Towards A New Cinematography

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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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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Haptics: Giving VR the Finger (1 of a series )

Rethink the body for a moment. The skin; the largest organ. The wondrous organs and processes within this sack of flesh, especially the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. With everything working together, we can do things like jump, speak and button our clothes. Zooming in on the act of buttoning a shirt, we see a …

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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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Riffs on Vive/AsiaVR’s VR Development Bootcamp at DigiPen (part 2)

Part  1 of this post is here, and includes the list of presenters as well as links to their companies, topics, etc. If you are working with VR, I would also like to let you know about a book I have been working on: you can be part of it! Thanks again to Vive and …

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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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