faces and exciting undulating runs.