Skier who made viral video with iPhone shows he’s an inventor, entrepreneur, video editor

Skier who made viral video with iPhone shows he’s an inventor, entrepreneur, video editor

One of many extra viral videos of the new year now has a making-of video that showcases the technical experience that went into pulling it off. And Swiss skier Nicolas Vuignier, who filmed himself snowboarding whereas swinging an iPhone over his head, has a market-ready product within the making and out there for pre-order.

Vuignier’s unique video has 3.5 million views on YouTube, and the freestyle skier mentioned in an e mail pitching his newest video that optimistic suggestions led him to share how he did all of it. “I took fast steps to convey my filming approach to a broader inventive neighborhood by open-sourcing my work on GitHub.”

A new website is devoted to the customized rig — or Centriphone — that held Vuignier’s iPhone 6 in the course of the 2-and-a-half-minute video he launched in early February.

Monday’s making-of video shows a number of the inspiration that went into Vuignier’s want to seize a 360-degree view of himself snowboarding. There are video clips {of professional} determine skaters, children on merry go rounds and even Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet spinning and dancing in “Titanic.”

Nicolas VuignierFor all the talents Vuignier clearly possesses on the ski slopes, he’s additionally fairly the inventor, entrepreneur and video editor. And he’s acquired assist from a small workforce, who he introduces on his web site.

Nicolas VuignierAs a result of not everybody has a 3-D printer, the web site factors out, downloading recordsdata and DIY plans isn’t broadly potential. So, Vuignier is providing pre-orders on Centriphone, for iPhone 6/6s, and Centripro, for GoPro cameras. Design of the latter continues to be within the works.

Earlier than ski season ends wherever you reside, watch Vuignier’s newest video and go to the Centriphone website to be taught extra.

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