Monday, February 13th, 2017 Posted by Jim Thacker

How Feast’s Patrick Osborne directed his first VR short

Visitors to Gnomon’s Hollywood campus this Thursday, 16 February, will have the chance to hear Oscar-winning director and animator Patrick Osborne discuss the making of PEARL, his new VR short.

The session will also be broadcast online on Gnomon’s Livestream channel. You can watch along via the player at the top of this story, and ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon.

Discover how an Oscar-winning Disney director created his first VR short
Created for Google’s Spotlight Stories program, the 360-degree short takes place inside a car, the action following a girl and her father as they criss-cross the country chasing their dreams.

The animation – produced in collaboration with Evil Eye Pictures – may remind some viewers of Osborne’s best-known work: Feast, Disney’s Oscar-winning short, which he also directed.

During the Gnomon talk, Osborne will compare his experiences on Pearl with his previous work at Disney, where he worked on movies including Bolt, Tangled, and Wreck-It Ralph.

Free to attend, but register online in advance
The Making of PEARL with Academy Award-Winning Patrick Osborne takes place at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 7.30-9.00pm on Thursday 16 February 2017. It’s free, but you’ll need to register online first.

Read more about The Making of PEARL on Gnomon’s website

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