Nikon was sponsoring the event so it made sense to use their new 360 camera, and they had offered to supply as many as we required. We ended up using eight in total and they outperformed what I was expecting, especially considering they are so small. I mounted three around the stage – one next to the singer, one by the bassist and one centring on the whole band. Then there was one above the crowd attached to the lighting gantry, which I controlled remotely from my iPhone using Nikon's SnapBridge 360 app – which worked really well – and we had two in the crowd on monopods, being hand-operated, plus two for shooting outside the venue.
What's great about them is that normally with 360 you have to stitch the image together in post-production, but the KeyMission handles all the stitching itself in-camera – which, as far as I know, is a first – so you can watch the video straight from the camera. Then there's the form factor. Other 360 rigs I work with are massive and look like the Death Star, which means they're not so easy to hide away, but the KeyMission 360 is ultra-discreet so you can use it without it being intrusive. That was really important, as the band didn't want to have cameras in their faces while they were on stage.