President Barak Obama is now not only the first black president of the United Stated of America, and has not only left a lasting legacy despite it, but now he is the first president to feature in virtual reality, in Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks.
Created by three major companies in all their own industries, being National Geographic, Felix & Paul Studios, and Oculus, this experience takes viewers on a scenic trip round Yosemite along with President Barak Obama.
Rajiv Mody, Vice President of Social Media for National Geographic, commented on the Oculus Blog post: “National Geographic has been a pioneer in visual storytelling throughout its 128-year history. We see virtual reality as a new frontier and are thrilled to use this powerful medium to help celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary.”
Félix Lajeunesse, Co-founder of Felix & Paul Studios, also went on to comment on the blog post: “As filmmakers, we wanted to use cinematic virtual reality’s unique transportive power to bring audiences into a journey with President Obama where they could experience firsthand the vertiginous, lyrical, and timeless beauty of Yosemite.
“We were deeply inspired by the idea that American national parks such as Yosemite were originally established ‘for all people for all times,’ as a way to allow future generations to experience the extraordinary and untouched beauty and richness of these natural wonders.”
This experience is available for the Gear VR for free, and soon to come to the Oculus Rift.
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