“The Making of Pearl, a 360° Google Spotlight Story” by Curtis, Eisenmann, El Guerrab and Stafford

  • ©Cassidy J. Curtis, David Eisenmann, Rachid El Guerrab, and Scot Stafford



    The Making of Pearl, a 360° Google Spotlight Story



    Pearl is a short VR film directed by Patrick Osborne, winner of the 2015 Academy Award for his animated short film Feast. Our challenge: create a 360° non-linear streaming interactive animated film with a strongly art-directed non-photorealistic look, with naturalistic character animation tightly synchronized to an original song, and a story that collapses decades into minutes through montage, and make it run in real time on a wide range of devices, from mobile phones to VR headgear. No problem!

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