Paul McCartney adopts VR so your grandparents don’t ought to

For his brand new launch, Sir Paul McCartney is diving headfirst into virtual reality. as the Hollywood Reporter notes these days, the 73yearvintage former Beatle has filmed a six-element VR documentarycollection with Grammy winner Tony Kaye, who also directed American history X and the music video for Soul Asylum’s 1993 breakout hit “Runaway train.”

although he is in no way been keen on streaming offerings, Sir Paul has been short to embody newgeneration when it fits him. He re-launched traditional Wings albums as iPad apps with bonus fabric and even wrote tiny songs to deliver Skype’s emoji to life. For natural McCartney VR, the artist teamed up with Kaye, the British tourist Authority’s “tremendous Britain” campaign and Palo Alto-primarily based VRorganisation Jaunt. For the six quick pieces, Kaye filmed McCartney recounting memories from the brand new album and jumbled together some neverbeforevisible archive photos, so the whole thing comes out searching like an oddly futuristic, hyper-actual model of VH1’s Storytellers. the primary two episodes “Dance this night” and “developing” are already available on Jaunt VR’s app, or 360-degree computing device video.

The partnership is likewise now not McCartney’s first step into digital fact. In 2014, Jaunt filmed a live VRconcert clip of McCartney performinglive and allow Die” throughout the very last show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.