Nokia, Disney Connect on VR

Disney Studios using ‘OZO’ cameras and software for complementary content
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Nokia Technologies said it has entered a multi-year deal with The Walt Disney Studios to help the content house create complementary virtual reality/360 video content for its theatrical releases using vendor’s OZO VR camera and integrated software.

Of recent note, Nokia and Disney used OZO to create two 360 videos – red carpet coverage and cast interviews -- in support of the April premiere of The Jungle Book.

Nokia launched the OZO in November 2015.

“Virtual Reality represents a new frontier in storytelling, and we’re thrilled to be bringing this VR technology to the team at Disney,” Ramzi Haidamus, president at Nokia Technologies said, in a release. “OZO will help Disney bring their film properties to life in new ways through immersive entertainment experiences, and our focus will be on helping them get the most out of VR as they begin to uncover all that it has to offer.”

“We are very excited to collaborate with Nokia Technologies to help explore the creation of VR content for our theatrical releases,” said Jamie Voris, Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios.

 “We aim to bring extraordinary experiences to audiences around the world, and specially-created VR content is one more way we can transport people even further into the worlds our filmmakers create,” added Jamie Voris, The Walt Disney Studios’s CTO.

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