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**Mon 27 Jun 16**
ASTEROID DAY APPROACHETH !
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Asteroid Day approacheth !

Look ... first instalment of a series of info clips.


Scientists Rock - an Asteroid Day series | Episode 1
- https://youtu.be/G0NhCzeebjI

Bri

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**Fri 24 Jun 16**
A TRULY AMAZING NIGHT !
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Sofia !!!

Sofia

It was worth the wait ! Unforgettable.

Thank You Sofia !!! Beautiful !

Bri

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**Thu 23 Jun 16**
HELLO SOFIA !

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Sofia sound check

Hello SOFIA ! Panoramic view of our Universe during sound check right now !

Ready to Rock !

Sofia Folks !!!! We're ready and revved !!! How is it out there ?

Bri

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**Wed 22 Jun 16**
RED OWLS ARE HERE !!
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Our RED OWL VR kits are now almost ready to fly !!

Finally, finally, they are being assembled by skilled gnomes in the LSC catacombs, and will soon be winging their way out to fulfil the first orders.

Can’t tell you how excited this makes me ! I hope all of you who have supported us in this project will enjoy this first foray into the World of Virtual Reality, and, of course (perhaps even more important in the long run), good old-fashioned Victorian Stereoscopy using the up-to-the-minute medium of YOUR latest smartphone !

This fabulous still life shows the components ready for assembly … and of course it’s the great Denis Pellerin who is making this happen, while I’m lounging about in Eastern Europe ! (actually working my fingers to the bone!)

Red Owl VR kits

Enjoy, Folks ! And if you’ve not yet decided to plunge in, but feel a curious pull, order now, and be a part of our first run !!

All is revealed at www.LondonStereo.com

Cheers !

Bri

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**Wed 22 Jun 16**
AMAZING FOLKS OF BUCHAREST !
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Bri on catwalk - Bucharest


Thank you - amazing folks of Bucharest Romania !

Seriously ! You guys can sing !

Bri

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**Tue 21 Jun 16**
SOUND CHECK - BUCHAREST
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Extraordinary view at sound check right now in Bucharest. Ready to Rock !


Bucharest sound check - view from stage

 

And looking the other way, back towards stage from end of thrust. How will it look tonight ? Bucharest !

Bucharest sound check view back to stage

We Shall Shake You ! And we have a new wrinkle for you !!!

BRI X

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**Mon 20 Jun 16**
THANKS BRAVE SOULS OF POLSKO !
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Thanks brave souls of Polsko !

For being there for us in the pouring rain.

Bri X

Brian May - Life Festival, Poland
Life Festival, Poland - Photo credit unknown

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**Sun 19 Jun 16**
HAPPY DAY, DADS !!!
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Happy Day, Dads !!!

Aah ! Happy Days in Zurich !!! Rock !

Zurich
Zurich - Photo credit unknown

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Amazing Melon work backstage in Poland ! Whom do we thank ?

Bri with melon - Poland

Hey ! Love to see great work ! Thanks !

Melon work

Love - Bri X

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**Sun 19 Jun 16**
THIS IS HOW WE WATCH CONCERTS NOW !!!
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My friend Terry Brisco is someone who takes a lot of trouble photographing our shows in 3-D. So I like to try to do the shots justice. This one has yielded a good result, I think. He uses a Fuji W3 digital stereo camera, but he leaves the mounting to me … which suits me fine. I do it in Photoshop, using my self-made template. By the way, if anyone out there wants to adopt my template and use it to mount your own 3-D views, I’m more than happy, … I’ll send a copy to you if you write to the Soapbox E-mail address. brians.soapbox@clara.co.uk

For this view, I did some work on the textures … bringing up the shadowy detail in the foreground, and I love the fact that you can see all the images on the back of all those mobile phones !! All with different compositions - different interpretations of the scene they are (not) watching !

Funny …

That’s the way people watch concerts these days.

I actually LOVE this stereo!! Try it on an OWL, printed out, normal stereo card size. This is QUEEN, or ‘what remains of Queen’, as Roger puts it, in 2016 ! It’s been a long road since 1970 !

Now, for those who are interested in the technical 3-D stuff …

Recently I’ve been setting up the mounting of the left and right images using my 'BIG Square’ matte (which is one of the frames which is available in the template) (it’s a multilayered .psd file) … but making sure I only cut the elements to the full height and width of the ‘card’. So then I can take the square matte OFF, and I get something, sometimes, which increases the ‘immersiveness’ of the card, I think. It means the stereo window doesn’t exist any more … and the images bleed off the edge of the card all round. But the convergence is still OK because it was set up using the matte and the guide spots … so it’s comfortable to view.

What do you think ?

I also cheat a bit in the middle sometimes, like I’ve done here, by blending the colours across, so there isn’t a hard line in the centre of the card … which improves the feeling of an ‘unbounded universe’, I think.

Always looking for that extra bit of ‘virtual reality’ … More about that very soon !!

Cheers all

Bri

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**Fri 18 Jun 16**
RIP HENRY McCULLOUGH
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A good man and true.

RIP Henry.

Bri

 

Henry McCullough

BrianMay.com wrote:
RIP Former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough dies 72.
Ulsterman also played with Joe Cocker's Grease Band, Marianne Faithfull and Donovan

GUARDIAN
Former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough dies, aged 72


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