The latest video from Ghosts of Men is a 360 music video. Take a walk through the world of ‘Little Death’… best viewed on a mobile device, spinning round on an office chair or grab the closest VR headset and fully immerse yourself… ’nuff said.
Taking their inspiration from the quite frankly bonkers painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by 16th Century painter Hieronymus Bosch, The Cleveland Agency decided to experiment with Samsung’s budget Gear 360 camera to see what could be achieved.
The camera has two back to back fish eye lenses that when stitched together produce a 4K flat (rectilinear for those who like big words) video file. With the injection of some metadata this is then played back as a 360 video by services such as YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Whilst smearing a 4K file over the inside of a sphere doesn’t quite reach HD resolutions, the final product is pretty damn good for a camera ten times cheaper than the next level 360 video cameras.
Photo credits: Lisa Lyddon
LITTLE DEATH VIDEO SHOOT
“Firstly, I’d like to say that Ghost Of Men are amazing. People always said that my old band Carter USM made a big noise for two people, we cheated though, we had backing tapes. Clegg and Adam take it to a whole new level. Awesomeness drips from every note.” – Les Carter
“Ghosts of Men’s record is a mix of gloriously filthy blues and Desert rock. Their live show is an explosion of anarchy with a devilish wink. These chaps are playing some kind of impish prank on the world. But don’t worry, they want you to be in on it too. This is my favourite festival band for good reason.” – Stuart Blakeledge 103.9 VoiceFm
“I love having Ghosts Of Men’ on the show. Powerhouse performers with such a feel for the brilliant music they play and a growing army of fans.” – Tony Fisher, Head of Music, BBC Essex.
“It shouldn’t be physically possible for a duo with a combined mental age of 7 to make this much noise and still be catchy, melodic and funny while maintaining an ever so slightly mental edge. I loves em!” – Gail Something-Else – Festival Organiser/Venue Owner.