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DN266: Clouds – Jonathan Minard & James George

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Jonathan Minard and James George’s infinite conversation Clouds is a computational documentary which explores the beauty of code through the new technique of volumetric video. Jonathan and James join us to discuss navigating the bleeding edge where filmmaking and technology meet.

What’s been a very exciting thing about this project is actually realising & inventing a new medium in the process.

Clouds Materials
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Showlinks
Deepspeed Media
James George
WebGL
Studio for Creative Inquiry
RGDDToolkit
Processing

Kickstart Clouds

As Jonathan and James mentioned in our interview, Clouds: beta was but the first step along the road to creating a truly interactive documentary using technology to create a brand new visual aesthetic and they need your help to fully realise the project.

CLOUDS is created with the RGBDToolkit — an open-source software library we have developed for 3D filmmaking with the Kinect. Using a Microsoft XBOX Kinect depth sensor paired with an HD video camera, our toolkit makes possible the computer-graphic/video hybrid you see above. By supporting CLOUDS, you also support the development of the RGBDToolkit — helping to make it better for everyone. We welcome you to try it out!

Watch the campaign video below and be sure to head over to the Clouds Kickstarter page for more info and to pledge your support.

Author: MarBelle

MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle

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  1. [...] a few months back we sat down with Jonathan Minard & James George to discuss their infinite conversation computational documentary Clouds and the development of the [...]

    Posted by Liars: The Exact Color of Doubt | Directors Notes | April 4, 2013, 11:44 pm

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