National Geographic & Hyundai teamed up to create an immersive and educational website exploring some of the nation's great national parks, called Outside Academy. Working alongside the awesome agency House of V, we were tasked with producing a mixture of 360 videos, b-roll, and photographs to fill the content on the site.
Needing to parse down the 423 national parks in the USA to three parks was no easy task—between seasonal challenges, terrain variations, and even National parks' willingness to allow us to shoot. We finally landed the three parks we would shoot: Zion National Park in Utah, Yosemite National Park in California, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Having just a few shoot days per park meant we needed a solid shoot schedule with locked-in locations that looked great and could accommodate a car being in the shot. We location scouted each park, hitting roughly a dozen locations per day and shooting out the areas as best we could with 360 videos and photographs to show the clients and get approval.