Madison Emmett

Madison Emmett

Oil on a vibrating membrane demonstrates the phenomenon of cymatics.

Click Here for Report

Previous Post
Spring 2018 Get Wet – Julian Claudio
Next Post
Get Wet 2018 – Young Kim

44 Comments. Leave new

  • Luke Collier
    Feb 22, 2018 00:33

    Good depiction of Cymatics with the high speed cam.
    Looks like a heart beating for sure. The ligaments stretching look like a Chihuly glass sculpture in motion. You kept the focus right in the center. What if you used colors in lliquids that don’t mix?

    Reply
  • Jacob Chapin
    Feb 20, 2018 11:20

    i love the setup and and composition of this image . great job utilizing the resolution of your camera.

    Reply
  • Daniel Petrykowski
    Feb 10, 2018 13:36

    I think black and white was a really good choice for this video. I’m also wondering why the flow seems to be so non-uniform.

    Reply
  • Very beautiful video, good motion. The flow is understandable. Focus is good for this video. Good idea.

    Reply
  • Robert Gray
    Feb 9, 2018 11:28

    Wow, the visuals here are really stunning. The stringing and dropping are very cool to look at, and the rhythm and movement of the oil layer really is reminescent of a heart beat. Focus and composition are great, as well as the process to generate the motion.

    Reply
  • Galen Melchert
    Feb 9, 2018 11:27

    Beautiful. The jet is in focus and the speed of the video is perfect. Love that you mentioned your heart as the soundtrack.

    Reply
  • Michael Sandoval
    Feb 9, 2018 11:26

    The focus in this video works very well. Also, the timing of the of the piece makes for a nice rythym of the bouncing liquid. It intersting how the oil droplets grab onto each other. Were you restricted to grayscale?

    Reply
  • Yousef Shashtari
    Feb 9, 2018 11:26

    I can keep watching this video the whole day! AWESOME focus, timing, and experiment! The flow of water is super cool, I like how they become like a string and disappear! And finally, perfect amount of lighting! Great Work!!

    Reply
  • Riley Kenyon
    Feb 9, 2018 11:26

    The high speed camera did a great job on recording the flow, the video is great! Focus in great, and the exposure highlights the instability.

    Reply
  • Cyron Completo
    Feb 9, 2018 11:26

    Wow! You filmed this really well: the cymatics are perfectly in focus and I really like how the ‘trampolining’ of the surface and the fluid are clearly visible. The fluid effect is beautiful and seeing this video compels me to look up more similar phenomena.

    Reply
  • Lucas Sorensen
    Feb 9, 2018 11:26

    Simple and minimalist image, great contrast , excellent focus, I love the steady beating motion of the fluid.

    Reply
  • Garrett Wolcott
    Feb 9, 2018 11:26

    Amazing video! The focus is perfect. Great Video!

    Reply
  • Sung Moon
    Feb 9, 2018 11:26

    This picture has creative technique and flow with publishable quality. The high speed motion made it way more effective. She’s also got very good focus.

    Reply
  • Gabriel McGann
    Feb 9, 2018 11:25

    Wow, this is really interesting. You can see how the surface tension of the water holds droplets together.

    Reply
  • Summerlyn Thompson
    Feb 9, 2018 11:25

    I love the grey-scale color palette, it highlights the movement of the liquid really well. Your photographic technique is impressive, the focus is perfect and exposure shows the highlights of the droplets moving! Flow is impeccable.

    Reply
  • Jacob Lanier
    Feb 9, 2018 11:25

    I like the chaotic droplet flows that shoot out, and the depression you can see below the liquid is also really fascinating. The slow motion in timed really well, and makes this image really cool.

    Reply
  • Yousef Taqi
    Feb 9, 2018 11:25

    I love the randomness shown. Like I almost can’t take my eyes off just because of the droplets unpredictable nature. Also great setup and focus.

    Reply
  • Michael Johnson
    Feb 9, 2018 11:25

    The video is extremely interesting to watch the fluid get thrown into the air and the flow is extremely cool. The focus and the exposure are both great.

    Reply
  • Hanwen Zhao
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Beautiful video, I like the way you use slow motion and black and color. It really highlight the flow you want to show. Good filming skills.

    Reply
  • Julian Quick
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Art:
    Really nice! I love the tube stretching. It’s very aesthetically pleasing
    Flow
    Soooo nice :) It makes me want to learn more about instabilities.
    Photographic Technique:
    Sooooo nice. I really like the shot you chose, the background is perfect. Nicely done. The focus is perfect.

    Reply
  • Gabriel Elbert
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Art: The complex geometry of the fluid is mesmerizing . Really nice to look at. Looks great in b&w.
    Flow: The strands of the fluid are really neat, and it’s easy to see the flow.
    Technique: Good focus and lighting!

    Reply
  • Stephen Morton
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Awesome video! The rhythmic beating is very calming and also chaotic. Perfect focus!

    Reply
  • Lea Mattson
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    This is really awesome. The framing is done really well, and I like how you can see the surface of the moving fluid, through the fluid at the bottom. The jumping fluid is very focused, but there are a few dark spots that are in the foreground that stand out against the background.

    Reply
  • Casey Cooter
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Art – The black and white play well to eliminating distractions in the image
    FLow vis – I really enjoy seeing the fluid below the surface as it creates a small pocket, beautiful phenomenon
    Technique – I almost wish we had more frames so that you cloud slow it down even more. Minor complaint though, because the image is cropped as well as it needs to be.

    Reply
  • Brandon Toves
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    The water seems as if it is jumping on a trampoline into an atmosphere of reduced gravity. Its amazing to see how the surface remains in tact, yet stretches and compresses as it launches up water particles.

    Reply
  • Eric Robinson
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Awesome experiment and very well shot. Was the lens wet when this was shot? I see a few dark spots in the foreground that might be distracting. Amazing otherwise.

    Reply
  • Tanner Wismer
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    This is a really cool video. The water droplets bouncing around has a very soothing appeal. It was a good idea to make the video in black and white because it puts more focus on the water droplets. Did you think about putting some music behind this video?

    Reply
  • Wesley Caruso
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Great experiment considering cymatics can be difficult to replicate. I like the composition of the background and how the the frequency of the water matches up with that of a heartbeat.

    Reply
  • Michael Guenther
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Awesome demonstration of flow, like the aesthetic and the silent approach in the video

    Reply
  • FEISAL ALENEZI
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    I really liked the dynamics of this picture and I think that it represents the phenomenon of the cymatics very clearly!

    Reply
  • John Monahan
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    The way that the fluid jumps off the flexible surface is mesmerizing. I like the greyscale coloring of the video. The quality of the video is superb as well.

    Reply
  • Cody Williams
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    Really enjoyed this video because of the elasticity of the surface and the bouncy quality of the fluid flow. Surface tensions is exhibited. The video is high quality and subject is in clear focus.

    Reply
  • Geya Kairamkonda
    Feb 9, 2018 11:24

    This is so beautiful to look at it! You can clearly see each droplet rising up and falling down. I wonder what it would look like if you dropped food coloring in at different times?

    Reply
  • Sulaiman Alduaij
    Feb 9, 2018 11:23

    This is amazingly creative, the details are great, and it’s timely resolved.

    Reply
  • Steven Rothbart
    Feb 9, 2018 11:23

    Very visually appealing. I like how you can see the surface of the water rise and dip.

    Reply
  • Samuel Oliver
    Feb 9, 2018 11:23

    This is super interesting how you can see all the small fluid interactions by using the high speed camera. How is the membrane vibrating to get this overall motion?

    Reply
  • Brent Bauer
    Feb 9, 2018 11:23

    The video is really cool. It really shows surface tension well and the overall aesthetics are incredibly pleasing.

    Reply
  • Lara Buri
    Feb 9, 2018 11:23

    This video is super cool. I like the slow motion effect you added. It looks like there are maybe a few drops of water or dust specks on the lens so maybe make sure the lens is clean before videotaping.

    Reply
  • Philip Nystrom
    Feb 9, 2018 11:23

    Very cool concept, the physics came out great. Only suggestion would be some post processing to make the image higher contrast or clearer. Great fluid flow.

    Reply
  • The resolution of the image is great, I love how close up the camera is to the flow. You can really see a lot of detail in the slow motion and with how close to the subject it is.

    Reply
  • Shallow depth of field and Black & White effect in this video remind me of drops of water in a lake, the speed is perfect and the motion is very interesting!

    Reply
  • Ryan Neff
    Feb 9, 2018 11:22

    That’s pretty sweet, it’s very unique! What is causing the fluid to fluctuate? I also really appreciate the absence of sound and the choice of black and white.

    Reply
  • Jordan Nahabetian
    Feb 9, 2018 11:22

    The thought that went into this piece paid off. The focus is perfect and it is overall very compelling. Great work!

    Reply
  • Cara Medd
    Feb 9, 2018 11:21

    I absolutely love this! It looks like their bouncing like a trampoline. Your camera made this possible so good call on using it and great filming!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.

Menu