Field Recording Studies

Michael Naimark

Field Recording Studies ,
Co-workers & Funding
Supported by the Art and Virtual Environments Program
Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
  • Panoramic Study #1
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  • Field recording studies
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  • Field recording studies
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Study #1 - Panoramic and Moviemap Studies in Computer 3-Space These studies were produced in the two weeks. Simple tools were used in the field, including various maps, compass, level, optical rangefinder, tripod, car mount, and a portable video camera.

First, a landscape was recorded on video by panning the camera, moving the camera forward, and moving the camera sideways. Next, still frames were selected by hand to composite a complete panorama or a moviemap. Then wireframe models were made, based on the parameters of the camera lens and movements. Finally, the video still frames were texture mapped into the wire frame.

Study #2 " Virtual Relief Projection for "Placeholder"
Study #2 was an attempt to map camera-based images onto hand-shaped surfaces in computer 3-space. Like Study #1, the goal was to use field-recorded imagery to make 3D computer models. The imagery was used as the basis for "roughing out" the appropriate shape of the wireframe on which to texture map it. These "virtual relief projections" were used as the basis for one of the worlds in the Placeholder project, by Brenda Laurel and Rachel Strickland.

Michael Naimark
  • aesthetics
    • documenting
    • installation-based
    • panoramatic
    • visual
  • genres
    • installations
      • interactive installations
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • cartography
Technology & Material
Exhibitions & Events
  • Naimark, Michael. »Field Recording Studies.« In Immersed in Technology: Art and Virtual Environments, edited by Mary Anne Moser and Douglas MacLeodCambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996.