Role • Graphics for 3D moment Client • New York Times Graphics Desk
Executed a series of 3D interactives using machine learning to reconstruct a 3D scene from photographs alongside NYTimes R&D and NYTimes Graphics. Team : Karthik Patanjali, Mark McKeague, Alexandre Deveaux, Malika Khurana, Or Fleisher.
The method we developed in creating 3D imagery through machine learning became compelling for the World Cup as the New York Times and other media outlets are only authorized to shoot still photography from a single vantage point on-site. The still photography medium however, is not best suited to deconstruct motion, position and gesture in space, which sports journalism benefits from.
Through this method, we were able to extrapolate spatial information from a single photograph, allowing a reader to see the game from different perspectives and gaining more insight into the reality of goal scoring.