Videos are a great medium for audio-visual experiences but interacting with characters and objects behind the screen has been a fantasy—until now.Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have found a way to let people reach in and push, pull, poke, and prod objects in videos. Going a step beyond augmented reality, the Interactive Dynamic Video (IDV) technique captures video with a traditional camera.
View Bryn Oh’s latest machinima, Singularity of Kumiko
Earlier this year I received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to do a variety of things ranging from a gallery exhibit to filming a 30 minute machinima of my artwork called the Singularity of Kumiko. I have just finished the machinima! yay me. It has taken me quite a while and during the filming I realized that I had to build new scenes to help transition the story in different ways than the virtual environment. So there are some little parts not in the virtual environment portion of the story. I hope you will enjoy it and feel free to share as I am not particularly good at doing that. This story is the prequel to Imogen and the pigeons which also won an OAC grant a few years ago. You can watch it below if you want to see how they are tied together. I also would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their continued support over the years with three grants for my work in Second Life. It is very rewarding and encouraging for me to know that such an establishment sees the virtual space as a powerful and unique tool for creating art. I also want to thank all of you who faithfully watch or explore my virtual ramblings in art.
Source: Bryn Oh
As summer is fast approaching, Windlight has created a new summer themed commercial! The commercial features the work of Windlight Contributor, Ilyra Chardin. We hope you enjoy the summer and the video:
Film takes inspiration from the world around us so it’s no surprise that directors mimic art paintings in their movies. Vugar Efendi put together famous art paintings next to movie scenes to show how film meets art. It’s like seeing the paintings come to life. Some of them are so picturesque that it actually looks more like the painting than the painting itself, if that can possibly make any sense.
What would “Starry Night” look like animated? A team of filmmakers is seeking artists to help complete the first feature-length film composed entirely of paintings: a Vincent Van Gogh biopic entitled Loving Vincent.
The film about the Dutch artist’s life and death will animate more than 120 of Van Gogh’s works…
From a hotel for fantastical creatures to Indiana Jones done with cats, the short films that YouTubers put out there are endless.