Google Teams Up to Release 360-Degree Virtual Reality Film ‘HELP’

Jun 5, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

Google Teams Up to Release 360-Degree Virtual Reality Film ‘HELP’

Jun 5, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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google-helpIf we look at the progression of motion pictures over the last 100 years, it’s almost like night and day. (Then again, the same could be said for the last century of computer technology as well.)

As we previously reported, Google is staying its course for diabolical virtual reality domination. Now, taking it one step further, the tech giant that owns more of your dirty secrets than the NSA has teamed up with visual effects studio The Mill to release a 360-degree virtual reality film called, ironically, “HELP.”

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The immersive video, directed by Hollywood’s Justin Lin, gives users control over the visual experience by allowing them to “live” within the scene, panning and scanning to their heart’s content. This, in particular, is one innovation that has me really excited about the future of cinema. One day we will be able to actually look around those juicy romance scenes and see all the details that directors seem to inconveniently leave out of frame.

On a more serious note, though, I am really curious to see how this technology will be adapted in the future. Imagine being able to sit in a theater with a hundred other viewers with each of you experiencing the movie in a hundred different ways.

Check out “HELP” now on Google Spotlight Stories!

[Behind The Scenes: Google ATAP ‘HELP’ | via Fstoppers]

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Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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