So, here’s a continuation of an experiment in its very early stages.
A new type of vlog thing where I take you along, in 360, as I wander the cityscapes and landscapes of the places I visit. These will likely evolve over time, they are experiments for now, so expect a few rough edges and a slower pace than the average YouTube travel vid. I hope you find them interesting… here is Glasgow Attempt #2… and remember you can spin the camera all around any time you want. All feedback appreciated!
So, here’s another in a series of an experiment. A new type of vlog thing where I take you along, in 360, as I wander the cityscapes and landscapes of the places I visit. These will likely evolve over time, they are experiments for now, so expect a few rough edges and a slower pace than the average YouTube travel vid. And definitely some wind noise (sorry!) I hope you find them interesting… here is Glasgow Attempt #2… and remember you can spin the camera all around any time you want. Even during the hasty exit from the hotel bathroom!
So, here’s a bit of an experiment. A new type of vlog thing where I take you along, in 360, as I wander the cityscapes and landscapes of the places I visit. These will likely evolve over time, they are experiments for now, so expect a few rough edges and a slower pace than the average YouTube travel vid. I hope you find them interesting… here is Glasgow Attempt #1… and remember you can spin the camera all around any time you want. Even on the slip ‘n slide!
Welcome to a very different Machine Elf creation (This time re-rendered in 360)! All my latest ones seem to be my favorite, but this one definitely gives a new perspective on the cinematic quality and storytelling of fractals. This creation was incredibly complex and took about a month for the visuals and another month for the music from Joshua Ryan. We’ve been collaborating on this one forever and now it is finally ready for release!
This creation explores how incredible complexity and the fabric of the universe could possibly be boiled down to a few combined fractal equations. I’ve always been fascinated by the fabric of the reality around us. Maybe it’s just math, or a higher order of mathematical formulas that collide with different sorts of energies. It’s really hard to say, eh? All these Machine Elf creations explore different facets from the same jewel of the reality that is being built around us all the time.
I was reflecting earlier about pre-pandemic life and as a little bit of fun I checked back to what I was up to on the blog on this day in 2019. Turns out it was a day I’d been playing with the 360 videos recorded while out and about with some interesting friends. You can view a bunch of those in this playlist:
We cover all sorts from death, to crypto, to saving key elements of society for the future to slime mold and there’s even a discussion with the voice actor who was the dolphins at the start of Cocoon! Enjoy!
It’s starting to look a bit more promising on the border/travel front in NZ and one of the first places I’m heading when things do open, other than to see the family, is Tokyo. Here’s a 360 shot from a previous trip… man, it’s been ages since I had that 360 camera out. I should really see what the new models offer before my next visit!
If you’re a Passport Member then you can see some really radical new projects I’m working on with Tripp.com. Here’s a video from their website that describes a bit of what they are about.
First Official Fractal
Well, I have a lot of these… But this is the first fully mastered version along with music from Sam Wave. Wait till you see it in 360 VR!
Behind the Scenes with a TRIPP creation
I am not exactly sure how I got off on this crazy fractal tangent. It mostly started from having an epic acid trip that had extra layers thanks to adventures into the DMT zone. Either way, it started me down this path to try to recreate some beautiful visions.
I recorded some fun 360 behind-the-scenes videos while on a helicopter adventure with my friend Sofia Jin. We went up with Choppy and Over The Top Helicopters to make some new videos and get a ton of photos. We actually took up two helicopters because one of them had the first 8K setup – specifically, the Shotover P1 MK ll dedicated 8K gimbal with a Red Monstro camera and Angenieux 36/435 zoom lens. We used it for helicopter-to-helicopter shooting. Anyway, this Part 1 video is free… and today is “Passport Sunday,” which is the day where I always release a new video to Passport Members on the blog. So yeah, if you’ve joined up, then you can see Part 2 today also. I’ll put the link in the comments.
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More 360 fun from the Southern Alps!
And here is Part 2 of the video where you can see more about all the specifics of the setup! 🙂 We’re still working on the final 8k video shot from the Shotover P1 MK ll dedicated 8K gimbal with a Red Monstro camera and Angenieux 36/435 zoom lens, and will share it first to Passport Members as soon as we have it!
If your connection can handle it, bump the resolution up to 4K using the cog icon and remember you can drag the video around to look in different directions. 🙂
There are now 20 episodes kicking about on your favourite podcasting platforms. You’ll find all sorts on there from cryptocurrency to photography, from tips on hiking in Japan to expert advice on startups… from fossil hunting to interior design. Yes. Interior design.
Of course, these were all recorded in 360 so you can also watch them on YouTube and spin the camera all around to your heart’s content. Here is the full playlist.
Daily Photo – Chair Hopping in Toronto
We took a boat over to Center Island (not the best name, Toronto) to get a view of the city at sunset. The island has had a lot of flooding lately, and getting over to the prime photo spots required getting ankle-deep in mud and muck. Toronto has the Adirondack chairs all over the place. I guess it’s one of the “things” about that city. Anyway, a lot of them were stuck out in the flooding zone. This island is also popular for Asian wedding photos (we saw about a dozen couples out there). This groom-to-be was getting in position for one of their photos…