Stella Newman

Stella Newman


This video demonstrates the flow of sound waves through water. The video was captured by pooling water on top of a JBL speaker and adding food coloring to make the vibrations more visible. You are able to see the sound waves in the water because sound is a change in the fluid density. 
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  • Cary Faulkner
    Sep 21, 2020 11:47

    I really like the way you captured sound waves traveling through water in this video. It was really interesting to see the water become a more uniform lighter blue on the outside while maintaining the dark blue in the middle.

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  • Olivia Ward
    Sep 18, 2020 13:12

    I really love this video. I think it’s really cool you were able to capture the movement of the blue throughout the video.

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  • Jacob Christiansen
    Sep 18, 2020 12:59

    I love the sound synchronization in this video! I think the camera captured some great visuals, I’d even be interested to see what this looked like at different angles.

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  • Alex Smith
    Sep 18, 2020 12:58

    I think your setup was really well thought out and I thought it was very cool that the dye, which you concentrated in the center, both dispersed and returned to the middle depending on the frequency of the vibration. I think there is a lot of aesthetics and fluid physics in the video. Nice Job.

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  • Bryan Wong
    Sep 18, 2020 12:57

    The patterns in the fluid created by the music and the speaker are super cool! I also love how you added some coloring for some extra visuals.

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  • Hannah Newton
    Sep 18, 2020 12:56

    What an interesting video! I really like it. I don’t mind that it’s not cropped super tight, my eye goes to what’s happening in the water anyway.

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  • I think that the framing of the shot could be better. Perhaps crop the video?

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  • Jillian Weber
    Sep 18, 2020 12:14

    I love the tendrils of dye that break off from the main pool after being shaken by the pressure waves! They look really cool and wispy

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  • Mohamed Al Sabri
    Sep 16, 2020 23:56

    I really like the choice of adding a colored substance to clarify the effect of the vibrations on the water’s particles. And then starting the color it from the middle of the fluid was a great choice to see how it moves in every direction as time passes!

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  • Hunter Hach
    Sep 16, 2020 13:34

    The temporary distortion of the water surface from the heavier bass notes looks very interesting on the already moving flow underneath the surface. Wonderful!

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  • Matthew McCallum
    Sep 16, 2020 13:32

    This is a really beautiful video showing a very interesting interaction between the speaker and the fluid (called cymatics according to Professor Hertzberg). My favorite part was the middle of the video when the dye started to move around the fluid but hadn’t started to mix in well. That really let the motion of the fluid stand out.

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  • Reid Pritchard
    Sep 16, 2020 13:27

    Wow super cool. I really like how you can see the water’s surface with just the lighting.

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  • James Hartwig
    Sep 16, 2020 13:25

    The pattern formed when the water makes spikes really reminds me of ferrofluid! Very cool.

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  • Axel Escareno
    Sep 16, 2020 13:25

    I really like that you added the food coloring as it shows how the water moves and mixes it to motions of the vibrations. I would have thought it would have dispersed faster, but it didn’t which is really interesting.

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  • Abdul Dawlatzai
    Sep 16, 2020 13:25

    Awesome way of visualizing soundwaves through a fluid medium!

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  • Megan Borfitz
    Sep 16, 2020 13:24

    The progression of the movement of the blue color is interesting as time passes. Also I think the music choice fits the image well.

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