Oculus and UNINTERRUPTED have released a new 12+ minute short film directed by Felix & Paul, a 360 documentary following the NBA star in his training regime.
“Striving for Greatness: An UNINTERRUPTED Original”, is the latest 360 VR video experience from well respected specialists in immersive cinema Felix & Paul. The new short film follows NBA star LeBron James as he follows his regular training regime during this 13th NBA season.
The new Gear VR experience can be had, somewhat confusingly, as both a direct download, standalone application in the Oculus Store or via Samsung’s 360 VR video service MilkVR.
Samsung’s relationship with the film and LeBron James has also extended to their latest advertising campaign for it’s Gear VR headset, with the sports star. The new ad, called “Let’s go to work”, set to classic Public Enemy track “Welcome to the Terrordome” takes a subtle tack, not actually showing or even mentioning VR until the very end. It’s painfully hip, but doubtlessly effective at the demographic it’s targeting, assuming they know what the mobile VR headset is and does in the first place. You can check the new commercial out above.