RoundWorld is published by Michael Maersch.
Since 1984 I have been providing filmmakers and photographers a variety of location services from my home in Phoenix, Arizona.
Over the years my service set has evolved to include location scouting with digital cameras, uploading temporay client sites to my locationswest.com server. (SEE an example here...)
I began to experiment with building seamless panoramas using various
camera/tripod configurations. The work you see here on RoundWorld
as Quicktime VR animations and "flat" 360°s
are constructed with 10 to 14 single image captures. I render them in
a "stitching" program and often add a bit of spit and polish
later in Photoshop to make the site appear to you, the viewer, more
like what I saw when I made the pictures. (Digital "film"
contents of RoundWorld break
down like this...
2: (Story continued from The Front Page) on how
Quicktime VR's are helpful to the director and the cameraman.
3: An immersive photography portfolio. Quicktime
VR (animated) images are refered to as "immersive photography"
because they put the viewer "inside" a site. Unlike
video footage, the visitor is able to navigate throughout
the the site recorded as you please. You can look
left or right, zoom-in or zoom-out as you choose. The
viewer controls their experience.
- Page 4: (Story continued from the front page) on the utility of Quicktime VR's and "flat" renderings to the production designer.
- Page 5: "Light studies" examples here.
- Page 6: This page provides a link to download the Quicktime Viewer (Version 6) required to view these animated panoramas. There is a brief introduction to the mediaviewer, Quicktime and some links to some other Quicktime content.
- Page 7: The Masthead. You are here.
- Page 8: "Cool Stuff" links to various sites and artists whose work I admire.
- Page 9: How to construct a printed, "flat" panorama on your desktop printer.
- Page 10: Examples of how I can format the viewer window to your specifications.
Or call, 602-225-3737 Michael Maersch