16.07.13 by Jeff

Insanely Cool Invention of the Day: Dynamic Target Tracking Camera

Dynamic Target Tracking Camera

The future is CRAZY. Ishikawa Oku Lab, at the University of Tokyo, is developing a stationary observation system for high-speed flying objects. In plain English, they’re making an incredible camera that is able to track objects using a series of mirrors! I’m kinda dreading seeing this effect in every music video next year, but really excited to see what else they can do with this.

Watch the video below!

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

    “please heed its face expression” hahah so japanese

  • Salmón Osado

    sports + hd + 3d + 4k + this = wtf.

  • Daniel Kwan

    you can pull off this technique even without this technology:


    still pretty insane to see this done in real-time.

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      that’s nuts, i wonder how they did it without using a device like this. i had to be something similar unless they faked every frame with stop-motion

      • Daniel Kwan

        this is super nerdy, but it’s a type of tracking that can be done in after effects and other software. You just need to shoot at a larger format than you are going to output (shoot at 4K, output to 1080 or whatever), then you “stabilize” the whole image around the object you are tracking, crop the image a ton so you don’t see any edges, and booooom, you got this effect.

      • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

        ahh ya that makes sense, i made an ae animation in school like that actually made a giant image in photoshop and just rotated and moved the camera around on top of it afterwards

  • Bill

    The video artist Paul Pfeiffer did something like this manually with live basketball footage.

    paul pfeiffer + john 3:16

  • pwyller

    Who cares about the camera! Red-headed science nerd girl alert!

  • 喻淑康

    What the hell?

30.11.15 by Jeff

Music Video: GTA “Red Lips feat. Sam Bruno (Skrillex Remix)”

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We’ve got a contender for music video of the year! Director Grant Singer takes a page out of the Nabil playbook in this surreal visual for Skrillex’s remix of GTA’s “Red Lips”. Fantastic set and costume design here; a terrific follow up to Skrillex and Singer’s “Burial” video, both of which feature the bone-breaking choreography and dancing of Brooklyn’s Adedamola Orisagbemi (better known as Ringmaster Nugget). You’ll wanna watch this one twice.

Watch the official video for “Red Lips” below.

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30.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features talented visual storytellers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, former DJ, Maria Jose Govea (@thesupermaniak) photographs a dancer.

Watch the video below!

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Illustrator Spotlight: Esthera Preda


Works by Montreal-based illustrator Esthera Preda. More images below.

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Amazing Collaborative Drawing Performance Between Human Artist and Robot Arm


“Drawing Operations” is an ongoing collaboration between New York-based artist Sougwen Chung and a robotic arm called Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, (D.O.U.G._1). Together the two draw in synchronized performance, with D.O.U.G. mimicking Chung’s movements in real time using a ceiling-mounted camera and computer vision. The arm was designed in collaboration with developer Yotam Mann.

Watch the beautiful video below!

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Illustrator Spotlight: Harriet Lee-Merrion


A selection of works by Bristol-based illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. More images below.

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