Before you catch Disney s Pete s Dragon in theatres, there s an exciting preview of Pete s life which you can experience, courtesy of Facebook s 360 video. As the name suggests, Pete s Dragon will take you for a ride over the mountains and you can view this in the latest 360 video released on Facebook. Pete s Dragon will be released on August 12 in Disney Digital 3D and RealD 3D. Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg
Pete s Dragon is a remake of the same movie which was released in 1977. Forest ranger Grace Meacham finds Pete who has been living in the woods for six years and has a pet dragon named Elliot. The journey begins with Grace finding about Pete and his dragon Elliot and the adventures that lead forward.
Dubbed ‘Elliot s Flyover’, the 360 degrees video gives you an experience of how it feels to fly on a dragon like Elliot. If you view it on your desktop, you can scroll over to get a complete view of the landscape as the dragon keeps flying. The video is best viewed with a VR headset but even the desktop or mobile view is enough to excite you. Created by Weta Digital, a visual effects company in partnership with Nokia, 100 percent Pure New Zealand and Air New Zealand, the video was shot in New Zealand with a Nokia OZO. Nokia OZO is the world s first professional VR camera.
360 degree videos are becoming a thing now making every event grasp global attention for it. Facebook had released its first 360 video with its Surround 360 camera earlier in May which showcased a short film in New York s Grand Central station. Events of national and global importance have also taken part in this revolution with the latest being the Republican and Democratic conventions in US.
Another interesting take on the 360 video platforms is the 360 degree walk through the famous Diagon Alley in Harry Potter s wizarding world. 360 degree videos are taking videography to another level and are implemented as well in different platforms. Take for example Google s Art and Culture app which has the feature enabled that allows you to take 360 tours of famous arts museums and sites.
So if you haven t watched Elliot flying over the mountains in New Zealand, check out the video below to experience what a 360 video is like. If you do not own a VR headset, you can still watch it on your smartphone as it will give a better view than on a desktop.