Entertainment Industry Veterans Spearhead Enroute's FirstPerson(TM) Immersive Video Production Unit

Gary Louzon and Thomas Randmaa Apply Filmmaking Expertise to Produce

360-degree Format Content



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Enroute, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Enroute Inc., creator of the
 revolutionary FirstPerson(TM) Immersive Video format, today announced that two
 veterans from the entertainment industry are spearheading the company's
 production efforts for upcoming titles.  Gary Louzon and Thomas Randmaa are
 applying their filmmaking expertise to Enroute's system for capturing and
 rendering broadcast quality 360-degree video to produce content in the
 company's proprietary FirstPerson format.
     Louzon serves as Director of Photography on Enroute FirstPerson projects,
 supervising photography, monitoring image quality and consulting in the design
 and planning of 360-degree video projects.  He has over 20 years of
 filmmaking, camera design and visual effects experience, including pioneering
 work in the field of omnidirectional photography.  As a member of Iwerks'
 development team, Louzon worked in designing and building camera systems for
 large format and 360-degree film photography.  His credits for camera work
 include the first dramatic story based 360 film shot for Volkswagen's
 Autostadt, and the ground breaking expressionist film  "Berlin Symphony" for
 Sony's Potsdamer Platz 360 Theater.
     Randmaa brings over 10 years of television, theme attraction and film
 industry experience to his role as Director of Production, where he oversees
 the physical and post-production of Enroute's FirstPerson titles.  Randmaa has
 worked as a visual effects producer on big-budget features that include
 "Armageddon," "Dante's Peak" and "Chain Reaction."  His experience in the
 visual effects industry includes projects from top studios including Universal
 Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Touchstone Pictures.
     "To target the entertainment industry with our groundbreaking visual
 format, we built an experienced team with film industry expertise, vision, and
 a passion for innovation," said Paul Cha, Executive Vice President and
 co-founder of Enroute Imaging.  "Gary is a talented cinematographer and
 veteran of 360-degree photography, and Thom is a production veteran of
 big-budget filmmaking.  Their combined talent and expertise are the foundation
 to producing the highly compelling content that underscores Enroute's leading
 position in this new entertainment category."
     Enroute's FirstPerson Immersive Video format allows for the production of
 filmed events that can be manipulated in playback to provide seamless POV
 control within a 360-degree captured environment.  FirstPerson videos, which
 are broadcast quality and run at a full 30 fps, let passive viewers become
 active participants by giving them control of the camera within a spherical or
 cylindrical perspective, even providing zoom-in and zoom-out control.
 Enroute's technology is platform-agnostic, and the company is applying its
 technique to produce FirstPerson entertainment titles for next-generation DVD
 players and game consoles.
 
     About Enroute, Inc.
     Enroute, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of immersive technology
 and the inventor of the standard-setting 360-degree FirstPerson format.
 Enroute is pioneering mass-market adoption of its FirstPerson format by
 delivering broadcast quality interactive content to the consumer marketplace
 through titles developed for home entertainment consoles and PCs.  The first
 titles containing FirstPerson content will be delivered to the retail channel
 this Fall.  Founded in 1996, the privately held company is headquartered in
 Palo Alto, California.
 
 

SOURCE Enroute, Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Enroute Inc., creator of the
 revolutionary FirstPerson(TM) Immersive Video format, today announced that two
 veterans from the entertainment industry are spearheading the company's
 production efforts for upcoming titles.  Gary Louzon and Thomas Randmaa are
 applying their filmmaking expertise to Enroute's system for capturing and
 rendering broadcast quality 360-degree video to produce content in the
 company's proprietary FirstPerson format.
     Louzon serves as Director of Photography on Enroute FirstPerson projects,
 supervising photography, monitoring image quality and consulting in the design
 and planning of 360-degree video projects.  He has over 20 years of
 filmmaking, camera design and visual effects experience, including pioneering
 work in the field of omnidirectional photography.  As a member of Iwerks'
 development team, Louzon worked in designing and building camera systems for
 large format and 360-degree film photography.  His credits for camera work
 include the first dramatic story based 360 film shot for Volkswagen's
 Autostadt, and the ground breaking expressionist film  "Berlin Symphony" for
 Sony's Potsdamer Platz 360 Theater.
     Randmaa brings over 10 years of television, theme attraction and film
 industry experience to his role as Director of Production, where he oversees
 the physical and post-production of Enroute's FirstPerson titles.  Randmaa has
 worked as a visual effects producer on big-budget features that include
 "Armageddon," "Dante's Peak" and "Chain Reaction."  His experience in the
 visual effects industry includes projects from top studios including Universal
 Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Touchstone Pictures.
     "To target the entertainment industry with our groundbreaking visual
 format, we built an experienced team with film industry expertise, vision, and
 a passion for innovation," said Paul Cha, Executive Vice President and
 co-founder of Enroute Imaging.  "Gary is a talented cinematographer and
 veteran of 360-degree photography, and Thom is a production veteran of
 big-budget filmmaking.  Their combined talent and expertise are the foundation
 to producing the highly compelling content that underscores Enroute's leading
 position in this new entertainment category."
     Enroute's FirstPerson Immersive Video format allows for the production of
 filmed events that can be manipulated in playback to provide seamless POV
 control within a 360-degree captured environment.  FirstPerson videos, which
 are broadcast quality and run at a full 30 fps, let passive viewers become
 active participants by giving them control of the camera within a spherical or
 cylindrical perspective, even providing zoom-in and zoom-out control.
 Enroute's technology is platform-agnostic, and the company is applying its
 technique to produce FirstPerson entertainment titles for next-generation DVD
 players and game consoles.
 
     About Enroute, Inc.
     Enroute, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of immersive technology
 and the inventor of the standard-setting 360-degree FirstPerson format.
 Enroute is pioneering mass-market adoption of its FirstPerson format by
 delivering broadcast quality interactive content to the consumer marketplace
 through titles developed for home entertainment consoles and PCs.  The first
 titles containing FirstPerson content will be delivered to the retail channel
 this Fall.  Founded in 1996, the privately held company is headquartered in
 Palo Alto, California.
 
 SOURCE  Enroute, Inc.