Explore Tate’s David Hockney exhibition in colourful, high res 360
Continuing our record-breaking series of 360 videos created for the renowned Tate Modern, Tate has now released our third 360 project, exploring and revelling in David Hockney’s artwork in a new and different perspective than before.
Within the first 24 hours of its release on Facebook, the film received over 200 thousand views, and it now stands at over 2.3 million views.
In a departure from the far off locations of the Robert Rauschenberg and Georgia O’Keeffe videos, viewers are now invited to walk around the David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain and to appreciate in detail some of Hockney’s masterpieces. The tour is guided by presenter Sara Cox and Tate curator Chris Stephens, who help the viewer immerse in the life of the artist and understand the inspiration behind his work.
Filmed with pioneering 360 technology, Happy Finish shot the scenes in the gallery with a high resolution Sony A7R II camera. The team shot in several different sections later stitching the footage together in post production. These plates were then stitched together to create the 360 shot of each scene, whilst maintaining the high level of detail of each piece of art.
Each scene is centred around the discussion of one of Hockney’s pieces of art in the gallery, and these still closeups allow the viewer to really see the details of each piece. The accurate capture of colour and detail was incredibly important to allowing the viewer to join Sarah and Chris in their observations of each piece, and to feel as though they are truly standing in the gallery.