Created by London based convivial studio, Kinedioscope (animated“kínēma” dimensional“diastáseis” view“scope”) is a technique used to create animated depth effects on static photographs. The process is comprised of reverse-engineering the technology of photogrammetry in order to perfectly align the photography with the perspective of the 3D model and create depth and masking effects.
In photogrammetry multiple photographs are used to compute a 3D model. In order to create this model, an algorithm defines each photograph’s camera location, view direction and focal length. This information is used in the Kinedioscope in order to perfectly align the photography with the perspective of the 3D model. Once the 3D model and the photography camera view match it is possible to create depth and masking effects.