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Google honours pioneering French filmmaker Georges Melies with first ever VR doodle
The internet search engine and technology giant Google has put up its first VR doodle to honour filmmaker Georges Melies. The unusual but extremely interesting doodle consists of an animation of a thin quirky man with a pristine suit performing acts as a mini-movie.

A VR doodle is the Virtual Reality (VR) 360 degree interactive doodle that has been experimented with by Google for the first time.

On clicking the start button on Google's home page, the visitor gets presented with a YouTube player to create stick-figure like character representing French filmmaker Georges Melies along with his creations coming alive in animated 360-degree format.

In short, the Google's first VR doodle is an animated Georges Melies mini-movie and worth watching. The first time 360-degree doodle on Google's home page takes the viewer through a story titled "Back to the Moon" which can be viewed via the Google Spotlight Stories YouTube Channel.

In fact, this doodle animation is meant to be viewed on the web and the viewer can use the mouse to move the video around in 360 degrees.

Georges Melies (8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938) was the poineering French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema with special effects.

He is credited for popularizing special techniques such as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour, informs Wikipedia.

Furthermore, he always insisted on the use of storyboards. His films include A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Impossible Voyage (1904), both involving strange, surreal journeys somewhat in the style of Jules Verne, are considered among the most important early science fiction films, though their approach is closer to fantasy, it is reported by Wikipedia.

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