ChiChiLand Postcards


My wife asked me for help with some product photography for her ChiChiLand postcard series. After fussing around with a camera and lights for a bit, I decided to go the CGI route.

What can I say… I freakin’ love Octane Render.

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Breakfast Club


Sometimes I spend days, weeks or months, bending the laws of physics and trailblazing cinematic virtual reality. Other days, I sit down with my wife and creative partner-in-crime and make silly animations featuring girls wearing dresses filled with food. I think you can guess which one this will be :)

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No Man’s Sky: GameLapses


No Man’s Sky does one thing really well: It generates amazing, varied planets, populated with all manner of flora and fauna – all whilst keeping a steady, carefully weighted art direction. Playing the game, I decided to document some of the most beautiful planets and landscapes I came across by recording time-lapse videos of these worlds.

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New Site: QubaVR.com


As my focus shifted away from flat media and towards 360° and Virtual Reality content, the updates to QubaHQ became more and more sparse. Today it is my pleasure to introduce to you my brand new website: QubaVR.com. It will be a home to all my newest projects, my VR-focussed portfolio and a host of articles, reviews and editorials on the subject of immersive media.

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The Pull

The Pull (Short VR Film)


Gravity is no longer a constant.
Enter a world where the rules that bind us
are suddenly disobeyed.

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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to VR
Part 1: What does it all mean?


So you’ve been hearing of Virtual Reality more and more recently. VR seems to be the current buzz word, with 2016 heralded as the year of VR. You’ve read some articles, but lots of terminology feels confusing and some of the messages seem to contradict one another.

Still, you are eager to learn more and try Virtual Reality for yourself.

Welcome.
In this series of articles I am going to walk you through some of the basic concepts related to VR. Whether your end goal is to kick back, relax, and simply enjoy some VR content, or to create your own experiences and share them with others – this guide will help you understand all the basics and develop the vocabulary needed to understand and discuss VR.

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Art or Code: Why Not Both?


Come join me on Thursday, February 18at 7PM – 9PM at Adobe Systems Inc in Seattle for a talk about some cool toys I’ve been building inside After Effects. Organized by After Effects Seattle, in this three-part presentation I will demonstrate how to push After Effects to do things it was not designed to do – building your own unique rigs and effects.

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Ambient Mixer and on Why Soundscapes Matter


As I shift my creative focus away from traditional 2D/framed media and towards 360° video and VR, I find myself in need of good ambient sound more and more frequently. In the world of traditional motion design and film, good music was king. Adding a catchy tune to a piece could make or break its success, and entire careers were built on the ability to sync up visuals to the rhythm and sounds of the audio track.

Now, with the advent of Virtual Reality the priorities have changed. Establishing audience’s sense of presence is the key component of crafting a successful experience. Generally speaking, it is a good practice to take your time immersing the viewer in your world – and well-crafted soundscape is as important as the visuals in establishing the believably of the virtual world.

While nothing will substitute a good audio track created by a professional sound engineer, Ambient Mixer is an online service that’s ideal for rapid prototyping. It comes in extremely handy whenever you need to lay in a basic atmospheric sound, but still want to customize it to fit your particular needs.

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QubaVR Stereo Swapper (Photoshop Actions)


To simplify the process of converting the stereoscopic images from one layout to another, I created a series of Adobe Photoshop Actions named QubaVR Stereo Swapper, that will allow you to re-arrange your frames with a single (or at most double) click.

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SkyBox VR Player: Authoring VR just got easier!


Yesterday, Mettle released a brand new plugin named SkyBox VR Player. The plugin integrates with Adobe After Effects, Premiere and SpeedGrade and allows you to view your 360 content directly in Oculus Rift – without rendering! It will even let you work on your software without taking the HMD off, and automatically recognizes mono and stereo 360 compositions. Best of all: It’s free!

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Freefall: QubaHQ VR004

Freefall: QubaHQ VR004


This short VR Experiment aims to replicate the sensation of finding yourself in a free-fall, lost in space. You are tumbling out of control in the orbit of our home planet, Earth. Best experienced using a high-quality head mounted display such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, GearVR or Google Cardboard. For more about the project as well as high-bitrate downloadable version, visit: http://qubahq.com/2015/10/freefall-vr004/

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Prismatic: 360° VR Animation


Prismatic is my first independent project since I have left my position as Creative Director at Autofuss and Google a few weeks ago. It has begun its existence as a proof-of-concept animatic for a larger, practical set I am currently developing. Soon though, it took life on its own and became a self-standing animation I am happy to share with you today.

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The Making of Prismatic


If you haven’t yet seen Prismatic, strap on your virtual reality goggles and go check it out here. The rest of the article will make much more sense this way. If you are already familiar with the work (or just came back after I sent you to check it out), welcome. In this article I’ll talk about the process behind creating as well as publishing Prismatic, as well as about some of the lessons learned along the way.

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Google Jump, Avicii and “Waiting for Love”


For the past two months, I had the opportunity to work with some very creative engineers, filmmakers and coders in some of the very first field tests of this new, exciting camera rig.

The effort culminated in a collaboration with EDM artist Avicii and YouTube director Kurt Hugo Schneider, and resulted in an awesome 360 video for Avicii’s latest single “Waiting for Love”

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ChiChiLand Postcards


My wife asked me for help with some product photography for her ChiChiLand postcard series. After fussing around with a camera and lights for a bit, I decided to go the CGI route.

What can I say… I freakin’ love Octane Render.

Read More


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Breakfast Club


Sometimes I spend days, weeks or months, bending the laws of physics and trailblazing cinematic virtual reality. Other days, I sit down with my wife and creative partner-in-crime and make silly animations featuring girls wearing dresses filled with food. I think you can guess which one this will be :)

Read More


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No Man’s Sky: GameLapses


No Man’s Sky does one thing really well: It generates amazing, varied planets, populated with all manner of flora and fauna – all whilst keeping a steady, carefully weighted art direction. Playing the game, I decided to document some of the most beautiful planets and landscapes I came across by recording time-lapse videos of these worlds.

Read More


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New Site: QubaVR.com


As my focus shifted away from flat media and towards 360° and Virtual Reality content, the updates to QubaHQ became more and more sparse. Today it is my pleasure to introduce to you my brand new website: QubaVR.com. It will be a home to all my newest projects, my VR-focussed portfolio and a host of articles, reviews and editorials on the subject of immersive media.

Read More


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The Pull

The Pull (Short VR Film)


Gravity is no longer a constant.
Enter a world where the rules that bind us
are suddenly disobeyed.

Read More


Likes0 Comments1 Minutes

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to VR
Part 1: What does it all mean?


So you’ve been hearing of Virtual Reality more and more recently. VR seems to be the current buzz word, with 2016 heralded as the year of VR. You’ve read some articles, but lots of terminology feels confusing and some of the messages seem to contradict one another.

Still, you are eager to learn more and try Virtual Reality for yourself.

Welcome.
In this series of articles I am going to walk you through some of the basic concepts related to VR. Whether your end goal is to kick back, relax, and simply enjoy some VR content, or to create your own experiences and share them with others – this guide will help you understand all the basics and develop the vocabulary needed to understand and discuss VR.

Read More


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Art or Code: Why Not Both?


Come join me on Thursday, February 18at 7PM – 9PM at Adobe Systems Inc in Seattle for a talk about some cool toys I’ve been building inside After Effects. Organized by After Effects Seattle, in this three-part presentation I will demonstrate how to push After Effects to do things it was not designed to do – building your own unique rigs and effects.

Read More


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Ambient Mixer and on Why Soundscapes Matter


As I shift my creative focus away from traditional 2D/framed media and towards 360° video and VR, I find myself in need of good ambient sound more and more frequently. In the world of traditional motion design and film, good music was king. Adding a catchy tune to a piece could make or break its success, and entire careers were built on the ability to sync up visuals to the rhythm and sounds of the audio track.

Now, with the advent of Virtual Reality the priorities have changed. Establishing audience’s sense of presence is the key component of crafting a successful experience. Generally speaking, it is a good practice to take your time immersing the viewer in your world – and well-crafted soundscape is as important as the visuals in establishing the believably of the virtual world.

While nothing will substitute a good audio track created by a professional sound engineer, Ambient Mixer is an online service that’s ideal for rapid prototyping. It comes in extremely handy whenever you need to lay in a basic atmospheric sound, but still want to customize it to fit your particular needs.

Read More


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QubaVR Stereo Swapper (Photoshop Actions)


To simplify the process of converting the stereoscopic images from one layout to another, I created a series of Adobe Photoshop Actions named QubaVR Stereo Swapper, that will allow you to re-arrange your frames with a single (or at most double) click.

Read More


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SkyBox VR Player: Authoring VR just got easier!


Yesterday, Mettle released a brand new plugin named SkyBox VR Player. The plugin integrates with Adobe After Effects, Premiere and SpeedGrade and allows you to view your 360 content directly in Oculus Rift – without rendering! It will even let you work on your software without taking the HMD off, and automatically recognizes mono and stereo 360 compositions. Best of all: It’s free!

Read More


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Freefall: QubaHQ VR004

Freefall: QubaHQ VR004


This short VR Experiment aims to replicate the sensation of finding yourself in a free-fall, lost in space. You are tumbling out of control in the orbit of our home planet, Earth. Best experienced using a high-quality head mounted display such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, GearVR or Google Cardboard. For more about the project as well as high-bitrate downloadable version, visit: http://qubahq.com/2015/10/freefall-vr004/

Read More


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Prismatic: 360° VR Animation


Prismatic is my first independent project since I have left my position as Creative Director at Autofuss and Google a few weeks ago. It has begun its existence as a proof-of-concept animatic for a larger, practical set I am currently developing. Soon though, it took life on its own and became a self-standing animation I am happy to share with you today.

Read More


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The Making of Prismatic


If you haven’t yet seen Prismatic, strap on your virtual reality goggles and go check it out here. The rest of the article will make much more sense this way. If you are already familiar with the work (or just came back after I sent you to check it out), welcome. In this article I’ll talk about the process behind creating as well as publishing Prismatic, as well as about some of the lessons learned along the way.

Read More


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Google Jump, Avicii and “Waiting for Love”


For the past two months, I had the opportunity to work with some very creative engineers, filmmakers and coders in some of the very first field tests of this new, exciting camera rig.

The effort culminated in a collaboration with EDM artist Avicii and YouTube director Kurt Hugo Schneider, and resulted in an awesome 360 video for Avicii’s latest single “Waiting for Love”

Read More


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