To all those who thought the Selfie Stick was the final step in the selfie-volution: you were wrong. Tourism Australia has made a giant leap with the invent of the GIGA selfie, which basically snaps your close-up selfie from a distance and then pans out to show where you are, in short video format. Think micro-to-macro, like this:
Tourism Australia created the GIGA selfie concept in order to entice more Japanese tourists to visit the country (Japanese folks were the sixth-largest group of people to venture Down Under in 2014, with over 320,000 visitors). To participate in the “GIGA selfie events,” tourists are supposed to stand on a dedicated spot — in some of Australia’s most oft-selfied locales — and use an app to set off a distant camera. They can then download the resulting short video clip and share, share away. The first two opportunities to take a GIGA selfie will be on Australia’s Gold Coast on September 5 and 6. There is no cost to get a picture taken. “The GIGA selfie campaign will help raise the level of conversation about Australia in Japan as people share their incredible experiences of holidaying here with their friends and family back home, and in turn help to encourage more Japanese travellers to follow in their footsteps,” Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said. C’mon, look at this cute little koala. Tell us you don’t want a GIGA selfie of your own.
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This promo video from Tourism Australia makes us ALL want to go GIGA: