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Bubiko: what is a stage?
The goal here is to prepare for the possibilities of AR cinema.
This post documents a simple test. The Bubiko model used for
was used. Two locations: the Tech in the Tenderloin event a garage and an open piece of land.
The objective: to gain an understanding of what a “stage” can be in AR. AR is a new medium; to use the established techniques of theatre, television and movie is to fail to grasp the uniqueness of AR. Performance art and dance provide clues.
Notes: Facebook Spark used
Occlusion not a concern at this time
Size and scaling of Bubiko purposely varied
Bubiko was created by Stephen Black and Sayuri Okayama
iPad used; no manual controls nor color correction
This is Bubiko Foodtour, still with the balloons and banner she used for her debut in San Francisco, at Tech in the Tenderloin’s , Bubiko is a work in progress, this is not her final version. 2019 TNT Tech Fest
Bubiko is a 3D model made by Novaby, based on ideas by Stephen Black and Sayuri Okayama.
These images are a screen test of sorts, a way of documenting the possibilities and challenges of AR cinematography.
AR cinematography is one of my AR goals, especially making content for autonomous vehicles.
In these images. Bubiko was positioned near the white log. Only the camera (an iPad) moved. The software used was Spark. It was stable, except when used at long distances, in which case Bubiko appeared some distance away from the post.
The camera automatically controlled exposure. The light was even, the time being late afternoon/early twilight.
Occlusion was not important in this test, but I would love to use a software like 6D for testing.
Again, Bubiko did not move, but her size was changed in camera. AR cinema reminds me of machinima. There is another test of Bubiko HERE.
The format of the screen size is both an opportunity and a challenge.
Interesting that the same model can have the size of a mouse, or a giant, or anything in between. Size in AR was the topic of Thanks again to Professor this blog post. Fabian Winkler at Perdue University
Bubiko is actually closer to the stump than this image suggests.
Sparks had some difficulty as I moved away from Bubiko's position. For this experiment it was simply an interesting development. If this were actually part of an movie shoot, I would reposition her, or do testing. It should be noted that wifi was not needed to create these images.