Pacific Life Pavement Chalk Art

Anamorphosis,Video 13 October 2014 0 Comments

Pacific Life Pavement Chalk Art

While watching the Michigan State vs. Purdue football game this past weekend (Michigan State won 45-31), a commercial for the insurance company Pacific Life came on during one of the breaks.  It took me about half way through the commercial before I realized that the subject matter of the advertisement was a three dimensional anamorphic […]

Sweater Music Video from Willow

Video 15 September 2014 0 Comments

Sweater Music Video from Willow

This music video produced for the song “Sweater”, performed by the Belgian band Willow, is pretty interesting.  The lone guy featured in the video spends the entire time in a white room.  By projecting scenes and animation onto the walls and floor of the room, it appears that he is walking down stairs, walking around […]

How The Ames Room Illusion Works

Estimation,Video 4 September 2014 0 Comments

How The Ames Room Illusion Works

In this brief video from Scientific American, the Ames Room illusion is demonstrated and then completely revealed.  If you are not familiar with an Ames Room, first have a look at this vintage Ames Room illusion photograph.  Now watch the video and see exactly how this trick is done.

Crazy Circle Illusion from Brusspup

Video 27 July 2014 0 Comments

Crazy Circle Illusion from Brusspup

In this new video from Youtube sensation Brusspup, a group of eight balls can be seen rotating around in a circle.  If you focus on one individual ball at a time, however, you will notice that they are not rotating in a circle pattern at all.  Rather, each ball is moving in a straight line.  […]

The Writing’s on the Wall Music Video

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective,Video 27 June 2014 0 Comments

The Writing's on the Wall Music Video

OK Go is an American band known for their unusually quirky videos.  For their latest effort promoting their new single The Writing’s on the Wall, from the forthcoming album titled Hungry Ghosts, they decided to dive head first into the realm of optical illusions.  What they came up with is an entertaining music video featuring […]

Tron Optical Illusion

Anamorphosis,Video 16 June 2014 0 Comments

Tron Optical Illusion

It took Brusspup about 10 hours to create this anamorphic optical illusion paying homage to the 1982 movie Tron.  He describes the process of taping the Christmas lights to the wall as “painstaking” as they kept falling off.  Thankfully, he was patient enough to see it through to completion.  When discussing the illusion, he offers […]

A Turn in the Road

Estimation,Video 5 June 2014 0 Comments

A Turn in the Road

Last week, we posted the first place winner of the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year Contest.  Today’s illusion is the third place winner called ‘A Turn in the Road’ by Kimberley D. Orsten and James R. Pomerantz from Rice University in Houston, Texas.  This illusion video shows three images, two of which are matching images […]