Speaking of butterflies landing on your nose, this black widow spider crawled up on the tip of my nose last evening while I was looking over the balcony, just as the sun was going down. I managed to shoot this short 3D video of it, before it jumped off my nose into my eye.
Janice Maddy threatened me today at lunch, and I’m a little freaked out about it. I’m hoping she will watch this video and help me understand exactly what she meant, but I’m sure I will hear about it later, too, oh yeah, baby. She said she was going to take pictures of me and do “something” with them. It hasn’t been a great day, as you can see in this video. I went to the Dollar store to get five rubber duckies and they only had one rubber ducky, so I’m unable to do my stereoscopic 3D demo showing the Designated Near Point row of rubber duckies gag. I didn’t really have anything interesting in the 2 to 15 feet range to make an interesting 3D video, so I just threw an old quilt over a home-made backdrop frame that I made, and set it off to one side. Not very exciting, but it’s a perfectly cubic illusion with a .8 inch stereo base. And who says we need 2.5 inches between our lenses to make it look “normal”? Normal shnormal, hokus pokus… yet another one of a bazillion stereoscopic myths.
The fun part is at the end of the video. Now you know why I don’t like the rides at the carnival…
Dang… I forgot to try the “Auto” adjust in the stereoscopic settings in Sony Vegas… to get rid of the fraction of a degree of vertical parallax in my Bloggie 3D footage. I’ll do it on the next one.
Here’s a little diversion from what we’ve been talking about… Some of the photo guys in G+ mentioned panoramic stereoscopic images, and this is the way I like to shoot them… with a 3D video camera.
I know… not exactly the same thing, but still (no pun intended) interesting.
This just demonstrates the idea, but you could scrub the real deal back and forth and look at your desired view, if you catch my drift. It’s gotta be easier than trying to stitch a bunch of 3D shots together… yikes… that sounds bad because it is bad. ;/
As I’ve mentioned, we don’t have cable TV because there’s nothing there to watch except stuff that boils the blood, so Janice is watching one of her Walton’s reruns called “The Parting”.
While watching it out of the corner of my eye (they are way too corny for me), I decided to upload this video that I made today.
Here’s my video light I talked about earlier, for indoor shots. Full spectrum, very bright. Does the job.
Also, here’s my new DIY homemade Steadicam with the Sony Bloggie mounted via a throw-together L-bracket thingie. Does the job.
Watch it in 2D or 3D. Options are in the bottom of the media player.
Now send in the puppets.
Also uploaded to 3DFeed and 3Dtuber:
Missey Jean in Google+ asked how to play the blues harmonica. I hope this video can be helpful. Watch it in 2D or 3D. The viewing options are in the bottom of the media player.
I used Blender, AviSynth, VirtualDub, Adobe After Effects and a Bloggie 3D (or 2D) camera to make this video. The Blender scene came from Blendswap.com, and I added my “video watch”.
There are a couple of issues with the watch. The watch is stuck on 3:33, so I can’t use it for telling time. Also, the image won’t reorient when you lay it on its side, so it makes watching 3D on it rather challenging, unless you have it on your arm. Sorry about that.
I also uploaded this video to 3DFeed and 3Dtuber:
Have a Great Day.