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Savage Dragon March 11 2009 02:49 PM

"Eyeborg" - Canadian filmmaker to shoot with camera in eye
 
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BRUSSELS -- A one-eyed Canadian documentary filmmaker is preparing to work with a video camera concealed inside a prosthetic eye, hoping to secretly record people for a project commenting on the global spread of surveillance cameras.
This sounds like the coolest hing in film making to come along in a while. I can't wait to see what the footage looks like.

The full story can be found here.

Chemahkuu March 11 2009 03:44 PM

Re: "Eyeborg" - Canadian filmmaker to shoot with camera in eye
 
Does it glow red? :D

SalvorHardin March 11 2009 04:28 PM

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Hmm...is the whole " secretly record people for a documentary" legal ?


edit : Nevermind
"He said his subjects won't know he's filming until afterward but he will require their permission before including them in his film"

Mr Awe March 11 2009 04:54 PM

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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 2700299)

This sounds like the coolest hing in film making to come along in a while. I can't wait to see what the footage looks like.

You want to know what the footage looks like? Well, you can simulate it by just walking around watching people. That's pretty much what he'll get. ;)

If he gets anything shocking it's because he's invading people's privacy like in restrooms or what not.

Mr Awe

Savage Dragon March 11 2009 05:57 PM

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^I just think the whole aspect of the camera moving exactly the way his eye would is kinda cool. It'll be the first truly P.O.V. film.

Ashu March 11 2009 06:47 PM

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Chemahkuu wrote: (Post 2700398)
Does it glow red? :D

That'd be so awesome if it did. That's probably how we'd know if it's recording ;)

Either way, this is going to be a movie I am going to have to see.

CaptJimboJones March 11 2009 10:24 PM

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Meh, sounds like a gimmick to me.

Sephiroth March 11 2009 10:26 PM

Re: "Eyeborg" - Canadian filmmaker to shoot with camera in eye
 
give him a gun, he has to do a FPS scene

Locutus of Bored March 12 2009 08:57 AM

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That's awesome. Yeah, I want to see him run through a life-size version of a 'Doom' level.

Candlelight March 12 2009 10:10 AM

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Hope he stops filming while he pees.

RoJoHen March 12 2009 10:47 AM

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Will it blink?

Cuz that might be annoying.

Savage Dragon March 12 2009 11:12 AM

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^it'll be interesting to see how that shows up on film. A blink is pretty fast though.

Locutus of Bored March 12 2009 11:27 AM

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I was looking up the frame rate of colonoscopy cameras like the one he's using (yes, I have nothing better to do) and they generally record at around 60 frames per second, so it would show up, as a blink is about 3 to 4/10ths of a second. Whether it would be particularly noticeable to a person viewing the video though is another matter.

FordSVT March 12 2009 02:14 PM

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CaptJimboJones wrote: (Post 2701796)
Meh, sounds like a gimmick to me.

Doing something entirely original is almost always worthwhile, calling it a "gimmick" cheapens it. What is a gimmick but a hook, and when was the last time something was creatively or financially successful without a hook? Hmmm?

I'm not saying it will be an amazing documentary that changes the world, but it will be an interesting perspective and that is always something to be curious about.

Candlelight March 12 2009 09:15 PM

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I wonder if it'll be shot at 1080p25 or 1080i50 or 1080p60 or 1080p23.98 or 720p60 or...


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