Clay Slip Stirred – Galen Melchert

Clay Slip Stirred – Galen Melchert

 

This is porcelain clay slip being stirred.

Footage was recorded on a Samsung galaxy note 8 at 240fps, and played back at 1/4 speed.

The video was mirrored and colorized in After Effects.

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  • Luke Collier
    Feb 22, 2018 00:24

    The clay slip stirring was wild and hypnotizing! It was all yellow! The colloidal suspension of clay in water looked very viscous. The two mirrored images added to the experience. You kept the focus on the flow visualization – with the bubbles and sloshing. The sounds of the clay slopping were awesome, but music could add to the experience.

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  • Jacob Chapin
    Feb 20, 2018 11:35

    very interesting and cool video. love the composition and color throughout.

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  • John Monahan
    Feb 19, 2018 10:49

    This is certainly in interesting video. I haven’t ever seen clay being mixed like this. The color and focus are on point here. Really nice job!

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  • Lea Mattson
    Feb 16, 2018 11:45

    The mirrored image is really cool. The swirled patterns on the surface are enticing, and I like that you can see the paddles that are creating the fluid motion. Playing around with different sounds/music could change the effect.

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  • Julian Quick
    Feb 16, 2018 11:45

    Art
    Really nice
    Flow
    This was a cool coloidal suspension demonstration. I think you’ve got a great point to make about this being a “sweet spot” of viscosity. I really like the drops and curves. You might want to also check out aeration, that is a big driver of these physics. Maybe something like this? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674237015301526
    Photographic Technique
    The mirroring was brilliant. The cropping for composition was a fantastic decision.

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  • Alexandra Wilson
    Feb 16, 2018 11:43

    art: So beautiful and satisfying, it feels like a strangely-satisfying video.
    flow; gorgeous and so well captured.
    Technique: very nicely post-processed, the one thing I’d say is to consider your font choice. Such an elegant video should have a really elegant font.

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  • Michael Sandoval
    Feb 16, 2018 11:43

    The mirror effect of this video worked well the move attention moving around the frame. Did you consider slowing down the video down to capture more of the intricacies?

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  • Daniel Petrykowski
    Feb 16, 2018 11:43

    Do you think the physics are confused when you mirror the video? The graphics are stunning. I wonder what other flows you could create with clay slip…

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  • Gabriel McGann
    Feb 16, 2018 11:43

    Awesome work, the focus and exposure is perfect. I was confused at first by how symmetrical it is but after learning it was mirrored it makes sense. Mirroring and changing the color really makes it visually pop.

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  • Yousef Taqi
    Feb 16, 2018 11:43

    Very nice effect. I loved how random the swirling was was. The smooth and silkiness of the liquid just adds to the video!

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  • Brandon Toves
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    The video is mesmerizing. Slowing the video down and mirroring it definitely added to the overall visual and effect.

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  • Kim Youngwoong
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    The yellow color is really beautiful to see. I really like how you edit video. What I like is you erased the body of blender and make the video symmetric.

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  • Riley Kenyon
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    The mirroring effect is very trippy in the video. I think it emphasized the unique flow of the clay.

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  • Madison Emmett
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    I love the flow captured by this. The colors are really cool. The mirroring is a really nice touch too. Really nice job!

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  • Wesley Caruso
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    Really interesting material choice. I really like the type of motion you captured and the focus of your video is very good.

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  • Summerlyn Thompson
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    I love the color and motion you were able to capture in this video. The color is awesome! The mirroring effect makes the flow a little harder to distinguish but overall amazing video.

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  • Robert Gray
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    The bright color and rapidly changing flow are very fun to look at. I also enjoy the mirroring effect, but sometimes it gets a bit confusing/distracting. All in all, I thought the visuals we’re very unique, with nice composition and focus.

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  • Jake Lanier
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    Really interesting follow. The interaction between the lighting and the clay really helps highlight the flow patterns. The mirroring also helps improve the video

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  • Casey Cooter
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    Love this one, the slow motion was very tasteful. Didn’t drop the motion so slow that the lack of frames in between becomes apparent. I think a bit of music would make this great! As it stands, the humming of the mixer is mildly offsetting.

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  • Lara Buri
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    This is really cool. The mirror effect you added was subtle but very interesting. I looks almost animated and the slow motion vs fast is a very nice effect as well.

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  • Cyron Completo
    Feb 16, 2018 11:42

    The resulting vortical patterns from stirring the clay slip are highly fascinating, aesthetically pleasing, and provoke additional contemplation. The physics here are clear and definitely fun to look at.

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  • FEISAL ALENEZI
    Feb 16, 2018 11:41

    Very interesting video. I liked how dynamic it is!

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  • Philip Nystrom
    Feb 16, 2018 11:41

    Great video editing. Also, really cool fluid flow. Overall great video, nothing I would change.

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  • Stephen Morton
    Feb 16, 2018 11:41

    This is very aesthetically pleasing and calming. The flow of the fluid mixing is very mesmerizing.

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  • Garrett Wolcott
    Feb 16, 2018 11:41

    Very interesting idea. The color is very vibrant. The video editing was done very well.

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  • Jordan Nahabetian
    Feb 16, 2018 11:41

    Everything is so perfectly in focus. The color theme is interesting and the overall aesthetic is spectacular.

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  • Lucas Sorensen
    Feb 16, 2018 11:29

    The colorization really allows the fluid flow to be observed and adds to the aesthetics of the image, and the mirroring adds a very interesting effect. Have you considered replacing the recorded sound with music?

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  • This is awesome, I love the mirroring effect. I also like how vibrant the yellow is, I also like that you can very easily see all of the disturbances in the flow even though it’s all the same color, I think that makes it a little more interesting.

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  • Tanner Wismer
    Feb 14, 2018 11:43

    Very interesting video. The mirroring effect was a great idea to make the video appear mesmerizing. Interesting colors and motion of the flow. Great focus and shutter speed to make the video really clear.

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  • Cara Medd
    Feb 14, 2018 11:36

    This is so cool! I love that color – it definitely made the flow more vibrant

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  • Cody Williams
    Feb 12, 2018 11:36

    Very mesmerizing video, almost looks like some sort of computer simulation. Overall, you’ve captured the fluid flow well and everything is in focus.

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  • Michael Guenther
    Feb 9, 2018 11:36

    Very cool aesthetic and motion, I enjoyed the mirroring affect. Captured the flow very well

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