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Projector, Camera, Real Time 3D Mapping: The Internet Umbrella!

Internet Umbrella

Internet Umbrella

Here is another umbrella that lights up, this time using the internet. The Internet Umbrella aka Pileus, was designed by two students in Tokyo, Takashi Matsumoto and Sho Hashimoto, envisioning a more connected future. The Pileus has two main functions, real time 3D mapping and photo sharing. The umbrella is connected to a laptop that has Wi-Fi access. Onboard the umbrella there is a projector on the shaft which projects onto the underside of the umbrella, a camera, a digital compass, a GPS receiver and a motion sensor.

When switched to the 3D mapping mode, the person’s location is projected onto the umbrella using Google Earth. As the person moves, so does the Google Earth projection.

With a flick of a switch you can go into the camera mode. In this mode the person can take a photo and it will be uploaded directly to Flickr.

You can also project photos and videos from the internet onto the umbrella for a more entertaining walk in the rain. The photos can be scrolled through by simply twisting the umbrella as seen in the video below. – Site

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Androp Uses 250 Cameras to Animate and Back Light a Music Video

Music Video Lighting

Using 250 Canon Cameras to create a pixel display

Androp is a new band from Japan. They have released their first album, and each song has it’s own very unique music video. The great thing about their music videos is that they have gone down the creative route rather than videos with high production values. There is even a music video that showcases a video game they created. The music track plays in time with the simple animated game  – Androp Bell.

Out of all their creative music videos, the one I want to highlight here is where they’ve used a unique approach to back lighting a stage. Androp used a matrix of 250 cameras with flashes. Each camera is programmed, which allows for the backdrop to create images. The video gets very dynamic 3 minutes in. Check it out below.

“When we listened to ‘Bright Siren’,
we envisioned bright lights flickering in the darkness,
and the lyrics ‘not to make it a memory’ stuck in our minds.
From these inspirations, we came up with the idea of using camera strobos
as pixels to create an animation out of light”

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