Young Rival release first Autostereogram (Magic Eye) music video

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Young Rival released a unique and interesting music video for Black Is Good lifted from ‘Stay Young’ by teaming up with Jared Raab and Tomasz Dysinski to create the first autostereogram (“Magic Eye”) music video. Just cross your eyes (no, really) and watch via YouTube below.

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A stereogram is an image which, when viewed with two eyes, using one of several different techniques, produces the illusion of depth perception. Autostereogram were popularized by the Magic Eye book series in the 1990s. These are made on computers, and use subtle changes in a repeating pattern to combine depth information for both eyes into one single image. By tricking your eyes into viewing these images a certain way one can see a three dimensional scene. This video is made up of a sequence of something called a “random dot autostereograms”. These are also made on computers, but use subtle differences in a randomly generated field of noise to create the illusion.

“The idea of going through the trouble of creating an entirely 3D video, which could only be viewed this way was too ridiculous to pass up,” says Tomasz Dysinski. “Until recently there was no easy way to collect 3D data, but the Kinect and a piece of software called RGBD toolkit made it possible. I used to make these things all the time with my brother, when I was a kid so I guess this is just an extension of that.”

Young Rival will release one single and video per month in February, March, and April. 2012’s Stay Young was recorded in Toronto with the help of producer Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club).

You can check the band out live at the following tour dates below:
Hamilton, ON – March 21st @ HAVN
Toronto, ON – March 27 @ The Piston
Toronto, ON – April 24th @ The Dakota

For more information on Young Rival, visit youngrival.com.

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