360º Virtual Field Trips to Russia
Visit the Cosmonautics Museum, Moscow and Siberia
Produce three dramatic Google Expeditions that take students on virtual visits to iconic Moscow locations and Lake Baikal in Siberia
Concept/Research/Writing Panoramic Location Filming Post-Production
MediaCombo produced three dramatic Google Expeditions that take students on virtual visits to Lake Baikal in Siberia, to several famous location in Moscow and to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. You can explore a gallery from the Cosmonautics Museum in the panoramic image below.
Students at participating schools use Google Cardboard and the Expeditions app for Android or iOS devices, to immerse themselves in 360° panoramic images in Moscow: a ballet rehearsal; a subway station at rush hour; shoppers at a food market; a skateboarder circling the largest sculpture of Lenin’s head. Each image offers carefully chosen points of interest with informative explanatory text.
Our virtual field trip to Lake Baikal captured typical winter activities like ice fishing, and even people taking a sauna in a portable banya, and then climbing into the lake through a hole in the ice to cool off. We included visits to observe Buddhist Monks chanting at the Involginski Datsan near Ulan-Ude, as well as rural parishioners at their little Orthodox Church by the side of Lake Baikal.
MediaCombo’s Michael Owen traveled to Russia and teamed up with two Russian companies VRability and GigaPano to produce the project.