A 360º virtual reality show featuring the Northern Mariana Islands’ stunning natural scenery was filmed on Sept. 23-26, 2016, with Korean fitness model Lee Yun.
The VR video, filmed on a tour organized by the Marianas Visitors Authority will be distributed via KT Olleh TV Mobile, an IPTV mobile application operated by KT, Korea’s largest telecomm company, which has more than 4,000,000 users.
“Virtual reality is an excellent medium for showcasing the breathtaking natural beauty of the Northern Marianas, and we’re looking forward to enticing viewers to experience the real thing for themselves,” said MVA marketing manager Bruce Bateman. “The MVA will receive all VR video content and it will be uploaded to our social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for online viral. We expect a lot of attention from it, as VR content is a sweeping new type of video technology, a beautiful model will appear as a cast, and it will have exciting activities and exotic scenes of Saipan shown in the content.”
To capture exciting moments via 360º video camera, the film crew visited Managaha, Banzai Cliff, Micro Beach, and Mt. Tapochau and also experienced activities such as skydiving, aqua-biking, parasailing, scuba diving, and taking a sunset cruise. Lee performed several fitness motions during the shooting with stunning views of Saipan in the background. The MVA will also operate a VR zone at the Mode Tour Travel Show in Seoul on Oct. 13–16, 2016, where visitors will also be able to experience the 360º VR content of Saipan. (MVA)