In honor of the unprecedented number of hits I received yesterday (208!), I am going to do something I’ve yet to do on The Black Laser and share some of the video work I’ve been doing.

Earlier this summer, friend Arian came to me with this idea that he wanted to put together an installation piece of ink dropping into tanks of water, but slowed down significantly and placed against ambient music. He was putting together a few demos so that he could try and wrangle some money from some folks who had money, i.e., not us, so he could rent a camera that shoots at insanely high speeds. He asked me if I could work my magic on some files he shot using his 5D Mk II. I told him that I would be glad to. It’s always fun to help a friend create things, and it is a working relationship I’d like to cultivate which is important. You never know what projects lie in the future. I think it is always best to say yes unless you cannot possibly do what they’re asking.

Anyway, these are the resulting videos posted on Vimeo. They look pretty neat in the tiny window, but I suggest clicking through and watching them in HD fullscreen at Vimeo. They look pretty awesome. I hope me manages to get some cash so we can do these right and then project them on walls. That is going to rule.

I think at first viewing they appear pretty simple, and they are, but there are also a lot of speed changes, subtle and not, going on. Enjoy. More work from me when I get home tonight.

Check out more of Arian’s work at his site.