WATCH: A Hauntingly Deserted Manchester on Lockdown in 8K VR

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had the unexpected consequence of giving us a once-in-a-lifetime look at what our built environments look like when they’re suddenly devoid of humans.

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VR filmmaker Richard Tyson was granted permission by Manchester City Council to document this unique moment. He used Insta360 Titan to capture the city in exhaustive 8K detail.

In one scene, a lone figure walks through a deserted city center, dwarfed by a museum’s facade. In another, an empty tram glides by, while a revolving billboard broadcasts public-health reminders to no one.

We’re all living through a unique historical moment, and historians of the future will see a treasure trove in the immersive records captured by filmmakers like Tyson.

2 Comments

  1. Louis DiGonzini May 12, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Hi, how do I contact the person who took the video? It is awesome.

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    1. Insta360 May 14, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Hi Louis, glad you liked it! We’re very impressed as well. You can check out Richard Tyson’s website here: http://www.helixcreate.com

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