Flume – Solder and Iron by Grace Wilson

Flume – Solder and Iron by Grace Wilson

A slow motion video of solder being melted and vaporized by a soldering iron.
Music: EIDOLON by Scott Buckley at scottbuckley.com.au
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  • Luke Collier
    Feb 21, 2018 23:43

    The music makes your solder video more tense. The smoke interacts with the soldering iron and droplet of solder. Maybe try soldering with a thicker strand of solder on an electronic board? It made me shudder to see it not stick to anything! I think the music made the soldering iron like some epic god.

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  • Jacob Chapin
    Feb 20, 2018 10:56

    cool video , quality of high speed shot is good. I would like if it was not in black and white though.

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  • Tanner Wismer
    Feb 19, 2018 11:26

    This video of watching soldering up close and slowed down is really cool. The black and white coloring effect was a good choice. Overall, good video edits to make the video interesting and appealing.

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  • Samuel Oliver
    Feb 18, 2018 13:27

    This video is really great due to it being in slow motion and the overall clarity of it. It shows how a simple process like melting solder actually happens.

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  • Lucas Sorensen
    Feb 16, 2018 11:53

    Great framing, use of a greyscale color scheme, and choice of music. These things along with the surreal quality of the slow motion create an aesthetic which I enjoy. While it may have been an artistic choice, I would recommend shooting with a higher frame rate as it would eliminate the artifacting you see here and make the motion a lot smoother.

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  • Yousef Taqi
    Feb 16, 2018 11:31

    I like the black and white touch and the subtlety of the beautiful effect captured.

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  • Summerlyn Thompson
    Feb 16, 2018 11:22

    I love the flow you chose to capture but I think it could be slightly more visible. maybe with a slow motion camera. Your aesthetic works well and I like your choice of music.

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  • Wesley Caruso
    Feb 16, 2018 11:20

    Great experiment to capture what actually happens when you change the composition of a alloy. I really like the slow motion effect.

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  • Galen Melchert
    Feb 16, 2018 11:19

    The plumes of flux look awesome. The focus is good and the flow was captured well. Personally the low frame rate was a little distracting, but the dynamic was still quite mesmerizing.

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  • Michael Sandoval
    Feb 16, 2018 11:18

    The way that the iron balls up into a smooth sphere is nice. It was a good choice to slow down the speed as well. Maybe try to crop some of the background to draw focus onto the subject.

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  • Riley Kenyon
    Feb 16, 2018 11:18

    The close-up of the solder is interesting, I think maybe high speed would have been helpful in this application. It also is a little hard to see exactly what is going on because the focus is on a small section of the frame.

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  • Gabriel McGann
    Feb 16, 2018 11:17

    I really like the color scheme, black and white was a good choice. I think the video could have benefitted from the use of a high speed camera to get a higher frame rate, which would have illustrated the flow a bit better. The focus and aperture were well selected i think.

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  • Robert Gray
    Feb 16, 2018 11:16

    I like the composition a lot, with the reflection Midway through. I think the high speed detracts a bit from the visuals due to the frame rate, but otherwise it’s interesting to see the flow of the solder as it’s being heated.

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  • Jake Lanier
    Feb 16, 2018 11:16

    The black and white worked well for this image, and the focus was well done. It was a bit difficult to see what flow you were demonstrating, and the motion blur in the video was distracting to me.

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  • Brandon Toves
    Feb 16, 2018 11:16

    Great choice of music. Very upbeat and matches the intensity and anticipation of the solder. The black and white adds good effect to the intention of the video.

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  • Cyron Completo
    Feb 16, 2018 11:16

    The melting of the solder is satisfying to watch and your usage of dramatic music and framing of the action really intensifies the moment of oxidation.

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  • Lara Buri
    Feb 16, 2018 11:16

    The reflection of the iron on the metal plate is really nice, so is the focus on the iron and the bead of metal. I love the music you paired with the video, it made an everyday application seem super dramatic.

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  • Jordan Nahabetian
    Feb 16, 2018 11:15

    The first scene is a bit dizzying. The final shot is in beautiful and shows the solder and smoke from the solder very well.

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  • Madison Emmett
    Feb 16, 2018 11:15

    The idea is pretty cool. I like the reflection of the iron. The flow is pretty.
    I think the focus could be changed a bit so the iron and the smoke is easier to track with the eye.

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  • Casey Cooter
    Feb 16, 2018 11:15

    Great image and focus, although I don’t know if the music quite compliments this. (Yet again, I don’t know what would.)

    I think more frames per second would be extremely beneficial to a flow like this. Unfortunately, I can see why you might have trouble with something like that!

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  • Philip Nystrom
    Feb 16, 2018 11:15

    Very dramatic music, kinda cool. The solder makes a nice stream of smoke which is nice. My only suggestion is more frames per second.

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  • FEISAL ALENEZI
    Feb 16, 2018 11:15

    I liked the concept. I also liked the quality of this video. good job

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  • Lea Mattson
    Feb 16, 2018 11:15

    The reflection of the solder iron in the surface is very cool. The black and white effect is nice, and the focus is really good. It is cool to see the smoke coming off of the solder.

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  • Kim Youngwoong
    Feb 16, 2018 11:15

    It is very interesting to see the slow motion of flow of welding. Nice focus on the object and great exposure even though it is high speed.

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  • Gabriel Elbert
    Feb 16, 2018 11:14

    Music is nice, and the artistic intent is clear, however, perhaps focus more on the flow, the melted solder and off-gassing.

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  • Garrett Wolcott
    Feb 16, 2018 11:14

    Great video of an everyday application. The music pairs well with the video. More stabilization of the iron would take away some of the distraction.

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  • Michael Guenther
    Feb 12, 2018 11:33

    Interesting concept, I enjoyed the slow motion. However the movement of the solder is sort of distracting from what happens with the flow

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  • Daniel Petrykowski
    Feb 10, 2018 14:45

    Really cool idea. Do you think slow mo would allow you to capture the flow better? I remember the welding video being backlit. Might be interesting to try for this.

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  • Julian Quick
    Feb 9, 2018 11:27

    Art
    I wasn’t sure what aesthetic you were showcasing here. What was the intent of the shot?
    Flow:
    What physics did you want to show us?
    Photographic Technique:
    Is it fully in focus?

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  • Seunghwa Park
    Feb 9, 2018 11:23

    Such a great video where it shows how fluid flows clearly. Love the setting background where the flow is being focused to the eyes.

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  • Very beautiful Video, good coloring. The flow is understandable. Focus is good. Nice motion of flow.

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  • Steven Rothbart
    Feb 9, 2018 11:22

    The focus is really sharp which makes the flow very obvious and fun to look at.

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  • Stephen Morton
    Feb 9, 2018 11:22

    Awesome video! The rhythmic beating is very calming, but also chaotic. The focus was perfect.

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    • Stephen Morton
      Feb 9, 2018 11:27

      Wrong video at first-
      This one is awesome that is very satisfying to watch metal melt.

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  • Cody Williams
    Feb 9, 2018 11:21

    High speed in this video is of amazing quality, you’ve captured the flow of the smoke perfectly and the processes occurring in the video are well presented.

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