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The Pitch:


i have always been a huge fan of art books. in fact i would say that 99 percent of my bookshelves are filled with art books ranging from animation to fashion design and everything visual in between. it was partly why i am so excited to have produced my own book, Walking Your Octopus. one of my goals with this project was to create an art book that was also an art object and this vision guided every aspect of the book's production. as we all know ebooks are becoming more and more popular and i struggled with how my book which was a celebration of all things analog might fit into the digital space. fortunately my very creative friend eric, had the solution...Aereoscope.

my friend Eric Daniels works with me at disney and is responsible not only for great art but also the ground breaking technology that brought the art to life. he helped pioneer the technique of deep canvas for tarzan as well as the graphic qualities of the recent academy award winning short, Paperman. by night he has created several apps through his company called Aerfish.

it was eric who helped visualize my idea of a victorian era lantern show and bring in a sense of depth as well as a very tactile feel to the whole project.

The Process:

first he would take one of my images:

Tea time with otto by BrianKesinger

and then painstakingly split it up into many different layers based on their perceived depth in space:


tea2 DEMO by BrianKesinger

the idea is based on an old animation technique which was used on films like bambi, pinnochio and many others using what was called a multiplane camera

0 by BrianKesingerMultilanethomas by BrianKesingerMultiplaneCamera1 by BrianKesinger

The Sound:

once all the illustrations were converted to acheive this effect then it was a matter of finding the voice of victoria in order to narrate the story. i really wanted the feeling of victoria reading this book as a bedtime story to the viewer and i was fortunate enough to be put in contact with the very talented helen sadler (true blood).  i think you'll hear if you pick up the app why she was the perfect choice to play the here-to-fore silent green haired heroine.

Eric Version3 backrgb by BrianKesinger
you can see the an excerpt of the finished version here:




i sure learned a lot during this process and couldn't be happier with the final result and i hope you enjoy the work that has been put into it. when you have a moment, check out the app in the app store, itunes.com/apps/walkingyouroct… and let me know what you think! make sure to rate it and tell your friends! eric and i are already planning updates as well as releasing new aereoscopic otto and victoria images. cheers!
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:iconlalivampony:
Lalivampony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
just...plain...AWESOME!
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Night-S Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I would absolutely love this!! Is there any chance that you would release this for Android devices?.... Pretty please?
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:iconoagarciacruz:
oagarciacruz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful! Just gorgeous!
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JuliaHVT Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so amazing! I will surly check it out
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Pinkie-Mads Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you have it in either google play or Amazon app store for Android users?
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Yetac Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! I'll definitely download it. Amazing work, all of you! ^^ I can't wait to show the real book to my steampunker friends, they are going to flip! :boogie:
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Moaheya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fabulous idea!
*Rushes off to the App store...*
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:iconadrolien:
Adrolien Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Love Otto and Victoria so this is a must have<3 and the way it has been put together is simply stunning.

Like so many others here am hoping this comes to android as well. Would love it on my kindle fire hd!
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:iconartwolftk:
ArtWolfTK Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
THIS. IS. SO. AWESOME!!!
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:icondianakay22:
DianaKay22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can't wait to check this out on my iPad. I love your illustrations they are so creative and fun!
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:iconarxryl:
Arxryl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This is fantastic! I love this idea!
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DarkenedOwl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Will you be releasing a version for Android operating systems?????
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:iconariesa2:
ariesa2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
If I may just say, Awesome.
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:icon57av3:
57AV3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Please tell me you will be dropping this on the android market soon too!
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:icongreenshadow23:
GreenShadow23 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
It is so sad that there is no Android version :(
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:icongnoll-el:
Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
A big two thumbs up!
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secoh2000 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So essentially this creates a "parallax" effect; I.E. where move spatially according to their location in the scene (foreground, middleground, background, etc). I actually built something like this using javascript and jquery to run a slideshow. Def a cool affect; I've already got the hardcover on it's way to me... but now I'm tempted to get the app edition as well! :)
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Remember that one episode of "Star Trek: The Original Series", called "Court Martial", where Captain Kirk is being tried for murdering one his own Enterprise crew members? He goes to an eccentric lawyer, and this lawyer has a hotel room filled from floor to ceiling with physical books. When asked why he doesn't just use electronic files like the rest of the Federation does, the lawyer says the value of picking up and reading a book gets lost when it's transferred to an electronic format.

I agree with this. It may be easier to store a book on file, but I don't believe books are dying. Smart phones and tablet readers are convenient, but something gets lost when you just smudge your fingertips across that flat emotionless 4.5" screen. It's also harder to read, you have to 'turn' pages more often, and paper doesn't need a battery.

I don't have a cell phone or tablet reader. I'm 30 years old, and I can't wait for American society to get over themselves and start being practical and less convenient with their digital consumer toys.
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:iconnanideer:
nanideer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks fantastic!
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:icondeadspaces:
DeadSpaces Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This sounds like an awesome idea. I can't wait to get a copy of your book. I am in love with the images, they are amazing.
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:iconmoonymina:
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly great!!

do you plan on releasing it for Android, too?
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:iconerislei:
Erislei Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
We have it on the iPad and it is a lovely digital book! It's really truly fantastic and we adore it!
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RunsOnPixiStix Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is possibly the coolest thing I've seen ever. I'm a big fan of all your work, and I just love this <3 I love the whole retro feeling this gives off, from the sounds the slides make to the illustrations themselves. So excited to buy it!!
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:iconiamair:
IAmAir Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This was very informative and inspirational, thanks!
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DannyMeamea Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
that is soo cool! X3 if i see i will definently by it!
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Stitchpunk0 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing!
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Sugi-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you had this available for android. I would scoop it up in a heartbeat. But congrats on what you made! It looks absolutely lovely.
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rockhollywood Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! But yes please, if at all possible, can it be made available for those of us with Android??? I'll buy it in a heartbeat!
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:iconthecreecher:
TheCreecher Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   General Artist
That is fantastic but depressing! We need it available for android!
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:iconfirelightprincess:
firelightprincess Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Any chance of it being released for android? I'd love to get it but don't have an iPhone.
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:icontiger-tomboy14:
Tiger-Tomboy14 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing, I'm glad you were successfully able to make an art book as well as a digital one.
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:iconmijder:
Mijder Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Bought.
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:iconjoieart:
JoieArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah how fabulous! Congratulations! Makes me wish I had an apple product to see it on. I use Android. Will you be releasing this for Android users in the future? Thanks and love your work. :heart:
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting ^^ great pic <3333
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:iconolaf68:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
awesome
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   General Artist
:clap: Super cool!
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:iconnadarocker:
NadaRocker Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
That is so. Cool. I love the narration for this. <3
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:iconfrancyrhamira:
FrancyRhamira Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Photographer
Fantastic! :omfg:
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:icongph-artist:
gph-artist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely fabulous.
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:iconshiroaniko:
Shiroaniko Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Helen's voice is perfect for this. Thank you for bringing us so many fun "adventures!"
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:iconkidxister:
KidXister Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW I can't wait to check it out! I love "Paper Man" be sure to tell Eric, best animated short ever!
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endlessimpossibility Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy crap. That multiplane camera. That is freaking crazy.
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admiralwolverine1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
sounds awesome
good luck
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:iconyesterdayslingo:
YesterdaysLingo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Yes, just yes. :)
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:iconbebesdupoire:
bebesdupoire Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ack, if only i had an iphone or similar.; this app would be mine! contratulations on putting together an awesome project.
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:iconjarm13:
JARM13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm , uhm ,uhm ... but I choose to be analog in a digital world . A phone is for talking to people and while I do have an E-book I hardly ever use it REAL books are so much nicer .
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jaggedtoothgrin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
any chance it will be released on android or windows, for those of us who don't truck with all that iNonsense?
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:iconcourtneylynnwashburn:
CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Off to the App store now!
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