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Stephen Black: AR startup in Singapore. Why?

An outline of reasons as to why Singapore is the place for Stephen Black’s planned  AR startup. As Creative Director/Producer for the CDK, a CG-generated VR project for a Singapore-based joint venture, SB became very familiar with Singapore’s working environment, including government policies and business practices. (The CDK is described more fully at www.blacksteps.tv.) As …

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Year of the Rooster things to do

(image by David Severn) The Art/VR startup idea…the time is now! The  Tiong Bahru Mouth the book , the photos, the haikus,  the videos. The Tiong Bahru Market is closing for three months at the end of February. Seems like that would be a punctuation mark of some sort. The i ate tiong bahru audiobook …

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The potential of VR as a collage medium

Various notes without a single topic, but all related to the possibilities of immersive art and text. CG and 360 possibilities are innumerable and exciting…but aren’t there also untapped resources in the traditional 2D artforms? What if someone like Virginia Fleck had a way to easily, and dramatically, present her works in VR?v I am …

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Virtual Reality for Artists Workshop/Michael Naimark/Objectifs

I must thank Objectifs and Michael Naimark. Wow! For the past few years I have been taking notes and making blog posts for a book about cinematography in the age of VR, AR, AI etc.  Suddenly, I learn about Virtual Reality for Artists, a workshop organized by Objectifs. The workshop is by Michael Naimark, whom …

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A brief introduction to Michael Naimark, media art guru

  class=”bodytxt”>(the photo used at the top of this post was obtained from Pinterest, where the following credit was provided: Michael Naimark, media art guru. | KR8V | Pinterest | Medium Art, Aspen and Michael O’keefe I did not create the image, am using it without permission and I hope that is OK. ) class=”bodytxt”>On …

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Cinematography 8.0: VR (best of blog posts 2016) part 3

the previous post: Cinematography 8.0: VR (best of blog posts, 2016)part 2 Five things I Learned on my first 360 VR shoot: Pioneer/avante-garde/visionary… flop!? Five things I Learned on my first 360 VR shoot: just because you can… Five things I learned on my first 360 VR shoot: The Director is Blind   Beach Road …

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VR in Singapore

Cinematography 8.0: VR (best of blog posts, 2016)part 2

Continued from Part 1…. Responses to the Peter Rubin/Wired article: “Inside Story of How Oculus Cracked the Impossible Design of VR” Eight thoughts on The Displaced, a VR project by the New York Times Norm Black VR exhibition notes Norm Black: Before A typical conversation (perhaps) about VR, circa 2015 Virtual Reality for Beginners/Simple Chart/Designer …

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Cinematography 8.0: VR (best of blog posts, 2016)part 1

Cinematography 8.0: light and motion in the age of VR, AR, AI, 4K, 8K, AI and drones… the working of the book I am working on. The experiences and information in these posts will shape the book. Comments and questions are always welcome. https://blacksteps.tv/stephen-black-vr-art-books-and-singapore/ (Hey, who’s driving this thing?) https://blacksteps.tv/riffs-on-vives-vr-development-bootcamp-at-digipen-part-1/ (If you know nothing about VR content, …

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Stephen Black, Ender Jiang and Jeff Zhen

Stephen Black: VR, Art, Books and Singapore

This blog post chronicles some of the activities I have been involved with since 2002, when I began being based in Singapore. Previous to 2002, I lived in Manhattan,Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong.I have a BFA degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a minor in Film and Video and have been …

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