Virtual reality (VR) content makers Jaunt VR have been getting into the colourful spirit of London Pride weekend by releasing a 360-degree video featuring British Olympian Tom Daley and London Mayor Sadiq Khan in Love Letter from London.
The VR video features footage specially recorded for the film that was captured over the course of the weekend of Pride. The four-minute film was captured using a Jaunt ONE camera, which captured the celebration that marked 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Diver Tom Daley, who came out publicly in 2013, says as part of his interview, that his love letter to the world would be: “Dear world, the one thing in the world that does not cost a penny is love, and I think that is one of the most important messages out there.”
“In the world’s current climate we wanted to show how love conquers all”, said Canaan Rubin, Director of Content & Production, EMEA, at Jaunt VR. “Jaunt brought together an all-volunteer team to put the film together, including Visualise as our co-production partner who volunteered production and post services, as well as Whitecoat for contributing graphics and visual design, we couldn’t have done it without the full team effort.”
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was also interviewed for the short film, and he had this to say: “One of the greatest things about London is that you’re not simply tolerated or accepted by who you are; you are embraced, respected and celebrated. There’s nothing better for me as the mayor of London than to walk in the front of the parade and celebrate what is a great thing about London… you are free to be whoever you want to be, you are free to love whoever you want to love – love happens here!”
You can watch the short film on the Jaunt VR website.
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