Take a 360° view of life on campus

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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Oxford Brookes has recorded a series of innovative 360° panoramic videos which allow you to look around the building as it is being used by students, staff and visitors.

Following the recent opening of the John Henry Brookes Building, anyone wishing to explore the University’s fantastic new spaces can now do so without stepping foot on campus.

Oxford Brookes has recorded a series of innovative 360° panoramic videos which allow you to look around the buildingas it is being used by students, staff and visitors.

They provide an interactive, real-life insight into a range of different spaces within the John Henry Brookes Building and the Abercrombie Extension on the University’s Headington Campus.

Below is a video from the Platform group work area in the library in the John Henry Brookes Building. This video can also be viewed on tablets and mobile devices.

There are plans to extend this feature to spaces across the University’s campuses in the future.

The video capture involved using a Hollywood-standard camera, as used to film The Hobbit, at five times the resolution of HD and state-of-the-art recording using a domed mirror whichshows a 360° plane. 

Tim Gibson, Social and Digital Media Manager, said: "Nothing compares to actually experiencing the John Henry Brookes Building directly but by creating user-controlled 360° videos of some of the key spaces, we hope to provide an insight into the building using some of the latest technology around."

The 360° panoramic videos are available to view as part of the interactive map in the Headington campus section.