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Google Is Shuttering Its Gimmicky Immersive Video Studio

After six years, Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, its in-house immersive entertainment studio. What exactly was Spotlight Stories, you ask? Fair question. Unless you’re an avid virtual reality enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of Google’s attempts at creating 360-degree short films…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Vr, Virtual Reality, Google Cardboard, Spotlight Stories, Immersive Media, DayDream VR

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 […]
Tags: Google, News, Vr, Virtual Reality, Spotlight Stories, Google Spotlight Stories, Karen Dufilho

Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Video for Google’s ‘Age of Sail’ Spotlight Story (EXCLUSIVE)

Google’s latest Spotlight Story “Age of Sail” has been shortlisted for an Academy Award for Animated Shorts, and has been nominated for 4 Annie Awards. Now, the company is sharing a behind-the-scenes featurette to show us how the piece came together. In the newly-released video, director John Kahrs talks about his real-life love for sailboats, […]
Tags: Google, News, Virtual Reality, Spotlight Stories, John Kahrs

Google Celebrates Pioneering Filmmaker Georges Méliès With First-Ever VR Doodle

Google is bringing virtual reality (VR) to its biggest web property yet: The search giant is releasing a new animated 360-degree short film called “Back to the Moon” that celebrates the life and work of pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès as a doodle on the homepage Thursday. The doodle went live early Thursday local […]
Tags: Google, News, Virtual Reality, Spotlight Stories, Georges Méliès

Google Releases Jorge Gutierrez’ VR Short ‘Son of Jaguar’ on HTC Vive

Ever since he was a little boy, Jorge Gutierrez has been obsessed with Mexican wrestling. And as long as he can remember, he’s had a soft spot for the losers who leave the ring beaten, bruised and humiliated. “I always wanted to follow the wrestlers when they lost,” said Gutierrez during a recent interview with […]
Tags: Google, News, Virtual Reality, Jaguar, Htc Vive, Spotlight Stories, Jorge Gutierrez, Gutierrez

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

Google’s Spotlight Stories team has begun to work on a new animated virtual reality short film called “Son of Jaguar” from “Book of Life” director Jorge Gutierrez. The short, which is being produced in cooperation with Dallas-based Reel FX, is slated to be released next summer. It will feature a story about Mexican wrestling and... Read more »
Tags: Google, News, Digital, Dallas, Jaguar, Spotlight Stories, Jorge Gutierrez, Gutierrez, Jorge

Google Releases ‘Rain or Shine,’ Its Most Interactive Spotlight Story Yet

Google’s Spotlight Stories team is back with yet another mobile storytelling gem: “Rain or Shine” is a cute and smart animated short that follows a little girl called Ella who wants to try out her brand-new sunglasses outside — only to find that she is being followed by a singular cloud that unloads buckets of water... Read more »
Tags: Google, News, Digital, Virtual Reality, Spotlight Stories, Ella

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...
Tags: Google, Television, Movies, Fox, Simpsons, Animation, Time Magazine, Google Cardboard, Maggie, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Universal Studios, Spotlight Stories, Google Spotlight Stories, Homer Simpson, Springfield, James L Brooks

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
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Virtual Reality, Google I/o, 360 Degree Video, Spotlight Stories, 360, Google Spotlight Stories, Google I/O 2016

Google’s Biggest Ace In the Hole for Virtual Reality May Just Be Content

Later this week, Google is poised to give us a closer look at its plans for virtual reality  at its Google IO developer conference Mountain View, California. A number of early leaks, as well as carefully chosen remarks from executives, suggest that these go far beyond its cheap Cardboard VR viewer. But the frenzy about possible... Read more »
Tags: Google, News, Digital, Virtual Reality, Cardboard, Spotlight Stories, Mountain View California, Google Io 2016

Google Shows Off First Spotlight Story on HTC Vive at Tribeca (EXCLUSIVE)

Google is getting ready to take its Spotlight Stories to virtual reality headsets: The Spotlight Stories team, which is part of Google’s ATAP R&D unit, will show off a new animated short called “Pearl” on the HTC Vive virtual reality headset at the Tribeca film festival in New York this weekend. Officially, Google is using... Read more »
Tags: Google, New York, News, Youtube, Digital, Virtual Reality, Htc Vive, Spotlight Stories, Tribeca, ATAP R D

Google lance les courts-métrages en réalité virtuelle

Google lance sa première Spotlight Stories. Il s’agit ici d’un court-métrage interactif à 360 degrés. Le nom de cette toute première vidéo ? Special Delivery. Un court métrage qui vous propose de suivre le père Noël dans sa livraison. Notons que c’est Motorola qui a développé ce format, qui est tombé entre les mains de […]
Tags: Google, Motorola, Sur Le Web, Spotlight Stories

Google Brings Its Interactive, 360-Degree “Spotlight Stories” To YouTube

 Google is bringing its Spotlight Stories – immersive, 360-degree animated videos meant to introduce a new form of storytelling – to YouTube, the company announced this morning. The first story to arrive is a holiday film called “Special Delivery,” from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations. This movie will now be viewable on the YouTube app on many Android… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Youtube, Spotlight Stories, Wallace

‘Wallace And Gromit’ Creators Release New 360-Degree Animation for Google’s Spotlight Stories (Exclusive)

Santa Claus is coming to town — but one particular custodian really doesn’t like the idea of someone messing with his chimneys, or climbing around on the roof. He tries to catch the intruder, starting an epic and hilarious chase. That’s in a nutshell the premise of “Special Delivery”, a new animated short by Aardman... Read more »
Tags: Google, News, Digital, Virtual Reality, Santa Claus, Aardman, Aardman Animations, Special Delivery, Spotlight Stories, Wallace