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Visual design · Programming


Moviz is a collection of experiments I conducted from 2014 to 2016, all about the visualization of movies. The visualizations have been done in three different ways:

  1. Drawing the average color of each frame as lines of pixels from left to right and top to bottom.
  2. Same as the above, but changed to a spiral shape, so the “pixels” (not square anymore) would be drawn from the center outwards – as though a film would be winding around a reel. I was inspired by a photography series of Australian photographer Reiner Riedler, who took pictures of backlit film reels.
  3. Calculating the average image of the whole movie by adding all color values up and dividing by the number of frames.

(Thanks to Pete Kirkham on the stackoverflow forums for publishing an algorithm to draw equidistant points on a spiral path – that helped a lot.)