Cool video technique demonstration


2 Responses to “Cool video technique demonstration”

  1. phoberman says:

    I stand corrected. Clearly Mamut utilized the effect earlier (according to the AC article, the Renault commercial was produced in ’83, not ’82).

    However, it’s a tossup as to who conceived of the effect first – Rybczynski claims to have thought of it in ’75, Mamut in ’79. Whatever. Most likely they were thinking along the same lines independently of each other.

    My main point was that the technique was invented long before it became an AfterEffects plug-in.

    And I would maintain that it’s a misnomer to call it slit scan (even the AE article distinguishes between the two techniques).

  2. jfrancis says:

    I’m afraid I must disagree with Mr. Hoberman. I know Yvgeny Mamut was using this technique in the 70′s, and I can point to an American Cinematographer article that documents its use in a 1982 Renault commercial created at R/Greenberg Associates in Manhattan.

    And it is, indeed, a form of slit scan.

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