Communion Of Dreams


BLADE RUNNER revisited.
August 20, 2010, 12:56 pm
Filed under: Art, Blade Runner, movies, Ridley Scott, Science Fiction, tech

Via BoingBoing, an interesting artistic project: BLADE RUNNER revisited >3.6 gigapixels. From the description of the project:

An experimental film in tribute to Ridley Scott’s legendary film “Blade Runner” (1982)
This film was made as a unique picture with a resolution of 60.000 x 60.000 pixels (3.6 gigapixels)
It was made with 167,819 frames from ‘Blade Runner’.

1>first step : the “picture” of the film
I extracted the 167,819 frames from ‘Blade Runner’ (final cut version,1h51mn52s19i)
then I assembled all these images to obtain one gigantic image of colossal dimensions : a square of approximately 60,000 pixels on one side alone, 3.5 gigapixels (3500 million pixels)

2> second step : an illusion
I placed a virtual camera above this big picture. So what you see is like an illusion, because contrary to appearances there is only one image. It is in fact the relative movement of the virtual camera flying over this massive image which creates the animated film, like a film in front of a projector.

It’s less than 5 minutes long, and you’ll want to watch it in ‘full screen’ mode to get the best effect. I find it a fascinating reaction/interpretation of one of my favorite movies.

Jim Downey

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