Last week, we shared how this year’s Grammy Awards would be the first to feature footage captured with the GrammyCam, a special Grammy trophy that has a built-in GoPro camera in its base. Well, the Grammys were last night, and the world’s first GrammyCam videos are now available for the world to see.
The idea was interesting, but the results are far from spectacular.
First off, here’s how heavily the GrammyCam was promoted leading up to the awards ceremony:
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 15, 2016
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 13, 2016
And here’s what the GrammyCam actually captured from the winners’ perspectives:
This is what was being said about the camera afterwards on Twitter:
— People Magazine (@people) February 16, 2016
— April McKenzie (@alm0595) February 16, 2016
I'm watching the Grammys via the Grammycam inside the trophy, which means I get close-up views of winners' fingers. pic.twitter.com/EBpYZiIWLP
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) February 16, 2016
— Brooksy (@BrooksyRadio) February 16, 2016
It’ll be interesting to see whether other awards shows adopt similar trophy cameras now that the results of this first experiment are out.
P.S. GoPro released this 3-minute video showing how the GrammyCam was made using one of its disassembled cameras: