stereographic projection video
here’s a reverse little planet, a stereographic tunnel.. some stitching errors are visible in this one (the wind was blowing constantly and was pretty strong so the clouds in the last shot were in a different position in the sky than in the first shot and couldn’t align properly) here’s the first take on the top shot (before I decided to slow the frame rate down to compensate for the wind)..
Here’s the first draft of a little planet time-lapse I shot at my friend Jesse’s wedding on the beach of Redington Shores.. It was a small wedding, comprised mostly of photographers!
After landing in Hawaii for the first time and running around shooting little planet stills around the island while testing/tweaking my technique (as I had just begun experimenting with the little planet stereographic projection look a week before my trip), I thought the next thing to do would be to create a time-lapse video as it’d look pretty amazing (and it had never been done before). Here’s my first attempt at manually creating it.. This is raw, unedited and unfinished.. […]
over the years since i first posted my little planet timelapses online, i’ve received a number of inquiries as to how they were made (as its a very unique look and i believe i was the first to create them).
the first step is to gather the series of equirectangular images.
back in 2009 when i first came across the little planet look and started shooting time-lapses of these, cameras that shot all the data in one image and at [...]
and another perspective..
A time-lapse from the boat dock at Lansbrook Park.. I didn’t bring the whole 360×180 rig with me this time so took a different approach in the editing..
i moved to apartment 2606 almost halfway through the year i lived at left bank at k station. here’s the view from february 2009: here’s july 2009 in the original fisheye images that the camera shot: and here’s july 2009 in the faux stereographic projection / little planet look i had it rendering as for the live webcam:
after shooting, tweaking, and learning the little planet technique while wandering about oahu, i knew the next thing to do would be create a time-lapse in the little planet look.. here’s a sample stereographic projection little planet video.. i had to manually fire this as my interval timer broke!
i put this playlist together yesterday [2015.05.18] though will likely update it as i create more. the individual time-lapse videos are in chronological order by the date shot, starting with the first ones i made back in early 2009 [shortly after i first discovered the little planet look, figured out how to do the whole technique, and then naturally thought it’d be awesome to do a time-lapse video with this technique as no one had done so yet]
this technique has gotten tremendously easier since i got a ricoh theta camera last year. it no longer takes many days just to stitch and process the images, nor the need to carry many pounds of heavy equipment that has to be precisely aligned [which also required a large, heavy case to be carried in and a heavy duty tripod to be mounted on]. now, a small camera that fits in my pocket, my iPhone, and something to mount the camera on [which can also fit in my pocket] is all that’s needed, and the most difficult part of the image processing is done automatically! the only downfall is that the image quality is a bit less than using my custom rig, though it still yields good results and allows for shots that could not have been done with the other gear, such as the aerial shot where the camera was hanging from the kite line as i walked for miles on the beach [or a driving shot that i have yet to process, which reminds me there are also a few other 360×180 little planet time-lapses i’ve shot that i have not yet created as of the time i’m writing this].
due to the way the youtube embed works with playlists that have different aspect ratio videos, some clips may be cropped a little bit. use this link to see the entire playlist directly on youtube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYlEKn8xkNmW3bOSwai0v6bu3cFPmaK23
(it was quite a workout pulling it behind me while walking north against the 20+ mph wind! coming back south was a lot nicer as it could pull me a little)
and another shot as the little planet fades out..
This is the first take of the little planet time-lapse shot at Sunset Park in Tarpon Springs..