Just months before President Barack Obama leaves office, he makes his virtual reality debut with Through The Ages, an immersive video look at Yosemite National Park shown via Facebook-owned virtual reality headset maker Oculus. The video was produced by Felix & Paul Studios in cooperation with the White House, Oculus and National Geographic.
Shot in about a week, the 11-minute video opens with an amalgam of nature’s melodies and features throughout some grand sights from Yosemite including El Capitan. As a narrator, Obama uses the opportunity to relay his environmental concerns including climate change and the preservation of natural landmarks for future generations. He also explores the sights with Michelle Obama and their daughters as the film was shot during a Father’s Day trip to Yosemite to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Through The Ages is available on Samsung’s Gear VR as well as through Facebook’s 360-degree video viewing experience. It is scheduled to arrive on the Oculus Rift headset later.
Check out the video above.