Virtual Pass to Your Favorite Hollywood Set1 Jun, 2006 By: Kenneth Wong
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Tim Petros can sneak you onto the set of some of the most highly rated primetime TV shows: The West Wing, The OC and 7th Heaven, to name a few. With his help, you can drop into the Oval Office where Martin Sheen's President Bartlett wrestles with international crises, pay an unannounced visit to the living rooms of the affluent in Orange County or tip-toe into the bedroom where Jessica Biel's Mary sleeps. In fact, you don't need Petros at all. He's done all the work ahead of time, so all you need is an Internet browser and the free Apple QuickTime software for playing audio and video on your Mac or PC.p>
Petros found a way to combine his passion for photography and his mechanical engineering education into a commercial enterprise. "I first saw a demonstration of QuickTime VR in 1995," he says, referring to the software used to create panoramic video. "I was also very curious about interactive media. I recognized that it was going to have an impact on photography," he says. Read more >>
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