On The Pier


There were very few people on the beach. Tuesdays are like that in Huntington Beach, California, this time of the year. So, I took my Weeview 3D camera up on the pier, but didn’t have a way to monitor what I was shooting, and ended up with way too much sky in the shots, so I cropped off most of the sky for this 360 3D project.

Viewable in 2D or 3D.

This is my first FOU (full resolution over/under) 360 3D video with spatial tracking audio (wear headphones to experience it). The static background was created with Blender, the composited 3D video was recorded with a Weeview 3D camera (most of the barrel distortion was removed with the Deform filter in Magix Movie Studio 14 Platinum), and the audio was recorded with a Zoom H2n and mixed with Reaper. Everything was then processed with FFmpeg (using myFFmpeg).

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Rules and Restrictions


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I apologize if I accidentally took a picture of a hot chick in a thong bikini in this presentation, but since they are *everywhere* this summer, that’s difficult to avoid. :/ Although breaking my cubic illusion rules can cause terrible headaches or result in boring, flat images, breaking the rules at the U.S Open Of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California can be much more serious, not only in the water, but on the beach and on the trails. You bicycle riders might be as surprised as I was was to find out that you don’t have the right-of-way on the trails. As far as my cubic illusion rules are concerned, after a few months of nail-biting and head-scratching, I finally cracked the 360 degree 3D depth nut and drove the nails into its coffin, and the magical amount of net deviation can be observed in these four shots: 1/4 of the normal amount of 3.3% (1/30), which is precisely .825%. This four-shot slideshow plays for three minutes, so you have plenty of time to rotate it and look around. There is no audio in this one.

Not Everyone Watches The Surfing Competition


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Opening day of the U.S. Open Of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California was busier than ever on the pier, the beach, and in the water, but not everyone was there for the surfing competition.