On a desktop, this video of Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Ore., just seems like drone footage. But, if you watch it on your phone via the YouTube app, you can spin and turn your mobile device to look any direction you want. Note: You can spin the video on a desktop using the direction icons in the top left corner.
This 360-degree film, produced by Hopstories! showcases the 2018 hop harvest experience. Inspect hop yards, walk into a warm dryer room or immerse yourself in a shower of freshly dried hops.
How did Hopstories! capture the footage shot at Crosby Hop Farm? In order to process 360-degree images, the crew set up two 180-degree cameras back to back on a custom mount, tossed the drone in the air, ran and hid (if you can see the camera, it sees you)!
After successfully catching the drone as part of the landing process, the team then went back to the edit bay to stitch the massive file size recordings together for the jaw-dropping views that take you behind the scenes of every step in the harvest process.
This includes aerial footage of the farm, top cutter, processing facilities, wet hop packaging, dryer room (where you’ll spot some “hop shoes”) and the cooling/bailing room with a flyover of the fields to close out the 360-degree video.