First 3D Camera-Shift Music Video

This music video for the song “Doubtful Comforts” by Blue Roses is the first music video to employ wiggle stereoscopy to create a 3D effect that does not require special glasses to view.

Rather than use special glasses to provide two perspectives, wiggle stereoscopy alternates quickly between two perspectives in the image or video itself. While it’s probably the simplest 3D technique, many of you might find it nauseating.

Creator Fabian Röttger, part of the duo A Nice Idea Every Day, writes on the Vimeo page:

we did this with a two hd-cam package handheld & mounted on a dolly rolling with 50p. too bad the whole thing was not as easy as it sounds and involved a lot of testing and post production…

Here’s a tip: rather than focusing on the details of each scene, try to identify the area that is shaking the least, focusing on it with your eyes, and relaxing your gaze. Think Magic Eye.

(via Laughing Squid)

  • Vera Marks

    Too bad it looks like junk.

  • Douglas Azevedo

    Very creative! I'd like to record a vidoe like that! Visit my Youtube channel:

  • Nathan Tillett

    I love the thought and message behind the song and how the video brings that to life. I think the true effect of this is the how creative and 'new' this is. As an artist this is a technique I would love to know how to do.

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  • Kaouthia

    Well, managed to watch about 10 seconds of it before the headache started kicking in. ;)

  • Christopher McIntosh

    Doesn't really give it any 3D effect that a regular video wouldn't have… it just makes you say “why bother?”

  • scott1723

    it actually hurts my eyes – not for me Im afraid

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  • Mikeprice4269

    It looks like an interesting effect but it doesn’t really look 3D in any way.
    To be honest it isn’t anything that brilliant. Looks more to me like those old spin wheel animation things.

  • Tom Brink

    Yeah.. i just saw this and sorry to burst your bubble but this is not the first music video to incorporate this effect.
    George Salisbury did this years ago with The Flaming Lips song “are you a hypnotist”Video: of year: your research!

  • Jacob

    this video is so dope he image popped right out the screen at me… people dont like to read everything to well it said think Magic Eye that means watch it in magic eye format… Im so amazed at this… now if we can make it smooth with the blinking that shit would be so sweet im so going to look up a tutoral on how to do this with my video if anyone has any links or anything plz let me know no lie…. imma change how we see things