An innovative media company is putting Portadown on the map with their 360-degree technology and high quality video content helping local businesses stay ahead of the curve.
Atmosphere Immersive Media was established by Gerda Visinskaite and her boyfriend Jake Bailey-Sloan.
Jake set up The Mill, the indoor combat centre on Bleary Road, when he was just a teenager, but sadly passed away in October, at the age of just 23.
This is Part Two in a four-part series of podcasts featuring young entrepreneurs, sponsored by the Armagh Credit Union.
Armagh I caught up with Gerda Visinskaite and videographer Jakub Cervenak to hear about the origins of the business and how they are working to keep Jake’s legacy alive.
Gerda explained that Jake had hired Jakub, whilst he was still working as a pizza chef, to carry out some videography work at the Mill.
Impressed by the work, a few years later Jake approached Jakub with the idea for Atmosphere Immersive.
From the start they tried to set themselves apart from the rest, using 360° multi-lens camera technology to capture 8K photo and video content.
It was not an instant success, with Gerda and Jakub explaining there was a lot of free work to begin with building up a portfolio but after this businesses began contacting them impressed by the output.
Following Jake’s passing, Gerda admitted it was tough as he had already started his own business, he was the calm head, at an even younger age.
She said: “He was the one with crazy ideas a lot of the time we are finding our feet, doing the things that all three of us would enjoy.”
Jakub commented that one such idea was placing a 360° on top of a Lamborghini, which was not a joke!
Check out the video below…