Thursday, November 8, 2012

Slit Scanning Video

There is a cool technique for creating interesting videos making the rounds.  Its called slit scan photography.  As you know, video consists of a sequence of frames that are basically snapshots of moments of time that can be put together to give the illusion of motion.  Imagine splitting each frame of your video into horizontal lines and then creating a new frame of video by combining the first line of the first frame with the second line from the second frame and so on.  In this way each frame would show lines from multiple moments in time.  You end up with an effect where events happen first in the top of the frame and later in the bottom of the frame.  The result is, well, very interesting.  Take a look at the video and you'll see what I mean.

Very fun stuff from Adrien M / Claire B