We created the high-impact 360/VR experience Night Sessions to show how powerful Ledlenser headlamps really are.
Night Sessions was the first low/no-light 360/VR experience of its kind. Almost all 360 videos are shot in the light, because darkness degrades video quality. We worked around this by filming with a custom-built, 3D-printed setup equipped with low-light cameras that captured crisp footage in darkness.
To show the lumen-packing power of Ledlenser headlamps, we filmed a triad of riders who bombed trails, hit jumps and cleared gaps late into the night. Ledlenser XEO headlamps lit the session, which allowed our riders go big when others would have gone home.
The multi-day shoot was challenging. With precious few hours of transitional light, our crew worked against a running clock each night and braved poison oak and bears, yes seriously bears, to capture footage.
After we stitched and edited the footage, our motion design team added 3D animations and our technology team integrated the footage into a mobile application so that users could experience Night Sessions on Gear VR headsets.