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Pete’s Dragon takes you for a ride on an exciting 360 degree Facebook video

Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s upcoming movie has a fun little preview before its release. Shot on Nokia OZO, the video gives a view of how it feels to fly like Elliot in Pete’s Dragon.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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  • Published Date: August 8, 2016 6:45 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 8, 2016 6:56 PM IST



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