Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (or in the eye of the Google Glass wearer if you are a high tech enthusiast with a taste for wearable technology). Or maybe this is what Google wants you to discover and test if you are a young short movie creator.
As we speak the giant search engine company is gathering students from 5 colleges in order to give them a glance on how exactly you can create short pieces of cinematographic art using their newest eye mounted gadget.
It’s not exactly news that around ten thousand Google Glass explorer edition glasses are currently under hard usage all around the world. The next big thing in terms of wearable technology costs around $1500 and with use of a small transparent screen bring the power of the internet, picture taking and video capture a little closer to your needs.
In order to experiment how good is Google Glass exactly at capturing video, the search giant will lend 5 pairs to each school that entered the program. The colleges that were lucky enough to enter the program are the American Film Institute, California Institute of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Southern California. Yeah you are correct, they are all focused on creating young film experts.
The really nice part is that Google stated in a short press release that it thinks it will be a good idea to share the progress of the project with us sometime after the summer holiday brake.
Students will have the task to explore how good is Google Glass exactly for recording a documentary, developing a character , relate a story from a specific location as well as “things we haven’t yet considered” using Google’s own words.
According to Normal Hollyn, professor of Cinematic Arts, students will have to shoot short videos and relate to what exactly they captured “on film” from their own point of view. To be more specific, one example of the approach they might use is the Timecode film which was created using 4 cameras in order to record 4 people at the same time. Gooogle Glass data overlays will be also a great way for students to reveal key elements of their short cinematographic “master piece” .
For those who are rather new to Glass and ended up reading this piece, you must know that the wonder eye gadget from Google is capable of recording video in HD with the use of a simple voice command or swipe.
There are numerous examples already of different people using Glass such as during concerts, meetings, surgeries, driving, and virtually all day to day activities, but it this the first time we’ll get the chance to see short footage captured by Cinematic Arts students. What do you think?