Google Spotlight Stories teams with Reel FX to debut new VR short that builds on Mexican director Jorge Gutiérrez’s previous work.
Google Spotlight Stories’ latest virtual reality short, Son of Jaguar, rolled out this week on Google’s new Pixel 2 phone. A version for Google Daydream and Steam for HTC Vive will be available by the end of the month and, later this year, it will be released on the Google Spotlight Stories app on Android and iOS.
First introduced at Annecy 2017, Son of Jaguar had its world premiere at Cuernavaca, Mexico’s Pixelatl Festival and was on view both at SIGGRAPH 2017 and during this past weekend’s ANIMATION IS FILM Festival. Director Jorge Gutiérrez and the rest of Google Spotlight Stories team will also be presenting a making-of the VR short along with demos at the CTN Expo in November.
Here are a selection of stills, behind-the scenes imagery and concept art from the new VR short, and you can read AWN’s interview with Gutiérrez by following this link: Jorge Gutiérrez Wrestles with the Limitations of Virtual Reality in ‘Son of Jaguar’.