It’s always fun to find 3D videos you can watch without any 3D glasses, and let’s face it, most of us don’t have a pair lying around at home. So you guys should check this out: a music video for “Doubtful Comforts,” by Blue Roses, that uses “wiggle stereoscopy” to jump out of your screen.
Living up to their name, A Nice Idea Every Day (the Berlin based duo of Vivien Weyrauch and Fabian Röttger) directed this innovative music video using a 3D effect that works on a regular computer screen, without any special glasses.
Known as wiggle stereoscopy, the technique works by rapidly alternating between images shot from two cameras, slightly offset from one another. Perhaps the simplest method of displaying 3D imagery, wiggle stereoscopy has enjoyed popularity online through a number of still image galleries. Applied to video, it imparts a uniquely kinetic and surreal aspect, similar to stop-motion animation, or stroboscopic imagery.
The song, “Doubtful Comforts” by the band Blue Roses, is also quite lovely, reminiscent of both Bat For Lashes and The Sundays, and is well-matched by the beautiful video.