Warped Circles Optical Illusion

Estimation,Video 11 December 2014 0 Comments

Warped Circles Optical Illusion

This brief video shows a pair of circles that appear to be very warped or distorted.  Using circles cut out from a sheet of white paper, the creator of this video demonstrates that there is nothing warped about them at all.  Even after you know the truth, once the white circle cut outs are removed, […]

Edgar Mueller Duality

Anamorphosis,Video 8 December 2014 0 Comments

Edgar Mueller Duality

Edgar Mueller painted this extraordinary piece of street art in Moscow in 2010.  It is part of a series of paintings called “Unconditional Love”.  Speaking about this project, Mueller notes that: Some years ago I was in Moscow for a purely commercially-based project, now I was looking forward to having the option of creating a […]

Apple’s Perspective Video

Anamorphosis,Video 23 October 2014 0 Comments

Apple's Perspective Video

While this video from Apple is probably a tad bit too long, it does feature some pretty good anamorphic optical illusion tricks.  The video is captured from a single camera moving around a sterile white room in what appears to be a single take.  The style of this commercial is reminiscent of Ok Go’s recent […]

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.  […]