360 Virtual Tours are now standard across so many educational institutions, by far the best way of giving your past, present and future students the perfect insight into the spaces you have. Imagery is still the best way of showing the spaces you have, and a 360 degree image offers something that no other media can.
Our work with Cambridge University dates back to 2018, when we were tasked with producing all the 360 imagery for the admissions team virtual campus open day. A huge project covering all 31 colleges and numerous study spaces, museums and eateries. We were then separately contacted by the team at St John’s, having seen our popular bespoke tours with aerial drone 360 imagery. They envisioned a tour, starting from the air, featuring the most popular areas of the campus in 360 degrees.
Before shooting took place we discussed all aspects of the tour, from the initial drone shot to the information points and video they needed adding to each scene. The drone flight brought with it its own challenges as the college sits close to the end of the Cambridge Airport runway. After producing the necessary risk assessments and liaising with the airport management team, permission was granted for the drone flight.
The final tour gives prospective students a fantastic introduction to life at St John’s. Added video helps to get across key information that would usually be given during in-person visits, perfect for those living overseas or those who can’t make it to an open day.
The team at St John’s were delighted with the end result.