LVA info Blast #2 – Suddenly It’s Sprummer

Piling up the projects and wouldn’t let the rain be a bummer.
Spring was here and suddenly it’s Summer !
It will be hot and sticky here in Southern Ontario pretty soon and I will be fighting to keep sand out of my gear and mosquito out my ear. lol ūüėõ

On my way up to Summer Solstice now. 1 <3

Heavy Meta Dragon Tour 2017
– My friends built a Fire Breathing Dragon Bus ! So I am following them around a bit with and camera and we will see what comes out. I started with some 360 time lapse and shots in the work shop as they completed the project and now they are touring around NA as a mobile music stage and epic fire art attraction. Ultimate destination is Burning man later this summer and . Wishing my viking dragon riders a great journey this year .
(Hyperborea- Ontario Regional Burn)
(Ever After Music Fest – Waterloo)
(Valhalla Music Circus- Quebec bass fest)

Festivals :

Solstice Gathering 2017 Mon June 19th Р25th РCollingwood Ontario
Vj Guy + Guests  projection mapping Stage installation at Spore in the forest of this blissful members only community gathering. Will be sharing some art and photos so come back.

Valhalla Sound¬†Circus– Quebec – July 13th to 17 –¬†http://valhallasoundcircus.com/
Performing guest VJ sets and working with friend Roland Cash as Video installation technician. Media and AV team.

Eclipse Festival Quebec РAugust 3rd to 7th РSo many great artists and friends all in one place 10 hrs from Toronto. Not performing but I might make it for the good times with friends. http://www.eclipsefestival.com/

Timeless in Quebec РHope to be there performing this year after having to pull out last year because of City work. https://www.facebook.com/events/1629961987308446

Aerial Update and Tips:
Flying the Mavic Pro has been fun . I am looking for more purpose in my flying now and going up with intention and good planning to get shots I am looking for and have safe flights. I have had a few crashes loosing a couple props and having to replace an arm on the drone too. But the thing is very durable and I hope all future landings will be intentional as well after learning many good lessons and training a bit with other pilots. The video and photos I am getting are fantastic tho and I have taken to shooting with a drone very well . I am interested now in getting into more commercial applications and so I am beginning applications for several shoots and areas I want to fly for filming.
I hope to serve some high end real estate clientele as well as maybe get into survey and data collection for various industry that are using drones. I am coining the new operation SGP360.

I have acquired new accessories for the drone :

  • ND Filter set – better color in bright sunlight
  • Prop cages (for risky flight situations to protect props and any objects it may come into contact with.
  • Landing Gear (Highly recommended for everyone)
  • Hard Case for travel and camping
  • Got a micro drone to play with for fun

Creating VR Experiences with 360 sphere cam and 3d CGI worlds:
I am trying to get extra creative with VR and make some art that spans across multiple media and can exist in multiple forms. Stay tunes to see my new digital art experiment combining my digital illustrations and 3D renders into VR and 360 cam captures scenes.

VR Meta Data Injector
For anyone making VR content This useful tool lets you inject the Proper VR or 3d viewing meta data into your videos after you edit them.
https://github.com/google/spatial-media/releases/tag/v2.0

Panorama editor
If you want to insert images into 360 scenes they need to be warped into the proper lens distortion shape so it works in the 360 panorama . This tool does that and lots of other cool stuff. http://hugin.sourceforge.net/

Thanks to this blog, Here is a basic tutorial on how to insert logos into 360 videos by warping a normal image like a into a spherical distortion that can be layered on your edits. This is best for placing a non intrusive logo at the bottom or top of the scene that also hides the tripod or other mount.
http://360rumors.blogspot.ca/2016/07/technique-fast-and-easy-way-to-add-logo.html
This is the FREE application that will deform your images that I used since I don’t have the Photoshop plug in.

Keep up with my Instagram to see whats going on day to day in VJ land.

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