01 Feb You like us! You really, really like us!
We are incredibly honoured to have been nominated for our recent work down in the Diefenbunker (See: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3). It was incredibly challenging but ultimately fulfilling in a way that is hard to describe. Since you are so kind to be here reading this blog, we are going to give it a go! It shows us how far we have come in less than a year, and also what amazing power this technology has.
We love a challenge
When we first started out, we figured there were some interesting and unique spaces in Ottawa we could scan. The first and only location that we wanted to go after was The Diefenbunker. The space is a living piece of history that you can walk through, it was perfect! It has relics, interesting layouts, and above all it is gigantic! It was specifically chosen because we knew it would be a difficult space to capture, and that would teach us a lot.
We were not disappointed by the space at any time! Every part of the bunker from entrance tunnel to bank vault is packed with unique and interesting puzzles to solve. We had to crawl over and under dusty pipes and machinery, all while carrying 10 kilos of camera equipment. We had to learn new techniques to get the camera to align in some extremely difficult areas. We even got to experiment with outdoor scanning, something you’re not supposed to be able to do except in certain circumstances.
The experience of a lifetime
At the beginning of this journey, we didn’t even know if it was possible to capture the Diefenbunker. After completing the project and capturing all four levels in incredible detail, we are confident we can scan any space of any kind. There is nothing we can’t do with the amount we learned from this experience. If you have something more challenging a narrow, concrete corridor with mirrors on both ends, we’d like to know about it!
The reason we are here, doing what we do, is because we believe that 3D photography will fundamentally change how we capture and present physical spaces using digital media. We want to capture historical spaces so we can preserve them in a digital format, and be able to help share that experience to anyone in the world. The idea of someone half-way across the world walking through the Diefenbunker in VR was worth the entire experience and more.
“Award-Nominated 3D Photographer” does have a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?