Parallax

PARALLAX

One of the effects that give human vision depth is the parallax effect. The speed at which elements in an image move relative to each other help the human eye determine depth as the ones that are far will move slower. In photography terms it means splitting a photo into elements, recompositing the missing background info and then use whatever means necessary to make it dynamic. Depending on the case it can be something based on scrolling inside a browser, like this.  If you are on a mobile phone (not recommended) at least try it in horizontal orientation. If you are on an old phone that does not support hardware acceleration close this and try it on a pc.

Crazy shit, eh ? That’s why it is being used right now in those fancy websites. Like my fancy website does. Here’s another one.

But first for design purposes I have to fill this text block with words otherwise it feels incomplete. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, quo quod impetus at, sit percipit insolens an, ex quod magna sed. Omnes fabellas vel in, eu pri lorem facer, unum viris fabellas an mei. Viderer sapientem intellegebat ea pro, cum at sonet fabulas fierent, malis omittam scripserit te nec. At vim autem interesset conclusionemque, ea congue commodo sit.

Or maybe a piece of poetry.

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

OK, that was not the happiest choice of poetry. But anyway, next one in line.

I know what you are thinking. Why the hell do you mix those beautiful images (why thank you !) with such foul words and mockery. That is a good question for which I have no answers.

The last part is dedicated to my favorite usage of parallax. Real 3d from images, videos to compensate for my lack of drones or Canon’s inherent inability to add proper video capabilities to its  DSLR’s. Fuck you, Canon, Fuck you very much. Sony does it in 4k 10 times cheaper, you know ? My mobile phone has been doing it for 3 years. Everybody’s doing it but NO, you have to be Canon, not to “canibalize” your 10.000 Euro cameras. You do know how many companies fell because of that ? You will fall, guided by your own lack of vision and greed.

So anyway, like I said parallax can be a very cool effect and you can also use it to make awesome videos like the awesome videos I make. Here is an awesome video.

This one was quite hard to make and I put up a tutorial here describing how it was made.
http://aurelm.com/2013/12/15/fernweh-3d-parallax-photography-tutorial/
And now you are thinking : Aurel, WOW ! You should win an Oscar like DiCaprio never will.
And  I agree with you, I really should win an Oscar. Maybe “best off-screen actor” or “best visual effects used as inspiration”. Yes, the future is bright.

So that’s it, I hope you liked it.

Oh, another cool parallax effect is activated when clicking the buttons bellow. I’m kidding, it does not. But you can still use them to like and share. Or maybe they do have some cool effect attached to them. No, no they really don’t. But who knows.


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