Video Art

VIEW 2019 part 3

Danny Dimian is a visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently supervising the Academy Award-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE for Sony Pictures Animation. His presentation was proof that daring art can happen in large institutions. Yes, it can be said that Sony wanted a new stylized look for the Spiderverse movie(s). However, many, …

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Preliminary metacarpal results

Hi! Stephen Black here! Following are works in progress for a project for a health provider. This is a very basic TEST for a short film and far from complete. Bubiko’s mouth for example, does not properly move yet. Simply, please do not share with anyone unless they are a professional. Our partner, the 3D …

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LOTUS MOUNTAIN, a VR movie

Stephen Black is the co-creator of Bubiko Foodtour, and the author of Bubiko Foodtour’s Unusual Guide to Augmented Reality. This proposal was posted on Kaleidoscope on February 25, 2019. Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, on the night of Chinese Valentine’s Day. Joyh, a cyborg, is finally taken out into the world by Dave, her creator. Five …

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ARphabet Tour

the ARphabet tour Indiegogo Prelaunch  page. With the three topics of AR, Books and Mango Sticky Rice, The ARphabet tour starts at ARIA at MIT, January 14 and 15, 2019.  AR-themed presentations are one part of the tour, the second involves readings and writing workshops.There is also a component called The Mango Sticky Rice Experience.https://blacksteps.tv/the-mango-sticky-rice-experience-part-of-the-arphabet-tour/ …

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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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Chinese city landmarks

Support? VR films about relationships and China’s Silicon Valley

Hello! An update… and a request for support. I know the world is a goofy place and that a film is a luxury, in many ways. But I am now, with a great team, making a short 360VR film. The setting is the city of Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley of China. The film is about …

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AR, VR and Every R in Between (July 8, 2018)

(The first day photos are here.) Taking place during the Maker Faire Hong Kong, was AR, VR and Every R in Between, organized by Dr. Ludovic Krundel, of the Digital Entertainment Lab, School of Design at HK PolyU. Here is a link to bios of some of the people who made the day so interesting. …

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Stephen Black: 72 hour Facebook Live Broadcast

THE BROADCAST IS HERE. HELLO Augmented Reality,art, Southeast Asian food, Bubiko Foodtour, VR, music, haikus, photographs, videos, unusualness… and discussions, readings from, and free downloads of, EBOOKS! The broadcast starts at 3PM September 30, Malaysia time, ends on Monday, October 2 at 3PM Malaysia time. Until October 2, these ebooks are free downloads on Amazon: …

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