Young Experimental Animation student Skyler Brown's music video for musician Brian Parkhurst's song "Ultrasalient" is a hypnotic visual treat. Check it out after the jump!
This work by Brown is interesting enough, but what really caught our attention was the materials he used in creating it. What looked like an animation completely rendered digitally was actually done with the use of commonly-used and easily-accessible items such as flashlights, salt, charcoal, acrylic paint, food dye, milk, water, ink, and even 35mm film!
In a reply to a comment, Brown explained:
I didn’t make much of an effort to limit the materials themselves, but I did try to aesthetically restrict them to only a couple distinct visual styles for the purpose of consistency and rhythmic repetition – namely, there’s the fast colorful neon stuff and the slower monochromatic ‘space’ stuff (and a few elements in between). That way there’s something of an overall visual consistency despite the fact that the images themselves are changing literally every few frames.
We’re still curious as to how he incorporated all these items cohesively, but in the meantime, join us as we marvel at Brown’s final output for “Ultrasalient” by Parkhurst.