“The making of “Pearl,” a Google spotlight story” by Osborne, El Guerrab, Eisenmann and Curtis

  • ©Patrick Osborne, Rachid El Guerrab, David Eisenmann, and Cassidy J. Curtis




    The making of "Pearl," a Google spotlight story


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    “Pearl” is a Spotlight Story directed by Oscar-winning animator Patrick Osborne. Conceived from the beginning as a 360° experience, “Pearl” takes place entirely in a car and explores the gifts we inherit from our parents, both tangible and intangible.
    The challenge: create a 360° interactive animated film with a strongly art-directed, highly stylized non-photorealistic look, with naturalistic character animation tightly synchronized with an original song, and a story that collapses decades into minutes through montage, and make it run on a wide range of devices, from mobile phones to VR headgear, in real time.

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