Anyone can do a Discovery Travel-style 360 degree selfie video, complete with bullet-time (think The Matrix movie) and/or freeze time effects if you have a crew or a selfie drone. But what if you are alone? Well, the good news is, you can too – thanks to this rather ingenious creation by Ukrainian filmmaker, traveler and inventor Artem Gavr called Wingo Pro.
How brilliant Wingo Pro is cannot be overstated. It is basically a contraption that lets you swing your action camera like for example, a GoPro, around you to create the sensational 360, around you video. Here’s the official product description:
“Wingo Pro consists of a boomerang-like polycarbonate wing, which is swung via an adjustable-length 2-m cord leading to a handle that’s equipped with a rotating bearing. The camera is then set to shoot in slow motion (the slower the better), after which you starts swinging the Wingo Pro. As a result you will get a video with you at the center – nearly motionless – as the viewer seems to circle around you.”
This isn’t just a gadget accessory cobbled up with rope-and-boomerang; it is purpose designed gadget accessory that took aero into consideration and includes a slide-able counterweight for adjusting the “flying” balanced and level. TBH, no words can describe how brilliant this simple contraption can be then to watch the video of it in action:
If you are down for this intriguing videography accessory, you may want to consider pre-ordering it on Kickstarter where it is running a crowdfunding campaign for the next 37 days or so. The price is 45 bucks for a single unit, or 70 bucks for two units. The campaign is already funded and so, it is a pre-order that, if all go as planned, should see delivery sometime in September 2019.
All images courtesy of Artem Gavr.
Submitted via TIP US Page.