Video shot on Google's glasses bounces online
How do you top a viral photo, shot with Google's Project Glass high-tech specs? Shoot a video with the same glasses, while jumping on a trampoline.
How does Google, and its high-tech-specs effort, top vice president Sebastian Thrun's viral photo of his dad's-eye view of swinging his boy around in circles?
Easy. It puts the Project Glass spectacles on someone, puts that someone on a trampoline, then puts the setting on Video and lets that someone start jumping and filming.
Google posted the video to Google+ this week, in a gallery devoted to the Google+ Photography Conference, which took place in San Francisco last Tuesday and Wednesday.
It also posted photos of a Google Glass Walk, which was part of the conference.
Thrun's earlier photo got people talking about a new era in photography and videos, and as they begin to appear, it may well inspire chatter about a new era in cinematography.
But don't hold your breath if you're hoping to soon don a pair of Project Glass specs and start shooting your own first-person version of Lady in the Lake. The Huffington Post has reported that Google co-founder Sergey Brin said that the Project Glass prototypes we've been seeing around "are not beta, these are not alpha; these are, you know, kind of rough, off the lab floor".
And, after being asked by The Verge about rumours that imply the specs will hit the market by the end of the year, Brin said, simply, "give us time".