Jay Leno’s Garage – Ride Along

Jay Leno’s Garage – Ride Along

What’s better than watching Jay Leno’s Garage on TV? How about riding along with Jay in one of his famous cars?

Thanks to virtual reality (and YouTube 360), anyone can now experience sitting next to Jay Leno in his Tank car while he drives through the streets of Los Angeles.

“This is really cool technology.”
– Jay Leno about VR.

Koncept VR was commissioned by CNBC and Brightspot Creative to create this ride-along VR experience as a companion piece to Jay’s new primetime show on NBC.

Rigging any camera on a car poses several challenges, and the Tank Car was no exception with its custom-made rounded aluminium body. Joergen Geerds and Aleksandr Chechelnitsky from Koncept VR came up with some nifty solutions to put the camera right beside Jay Leno. This puts the viewer in the passenger seat of a car with an M47 Patton tank engine under the hood and a comedian at the wheel.

The Koncept VR team enjoyed being around “the man” for a day and introduced him to VR via the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset from Samsung. Listening to Jay telling stories the way only he can—“well, Oculus Rift is one of my favorite bands”—kept the whole production team laughing throughout the shoot.

Using the Samsung Gear VR Headset, attendees of the Televisions Critics Association Summer Press Tour were the first to experience riding shotgun with Jay Leno. Now you can join Jay on a ride with his Tank Car, too. Check it out!

A look behind the scenes

Client

CNBC, Jay Leno’s Garage & Brightspot Creative

Jay Leno's Garage

What’s better than watching Jay Leno’s Garage on TV? How about riding along with Jay in one of his famous cars?

Thanks to virtual reality (and YouTube 360), anyone can now experience sitting next to Jay Leno in his Tank car while he drives through the streets of Los Angeles.

“This is really cool technology.”
– Jay Leno about VR.

Koncept VR was commissioned by CNBC and Brightspot Creative to create this ride-along VR experience as a companion piece to Jay’s new primetime show on NBC.

Rigging any camera on a car poses several challenges, and the Tank Car was no exception with its custom-made rounded aluminium body. Joergen Geerds and Aleksandr Chechelnitsky from Koncept VR came up with some nifty solutions to put the camera right beside Jay Leno. This puts the viewer in the passenger seat of a car with an M47 Patton tank engine under the hood and a comedian at the wheel.

The Koncept VR team enjoyed being around “the man” for a day and introduced him to VR via the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset from Samsung. Listening to Jay telling stories the way only he can—“well, Oculus Rift is one of my favorite bands”—kept the whole production team laughing throughout the shoot.

Using the Samsung Gear VR Headset, attendees of the Televisions Critics Association Summer Press Tour were the first to experience riding shotgun with Jay Leno. Now you can join Jay on a ride with his Tank Car, too. Check it out!

Jay Leno's Garage

A look behind the scenes

Client

CNBC, Jay Leno’s Garage & Brightspot Creative

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