Doing some tests with real-time reflective shaders - specifically how something as simple as reflection can aid in creating the illusion of immediate presence in a virtual object
Rainbow Brush is an augmented reality app that allows users to create geometric drawings in 3D and record it in the real world around them. While exploring different animation techniques, users also have the ability to record their creations and share them. Check out the trailer here. Download the app here.
Currently in development, BurgerCat is a VR game I'm making where you ride a cat through a galaxy of hamburgers, flying unicorns, and of course Kenny G. The idea was inspired by the new Carl's Junior campaign where the main actor is caught petting a cat in a VR universe. You can check that clip out here
Part music box, part heart monitor, Erika is a mix of memories and songs that play based on the rhythm and tempo of one's heartbeat.
In collaboration between Samsung and Marvel, we created a VR experience that places the viewer in the middle of an epic battle as the character, Iron Man. As one of the first VR experiences of its kind, creating the prototype for this in its research phase was essential. You can check out the 360 video here.
For Maybelline, we took on the challenge of using computer vision to measure people's skin tone in any lighting environment and assign an appropriate shade of make up. Most of my duties involved coding the prototype while leading the team - however the experiments in camera vision put into this piece of technology was definitely the most interesting.
For Starbucks' first brand campaign, "Meet Me," we designed an interactive documentary that was shot around the world in 28 different countries - all in a single day. The film focused on the act of togetherness and allowed viewers to dive deeper into each of the individual stories by expanding the video timeline.
During my time working at the Blue Man Group, I helped research and develop their light suits and created a virtual Neuronulum whose tentacles interacted with sound-reactive back packs, worn by the performers. If you don't know what a Neuronulum is, don't worry, neither do I.
For MTV's Iggy concert, in collaboration with Intel, we created an interactive dance floor that immersed audience members with four projection mapped walls of visuals that reacted to the music in real-time. Audience members were also able to upload their own visuals via Instagram.
The abundance of left over food in the office kitchen is astounding and can only be combated by dedicated Vultures - those who lurk the halls for free food . Being a seasoned Vulture myself, I created the Vulture Box, a small contraption that notifies people when left over food is available in the kitchen.
Hangar 15 is what originally housed the largest airplane ever to be created, Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose. In light of this historic building being repurposed for Google's new office space, we captured this monumental space using a robotic rover and a 360 degree film rig. Stand by, as the VR experience will be released shortly!
Prototypes prototypes prototypes!