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Old March 11 2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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"Eyeborg" - Canadian filmmaker to shoot with camera in eye

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.

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Old March 11 2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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Re: "Eyeborg" - Canadian filmmaker to shoot with camera in eye

Does it glow red?
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Old March 11 2009, 04:28 PM   #3
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Re: "Eyeborg" - Canadian filmmaker to shoot with camera in eye

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


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"He said his subjects won't know he's filming until afterward but he will require their permission before including them in his film"
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Old March 11 2009, 04:54 PM   #4
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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.

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Old March 11 2009, 05:57 PM   #5
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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.
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Old March 11 2009, 06:47 PM   #6
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Re: "Eyeborg" - Canadian filmmaker to shoot with camera in eye

Chemahkuu wrote: View Post
Does it glow red?
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.
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Old March 11 2009, 10:24 PM   #7
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Meh, sounds like a gimmick to me.
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Old March 11 2009, 10:26 PM   #8
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give him a gun, he has to do a FPS scene
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Old March 12 2009, 08:57 AM   #9
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That's awesome. Yeah, I want to see him run through a life-size version of a 'Doom' level.
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Old March 12 2009, 10:10 AM   #10
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Hope he stops filming while he pees.
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Old March 12 2009, 10:47 AM   #11
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Will it blink?

Cuz that might be annoying.
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Old March 12 2009, 11:12 AM   #12
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^it'll be interesting to see how that shows up on film. A blink is pretty fast though.
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Old March 12 2009, 11:27 AM   #13
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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.
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Old March 12 2009, 02:14 PM   #14
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Re: "Eyeborg" - Canadian filmmaker to shoot with camera in eye

CaptJimboJones wrote: View Post
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.
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Old March 12 2009, 09:15 PM   #15
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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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