Virtual reality (VR) fans will be firmly focused on Ready Player One this week, whether that’s the actual film itself or the myriad of VR experiences on Viveport for HTC Vive owners. A lot of major blockbusters have been getting some sort of VR treatment and 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi was no different, with The VOID’s Star Wars: Secrets of The Empire VR Experience one of the most notable. Now Star Wars have another treat instore – and this one’s free – being able to go behind-the-scenes with John Williams in Scoring The Last Jedi: A 360 VR Experience.
Today, Disney and Lucasfilm have provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the production and musical scoring of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Scoring The Last Jedi: A 360 VR Experience, built by Pasadena, California-based creative studio SunnyBoy Entertainment.
The 360-degree experience takes viewers on an immersive tour of the The Last Jedi’s production and sound stages, dropping them face-to-face with Academy Award-winning film composer John Williams and film director Rian Johnson. During the video the duo provide insight on the musical approach and creation of the film’s 183-minute soundtrack as well as Williams conducting a 100+ piece orchestra, trumpeting the triumphant and elegant film tracks, including “The Last Jedi” and “Peace and Purpose.” As viewers are taken through various production stages, they’ll be able to see Stormtroopers and other beloved Star Wars characters as they prepare for an upcoming scene.
You can check out Scoring The Last Jedi: A 360 VR Experience below as a normal 360 video. For the best experience use a headset like Google Cardboard or Daydream alongside the YouTube app. For the latest 360 content keep reading VRFocus.