Condition ONE Military App
The most realistic and immerse vision of war on the front lines comes in the form of an iPad app…
Condition ONE is a military iPad app that offers the most realistic vision of war to date. The brainchild of war correspondent Danfung Dennis, the Condition ONE app takes intense battle field footage and condenses the clips into and interactive video to immerse viewers in a virtual experience on the front lines.
Condition ONE iPad App
The video clips, which were filmed entirely on DSLR camera’s by photojournalist Patrick Chauvel, take viewers on a rollercoaster ride through various war zones, in hopes to break the image of mundane, unrealistic footage often portray by the media and immerse viewer in the high-octane realism of war. The small compact design of DSLRs, the high definition with which they capture video and the ability to easily add a whole range of lenses and filters, make them the perfect tool to shoot footage in the most hostile of environments.
The Condition ONE footage is displayed in a slightly-distorted 180-degree view. The distortion mimics the blurred vision that registers in our peripheral view and the 180-view packs what would typically be seen by the eye, into the 9.7 inch display of Apple’s iPad.
Through the video viewers can use a finger to pan 360-degrees in order to see what’s going on around them. The video below shows rebels in the Libyan Desert near Ras Lanouf, March, 2011.
In the clip you get real insight into what Chauvel describes as “a very sad story,” where militaries are made up of students, hairdressers, bakers, bankers, philosophers and teachers, most of whom are not trained in combat.
To find out more about the Condition ONE iPad app, head on over Dennis’ website; Condition ONE.
Sam Biddle: Condition ONE App Sticks Your Face in the Middle of War. Gizmodo, 03/31/2011.