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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)