Hungry Mantis is a 360/VR storytelling company
based in Portland, Oregon.
So what do we do? We are a full service video production company specializing in live-action 360 immersive content. That means we can take ideas from any stage in the production process and bring them to life in VR. Whether you are looking for support to develop, film, and edit an entire project start to finish, or simply need a few extra hands to finish up post-production, we are here to help. Here is a full list of the services we offer:
We love to be involved at this stage because our deep technical expertise can advise your decision making in a way that maximizes quality for whatever budget you’re operating with. Our post knowledge also comes in hand here. Wise decisions made at this early stage can save you from overspending on fixing things in post!
Forrest is a highly experienced 360 DP with experience filming with most 360 camera systems. He’s a certified drone pilot and scuba diver, so no matter where or what you want to film, chances are we’re ready to follow the action! Rachel is an excellent director, producer, and assistant 360 camera operator ready to round out the crew where needed. Hungry Mantis’ in-house 360 gear can make the most of indie budgets without limiting your creativity or quality.
If we had to pick just one aspect of the video production process to offer you, it would be post. We are experts at stitching 360 photos and 360 videos (monoscopic and stereoscopic) and have years of experience tackling all kinds of challenging footage to produce excellent results. Our commitment to the highest quality possible is born out of our love for VR storytelling. The last thing we want to see in VR is a distracting, fixable error that takes away from your story. We use Mistika VR, After Effects, Mocha VR, Affinity, Photoshop, and Blender to produce the best quality 360 content. While we love editing footage that we’ve shot ourselves, we regularly stitch and finalize footage for clients that bring us into the project at a later stage. Joining your team remotely is no issue as we have managed post production for clients from LA to NYC.
Outside of VR films, we also offer virtual tour creation built from 360 panoramic photos we take ourselves using multiple professional DSLR camera systems. If you are interested in creating a visually stunning and engaging 360 tour that is accessible to users with or without a VR headset, we can help you.
We also offer 360 workshops to teach people of all ages + backgrounds how to tell stories with 360 video + photos.
Rachel Bracker has been telling stories with 360 video since 2015. She enjoys helping clients strengthen their community outreach through the power of good storytelling. Her 360 docuseries With the Wind and the Stars explores the lives of women in aviation by putting viewers directly into the cockpit.
Sci-fi movies, synthesizers, and Japanese beer are a few of her favorite things.
Forrest Brennan is experienced in all areas of post-production including editing, VFX, motion graphics, 3D modeling, rotoscoping and audio mixing. He's been working with 360 since 2015 and is an avid scuba diver, licensed drone pilot and bicyclist.
Some of his favorite projects include filming Zombie Cats from Mars, teaching video production to high school students in Oregon and learning how to scuba dive for a 360 video in the Red Sea for 360 Labs.
Forrest is a graduate from Western Colorado University and strives to learn, adapt and be on the front line of our changing entertainment landscape.