Video: 360º Video Captures Major Cities During Coronavirus Lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has brought strange times to us all. Quarantines, social distancing, and lockdowns have created desolate and deserted streets, even in major metropolitan areas across the globe. To get a sense of how those places look, just check out this video from National Geographic.

It uses 360º video technology to capture the landscapes of some large cities around the world as they were at the height of the pandemic lockdown. This gives viewers the ability to not just passively watch the video, but actually pan around and look in multiple directions, truly experiencing the place at the time the footage was captured.

What you’ll see is a world that has come to a standstill, something that is unprecedented in modern times. Kudos to filmmakers Nick Moir, Veda Shastri, Alexia Webster, Felix Gaedtke, and Guglielmo Mattioli for venturing out to shoot the clips.

Kraig Becker