Tutorial 93: Slit-Scan Displacement

Joe Clay | Oct 20, 2017

I guess I should've mentioned that slit-scan photography is where the name for this came from. Special cameras expose time across the frame so you can easily discern things like a photo-finish for example. For some reason this is more explained on Wikipedia in Strip Photography than in the Slit-Scan Photography article.

By building on that basic premise, we can make an interesting matte that we can use for other purposes like displacement, or with something like CC Image wipe for reveals. Take it for a test spin with the project below, and see what you can come up with. If you come up with something interesting, hit up @workbench_tv!

Also, I put an angle control on the first matte, so you can set it to any direction. Have fun!

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Feel free to download the project file that you can use in your own projects!