This Amazing Video Imagines the Future of Real-Time Video Manipulation

Motion designer Vladimir Tomin imagines a world where manipulating video in real time is just like using an Instagram filter.
Jessica Miley

This insane video takes you on a ‘stroll’ through a landscape where digital manipulation and the real world collide. Motion designer Vladimir Tomin confuses and delights audiences as he plays with the interface of his work tools in the real world, bending streetlamps and pushing slinkies downstairs.

“When you have an idea, you can’t wait to see how it is going to work, and if it is going to work,” he told Colossal. “So you work towards it, and during the process, there is stuff that you have to figure out, stuff that works easier than you planned, and stuff that is much harder than you anticipated. It’s a very fulfilling process that is fueled by curiosity.”

Tomin says the inspiration for his work comes from everywhere but his latest work was particularly inspired by the real-time AI filters on Instagram. He says he made this video to imagine what the future of video editing technologies might look like.

He uses generic motion interfaces to create the illusion of manipulating objects in real time with the ease of using an Instagram filter. The actual footage was painstakingly made using real video footage combined with manipulated objects created using Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D.

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