Alright the Echolenz project is coming along. As mentioned in a previous post about the 360 plugin braking well it turns out the plugin it’s self did not break it just does not work well with the “Elementor” website builder. Elementor does do some great things but it still fells bloated so I’m just going to build it with pure WordPress I guess or maybe try “enfold” this site is based off of that theme. I built a quick landing page using the A-frame JS library for the time being.
Check it out! There is some interactivity with the photosphere.
Welcome to the Echolenz project. I have owned various 360 cameras over the past ten or so years and have taken many Gigs worth or footage but have largely never posted/shared any of that content. Much of it in truth is garbage but some of it I think is worth sharing with the world. One of the things I like to do with a 360 camera is match a shot from either a historical photo or scene from a film or TV show. I’ve shot a number of them some are good and some well let’s not talk about them. I did build a wordpress website to host these 360s but the 360 plugin broke so I’m currently looking for a workaround, so this page is kind of a place holder. Also if you are someone interested in compositing/editing content in 360 or staging a shot for compositing I’m happy to help.
Okay I’ve learned with this filter system like most things it’s good to start with good source material
so an already well shot photo or image is necessary. This will not make a bad photo or image amazing.
Having some fun helping promote a small cap crypto game called Megaweapon.
it’s based off of this Pulp Fiction TV spot from 1994. Far from perfect.
Took a trip with my brother a few years ago (2014ish oh here is the post) to ABQ to see some breaking bad filming locations. around 2016 I happened to once again be in ABQ, this time with a 360 photo camera and free time so I decided to take some shots of the Breaking Bad cooking location.
I wanted to try to match a shot from the show and composite Walt, Jesse and the RV. I wanted to do something like this for some time and thought about the problems and possible best practices. Matching a shot is tricky for a number of reasons some of the big ones being: matching the location of the camera, the lens of the camera and lighting. Say you found the precise location and height of the camera it still wont match perfectly because of the difference in lenses. As for the lighting, you could shoot at the same time of day as when they filmed but it’s a different day of the year from when they filmed so the sun will be in a different location. On top of all that they might digitally alter the background in post production and there is no way I can think of matching that outside of recreating that digital work.
So with that in mind finding the shot you would like to match I thought it would be best to use a nice wide shot and note the time of day when it was shot from the shadows. This was my first attempt at doing this, it’s not perfect but I think the end results were not that bad. I had posted this as a 360 photo back in 2016 but I had a database problem last year and lost that post so I’m now reposting it. This time I’m using Google Street view. Hopefully it’s not conceded a violation.
this is a model I built a few years ago. The concept was: what would an iphone look like if it was the shape of a hockey puck. I was testing a new lighting kit so I’ve been going though older projects that I remember being a pain lighting to see how they fare with the new kit. So this is more of an exercise in re-lighting and re-rendered. I also was not happy with previous UI of the device so it’s been modified as well.
My apologies Apple-