Video by Adam Ferestad: https://vimeo.com/167316351
This short clip is a computer simulation that captures the beauty of ink being shot into water. Inspired by the Slow Mo Guys, Adam recreated the experiment using a graphic effects program. The simulation is strikingly similar to the actual experiment with regards to detail and the physical interaction between the ink and water. The physical aspect of this experiment can mostly be explained by Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities where two fluids of different densities interact under the force of gravity. Using a dark blue ink looks amazing against a white background, it seems as if the ink is just a cloud protruding through white space.
Slow Mo Guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzkB574jivA?rel=0
Third Place. I think that the expansion process of ink into water is visually impressive. The use of a vibrant color is striking but the fact that this video only uses one color limits the potential of what it could potentially be. The lighting that was used in this piece was wonderful and limited any shadows or lighting effects that could take away from the piece.
First Place. The original video is absolutely beautiful. To me this clip looks like it could be from the original video, knowing that it was a computer simulation is absolutely crazy.
Third place. Like a lot of well done videos of fluid flow, this video really draws the viewer into a trance-like stare. Even though it’s just a simulation, this video contains a lot of the organic dances that fluids do that we humans find so hypnotizing. Neat!
First place. Simple, elegant, striking. Makes for an awesome piece of art, and a great example for flowvis. The lighting is bright, there is amazing contrast, the simplicity of blue on white really show the detail of the fluid flow.
Second choice. The visuals in the real Slo Mo Guys video are stunning, and it is incredible that software can recreate the image so precisely. The meeting of real and virtual flow visualization here is pretty cool.