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Takashi Sekitani's "Doggycam VISTA" video at the 3D Center of Art & Photography, Jan. 3 - Feb. 17, 2008

Our pals at the 3D Center of Art & Photography in Portland have a great new program running in their stereo theater. As the owner of two Labradors I'm always curious about the ways that my world view differs from theirs. Now Takashi Sekitani has completed a project that gives us all a 3D view of Tokyo from the perspective of dog by building a rolling "doggycam" and taking it for a stroll around Japan's largest city.


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"Doggycam VISTA is a short video which reveals Tokyo through the eyes of an artificial dog. The dog sees through a pair of SONY HDR-HC1 (Handycam) cameras with LANC shepherd to sync. The cameras had a 65mm separation. When asked about his inspiration for Doggycam, Sekitani replied, 'I wanted to make a 3D movie that would make the viewers laugh, and I wanted to explore another way for people to view things. When I photographed a dog from low angle at a park, I got the idea of shooting a movie from a dog's eyes.' ”

--Diane Rulien, 3D Center News Jan. 2008 www.3dcenter.us


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The rolling "Doggiecam" camera


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A still from the video

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