Blackhill Studios is a recording studio based in Southampton. They produce singles, EPs and albums for musicians across the city – and beyond. We actually produced a series of promotional and testimonial videos for them a short while ago. (Which they loved!)
After receiving lots of positive feedback on their videos, Tom and the team were looking for another way to showcase the studio. This is where our 360° VR services came in. One evening, we went over to Blackhill Studios with our 360° camera and recorded some clips of the studio in action. You can see the finished result above.
Get the full VR experienceIf you view this video on YouTube using a smartphone or tablet you can explore the video by panning and tilting your device. If you have a VR headset you can view it in full virtual reality too. All you need is the YouTube app installed on your device and you’ll be able to enjoy the enhanced VR experience.
For musicians, the atmosphere of a studio is a major selling point. For example, Blackhill Studios has a bohemian decor and is crammed with musical equipment and knick-knacks. The studio space evokes a sense of creativity, experimentation and –importantly– fun. This made 360° VR video the perfect format for providing a virtual tour.
In our experience, having some movement in a VR video makes it much more engaging. To add life to the video, the tour features studio owner Tom Gibson recording with a customer. (Well, it’s our Managing Director, Rowan Johnson, who was the camera operator for this shoot!)
Google Street View Tour
In addition to the 360° VR video, we also captured a number of 360° photographs. These have been uploaded to Google Street View as an interactive tour and can be embedded on the studio’s website.
With this setup, the tour shows up when customers are searching for recording studios in Southampton. This enhances Blackhill Studios’ search engines presence and puts the tour in front of thousands of prospective customers. For instance, it shows up on the studio’s Google My Business page.
If you’re interested in finding out how 360° video can help advertise your business’ space, please get in touch.
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