There has been experimentation and a few ventures into live event recording in 360 and virtual reality (VR) video, and there are plenty of opportunities for the technology to be implemented. Earlier this week when the Alice Through the Looking Glass premiere took place in Los Angeles at the El Captain Theatre took place, the music performances by music artist Pink were filmed on the Nokia OZO.
The performance kicked off next to the red carpet area with Pink taking to the stage to perform two songs, one of which is a cover of Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit, using three Nokia OZO cameras, the first professional-grade VR cameras to be released, to record both the show and the audience. This is the first VR experience to be created after Disney and Nokia Technologies has come together in a multi-year agreement of support.
Disney’s OZO partnership can also be seen during The Jungle book’s premiere where it caught footage from the red carpet, as well as cast and crew interviews. Other VR ventures to do with The Jungle Book and other releases comes with its selection of videos released on Disney Movies VR, where scenes with characters such as King Louie are in 360-degrees on the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD).
The performances by Pink can be seen from two different perspectives on YouTube using 360 video, which can be seen below, where you can see the two songs performed twice due to sound difficulties, which depending on your outlook could be good or bad. In this agreement with Nokia Technologies there will be future performances and premieres to be filmed, including live broadcast.
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