Angelic Visions: drones

Photo Documentation by Stephen Black of FAI Drone Racing Championships, Shenzhen 2018 (part 5)

Hey Birdwatchers! Thank you to all of the athletes and attendees! The time flew by; every day the sense of community grew stronger. Thank you for making  a couple of newbs feel very welcome. On Thursday morning Lunchbox gave me an hour of his time, and what I learned from him greatly increased my enjoyment of …

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Photo Documentation by Stephen Black of FAI Drone Racing Championships, Shenzhen 2018 (part 2)

Welcome Birdwatchers! If you know the name of the pilots, or anyone else, please let me know via the comments section. For commercial uses of these photos, please contact me so I can discuss with the those in the photo. Yes, non-commercial use is free, but please credit Stephen Black, and let me know your …

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Photo Documentation by Stephen Black of FAI Drone Racing Championships, Shenzhen 2018 (part 1)

International drone racing championship in Shenzhen: the birth of a sport! If you know the names of the people in the photos, please let me know, especially if you have contact info. Feel free to use the images for noncommercial uses. If the photos are to be used for commercial purposes, please contact me, and …

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Stephen Black’s VR-related posts Part 1

A partial compilation of my VR-related posts. This is mainly for my personal reference. Later I will create a “greatest hits of VR blog posts” and of course the best parts of these will find their way into the book I am writing about 360VR. SPOKEN SPOKEN Eugene Soh/Stephen Black open notebook Angelic Visions (this, …

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A (VR/AR/Haptics+)-based book proposal for agents-like-Lauren-Appleton

(This was written almost a year ago… so much has happened since then, and by that I mean experiences and contacts that will surely make for a great book. Like this. And this. Anyhoo… Hello literary-agents-like-Lauren-Appleton! I hope all is well on your side of the interwebtubes! My name is Stephen Black and I have …

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CINEMATOGRAPHY 8.0 light and motion in the age of VR, 360, 4K, 8K, AR, AI, CG and drones

In Praise of Shadows, by Junichiro Tanizaki. Written in 1933, when traditional Japan was contemplating a future full of Western modernism. (50 pages) Towards a New Architecture, by Le Corbusier. Published in 1923, when traditional Western architecture was contemplating a future in which mass production was revolutionizing architecture and society. (320 pages) Cinematography 8.0 by Stephen Black. …

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The Cinematography Book/Notes and a Reviewer

The Cinematography Book is not going to have that for title. I am now working on a proposal for a book on how lenses and computers are now redefining cinematography. But the title? Well. My first title was Angelic Visions: VR, AR, Drones and Cinematography’s Second Life. Here is one of a few related posts, …

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Wall Clouding preproduction notes

Note: Wall Clouding was a working title; BEACH ROAD is the name of the finished project. Info about Beach Road is here. What: Wall Clouding is a spontaneous act of filmmaking using the Aliwal Street area as inspiration. The Wall Clouding activities take place as part of Unlocking With Ears, Stephen Black’s exhibit at the Museum …

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