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Breaking the Frame

3D group photos in a circus tent

This year we see a considerable increase in the projects that use video. This is not a coincidence, in fact there are some serious moving image professionals at the Hacker Camp.
There is for instance Jeff Lieberman who hosts the slow motion video show Time Warp for Discovery.
This Hacker Camp there is we also document the different projects in the form of video. This footage can be found on youtube
Another connection to video can be found within the Breaking the Frame project by Mike Wege, Carl Emil Carlsen and Dan Paluska.


3d groepfoto - Breaking the Frame - Marieke Bijster

On Tuesday Mike got the ikcam client discovery software working. After this turning point, the actual cameras needed to be bought. Also the method of how to assemble the different forms of footage needed to be thought through.


Mike Wege coding Breaking the Frame - uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ


On Wednesday the cameras were acquired and Mike connected them to the software. Subsequently Carl and Dan mounted them on a quarter ark. The initial idea to create time lapse videos that change from speed (depending on the users activation), was dumped down. Now every time a group swipes their tag only one frame of the continuous stream of video will be captured by 10 separate cameras, put together into an animated gif that will be embedded into the profile of the user. How to make such an installation look nice was the next phase of the construction Carl and Dan had to tackle.

Carl Posing - After a week of hacking pulling of a completely fresh face uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ


Dan likes to play games - dressed like a nome uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ

With: Dan Paluska

Finally arriving at the Gashouder, the tent is not exactly what the group imagined; it is a circus tent with 8 different colors. This is another (cool) challenge. A problem that presents itself however is that there is not so much light. This takes away from the quality of the photos; they get very grainy.
For a next project this could be easily solved depending on the situation. Dan, Carl and Mike were however satisfied that the project works and the actual results are directly embedded within the profiles of the users.

Carl, Dan at Breaking the frame -