Google made it’s first VR and 360-degree interactive doodle in memories of Georges Méliès. Georges Méliès was a French film director and illusionist who lead to many technical and narrative developments in the earlier stage of cinema.
Georges Méliès was an innovator of special effects, such techniques as substitution splices. His films include A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Impossible Voyage (1904), both involving strange.
“In addition to being a magician, Méliès was an expert storyteller, so it was important for the Doodle to have a clear story. We approached it as if it were a ballet or play you watch at the theatre, where you get to choose where to look. In these situations, the spectator becomes the camera, editing their own film,” said Hélène Leroux, project art lead of the Doodle.
The interactive Doodle is also available as a 360-degree video on YouTube.