- 2:38 PM, Thursday,
October 13th, 2022:
- So this is
strange... do I embed the video here? First,
these embeds don't work on phones anymore for some
reason, and on your PC? You don't want to watch this.
This is VR, it should be accessed from a
VR headset... however, it is part of The Journey
now so wtf.
So I guess if you never have any intention of
ever strapping on a headset, press play and you can
move the cursor around and look around the screen. The
problem? You cannot fathom how cool the 3D is or even
understand it watching it any other way... but here it
- Like, when I
reference Entry #0001? That video is actually behind
me. The effect is truly amazing and of course, the
little split-screen joke at the end makes you JUMP.
The thing I'm gonna be able to do with this medium is
unreal and I cannot wait to start... but man, I'm
splitting The Journey right now and it feels really
weird. It's kinda like when I went to HD and most
people couldn't even see it... but the difference
between SD and HD is just resolution. This? It's an
entirely different experience and goddamn... I'm just
not sure how this will all fit together, but my heart
and soul believes I should do this and I'm gonna
do my best to piece it together within the framework
of The Journey.
- I mean, you
won't miss anything REALLY if you watch it flat. The
next entry will be the first excursion with this
camera on Don's boat and in 2D, you still get it. And
it's kinda cool you can look around with your thumb on
your phone or a cursor on PC... but goddamn
IN the headset? It's a revelation.
- But ya gotta start
somewhere! My hope is that by the end of this decade,
there will be millions doing this and millions
watching this and I'll be yet another footnote in
history. But I'll have footage of my kids like this
that will be priceless and by the time this is
mainstream they'll be adults.
And man - to be 47 and feel this again? This...
reinventing the wheel feeling? This being on the
forefront of something feeling? Goddamn it's nice.
I haven't felt that since 4tvs and The Journey.
That's a quarter century. But what I absolutely adore,
and explain in the video, is that the same problem is
being solved: presence. It's what people can't really
understand about The Journey in 2000. My friends and
family were able to click a button at home and WATCH
something that happened THAT DAY, on the other
side of the country to someone they know. Something we
do today constantly. Shit was a massive deal in the
late 90s and early 00s. I mean it was straight up
- THAT is how it
feels, to put in the headset and watch this video of
me at the bar. You, are, there. You are present. And
it's almost uncomfortable. It's not just the fact that
it's 3 dimensional and it's not just the fact that
it's 180 degrees... it's all of it together, with a
pretty impressive camera quality, and the feeling of
freedom that the movment within the headset gives you.
And we revert back to the same problem VR has had
forever: unless you do it? You don't get
- It's funny, a
fellow Delorean owner visited me last month, Harley,
and I showed him the Quest 2. He was
"weak-at-the-knees" impressed. Had no fucking clue,
even though he had heard of it, that it looked
THAT GOOD. He bought one the following week.
Thanks to the Quest 2, this is something you can do
relatively cheaply and that trend should continue
throughout the decade. That's why ya gotta hope people
will look back on these entries and go "DAMN! He was
doin' this shit in the early 20s. Nice."
- So here's the
start. I presume I'll average maybe one of these
a month as the workflow is just, so, fucking,
difficult. I'll get into that in one of the entries,
but suffice to say: it's really really difficult. Like
- simply getting that 3 minute one-take video file off
my camera into an editable form? 12 hours because the
camera HAS to shoot in RAW for 8k60. That's
Hopefully I find more workarounds in the future,
but I'm glad to at least have gotten to this point in
what seems like months... yet I bought this camera
last month. Wild.
Alright! Next VRlog will actually be the next entry
and then will take a bit of a break for a bit.
VIVA LA VR!