Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat, unveiled Duck Duck – a new experimental short film by Harmony Korine shot using the company’s Spectacles 3 glasses. Released last month, Spectacles 3 are equipped with dual HD cameras to capture three-dimensional photos and videos, unlocking the ability to transform Snaps with AR 3D Effects.
Best known for Kids, Spring Breakers and most recently, Beach Bum, cult filmmaker Harmony Korine experimented with the glasses as a cinematic tool, overlaying augmented reality onto three-dimensional scenes.
Using Spectacles 3, Korine transformed Miami into a dreamscape of sound and color in Duck Duck – exploring the emerging disciplines of wearable cinema, augmented reality and immersive, spontaneous storytelling. The film’s hybrid reality is brought to life through 3D Effects developed for the film, which will be available to Spectacles 3 users on Snapchat.
“Spectacles 3 is a completely unique format that shifted my perspective on film, narrative, what’s animated and what’s real,” said Korine. “By combining a first-person point of view and 3D Effects, the sunglasses inhabit their own hyper-personal universe, and helped inspire the multi-sensory experience of Duck Duck - like you can walk into this world when you watch it.”
“With the ability to capture depth like your own two eyes, Spectacles 3 brings Harmony Korine’s unique vision for Duck Duck to life, showing how this new technology can inform the future of creative storytelling,” said Steen Strand, director of hardware, Spectacles.
Sponsored by Gucci, Duck Duck premiered during a private event at Art Basel in Miami Beach on Dec. 4. As part of this collaboration, Korine and Gucci partnered with Spectacles to create limited-edition Spectacles x Gucci by Harmony Korine.