Temples on Mars show us the future with their 360VR video for “Black Mirror” which was shot at Prog Power Europe last year.
The video puts you right in the middle of the stage giving you a little taste of what lead-singer James Donaldson experienced as he sang his heart out and the rest of the band chugged and churned around him.
This dramatic move away the norm is refreshing and completely changes the idea of what a live music video can be.
Nothing is hidden here; if it can be seen from centre-stage the camera will pick it up, giving a bit more insight into what happens on and off stage. On top of that, the navigational tool gives you full control over which part of the gig you see, meaning you can watch it again and again and have a different experience each time.
It might be my network connection – but the only drawback is that if you’re watching in anything under 4K it’s going to be a bit pixelated.
Either way, it’s well worth a watch simply for the fresh, hard-hitting perspective.
Pro tip: if you have a set of old school 3D glasses then switch the video to anaglyph mode in the settings menu for an extra level of immersion and dive right in!