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Google Is Shutting Down Its Emmy Award-Winning VR Film Studio (slashdot)

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. "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 in her email sent to supporters of the studio. Variety reports: Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, ...
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Google Is Shutting Down Its Emmy Award-Winning VR Film Studio

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. "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 in her email sent to supporters of the studio. Variety reports: Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, ...
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Google is reportedly shutting down its in-house VR film studio

Google is shutting down its Emmy Award-winning VR film division, Spotlight Stories, after six years of building out content, Variety reports. We’ve reached out to Google for confirmation. “Google Spotlight Stories means storytelling for VR. We are artists and technologists making immersive stories for mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible,” the group’s site reads. The Spotlight Stories team was part of the company’s Advanced ...
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Google Shuts Down Its Spotlight Stories VR Film Studio

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. “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 […]
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Animators Embrace VR as ‘Age of Sail’ and ‘Crow’ Make Audience Inroads

Virtual reality has been making inroads in the entertainment business for several years, but 2018 has been an especially big one for animated projects. This year, there are at least two VR-animated shorts vying for Oscar nominations: Google Spotlight Stories’ “Age of Sail” and Baobab Studios’ “Crow: The Legend.” Disney has created its first VR […]
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Google Spotlight Stories Releases Animated Short ‘Age of Sail’ on Multiple Platforms

“Age of Sail,” Google Spotlight Stories’ latest and most ambitious immersive animated short, directed by Oscar-winning animator John Kahrs, launched on multiple platforms today. The 12-minute animated short follows a lonely old sailor (voiced by Ian McShane) adrift at sea whose life is reinvigorated by a young girl he rescues after she falls from a […]
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Venice: The Story Behind ‘Age of Sail,’ Google’s Latest VR Short Film (EXCLUSIVE)

“It never seemed quite right to me.” John Kahrs, the animator and director best known for his Academy Award-winning short film “Paperman,” always felt that something was off when he saw the ocean depicted in Hollywood movies. “My dad built a few sailboats,” he recently recalled in an interview with Variety. “I have a bit […]
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Annecy: Google Spotlight Stories’ VR Project ‘Age Of Sail’ Receives Sneak Peek

ANNECY, France —  John Kahrs’ “Age Of Sail” and Jan Pinkava and Mark Oftedal’s “Piggy” are two of the four state-of-the art-animated VR projects that Google Spotlight Stories (GSS) has brought this year to Annecy. For the third year running, GSS – a division of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group – and Google VR […]
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Go behind the scenes of “Isle of Dogs” with Pixel

"Isle of Dogs" tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.The film isn’t out until Marc...
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Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ VR Experience Is a Homage to Stop-Motion Animators

Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” won’t premiere for another two months, but the director is getting ready to give fans a first behind-the-scenes look, with the help of virtual reality: VR studio Felix & Paul, 20th Century Fox’s immersive media unit FoxNext and the Google Spotlight Stories team unveiled a first preview of their ‘Isle […]
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Google, Netflix, and Oculus land Emmy nominations for VR content

Nominations for the 2017 Emmy awards are out, and a variety of different virtual reality projects have made the cut, ranging from a Simpsons couch gag to the original animation Dear Angelica. The post Google, Netflix, and Oculus land Emmy nominations for VR content appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The making of “Pearl”

Spotlight Stories' “Pearl” follows a father and daughter as they travel the country in their beloved hatchback, chasing their dreams. Created and produced as an interactive VR experience, a 360 video, and a theatrical short film, “Pearl” premiered last summer at the TriBeCa film festival, and is nominated this year for an Oscar for best animated short film.With the Oscars just a few days away, we asked Director Patrick Osborne, Producer David Eisenmann, Music and Sound Creative Director Scot Sta...
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Oscar Winner Patrick Osborne Returns With First-Ever VR Nominee ‘Pearl’

Two years ago, Patrick Osborne won the Academy Award for best animated short with “Feast,” the wordless tale of a Boston Terrier whose adoration for food is only outweighed by his love for his owner. This year, Osborne finds himself back in the race with “Pearl,” a short film about a father and daughter and... Read more »
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Homer Simpson Takes Jimmy Kimmel on a Tour of Springfield

Ahead of its 600th episode this Sunday, The Simpsons welcomed Jimmy Kimmel to Springfield. During last night’s episode of his late night show, Kimmel crossed over to the other side and got whizzed around on a personal tour of Homer’s hometown. “Wow, Moes, it’s even more depressing than I imagined,” Kimmel said as he sipped on a pint of frothy Duff (which, let’s be honest, has never looked that appealing). Continue reading below… Don’t worry, The Simpsons have got much more in store for...
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The Simpsons VR Couch Gag Coming With 600th Episode

After being on the air for almost 30 years, is there anything The Simpsons haven’t done? They’ve gone 3D, they have conducted live phone-in segments, they even had Guillermo del Toro direct their opening sequence. But for the 600th episode, Fox wants to take The Simpsons someplace they’ve never been before — Virtual Reality. For the 600th episode, Fox worked closely with the Google Spotlight Stories team to create a special virtual reality experience for The Simpsons couch gag. “Planet of th...
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Google Spotlight Stories’ “Rain or Shine” Unveiled at Annecy

ANNECY– Felix Massie’s “Rain or Shine,” which is co-produced by Google Spotlight Stories and London-based Nexus Productions, was presented by first time ever at this week’s Annecy Festival. “Rain” is the eighth production from Google Spotlight Stories (GSS) a pioneering initiative from Google taking in software R&D, storytelling and filmmaking to present 360-degree worlds experienced... Read more »
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Google’s new 360-degree short ‘Pearl’ puts you in the passenger seat with dad and daughter

 It’s Friday, so you can probably spare a few minutes to watch a heartwarming little 360-degree animated film, the latest in Google’s “Spotlight Stories.” This one, entitled “Pearl,” takes place entirely inside a beat-up ’80s sedan, and traces the story of a girl and a guitar. Read More
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Google Spotlight Stories Become Interactive 360° Videos

“A humble caretaker is surprised when a mysterious stranger causes mischief on the roof. He investigates, but can’t seem to catch even a glimpse of the troublemaker. And so the chase goes… room to room… up and down… The stranger remains just out of sight, leaving behind only a trail of gifts… Meanwhile, you’re following the action at your own pace, from whatever angle you please—behind you, to your left, to your right, or in front of you. All on your mobile phone.” This is Google’s introductio...
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Google Spotlight Stories arrive on YouTube, Android gets interactive 360-degree version

Google Spotlight Stories 360-degree experience has arrived on YouTube with Special Delivery, an original short film made by Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman Animations, viewable on the YouTube app on several Android devices. Google Spotlight Stories was originally developed ...
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#SpecialDelivery: Google Spotlight Stories come to YouTube with interactive 360-degree storytelling

A humble caretaker is surprised when a mysterious stranger causes mischief on the roof. He investigates, but can’t seem to catch even a glimpse of the troublemaker. And so the chase goes... room to room… up and down… The stranger remains just out of sight, leaving behind only a trail of gifts…Meanwhile, you’re following the action at your own pace, from whatever angle you please—behind you, to your left, to your right, or in front of you. All on your mobile phone. Today we’re bringing Google Spo...
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