David Knight - 18th Jan 2011

Student Chris Shen developed a video installation he called the 'Chroma-Lapse Project' in his first year at London College of Communication which separated out the RGB elements that make up the video image. More recently he's made this impressive video for Ninja Tune artist Daedelus - for a song about the Chinese Boxer Rebellion - which does the same thing.

How does he make the chroma in his masked avenger separate The video is layered three times, once for each RGB colour. "Then you offset each layer in the timeline," says Chris. "The footage has to have a static background so then only movement makes the colours appear. The delay doesn't affect still objects."

The video was made last year, and a few similar things have appeared since - including Honda's RGB ad.

David Knight - 18th Jan 2011

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