360 Labs is a production company specializing in 360º immersive panoramic photography and video based out of Portland Oregon. Our goal is to create meaningful and memorable experiences for virtual reality, desktop and mobile applications.
As 360º cinematographers, we capture experiences in full 360x180 video for the explosive new VR medium. Each of 360 Labs founders are also certified by Google to provide businesses with interior Street View, a high quality interior virtual tour integrated with Google Maps. In addition, we can create fully customized proprietary virtual tours, tailored to your needs. With ultra high resolution Gigapixel imagery, we can create vast panoramic views of audiences at events for social media tagging, or simply enhance a beautiful landscape with the ability to zoom in and see the smallest detail.
These are only a few of our favorite art forms, above all else we love to capture the world around us. If you're passionate about 360 like we are, we'd love to talk!
Who We Are
Matt Rowell // Co-Founder / President
Matt is an accomplished Digital Media Producer with over 15 years experience as a web developer and more than 8 years of experience in the photography and video production industries. Before starting his own business, Matt worked for an award-winning Portland based digital agency for 8 years. He's worked on web and multimedia productions for clients such as OHSU, Wells Fargo, Siemens, A-dec, Nestucca Ridge Development and many others. As a native Oregonian born and raised, Matt enjoys hiking, fishing, camping and backpacking.
Thomas Hayden // Co-Founder
Thomas brings over 10 years of panoramic imaging experience. He helped pioneer the currently exploding niche of 360º video, captured much of the photography for StreetView’s 2007 launch, and was among the first Google Trusted Photographers in the country. He has produced 360º projects with world class brands and organizations like National Geographic, Red Bull, U2, NFL, Beck, VISA, and Lincoln Motor Co. In Portland, Thomas is usually shooting, stitching, editing, or thinking in 360º, having provided Google Business Views for a client list as varied as Portland itself over the last two years. Thomas is also a father, husband, gardener, hiker, birder, kayaker, snowboarder, an oarsman, and wannabe surfer.
Brad Gill // Co-Founder
Brad grew up in Georgia and has had a camera in his hand since he was a child; a Pentax 35mm borrowed from his dad. Brad decided to follow his creative passion and started shooting photography professionally in 2007. He finished his degree in Advertising Management at Portland State University in 2013. Brad focuses on quality work, superb customer service, and loves to stay organized. He stays sane by listening to music, playing his guitar, taking long walks with his camera, and enjoying time with his close friends.
Matthew Clarke // Creative Director
Matthew did most of his growing up in Flint, Michigan and is the son of Professional Photographers, Artists and Film Makers. He began his professional career as a print designer and graphic artist for the University of Michigan. He would go on become Creative Director for a seminal Internet Agency where he designed and produced many award-winning multimedia and web based interactive experiences. Matthew moved to Oregon 12 years ago and worked as an interactive designer and producer for 11 years at one of Portland’s oldest and most distinguished Digital Agencies. Matthew has since embraced Virtual and Augmented Reality and continues to bring his experience and skill with technology, communication and design to this “new” medium. Matthew loves to dream bigger every day and believes good working relationships produce the best work.
Rachel Bracker // VR Editor + Producer
Rachel specializes in documentary storytelling and holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Oregon. She is a video producer with the award-winning Vanport Mosaic and directed the five-part series "The 26%: Women Speak Out on Tech's Diversity Crisis" for Recode. Her videos have been featured by the New York Times Magazine, Upworthy, NationSwell, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. She enjoys studying Japanese, watching cartoons, and living in Oregon where "the water is beer."
Forrest Brennan // VR Editor + Producer
Forrest is a jack of many trades. He is experienced in all areas of post-production including editing, VFX, motion graphics, soundtrack composition and audio mastering. A graduate from Western State Colorado University, Forrest began working with video in 2010 and 360 production in 2016. 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. Forrest enjoys creative collaborating, biking and traveling.