How to create an artificial daylight/sun effect anywhere and any time.
I worked with a little bit of early lightfield photography back in the day. Looks like they’ve expanded and possibly found an interesting VR application. These researchers present a system for capturing, reconstructing, compressing, and rendering high quality immersive light field video.
Here’s the Siggraph paper and some more examples:
How the Unreal game engine and a nearly 360 degree video wall has transformed how special effects are done. It’s a complete game changer because it solves almost all the problems relating to green screens and digital effects.
Wes Anderson’s movies have a very unique look and feel to them. One of my favorites is Grand Budapest.
This fascinating little analysis shows how he uses his camera in unique ways to create that look and feel – and how it’s changed/refined after his animation movies.
This guy mounted a 1000 watt LED light bar under his drone and creating some pretty amazing shots. Check it out. Opens some interesting photography ideas up for me. The ability to turn a spot location from night into day has some interesting implications…
With something that looks right out of BladeRunner – German photographer Tom Hegen recently traveled to the Netherlands to document the country’s LED greenhouses. The greenhouses were developed as a response to the small country’s growing need for food both within its own borders and to the international market. Dutch exporters are second only to the U.S. industry for global food exports as measured by value. Although the greenhouses offer incredible efficiency in their design, cultivating food year-round through high temperatures and humidity levels, their round-the-clock use also gives off a great deal of light pollution.
Ever wanted to see what it’s like the cockpit of a big plane when landing at night? High Pressure Aviation has a ton of really amazing cockpit videos.
How about an A380 in 4k?
Or how about one of the newer Boeing 777
Composite Films and LivePixel create one of the best time corrected and colorized versions of old footage around. Take a step back into 1900’s Paris.
I love visiting the real-life places where my favorite films were shot. But very soon, that will be a thing of the past.
There probably isn’t a tv show on at the moment that doesn’t use at least a half-dozen of these tricks today. Check out how easy it is to create any scene with cheap, off the shelf computers and cameras
Photographer Mathieu Stern decided to see what kind of video he could capture with a lens he snatched from a 100-year-old Eastman Kodak camera. The footage is quite good, with a dreamy and warm quality to it.