Giga Works: A Story of The Middle East’s First Virtual Reality Filming Startup September 17, 2017
By CHARLOTTE SWAN
How did this Lebanese entrepreneur rise to dominate the virtual reality sphere in the Middle East? Charlotte Swan talks to Karim Saad, the mastermind that turned the Dubai International Film Festival into a VR experience.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words would you need to describe the experience of virtually stepping foot halfway across the world? Karim Saad, the Middle East’s first virtual reality filmmaker, has captured a wealth of stories through the lenses of his cameras. Watching his footage come to life onscreen is a surreal experience – virtual reality is deeper than just transporting an image from camera aperture to eyes – it’s immersion. The first of its kind in the region, his company Giga Works is a futuristic virtual reality startup that specializes in marketing, travel, and documentaries.