Andrew Lloyd Webber will release a fully immersive 360° music video for “You’re in the Band,” a musical number from his upcoming Broadway show, School of Rock – The Musical, today, Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
Shot in a real NYC classroom, this innovative 360° video produced for the Broadway production is one of the first of its kind on YouTube or Facebook. The video, was designed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and School of Rock book writer Julian Fellowes to take full advantage of new 360° technology and allows you to navigate all angles of the classroom for an exciting and immersive experience of the song. The 360° video will accompany a new single of “You’re in the Band” produced by Lloyd Webber and legendary music producer, Rob Cavallo, to be released by Warner Bros. Records.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said:
“I am proud that School of Rock is not just the first musical to take this leap into the future, but that this video of “You’re in the Band” is the first time anyone has used the 360° medium in this way. It could open a lot of doors.”
What is a 360° Video?
360° videos provide a virtual reality experience; they do this by allowing users to change their perspective in real-time during playback. Users can move the camera in any direction throughout the course of the video, putting them right in the middle of the action at all times.
Which devices/operating systems support 360° videos?
This video demands the latest and greatest web technology. We’re pushing the boundaries, so there isn’t universal device or browser support yet. We hope you can experience it – check our handy guide below!
On your Mobile & Tablet:
To watch on YouTube: Visit goo.gl/vr/sor360 and open in the latest version of the YouTube app on either Android 8+ or iOS 8+. 360° videos aren’t currently viewable on the Youtube mobile site. The link should open in the YouTube app automatically, but some settings on your device might default to opening in a browser (which won’t support 360° video). If this happens, open the YouTube app, and search for the “School of Rock The Musical” channel. The 360° video will be available under the “Videos” tab.
To watch on Facebook: Visit fb.me/sor360 on Android 4.3+ and make sure you’re using the latest version of the Facebook app. 360° videos on Facebook aren’t currently viewable on iOS.
On your Desktop:
To watch on YouTube: Visit goo.gl/vr/sor360 in the latest version of Chrome for the best experience. You can also view in the latest versions of Opera or Firefox. 360° videos on YouTube aren’t currently viewable on Safari or Internet Explorer.
To watch on Facebook: Visit fb.me/sor360 and make sure you’re using the latest version of your web browser (ex. Chrome, Firefox). 360° videos on Facebook aren’t currently viewable on Safari or Internet Explorer.