We may still be a mighty ways off from the ubiquitously connected, always recording (and slightly disturbing) world depicted in Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo's cautionary short Sight, but if Google hold good to their planned release schedule, then we may only have to wait until 2014 to be able to shoot true POV with our own set of Google Glass. For now we can vicariously experience the hustle and bustle of New York Fashion Week's DVF Spring 2013 show as captured by designer Diane von Furstenberg and her team using a prototype set:
It's way too early to predict what the ultimate specs in terms of resolution and frame rates the consumer grade Google Glass will be, but the camera size and placement alone is sure to present filmmakers with the opportunity to tell new imaginative stories and easily grab some up close and personal shots where needed -- think H+ style camera work without the inconvenience of having to 'cheat' those character perspectives. Whilst as a piece of filmmaking DVF [through Glass] is a pretty surface 'behind the scenes' effort, I'm excited just imagining the stories documentarians (kitted out with sets for their protagonists) may tell, never mind the possibilities it opens up to interactive storytelling projects.
How would you work Google Glass into your work? Or do you think it'll be a novelty far removed from serious filmmaking?
Link: Project Glass