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An Amazing Imaginary World Created with 3 Projectors and a Blank Room

Last year, we shared an interesting video showing a blank white room that could be completely transformed in an instant using 3D projections beamed from two projectors overhead. The music video above, created filmmaker Filip Sterckx for the song “Sweater” by Willow, takes the idea of 3D projections in a blank room to a new level. Although it looks like the actor visits all kinds of crazy locations, everything is actually happening inside a small “room” consisting of one white floor and two white walls. The surfaces serve as canvases for imagery beamed from three $1,000 Panasonic PT-LB90 projectors. A moving treadmill on the ground adds to the effect.

It looks like Sterckx chose to go with CGI for the projected imagery, but imagine what this could look like if done with photos and videos of real locations. The next time you need to do a shoot in some exotic location, just buy a few projectors instead of a plane ticket!


Update: Whoa. It looks like Microsoft is trying to patent this kind of thing for consumer use. Imagine enjoying your images in a 360-degree immersive environments!


 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.maniago Jonathan Maniago

    Are there any practical reasons for preferring this to green screens (for video recording) or head-mounted displays (for playback/videogames)?

  • MikeAlgar42

    Concept I’ve had for years (probably lots of us have) and it is a shame that the video is basically being used to cover up the fact the song is boring.

  • gk

    The projectors should not project from the front but from the *back* of the walls, the guy’s shadow is distracting.

  • brob

    this doesn’t seem practical at all for any purpose

  • http://intronex.pl/ Aamigo

    Amazing !!! it looks like the actor visits all kinds of many locations, everything is actually happening inside a small “room” consisting of one white floor and two white walls…