Google’s ‘Pearl’ is first VR film to be nominated for an Oscar

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If you still haven’t dipped your toes into the world of virtual reality, the Academy Awards just gave everyone another reason to pay attention to the emerging format.

Google’s VR film Pearl has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of best animated short film.

Released in 2016 as a part of the Google Spotlight Story series, Pearl tells the heartwarming story of the relationship between a father and his daughter over the course of their lives.

Centered in a hatchback car, the story seamlessly moves from high and low moments in the lives of both family members as you, the viewer, get to immersively experience the passage of time and emotions from the passenger seat of the car, right next to the characters in the film. …

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Via: Mashable: Film

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