Filmmaker Roman De Giuli spent a few months developing techniques for fluid art and color-pouring for video. The result was this 4K 60p video full of intense color effects. If you’re equipped for it, there’s also an HDR version.
The most important thing for me was to create a practical effect where a color appears from nothing on a totally black canvas and expands to all sides. To achieve this, I made use of a layering technique by stacking paints with different densities and blend them with a flow release medium. Over time, the lower layer breaches the upper layer and starts to float on top. You cannot tell exactly where the top layer will breach, but you have a few seconds to reframe as you see the bottom layer shimmering through.”
— Roman De Giuli