Google's Virtual Reality 'Pearl' Video May Win an Academy Award

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 9, 2017
References: youtube & digitalbuzzblog
The 'Pearl' video is one of the 360-degree Google Spotlight Stories that has been shared to YouTube and what makes it particularly noteworthy is that it is an Oscar-nominated virtual reality film.

Over the course of the five-minute video, viewers are told the story of a young girl and her father entirely from the interior of a hatchback vehicle. As Google describes: "It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love."

While the Pearl video can be watched on YouTube in its entirety without any virtual reality equipment—and the viewpoints changed by clicking and dragging the video screen—the incredible example of storytelling is best experienced in the interactive, immersive 360-degree environment where one can choose the perspectives of the story they want to see.