The exact moment we talked about taking an “IRL distortion portrait” during last week’s zoom call, I looked up and saw my reflection in the back of my roommate’s computer monitor.
She and I had crammed our workspaces together on a table way too small for the two of us – I assume many of you are having similar situations where you’re learning to share new spaces that you haven’t shared before.
The silver lining of me being up close and personal with her screen was this funhouse-style look.
I tried to take a self portrait in my girlfriend’s glasses as we played Animal Crossing. However, there wasn’t enough contrast between the TV and the ambient lighting (it was dark outside) to see anything other than the silhouette of my hand.
Experiment 2: Skate Park Teapot
We thought it looked like a fisheye skate park video. Unfortunately, the teapot is a little too dirty.
Experiment 3: Yet Another “Funny” Zoom Virtual Background
I wish I had a better webcam so this looked less chaotic, but it’s still funny.