On May 3, Google is celebrating the life and artistry of French illusionist and film director Georges Méliès with a special doodle. What is so special about today’s doodle? Well, in its first-ever, Google has created a 360-degree interactive Virtual Reality (VR) doodle. Also Read - Google commits to provide 2.5 lakh COVID-19 vaccines to needy countries, list includes India
Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, widely known as Georges Méliès, was a French illusionist and film director who was born on December 8, 1861. He was one of those who led several narratives and technical developments in the earliest days of cinema. His pioneering mind is one of the reasons that paved way for special effects we see in today’s movies. And Georges Méliès is still remembered for his cinematographic wonder. Also Read - Google Assistant can now locate your iPhone, gets more smart features
With dozens of tricks and illusions, Méliès brought magic to filmmaking, and there is no better way than paying a tribute to him with an innovative and immersive Google doodle. Produced by Nexus Studios, today’s 360 degrees VR doodle is a result of collaboration of Google Arts and Culture, Google Spotlight Stories, and Cinémathèque Française teams. Also Read - Latest Android 12 leak shows tons of never seen before features; here's a look
Watch: Google’s First 360 degree VR doodle
His films include ‘A Trip to the Moon’ that released in 1902, and ‘The Impossible Voyage’ that was released in the year 1904. Both these movies involved strange, surreal journeys, and the film ‘A Trip to the Moon’ actually took the world by storm.
By clicking on the doodle, a 360-degree video titled ‘Back To The Moon’ will play. And you can enjoy it even without wearing a headset on Google Spotlight Stories YouTube Channel. The doodle will remain on Google’s homepage for 48 hours.