On June 23rd, 2010 a line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago in the early evening hours. I stayed late at the office that night to work on some things and to avoid the rush hour chaos that was going on. Once I returned home I wasn't really paying attention to what was happening outside until someone asked me if I was watching the lightning. I took a quick look out my window and saw some quick hits of lightning and ran back to my room to grab my camera and tripod. I was standing out there randomly hitting the record button and hoping I would catch some of the strikes. About 15 minutes in nothing was happening during my current recording so I reached to stop it and start a new one. At the moment I touched the camera three of the tallest buildings in Chicago were struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest). If you listen closely, you can hear me lightly say "yes!" after the triple strike happens.
**** 6/27 - Posted the sequel with more strikes from this storm! vimeo.com/12905965 ***
HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio.
Music: Sufjan Stevens - To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
Official selection for Vimeo Festival+Awards 2010.
Crazy stop motion work by me, myself and I :) which I've done to graduate from Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, faculty of animation. Feel free to post your thoughts
Trapcode particular 2 3d anaglyph test.
Good news everyone!
3D Stereocam 2 is almost done, just a few more days!
Stereocam 2 will update the 3D scene inside AE. So no more rendering to see what it looks like. And it supports TC plugins. Other anaglyph setups that render inside AE do not support 3D plugins because of the collapse transformation issue.
I also improved and added some controls. Life is short, you know.
i'll make a tutorial on how t all works. (1st tut, damn i'm nervous)