Google Sharing Glass With Film Schools to Inspire Creativity
The company said it wants to see what innovative film students can do with Google Glass to create new cinematic experiences.Google is sharing some of its coveted Google Glass eyewear-mounted computers with several film schools around the United States to see how they might inspire young filmmakers to use them. Plans for the loans of the devices through the Glass Creative Collective, which is a Google partnership with film and design schools, were unveiled in a July 30 post by the Glass team on the project's Google+ page. "We're really interested to find out how Glass will contribute to the craft of storytelling, specifically through film," states the post. "So, we reached out to various film schools, including The American Film Institute, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and the University of Southern California (USC). They'll start exploring how Glass can be used in production, documentary filmmaking, character development and things we haven't yet considered." Scott Fisher, the dean of research at USC's Cinematic Arts department, told eWEEK that three or four students there will be working with the devices along with faculty members through the fall semester.
"We're actually the first to get the Glass units," said Fisher. "We have three of them for about a month. We've been doing a lot of work in virtual reality, augmented reality, such as superimposing computer graphics and other things onto everyday surroundings," so the Glass devices will add more to the work of students.