A 360 Degree View Of Practice



BY CASEY HOLDAHL

We're always striving to give you something new at trailblazers.com. We're lucky here in Portland to have so many media-types turning out great content, both because we enjoy consuming said content and because it serves to push us to find ways to set our content apart from the rest. That's what we've tried to do with iamatrailblazersfan.com and trailblazers.tv.

One of my personal goals has been to give you, the fans, a better window into what goes on down in Tualatin at the team's practice facility, which is why, over the past year, we've put an emphasis on broadcasting live video via the internet. It has, at times, come at a price content-wise, as time spent conducting live videos at practice is time that can't be spent compiling interviews for written news articles and blog posts. But gauging by the response we've received from the fans, we've made the right decision.

We'll continue to take calculated risks and look to push the envelope when it comes to the way we cover the team, with the above video being our newest attempt at experimentation. It's video taken using a new camera that shoots 360 degrees, similar to the equipment used to create Google's street view maps (though not nearly as advanced). Click the play button, then click and drag on the screen to rotate the video. There's so much going on at practice that, often times, you miss one thing while focusing on another. Hopefully, with this camera, you won't miss much of anything.