The video Ulmer posted on his Facebook page compresses 30 minutes of video in real time into just over a minute and features the virtual reality feel of being able to look in all directions as if you're standing in the middle of the action.
"I've been experimenting with 360 video for about 3 months now, and I'm fascinated by it, feels like I'm learning a new language inside the video world," said Ulmer, who describes himself as a filmmaker, director and actor who is freelancing and working towards starting his own production company.
"Even though I have an understanding of it now, it still blows my mind. I'm just constantly filming everything, it's a slight addiction of mine, but I only pull out the 360 camera for special moments, and when I saw the amount of lightning on Monday night I grab the 360 camera right away."
The Ricoh Theta S 360 camera Ulmer used has two fisheye lenses front and back, which stitches the images captured on video together to capture everything around it.