Slitscanning demonstrates change over time in a single image.
I built a slitscanner using Processing to create a single image from videos.
The program takes .mov files and turns them into single images, which are a compilation of pixel columns spliced from the video frames.
If the program is run with a non-timelapse video, the results become fun. Here’s Kina Grannis’s In Your Arms music video run through the program.
Create your own scans with any .mov file: Github code
Source videos from Gerald Donovan, David Yu, Kina Grannis & Sulva Productions
Prior to the Processign slitscanner, I played around with real scanning flat beds to scan videos.
How to slitscan a video:
- Turn off automatic screen lock on iPad
- Start video without getting fingerprints on screen
- Place iPad face down on scanner
- Scan and hope the timing of the scanner is right.
- Fiddle with the scanning resolution.
- Repeat steps 2-5.
Western tussock moth caterpillars are rampant on campus during the spring