Sixty40 Production Studio has produced a music video for recording artist Harmonic 313 and his latest single ‘Battlestar’, pioneering a new stereoscopic camera technique to create a low-fi 3D effect. .Digital Media World Magazine issue 116 out now
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|As admirers of the optical trick of making animated .gifs from stereoscopic pairs of photos, they decided to translate this technique into moving footage. Knowing that a person’s two eyes feed 3-dimensional information to the brain to help judge distances, locations and speeds, they aimed to trick a viewer’s brain into sensing ‘binocular fusion’ or stereopsois by blending two views into one moment in time in their video.
Harmonic 313 - aka Mark Pritchard - came to Sixty40 for his first ever film clip, although he had been releasing records since the 1990s. Sixty40 helped him choose which track from his new album would best suit video production, and helped develop the storyline. “Even a ‘technique’ video like this one needs a good storyline,” maintains Director Mark Simpson at Sixty40.
‘Battlestar’ is the story of a deceptively small, binocular spaceship coming to earth and infiltrating an unsuspecting hip-hop dance pro in order to conquer the universe. Once invaded, the young dancer heads to the roof of a tall building to send off new parasitic ships. “When spaceships finally do attack earth, we’ll never notice them until it's too late,” Mark said. Sixty40 experimented and developed this new method to reveal the story through the two ‘eyes’ of this spaceship.
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