Friday, 14 December 2012

Ravindra Shankar Chowdhury
musician and composer

I wanted to note the passing of Ravi Shankar.

I had the great pleasure of interviewing him along with Yehudi Menuhin at
Ravi's house in Central London some years ago, I'd always loved his music and his collaborations with many musicians as well as genre's.

I remember him saying to me, shortly after we met, fixing me with a quizzical eye
and a very gentle, subtle smile, "Sir, you look like a Musketeer!"

I also met his daughter, Anoushka, an extremely accomplished sitar player in her own right.
And lets not forget Nora Jones, Ravi's other daughter, who also displays huge talent.

A beautiful human being, in my recollection.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

A simple 3D test

Watch the following 3D clip on Youtube (you need anaglyph glasses)

The clip contains 2 wide shots and two macro shots, all taken with the Sony TD10 which has a fixed interaxial distance of 34 mm, making it unsuitable for shooting extreme close ups or "macro" images - for this you need a dual camera mirror rig to get the IA down to a few mm.

Do you think the close ups of the flowers work OK in 3D?