Movie Slitscans

Experiments with movie image data

CINEMETRICS evolved from a series of explorative experiments, processing video data in an attempt to capture the motion and structure of films in both static and moving images.

Slitscans

I created slitscans of every shot for several movies and arranged them in order as posters. This overview gives a good impression of how many shots there are as well as how long they are. Additionally, the slitscans give an indication of the kind of motion (in the scene, camera movement, zoom, etc.) in the picture.

Shot slitscan from left to right
Slitscans of '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Slitscans of 'The Royal Tenenbaums'
Slitscans of 'The Shining'
Slitscans of all shots in a movie
Detail

Movie Core

Another experiment extrudes a circular part of the moving image, as if drilling through the video along the time axis. It's a bit reminiscent of ice core sampling as a way of extracting a cross section of many layers, built up over time.

Unwrapped cylinder imagery
Unwrapped cylinder imagery
Unwrapped cylinder imagery
Unwrapped cylinder imagery
Applied
Tools for analyzing, visualizing, and comparing formal characteristics of movies
All experiments
Applied
Finding interesting configurations for a generative artwork through data analysis
Experiment
Increasing the chances of finding mushrooms through geospatial data analysis
Experiment
Simulating blobs of fluids with particles
Experiment
Modified JPEG encoder for generating glitchy image effects
Misc
Visual pattern derived from the 64 JPEG base blocks
Experiment
Force-based simulation of bands of particles
Experiment
Mapping line drawings onto street networks
Experiment
GPS trace replay tool
Misc
Proof-of-concept for an alternative, more powerful Are.na client
Misc
Browser extension that collects texts of how designers describe themselves
Applied
Visualization showing how a text document got written and edited over time
Experiment
Movie Slitscans
Experiments with movie image data