Thursday, January 25, 2007

Slow-Motion, the Opposite of Time-Lapse

Pleix is a virtual community of digital artists based in Paris who have done some really cool video work including this slow motion view of dogs jumping, titled Birds.

Another remarkable film is Netlag, what appears to be a map of the world is formed from time-lapse videos made from a web cams around the globe.

Thanks to Till Krueger for the Birds link.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Interactive Khronos Projector

One more thing about the Khronos Projector I mentioned in my last post - You can play with it in real-time on the web. Click the image to the right and you will be directed to a page with several examples. Choose one and it will load an applet that lets you perform the time-warp with your mouse.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Khronos Projector - Warping Space and Time

Alvaro Cassinelli, University of Tokyo, has created a fascinating new technology called the Khronos Projector. "The Khronos Projector is an interactive-art installation allowing people to explore pre-recorded movie content in an entirely new way. By touching the projection screen, the user is able to send parts of the image forward or backwards in time."

I created two custom time-lapse videos for him and he has processed them with his technology and included them as part of his demonstration.

A thorough technical description (and many more examples) can be seen at
the Khronos Projector web site.

Here's a quick video explanation from Siggraph 2005 that's posted on YouTube...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Westinghouse Quad HD LCD TV

Just when you thought that 1920x1080 LCD TV was really cool, Westinghouse is set to unveil their 3,280x2,160 56-inch HD quad monitor, Westinghouse to Demo Quad HD LCD at CES - Gizmodo

So how do you create content for this beast? It's easy, and cheap, just connect your Canon digital still camera to your computer and run GBTimelapse and you can create ultra-HD time-lapse content. A $500 Canon G7 camera can capture 3,648x2736 images every 3 seconds when tethered to a laptop computer. Feed those images into Adobe After effects and you can create a visually stunning ultra-HD movie. I can't wait to give it a try.

Getting "Google Juice" on Beet.TV

Beet.TV is my favorite blog for keeping track of the latest in the world of video on the net. In a recent post I particulary liked the humorous way Anil Dash of Six Apart described the process of getting more "Google Juice" for you blog. He talks about how Google's search engine is a mystery to many bloggers who think that it's an "angry rain god that you have to sacrifice to"..."or your crops won't grow". See his short interview here.