Temple of Dendur

Temple of Dendur

The Metropolitan Museum of Art reached out to Koncept VR to produce a 360° experience to showcase the Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. The Met is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the most visited museums in the world, so it goes without saying that we were thrilled at the opportunity to create something really special for this historic institution.

This shoot brought with it some new filming and editing challenges, which are a big part of what makes working in Virtual Reality so exciting. We are so pleased to share this piece with the world and grateful for the beautiful space that The Met provided.

One of the many pleasures of working on this project was gaining rare access to the museum while it was closed to the public. We met with members from multiple departments within The Met who were able to provide insight into the rich history of the space and determine best practices for the shoot. There were many important variables to consider, most importantly the safety of the artwork and cameras throughout the rigging process. Our approach required a combination of time-lapse recordings and lengthy pulley systems. No challenge was too great, however, as Koncept VR’s CEO Joergen Geerds can attest: he waded barefoot into the middle of the reflecting pool to achieve the perfect camera placement.

For those who are wondering, no, we didn’t use a drone. To achieve the two moving shots—the one above the reflecting pool, and the other across the entire gallery—we extended cords across the space. One reached from high up in a utility room all the way down and across to an exit door on the far side of the gallery. Having to keep the camera stable while moving it along a pulley was just one of our unexpected hurdles, but the team was ultimately successful in making the rig completely invisible in the final video.

We were honored to work with The Met and to help share the The Temple of Dendur with viewers all over the world. The video was released on The Met’s Facebook page using Facebook 360. The video received over 1.4 million views, making it the Museum’s most watched piece of video content on Facebook.

Client

The MET

Temple of Dendur
Temple of Dendur

The Metropolitan Museum of Art reached out to Koncept VR to produce a 360° experience to showcase the Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. The Met is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the most visited museums in the world, so it goes without saying that we were thrilled at the opportunity to create something really special for this historic institution.

This shoot brought with it some new filming and editing challenges, which are a big part of what makes working in Virtual Reality so exciting. We are so pleased to share this piece with the world and grateful for the beautiful space that The Met provided.

One of the many pleasures of working on this project was gaining rare access to the museum while it was closed to the public. We met with members from multiple departments within The Met who were able to provide insight into the rich history of the space and determine best practices for the shoot. There were many important variables to consider, most importantly the safety of the artwork and cameras throughout the rigging process. Our approach required a combination of time-lapse recordings and lengthy pulley systems. No challenge was too great, however, as Koncept VR’s CEO Joergen Geerds can attest: he waded barefoot into the middle of the reflecting pool to achieve the perfect camera placement.

For those who are wondering, no, we didn’t use a drone. To achieve the two moving shots—the one above the reflecting pool, and the other across the entire gallery—we extended cords across the space. One reached from high up in a utility room all the way down and across to an exit door on the far side of the gallery. Having to keep the camera stable while moving it along a pulley was just one of our unexpected hurdles, but the team was ultimately successful in making the rig completely invisible in the final video.

We were honored to work with The Met and to help share the The Temple of Dendur with viewers all over the world. The video was released on The Met’s Facebook page using Facebook 360. The video received over 1.4 million views, making it the Museum’s most watched piece of video content on Facebook.

Temple of Dendur
Temple of Dendur

Client

The MET

HamiltonHamilton 360
Open Blue CobiaOpen Blue Cobia