New Interactive Video Uses 9 Nikon D750′s To Let You Pick The Perspective

nikond750

Finally, a less annoying use of annotations on Youtube! The creators of the video below, produced by Nikon Asia, put those annoying pop up annotations to work as a way to make the video an interesting piece of interactive  media. Featuring the dance crew, Morning Of Owl, the clip is a five minute long break dance session that was filmed using 9 different Nikon D750′s.

What sets this video apart from other multi-camera videos is that viewers can switch between all nine of the different camera perspectives at their own free will, simply by clicking on one of the camera icon annotations that appear throughout the clip. Upon clicking a new camera, the YouTube loader will automatically switch the perspective at the same time stamp where you left off.

It’s similar to a choose your own adventure story, only this one uses cameras, which of course makes it better. [Read more...]

Revisiting Shinichi Maruyama’s “Nude”; 10,000 Photos Of Nude Dancers Composited Into One

6nude5.jpg.CROP.article920-large

A well made photograph never gets boring to look at. As proven by the images that make up Shinichi Maruyama’s Nude series, which features gorgeous photographs of nude dancers. The photographs, however, are not your average studio shot and that beautiful display of the dancers motion wasn’t captured using long exposure techniques as you might suspect. Rather, Maruyama photographed the dancers using frame rates near 2,000 frames per second. In total, each individual image you see is actually made up of about 10,000 frames that were composited together during post production. [Read more...]

How Six Of The World’s Most Difficult Ballet Moves Were Captured In Slow Motion

When we came across this video, we were captivated. I’ve always been in awe of ballet dancers. They possess the most amazing hidden strength, machine-like precision, and grace beyond words.

What happens when you ask six incredibly talented ballet dancers to show you their hardest move and film it in slow motion? You gain an even greater appreciation for the skill they possess. This is exactly what Jason Aldag from the Washington Post’s PostTV did and the results are fascinating.

6-ballet-moves_1Aldag told me he wanted to show the Washington Post audience “something unexpected.” But, in doing so, he’s shown the world what these dancers can do. He even admitted that he “knew that ballet dancers were athletic but [he] was blown away by what the Washington Ballet crew showed [him] that day.”

Check out these amazing performers in the video after the jump

[Read more...]