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We all know that video is more engaging than a static photo, but imagine being able to share with grandma, the kids and the neighbor what you actually experienced on vacation.

Since YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook have all launched 360 viewing platforms on desktop or handheld devices, we all can literally have a look around, without those crazy looking goggles. We don’t think 360 will ever replace the transformative experience of actually visiting a new destination with all the sights and smells, or authentically connecting with local people, but it’s about as close as you can get to bringing the destination to life for your audience.

Whether you are an arm-chair traveler, debating between which hotel room has the better view of the sea from the toilet, showing your sick dad the spot you used to visit on family vacations when you were a kid or stuck on a never-ending conference call, 360 storytelling will help bring an experience to life in an immersive way for viewers.

You will learn how to:

●       Choose the right 360 gear for documenting your next trip
●       Understand the difference of 360 resolution vs. HD
●       How to:
○       prevent motion sickness
○       Position your 360 camera and yourself
○       share your memories with your friends, followers and social networks

So who are we? And why would you listen to us in the first place?

∙         Michaela Guzy, Founder & Chief Content Creator of OhThePeopleYouMeet, a website and video series for travelers, foodies & philanthropists seeking authentic local connection everywhere they journey.  

∙         Lucien Harriot VFX Supervisor and Executive Producer of Mechanism Digital a visual effects and VR studio in NYC. 

Click/drag the image to interactively look around in virtual reality.
Switch to higher quality in YouTube settings.
 
To look around using mobile, see tips below to get into the fun.
 
For VR on mobile devices, view in YouTube App.
If you have a Cardboard viewer, click the Cardboard icon in lower right corner.
(Currently iPhones and some Androids are not compatible with Cardboard)
 
For Samsung Gear VR: use Oculus/Samsung Internet, search “youtube” then search “Happy Holiday VR Winter Wonderland” select full screen icon on right then choose 360 view option on left.
 
https://www.youtube.com/user/Mechanis...
 

Less than five years ago, Michaela Guzy founded  OhThePeopleYouMeet a content site and video series for travelers, foodies and philanthropists with a passion for a genuine connection with the locals people she meets. Today OTPYM has over 100 contributors across the globe and 60,000 fans on Facebook. In June of 2012, she started Michaela’s Map, an original web video series she writes, produces and hosts, which is currently distributed on sites like YahooTravel, Everett Potter, The Daily Meal and of course OTPYM channels and directs and produces commercial video work for the industry. 

Michaela advises Travel+Social Good and serves as the Corporate Vice Chair for The New York Center for Children. In addition to speaking at various International Luxury Travel Market conferences, Africa Travel Association and Adventure Travel Trade Association Summits, Michaela curates content for T+SG during Social Media Week and NY Travfest. 

In a past life, Michaela, served as the VP/Global Travel and Strategic Development at American Express Publishing overseeing sales and marketing for blue-chip travel accounts for Travel+Leisure, Food&Wine, Departures, Executive Travel, Black Ink and Time Inc. brands.

Keep up with Michaela and Oh the People You Meet!
Visit our Website: http://bit.ly/OTPYMSite
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Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/OTPYMTwitter
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it is so great that we can memories all the stuff we cherish
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i will try next time !when i get the chance to travel !
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sharing something you like with people is the most precious thing
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Why are you both using this high power gesture ?? Looks funny
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step 1:get out of the bed ,go outdoor and do videos 😳
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Ayla Raquel1 yr ago
it is so helpful ,thank you so much ,you guys are angles  
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