Search engine giant Google on Thursday created a Virtual Reality (VR) – 360 degree interactive Doodle to celebrate the life and artistry of French illusionist and film director Georges Melies.
This is the first-ever Virtual Reality (VR)/360-degree Interactive doodle being promoted on Google's homepage.
Marie-Georges-Jean Melies, popularly known as Georges Melies, was an illusionist and film director from France who was born on December 8, 1861. He was the one who in the earliest days of cinema, led many technical and narrative developments.
It is because of the pioneering mind of Georges Melies that paved the way for special effects we see today. And therefore, Georges Melies is still remembered for his cinematographic wonder.
The interesting Doodle is a result of collaboration of the Google Doodle, Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts and Culture and Cinémathèque Française teams. It was produced by Nexus Studios. People can also enjoy the Google Doodle without a headset as a 360° video on the Google Spotlight Stories YouTube Channel. Here take a look-
Georges Melies was one of the first filmmakers to use storyboards. He pioneered the use of special effects.