Sunday, January 5, 2014

Slitscan as a reference tool?


A continuous bead of transcontinental freight trains lace directly through the middle of the city of Plano Illinois, never dipping below 100KPH, in a seemingly contemptuous disregard for this tiny heartland town set in the cornfields of the midwest. Since we were committed to capturing reference data of the town for a 2013 superhero movie, a spontaneous idea sparked me to record this westbound with a 5D Mark II and feed it into an excitedly self-coded program on the laptop I used for archiving reference and texture photography. The result is a very, very megapixely image of an entire train with what is essentially a computational lens that is orthographic in the horizontal axis.

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