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Google lends Glass to film schools to “change the way we capture and tell stories”


Google is lending three sets of Google Glass to each of five film schools for the fall semester as part of what it calls the Glass Creative Collective.

We’re really interested to find out how Glass will contribute to the craft of storytelling, specifically through film. So, we reached out to various film schools, including The American Film Institute, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and University of Southern California. They’ll start exploring how Glass can be used in production, documentary filmmaking, character development and things we haven’t yet considered … 

Variety reports that the schools had to submit proposals “considering how a first-person POV, hands-free communication, and the potential for new narratives will change the way we capture and tell stories through Glass.”

USC School of Cinematic Arts dean Elizabeth Daley, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, said that the ability to create an immersive experience is key.

We got Google Glass just before the opening of the new Interactive Media Building on June 12.  That’s when George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and Don Mattrick, the president of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, told us about how not all entertainment, but certainly some entertainment, is going to become more immersive. And Glass is quite wonderful because you get that immersive experience without elaborate headsets.

We assume this isn’t quite what she has in mind …

Glass still doesn’t have an official launch date, but there have been several recent clues that we perhaps don’t have too long to wait.

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