Green Screen yourself onto your content

Since writing the Covid-19 Tactics post, and the @Home Studio and the New Normal video, I get asked a lot about green screening. Setting one up is as easy as hanging it up on a curtain rod, but finding or using the actual software to record can feel overwhelming. In these two videos I take…

Exploring the once uncharted

Two of my biggest academic fascinations has to be horology and cartography. As a technologist, without either of these technologies the world we live in would be a very different place. To look back at somthing that is 200 years old, created by hand, that is a visual record of a place on our Earth…

Walk on the wild-side of history

I recently stumbled upon a resource, while researching a certain PNW bird, that could help student get in touch with their historical wild-side. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is dedicated to biodiversity literature and historical archives and is cited as one if not the world’s largest open access digital library on the topic. Their mission…

Shot, Animated, Produced; all on iPad

Apple’s newly released series of advertisements for the iPad Pro all sport the minimalistic design style that Apple is known for. But, this time, these ads were all done used the actual tool they are advertising for…

Photogrammetry Rundown

If your system does not have a nvidia chipset, you may have found that many of the free or opensource photogrammetry apps need it to do a dense reconstruction of your point cloud. Max von Übel  has written up his 14 Best Photogrammetry Software Tools in 2019 (5 are Free), that will help you find…

Ricoh Theta V (4K) + PNW Back Country

No summer in the PNW is complete without a good day of hiking. To many hikers, myself included, one of my favorite spots is Winchester Mountain and its lookout station at its top in the Mount Baker Wilderness. On this trip I wanted to try the Ricoh Theta V (4K) to see if I could…

EOB 2018

One of the photo competitions I look forward to every year is Bellingham’s very own Essence of Bellingham. Sponsored by the Whatcom Museum and the City of Bellingham, each year students, amateurs, and professionals living in Bellingham/Whatcom County submit their shots that capture the essence of the city and county we love to live in….

360 Videography (giF)

360 video/photography is interesting to say the least. For video, anytime you see a spherical video it will have been typically be done using multiple cameras. This is due to the fact that there really isn’t a (real) lens that has a full 360* field of view (fov). There are lenses that can come close,…

“India” (WWU Sculpture 3D scan)

In working with a student from large lecture art class, whom are scanning the sculptures across our camps, we ran into a few snags scanning “India.” The iSense scanner had a hard time with initiating the scan of this sculpture due to its flat surfaces. And, I know have to investigate why the firmware can not take a…