We’ve all heard the fake dramatic opera that is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody – but have you ever wondered what a song like this could see As? The folks at Google did. In a new collaboration with Queen and Enosis VR, artists and developers at Google created The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience, a virtual reality experience created to take viewers on “a journey through the subconscious mind of leader Freddie Mercury.” It’s a fancy way of saying that they turned the iconic song into a 360-degree virtual reality music video.
The video itself is only viewable through the Bohemian rhapsody experience, but it can be viewed in a basic 360-degree mode or in stereoscopic 3D using Google Cardboard. The app takes viewers into a surreal mental landscape of shapes, sounds and animation – guiding them first through a mishmash of dreamlike images that appear to represent the spirit of Mercury, and then onto the stage. ‘a concert of the queen, with a lively group and then, after a brief stop in the underworld, in space for a neon finale. It’s magnificent, and thanks to a spatial audio mix, quite immersive.
It sounds like a project out of left field, but for people who know the band’s lead guitarist, it makes a lot of sense. In addition to being a world-class guitarist and holder of a doctorate in astronomy, Brian May is also the director of the London Stereoscopic Company, where he manages resources on stereo photographs and helped create the OWL Virtual Reality Kit, a foldable virtual reality viewer in the vein of Google Cardboard. You can find that on the site of his company. I just want it Bohemian Rhapsody application ? The iOS version isn’t ready yet, but Android users can head to Google Play.
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