“Doubtful Comforts”, An Innovative 3D Music Video Requires No Special Glasses

Living up to their name, A Nice Idea Every Day (the Berlin based duo of Vivien Weyrauch and Fabian Röttger) directed this innovative music video using a 3D effect that works on a regular computer screen, without any special glasses.

Known as wiggle stereoscopy, the technique works by rapidly alternating between images shot from two cameras, slightly offset from one another. Perhaps the simplest method of displaying 3D imagery, wiggle stereoscopy has enjoyed popularity online through a number of still image galleries. Applied to video, it imparts a uniquely kinetic and surreal aspect, similar to stop-motion animation, or stroboscopic imagery.

The song, “Doubtful Comforts” by the band Blue Roses, is also quite lovely, reminiscent of both Bat For Lashes and The Sundays, and is well-matched by the beautiful video.