A Rolling Shutter Music Video

Here's one that could give Vertical Hold flashbacks to anyone who came of age in the Analog Generation. Of course, there's no compensation knob on computers, but this trippy video for Drew Lustman takes advantage of the "rolling shutter" distortion seen in most DSLR video cameras.

Lee Skinner, director: "Rolling shutter describes how modern CMOS sensor chips scan each frame progressively, from top to bottom. It's the same technology that causes wobbly Jell-O like artifacting of your shaky cell phone videos. For this music video, a motorized rig was built to spin a camera on its x-axis, so that it tumbles backward. Using a voltage dimmer, the motor is brought up to just the right speed so that each frame is scanned in the time that it takes to do a full revolution around." [via The Creators Project]