Disney to use Nokia’s OZO camera to create “special VR content” for movies

Disney to use Nokia’s OZO camera to create “special VR content” for movies

On Monday, Nokia Technologies announced that it has partnered The Walt Disney Studio to provide the iconic movie studio with the equipment and technologies required for creating "special VR content" for its movies.

The partnership between Nokia and Disney will chiefly pivot around the use of Nokia’s December 2015-lunched $60,000 professional virtual reality (VR) camera called OZO. The partnership will enable Disney to use the OZO VR camera and its associated software for creating special VR-based content for a range of Disney movies.

Since the partnership, from Disney’s point of view, will essentially involve the leveraging of VR to create new VR "experiences" that are an accompaniment to its theatrical releases, The Walt Disney Studios’ Chief Technology Officer Jamie Voris said that the movie studio aims to bring “extraordinary experiences” to audiences across the world.

Voris also added that “specially created VR content is one more way we can transport people even further into the worlds our filmmakers create.”

Meanwhile, for Nokia, the partnership with Disney represents "a new frontier in storytelling." Asserting that Nokia is “thrilled” to be bring its VR technology to the Disney team, Ramzi Haidamussaid – President of Nokia Technologies – said: "OZO will help Disney bring their film properties to life in new ways.”