Google Embraces WebVR With VR Film ‘Tabel’


Google, who was one of the partners of the hackathon is now pushing the idea of WebVR with the immersive film titled “Tabel: A Tasty Allegory for Global Inaction in the Face of Climate Control” The 7-minute VR film was released on Google’s Art, Copy and Code site, which is a Google initiative to explore new ways to use technology and the art of storytelling. News 360 Film Google Google Jump Tabel Web VR

Back To The Moon Is The First Google Doodle Available In All Realities


Step into the world of French illusionist and film director Georges Mélíès in AR, VR, or standard video. In addition to being the first ever Doodle to take the form of a 360-degree film, the project was also nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Original Interactive Program category.

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Google Closes The Door On Its ‘Spotlight Stories’ VR Film Studio


Pour one out in remembrance of Google’s Oscar nominated, Emmy award-winning platform. In an official statement released yesterday by Google, the company confirmed the termination of their popular immersive film program, Google Spotlight Stories, after an impressive six years of AAA VR storytelling. Founded originally by Motorola with the goal of producing 360-degree content exclusive to Android phones, the studio eventually fell into the hands of Google after their 12.5

Google VR Film Explores Artisanal Gold Mine In Democratic Republic Of The Congo


That’s the opening line of a new VR film from the Google Conflict Minerals Campaign entitled The Journey of Gold. The film’s featured Nyamurhale Mine in the DRC is part of a vast industrial system that excavates metals used in electronics like tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold. According to the film, “more than ninety-five percent of artisanal gold mined in the DRC is illegally mined and smuggled into adjoining and other countries.”

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Google Shuts Down Internal VR Film Studio Spotlight Stories

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Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, the group tasked not only with pushing forward virtual reality as a storytelling medium, but creating a number of highly polished and thoughtful VR pieces in the process. Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it,” Dufilho said. Image courtesy Google.

Free VR Films Heading To YouTube Courtesy Of Tribeca Film Institute


Five immersive films centered around “The 5 Elements of Nature.”. The Tribeca Film Institute is releasing five immersive 360-degree VR films selected as part of their “5 Elements of Nature” interactive program, beginning with Dreams of Jaguar’s Daughter , available now via YouTube. Supported by Tribeca Film Institute. Supported by Tribeca Film Institute. Supported by Tribeca Film Institute. Featured Image Credit: Tribeca Film Institute.

Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube


When we first heard about Jorge Gutierrez’s Google Spotlight Stories project, Son of Jaguar , I don’t think any of us were expecting the colorful journey we were about to experience. The nine minute 360° short film is a rollercoaster of emotions, letting you follow an aging Mexican wrestler past his prime as he struggles to support his loving family after losing one of his legs from a previous bout. Which is good, because this is a 360° film that’s not to be missed.

Boulder International Film Festival Will Include A Pavilion Dedicated Entirely To XR Experiences


The Boulder International Film Festival ( BIFF ), which takes place in Colorado next week, is widely recognized as one of the world’s coolest film festivals. . BIFF attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry every year.

Google Working on VR Short Film With ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez


The new animated VR film will be part of Google Spotlight Stories. The VR short is being developed with Google Spotlight Stories and revolves around Mexican wrestling and “the tradition and the responsibility of carrying on the legacy of your culture.” A continuation on the idea of Book of Life , Gutierrez is bringing together much of the team that worked on his Golden Globe nominated animated film made with Reel FX. Image Credit: Google Spotlight Stories.

Animated Short ‘Pearl’ is VR’s First Oscar Nominated Film

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Pearl (2016), a 360 animated short film from director Patrick Osborne and Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), has landed an Academy Award nomination for this year’s best animated short film, making it the first VR film in the running for an Oscar. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places,” writes Google ATAP. The video can be viewed using the YouTube app for Android or the Google Spotlight Stories app for IOS.

Baobab’s ‘Asteroids!’ VR Short Film Now Available


“From the second the film starts, you are immediately immersed in a world where virtual animated characters become your friends and together, you experience emotions like humor, excitement and compassion, just as you would in real life.”. Once again Baobab has set the bar high with a well-made VR film that checks just about every box you can think of when it comes to quality VR entertainment. proves yet again that AAA VR animated films are real and here to stay.

Google Pays Homage to Film Pioneer Georges Méliès in VR Short ‘Back to the Moon’

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Google is celebrating the life and artistry of French film pioneer Georges Méliès today with a charming VR short that commemorates his iconic silent films including the groundbreaking A Trip to the Moon (1902). Releasing today, the 106th anniversary of his celebrated silent film The Conquest of the Pole (1912) , people surfing the web will get an eye-full of the charming distillation of Méliès’ life work in the aptly titled VR short Back to the Moon.

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Latest Google Doodle Accompanied By 360 VR Experience


Celebrate the life and genius of French illusionist & film director Georges Méliès in this adorable Google Spotlight Story. If you’ve logged onto the Google homepage at some point today you may have already noticed a particularly interesting Google Doodle posted above the search bar. However its Google’s latest logo alteration that has tranformed this ongoing practice from cute, to downright impressive. Image Credit: Google Spotlight Stories.

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The NFL Is Creating a VR Film Series Exclusively For YouTube and Google


It’s difficult to capture the visceral, intense, brutality of the sport on-screen, but documentaries, replays, and a slew of films and television series have done their part over the years. But bringing things even closer to viewers is always the goal and that’s exactly what the NFL aims to do in its latest partnership with Google. 360 Video Experiences Sports documentary google national football league nfl series video Youtube

Google Debuts Two New Spotlight Stories ?Piggy? & ?Age Of Sail?


Google heads to the Annecy Film Fest in full force with two, never-before-scene Spotlight Stories. The biennial Annecy International Film Fest is currently in full-swing as creators from around the world gather in France to showcase their latest achievements in the field of animation. Google returned once again with its interactive Google Spotlight Stories series, delivering a handful of gorgeous, lovingly-crafted VR adventures that push the boundaries of modern animation.

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‘X Men’ VFX Artist Used Google’s ‘Deep Dream’ To Create Psychedelic VR Film


The post ‘X Men’ VFX Artist Used Google’s ‘Deep Dream’ To Create Psychedelic VR Film appeared first on UploadVR. 360 Video Experiences computer vision deep dream dreamtime google psychedelic sims trippy vfx video videos x men“I wanted to put another human inside a dream I had. VR let’s me do that.

YouTube Sensations SoKrispyMedia Launch VR Film Series On Within


The two-minute short, “Chalk Warfare,” was a live-action film featuring teens shooting at each other in a video game that comes to life after they draw weapons in chalk on the pavement. “We The hurdle, they decided, would be to create a film with their signature style, but that wouldn’t make sense in a format other than VR. The Within app is free to download via the App Store , Google Play , Oculus , SteamVR , Viveport , PSVR , and WebVR.

Vive Studios’ Feature Length Immersive Film ‘7 Miracles’ Now Available on Viveport

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Vive Studios has released its ‘feature-length’ immersive film titled 7 Miracles. On the surface, the immersive film is a reenactment of the Gospel of John in the Bible that specifically centers around the seven miracles of Jesus Christ. According to the official blog post , “The seven-part episodic feature runs over 70 minutes, making it the first feature-length cinematic experience from Vive Studios,” and one of the longest immersive films we’ve ever seen.

‘Jesus VR’ Claims First Ever Feature-length VR Film, to Preview at Venice Film Festival

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Jesus VR: The Story of Christ , an upcoming feature-length 360 film, is getting its first public preview at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Hailed as the world’s first ever feature length VR film production, the 90-minute movie depicts the life, works, and death of Jesus of Nazareth. The preview of the feature-length film will last 40 minutes, and will be open to festival-goers from September 1-4.

Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films


Further, users will no longer be able to access films or download the Oculus Video app. Like Google Cardboard and its plastic derivatives, users slot in their smartphone which acts as the display and computer. No Updates, No Films, No New 360 Video Users.

Microsoft Now Lets You Film Mixed Reality With HoloLens Hack


Spectator Mode is similar in concept to the mixed reality filming seen in the VR industry, though has added complications given HoloLens’ entirely independent solution and the fact that holograms can be viewed from anywhere, not just within a specific, tracked space. Ultimately we’d like to see dedicated cameras for this use, or perhaps a cheaper alternative from Google as its Project Tango AR tech continues to evolve. Tagged with: HoloLens , mixed reality filming.

Reality Bytes: Samsung, Google & Fortnite

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We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at Samsung’s AR glasses, Google Maps’ new parking integration and film festivals in Fortnite. Google Maps integrates with a few tech companies to allow you to pay for parking within its app.

Universal Studios Augmented Reality App Lets You Recreate a Scene from 'Welcome to Marwen' Film

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In a world where augmented reality is becoming the hero of the movie marketing, Universal Studios has decided to use the technology to reinvent the traditional movie trailer, a time-tested tactic of film promotion, in support of the forthcoming Robert Zemeckis film, Welcome to Marwen. Based on a true story, the premise of the film makes it the ideal.

Nicole Kidman Stars in This VR Film for Etihad Airways


The lavish VR film shoot takes 360-degree video to new heights. What about having Nicole Kidman join you for the journey, helping her rehearse scenes from the script of her next film? Kidman, who is the face of Etihad Airways’ latest advertising campaign, stars in this 360-degree VR film titled Reimagine that was released over the weekend. This is one of the better 360-degree films we have seen and definitely worth a watch.

Why The 360 Film Industry is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 2: Workforce

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 22 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why. In my last article I explained how 360 film production technology has gone from proprietary systems held by a few well-funded companies to now being accessible by basically anyone. Supply & Demand of 360 Film Knowledge.

YouTube’s Project Witness VR Campaign Shines A Spotlight On Child Incarceration


A 360-degree film exposes the struggles of 48,000 minors spending 23-hours per day in isolated confinement. So, to help these girls be more visible, I came to Google in 2015. YouTube and Google have always been a tool for people to change their own narratives.”.

Why The 360 Film Industry is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 1

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 22 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why. There was a time in Hollywood when high-end film cameras were all proprietary and the cost of film stock per movie could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. a five minute film could cost $40,000 to $100,000 just to stitch).

The Guardian Launches VR-illustrated 360 Short Film ‘Sea Prayer’

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Acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini’s short story inspired by Alan Kurdi—the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015—has been illustrated using Tilt Brush for a unique 360 degree short film. According to the press release provided to Road to VR , Sea Prayer claims to be “the first narrative animated virtual reality film created using Tilt Brush ,” Google’s popular VR painting tool.

Google & Red Bull TV Premier 'The Last Ascent' with Synced AR Experience That Puts Nature in Your Home

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In recent weeks, Google managed to capitalize on the hype surrounding the Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian with an AR app that was not only exclusive to Android but also available only for 5G-equipped devices.

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Film Created Almost Entirely In ‘Tilt Brush’ Imagines The Future Of Music


Artist Adam Dylewski is the creator of a new short film that was created almost entirely inside virtual reality. Tilt Brush is a Google-created virtual reality art application that lets users draw, paint and design three dimensional masterpieces with their own two hands in an immersive digital space. Tagged with: Dylewski , film , movie , music , short film , tilt brush. Art Dylewski film movie music short film tilt brush

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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Called The Limit, the 20-minute action film stars Michelle Rodriguez ( Lost, Avatar, Fast & Furious ) and Norman Reedus ( The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints ) in what promises to be a heart-pumping thrill ride. You’ll find it now on the Oculus Store , Viveport , Google Play , with links for Steam, the PlayStation Store, and iOS cardboard coming soon.

Discover How Melting Ice Is Changing Mt Kilimanjaro in an Augmented Reality Film The Last Ascent


Using the Red Bull app, you can scan your TV screen and uncover AR content within the film itself. eyecandylab developed the technology behind the film, which enhances the storyline by adding interactive and immersive experiences throughout the film.

Why 360 Film is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 3: Demand

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 20 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why. Over the past three years, the primary customer of 360 film has been big brands. What’s imperative, especially now that we have a massive workforce ready to deploy, is that we figure out how to properly monetize 360 film content.

Animating VR Characters in Google Blocks


Last month, Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool , enabling anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with no prior modeling experience required. Now Google’s Daydream Labs is giving us a glimpse into just that. Daydream Labs is a way for the Google VR team to explore different applications and interactions for virtual reality, pairing engineers with designers to rapidly prototype concepts. Image Credit: Google VR.

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NFL Producing VR Series Exclusively for Google


The VR video series will be available on YouTube and Google’s Daydream VR headset. The National Football League is producing its first original VR series, announcing Thursday that the nine-part series will be available on YouTube and Google’s new smartphone-powered VR headset, Daydream View. Each episode is expected to run 5 – 10 minutes in length and live exclusively on Google’s platforms for now. News Daydream View Google Daydream NFL Sports

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Discovery and Google Announce VR Travel Series ‘Discovery TRVLR’, First of 38 Episodes to Arrive in November

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Discovery and Google today announced the launch of a new 38-episode VR video series called Discovery TRVLR, a product of both Discovery and Google’s internal VR teams. This means you can watch on Google Daydream View and Cardboard, and with a little extra creativity, on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with Opera’s new experimental browser and Gear VR through Samsung Internet. Episodes filmed in Antarctica were directed by Barry Pousman and produced by Yes Please Thank You.

Google to Shutter Jump VR Video Service in June

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Google seems to be taking somewhat of a step back from VR, as Variety reports the company will be shutting down its Jump program for good next month. Google posted an updated Jump FAQ recently regarding the shutdown of the VR video service, outlining that Jump will officially go offline on June 28th, 2019. Any later than that, and all Jump-related files will be deleted from Google’s Cloud Services for good. Where Google is headed next with VR, we’re not sure.

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